Kosmas Prassides Principal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Professor
Group Soft Materials Group
Laboratory Kosmas Prassides Laboratory
Address Office 4-4, AIMR Laboratory Building, Katahira Campus,
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku ,Sendai 980-8577)
Tel +81-22-217-5994
E-Mail k.prassides@wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp
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Research Interests

  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Molecular superconductivity and magnetism
  • Iron-based superconductivity
  • Photoswitchable multifunctional molecular materials

Main Publication List

  • Dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the parent insulating state of the molecular superconductor Cs3C60, Nature Commun. 3 (2012) 912/1-912/6; G. Klupp, P. Matus, K. Kamarás, A. Y. Ganin, A. McLennan, M. J. Rosseinsky, Y. Takabayashi, M. T. McDonald and K. Prassides
  • Polymorphism control of superconductivity and magnetism in Cs3C60 close to the Mott transition, Nature 466 (2010) 221-225; A. Y. Ganin, Y. Takabayashi, P. Jeglič, D. Arčon, A. Potočnik, P. J. Baker, Y. Ohishi, M. T. McDonald, M. D. Tzirakis, A. McLennan, G. R. Darling, M. Takata, M. J. Rosseinsky and K. Prassides
  • The disorder-free non-BCS superconductor Cs3C60 emerges from an antiferromagnetic insulator parent state, Science 323 (2009) 1585-1590; Y. Takabayashi, A. Y. Ganin, P. Jeglič, D. Arčon, T. Takano, Y. Iwasa, Y. Ohishi, M. Takata, N. Takeshita, K. Prassides and M. J. Rosseinsky
  • Bulk superconductivity at 38 K in a molecular system, Nature Mater. 7 (2008) 367-371; A. Y. Ganin, Y. Takabayashi, Y. Z. Khimyak, S. Margadonna, A. Tamai, M. J. Rosseinsky and K. Prassides
  • Temperature-induced valence transition and associated lattice collapse in samarium fulleride, Nature 425 (2003) 599-602; J. Arvanitidis, K. Papagelis, S. Margadonna, K. Prassides and A. N. Fitch


  • Wolfson Research Merit Award, The Royal Society (UK) (2014)
  • Tilden Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2010)
  • Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow, The Royal Society (UK) (2009)
  • Daiwa Adrian Prize in Materials Science, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (2004)