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2018

26 October 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Emergent Electronic Phenomena in All-Carbon π-Electron Molecular Systems" at The 8th TOYOTA RIKEN International Workshop on Organic Semiconductors, Conductors, and Electronics held in Nagakute, Aichi.

22 August 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Superconductivity and Magnetism in all-Carbon π-electron Systems " at the 12th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity and High Temperature Superconductors (M2S-2018) held in Beijing, China.

14 August 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Emergent Electronic Phenomena in All-Carbon π-Electron Systems" at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC), “Conductivity and Magnetism in Molecular Materials” held at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA.
Zhanqiang Xu gave a poster presentation entitled "Towards the Assembly of Charged Analogues of Endohedral Metallofullerenes from Bowl-shaped π-Electron Molecular Units " at the same conference .

29 June 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled " Carbon-based molecular materials as new electronic materials platforms at the International Workshop on New Materials and Crystal Growth held in Awaji, Hyogo.

11 Jun 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave a lecture entitled "Some recent progress of our research on all-carbon π-electron systems" at the 2018 π-figuration Annual Meeting held in Niigata.

25 May 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave a lecture entitled "Emergent electronic phenomena in hybrid f-/p-electron molecular materials" at the 2018 J-Physics Annual Meeting held at Tohoku University, Sendai.

3 March 2018

Farewell dinner for Prof Arvanitidis at Shabuzen restuarant, a shabu-shabu Japanese restaurant in Ichibancho.

26 Februaly 2018

Welcome dinner for Prof Konarev at Syaraku, a Japanese restaurant, Sendai.

21 Februaly 2018

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Emergent electronic phenomena in all-carbon π-electron systems" at the AIMR Workshop 2018 held in Sendai.

20 Februaly 2018

Our group gave a poster presentation entitled "Unconventional superconductivity and quantum magnetism in π-electron molecular systems" at the Kick-off Symposium for World Leading Research Centers held in Sendai.

10 January 2018

Welcome dinner for Prof Arvanitidis at Sendai-ya, a Japanese restaurant, Sendai.

2017

20 December 2017

End-of-year group dinner at Carne Freccia restaurant, Sendai.

8 December 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Fullerene superconductivity: a personal ongoing voyage into the unexpected" as part of the Paris / Palaiseau 2017 Fall Lecture Series on the Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics (FCMP) held at the Ecole superieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI Paris), Paris, France.

14 November 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave a lecture entitled "Emergent electronic phenomena in all-carbon π-electron systems" at the German-Japanese Workshop on π-System Figuration held at Heidelberg University, Germany.

26 September 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave a lecture entitled "Intermediate valency in hybrid f-/p-electron molecular materials" at the International Workshop on Multipole Physics and Related Phenomena held at Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

26 September 2017

Yasuhiro Takabayashi gave a poster presentation entitled "π-electron Quantum Magnetism in Ionic Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons" at the International Symposium on Crystalline Organic Metals, Superconductors and Magnets (ISCOM2017) held at Zao, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

17 August 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Emergent electronic phenomena in all-carbon π-electron systems" at the International Conference on Electron Correlation in Superconductors and Nanostructures (ECSN-2017) held in Odessa, Ukraine.

28 July 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "π-electron quantum magnetism in ionic polyaromatic hydrocarbons" at the 6th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC6) held in Melbourne, Australia.

29 June 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave a lecture entitled "A μSR search for the Hebel-Slichter coherence peak across the superconductivity dome of fullerides" at the The 14th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (μSR2017) held at Hokkaido University.

12 April 2017

Welcome dinner for Dr Martina Vrankic at Umai Sushikan, a sushi restaurant in Ichibancho.

29 March 2017

Farewell dinner for Dr Melita Menelaou at Shabuzen restuarant, a shabu-shabu Japanese restaurant in Ichibancho.

