Katsumi Tanigaki Ph.D.

Job Professor
Group Materials Physics Group
Laboratory Y.P. Chen-Kumatani Group (will open in a new tab)
Address Room 310, AIMR Main Building, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577)
Tel +81-22-217-6166
E-Mail tanigaki@sspns.phys.tohoku.ac.jp
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Research Interests

  • Nano-carbon: C60, Nanotunes, Graphene and related materials (1980-)
  • Superconductivity, Magnetism and Thermoelectrics (1980-)
  • Materials with Regulated Nanospace (1985-)
  • Organic semiconductors and their Device Physics (2000-)
  • Symmetry and Topology in Materials: Dirac Electronic States and Topological Insulators (2010-)

Main Publication List

  • Superconductivity at 33 K in CsxRbyC60, Nature, 352, (1991), 222-223, K. Tanigaki, T. W. Ebbesen, S. Saito, J. Mizuki, J.-S. Tsai, Y. Kubo and S. Kuroshima
  • Superconductivity in Sodium- and Lithium-Containing Alkali-Metal Fullerides, Nature 356 (1992) 419-421, K. Tanigaki, I. Hirosawa, T.W. Ebbesen, J. Mizuki, Y. Yoshikawa, Y. Kubo, J.S. Tsai and S. Kuroshima
  • Capillary and Wetting of Carbon Nanotubes, Science 265 (1994), 1850-1852, E. Dujardin, T. W. Ebbesen, H. Hiura and K. Tanigaki
  • Mechanism of superconductivity in the polyhedral-network compound Ba8Si46, Nature Materials, 2, (2003) 653-655, K. Tanigaki, T. Shimuzu, K. M. Itoh, J. Teraoka, Y. Moritomo and S. Yamanaka
  • Both Electron and Hole Dirac Cone States in Ba(FeAs)2 Confirmed by Magnetoresistance, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 (2011), 217004_1, K. K. Huynh; T. Yoichi, and K. Tanigaki


  • The Osaka Prize (2000)
  • NEC Research Special Prize (1993)

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