Masahiro YamashitaPrincipal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Professor and Principal Investigator, AIMR
Group Soft Materials Group
Laboratory M. Yamashita Laboratory (will open in a new tab)
Address Room 5B, AIMR Main Building, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577)
Tel +81-22-217-6165
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Research Interests

  • Quantum Molecular Spintronics
  • Single-Molecule Quantum Magnets
  • Single-Chain Quantum Magnets
  • Nano-Wire Metal Complexes with Strong Electron Correlation
  • Molecule-Based Magnets Encapsulated in Carbon Nano-Tube

Main Publication List

  • “Gigantic Optical Nonlinearlity in One-Dimensional Mott-Hubbard Insulators”, H. Kishida, H. Okamoto, T. Manabe, M. Yamashita, Y. Taguchi, and Y. Tokura, Nature, 405, 929-932 (2000)
  • “Observation and Electric Current Control of a Local Spin in a Single-Molecule Magnet”, T. Komeda, H. Isshiki, Y. F. Zhang, N. Lorente, K. Katoh, Y. Yoshida, M. Yamashita, and B. K. Breedlove, Nature Commun., 2, 217-223 (2011)
  • “Combined NMR Analysis of Huge-Residual Dipolar Coupling and Pseudocontact Shift in Tb(III)-Phthalocyanine Single-Molecule Magnets”, M. Damjanovic, K. Katoh, M. Yamashita, and M. Enders, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 14349-14358 (2013)
  • “First Observation of a Kondo resonance for a Stable Neutral Pure Organic Radical, 1,3,5-Triphenyl-6-Oxoverdazyl, Adsorbed on Au(111)”, T. Komeda, H. Isshiki, J. Liu, T. Morita, K. Katoh, and M. Yamashita, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 651-658 (2013)
  • “Photo-Activation of Single Molecule Magnet Behavior in Manganese-Based Complex”, A. Fetoh, G. Cosquer, M. Morimoto, M. Irie, O. El-Gammal, G. Abu El-Reash, B. K. Breedlove, and M. Yamashita, Scientific Report, 6, 23785 (2016)


  • The Award of Inoue Scientific Foundation (2002)
  • The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2005)
  • The Award of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (2014)

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