13 February 2017

Group members gave poster presentations at the AIMR International Symposium 2017 (AMIS2017) on “The 10th Anniversary of AIMR congratulating Mathematics-Materials Science Collaboration” held in Sendai. Their presentations were as follows:
Ioannis Arvanitidis: “Pressure response of the mixed valence RE2.75C60 (RE: Sm, Eu) fullerides studied by Raman spectroscopy”,
Yasuhiro Takabayashi: “Quantum spin-liquid state in a π-electron carbon system”,
Melita Menelaou: “Insulator-to-metal transition in overexpanded RbxCs3-xC60 close to Mott boundary”,
Takeshi Nakagawa: “Orbital mixing and valence transitions in (Sm1-xCax)2.75C60 fullerides”,
Robert Sobota: “High-pressure investigations of C60-based molecular superconductors with diamond anvil cells”, and
Yongbing Shen: “Crystal structure of (Li+@C60•-)2: a dimerized endohedral metallofullerene”.

27 January 2017

Kosmas Prassides gave a plenary lecture entitled "π-figuration: towards Designer Functional Materials" at the 3rd International Symposium on π-System Figuration held in Nagoya.

17 January 2017

Welcome dinner for Prof Arvanitidis and farewell dinner for Dr Sobota at Sakanaya Doujo, a Japanese restaurant near the Sendai Station.

2016

14 December 2016

End-of-year group dinner at Oshika, a Japanese restaurant near the Sendai City Hall.

30 November 2016

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "π-electron S = 1/2 quantum spin-liquid state in an ionic polyaromatic hydrocarbon" at the the International Workshop on Phase Transition and Dynamical Properties of Spin Transition Materials (PDSTM2016) held at Gandia (Valencia), Spain.

1 October 2016

A new member, Mr Yongbing Shen joined our laboratory as a PhD Student.

6 September 2016

Yasuhiro Takabayashi gave a poster presentation entitled "Quantum spin-liquid state in an ionic polyaromatic hydrocarbon" at the The 15th International conference on molecule-based magnets (ICMM2016) held at Sendai, Japan.

8 August 2016

Yasuhiro Takabayashi got Best Poster Award for his poster presentation entitled "Physical and chemical Control of superconductivity and magnetism in highly correlated fullerides" which was presented at the 17th International Conference on High Pressure in Semiconductor Physics (HPSP17) & The Workshop on High Pressure Study on Superconducting (WHS) held at University of Tokyo.

14 June 2016

Farewell dinner for Dr Kostas Georgarakis.

26 May 2016

Kosmas Prassides gave a lecture entitled "Towards hybrid f-/p-electron molecular materials" at the 2016 J-Physics Annual Meeting held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo.

17 May 2016

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Current Status and Challenges Ahead in Fullerene Superconductivity" at the International Workshop on Fundamental and Applied Research of Novel Nanocarbon Derivatives; Toward Bottom Up Approach to Nanocarbon Era held at Tohoku University, Sendai.

12 April 2016

Kosmas Prassides gave a Seminar entitled "Quantum magnets, spin liquids, metals and superconductors. And all without any metal ions" at the Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University.

1 April 2016

Welcome dinner for Dr Robert Sobota.

19 March 2016

Kosmas Prassides organized a symposium entitled "Commonalities and individualities in unconventional superconductors" at the Japan Physical Society 2016 Annual meeting held at the Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai. He gave an introductory talk with the same title.
Other contributors to the Symposium were: Professor Hideo Hosono ("Recent Progress in Bulk and thin films of Iron-based Superconductors"),
Professor Yuji Matsuda ("A Quantum Critical Point Lying Beneath the Superconducting Dome in Iron Pnictides"),
Professor Atushi Fujimori ("Competing orders in cuprates and iron pnictides"),
Professor Denis Arčon ("Unconventional superconductivity in fullerides"),
Professor Yoshihiro Iwasa ("Clean 2D superconductor"),
Dr. Ryotaro Arita ("First-principles study on pressure-induced superconductivity in the iron-based ladder material BaFe2S3"), and
Dr. Yosuke Matsumoto ("Heavy fermion superconductivity under strong orbital fluctuations in PrV2Al20").
Yasuhiro Takabayashi (π-electron one-dimensional molecular quantum antiferromagnetism in ionic polyaromatic hydrocarbons), Melita Menelaou (Magnetism and superconductivity in expanded fullerides close to the Mott transition), and Takeshi Nakagawa (Pressure-induced insulator-to-metal transition in overexpanded fullerides) also gave lectures at the same meeting.

22 February 2016

Yasuhiro Takabayashi, Melita Menelaou, and Takeshi Nakagawa gave poster presentations entitled “π-electron One-dimensional Molecular Quantum Antiferromagnetism in Ionic Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons”, "Magnetic-field penetration depth in C60 superconductors across the superconductivity dome", and "Mixed Valence Transitions in Rare-Earth Fullerides", respectively, at the AIMR International Symposium 2016 (AMIS2016) on “Harmonious Collaborations between Mathematics and Materials Science” held in Sendai.

21 February 2016

Yasuhiro Takabayashi gave a lecture entitled "Physical control of insulator-to-metal transition in overexpanded A3C60” at the 50th Fullerenes-Nanotubes-Graphene General Symposium held in Tokyo.
In the same meeting, Melita Menelaou and Takeshi Nakagawa gave poster presentations with titles “µ+SR study of fulleride superconductors across the superconductivity dome” and “Mixed valence transitions in rare-earth fullerides”, respectively.

2015

17 December 2015

Prassides group end-of-year dinner at Carne Freccia restaurant, Sendai.

1 December 2015

Welcome dinner for Dr Takeshi Nakagawa.

26 October 2015

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Optimized Unconventional Superconductivity in Fullerides" at the Symposium on Superconducting and Thermoelectric Materials for Sustainable Development, International Conference of Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM 2015) held in Jeju, Korea.

9 September 2015

Baseball game between Sendai Rakuten Eagles and Chiba Lotte Marines at Kobo Stadium, Sendai.

1 September 2015

Welcome dinner for Dr Yasuhiro Takabayashi.

26 August 2015

Kosmas Prassides gave a plenary lecture entitled "Superconductivity in Fullerides" at the 11th International Conference on Materials & Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S HTSC 2015) held in Geneva, Switzerland.

1 May 2015

Welcome dinner for Dr Melita Menelaou.

24 April 2015

Welcome party for Dr Minfeng Lu and Yuki Fujimori at Moja Restaurant in Sendai.

7 April 2015

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Strongly correlated molecular superconductors" at Symposium VV: Science and Technology of Superconducting Materials, MRS2015 Spring Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

12 March 2015

Professor Mark Golden from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands visited our laboratory and gave a colloquium entitled "Topological or not topological? The strange surfaces of SmB6 and other metal hexaborides".

20 February 2015

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "A molecular perspective of solid state physics" at the 2nd Leading University Symposium, Frontier of Solid State Coordination Chemistry - Toward Creation of Interdisciplinary Field among Coordination Chemistry, Solid State Physics and Bio-Physical Chemistry held in Sendai, Japan.

17 February 2015

We welcomed Professor Erio Tosatti, SISSA, Italy and Professor Steven Kivelson, Stanford University, USA to Sendai. They both gave invited presentations at AMIS2015.

17 February 2015

Hiro Okazaki and Ale? ?tefan?i? gave poster presentations entitled "Unconventional behaviour of the expanded A3C60 across the superconductivity dome by μSR measurements" and "Synthesis of phase-pure caesium phenanthrides and authentication of their structure and electronic properties", respectively, at the AIMR International Symposium 2015 (AMIS2015) on Multi-Scale Hierarchical Materials based on Discrete Geometric Analysis” held in Sendai.

13 February 2015

We had our first major instrument delivery in the labs ?two gloveboxes manufactured by Innovative Technology were delivered in Laboratory 204.

2014

10 December 2014

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited lecture entitled "Strongly correlated molecular superconductors" at the International Conference on Novel Superconductors and Synchrotron Radiation: state of the art and perspectives (SCSR2014) held in Trieste, Italy.

8 November 2014

Kosmas Prassides gave a keynote lecture entitled "Strongly correlated molecular superconductors" at the Ushimado International Workshop on Physics and Chemistry of Novel Superconductors and related Materials held in Ushimado, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

17 October 2014

Prassides group dinner at Moja restaurant, Sendai.

6 April 2014

The 7th LEMSUPER meeting (http://www.lemsuper.eu/lemsuper-meetings) was held in Osaka.

12 March 2014

Prassides group dinner at Zizzi restaurant, Durham.

17 February 2014

Kosmas Prassides gave an invited presentation entitled "Strongly correlated molecular superconductors ? the case of fullerides" at the AIMR International Symposium 2014 (AMIS2014) - Toward emergence of new materials science with mathematics collaboration held in Sendai, Japan.