Research Division on Frontier Materials

Professors Hirokazu TADA, Kazushi MASHIMA, Hajime Ishihara
Associate Professors Ryo YAMADA, Hayato TSURUGI, Koichi KUSAKABE
Assistant Professor Tasuhiki OHTO, Haruki NAGASE, Tomohiro YOKOYAMA, Mamoru TAMURA

 Experimental Group for Molecular Electronics (H. Tada, R. Yamada, T. Ohto) 

We are working in the fields of molecular-based and molecular-scale electronics. Our research topics include light-emitting organic FET, molecular spintronics, nano-electric circuit, single-molecule conductance, 1/f noise in organic FET, Si-C hybridization, Si nano-wires and LT-STM/STS.

 Organometallic Chemistry Group (K. Mashima, H. Tsurugi, H. Nagase)  

New organometallic compounds of transition metals have rich chemistry due to their unique chemical aspect including chemical bonding, coordination modes, structure, and reactivity. Based on these fundamental works, we have developed their catalytic performances for asymmetric reactions, selective organic reaction, and C-H functionalization reactions. We are also studying their adaptability as molecular-based well-designed materials such as metal nanowires and metal clusters with metal-metal bonds.

  Theoretical Group for Materials Science 1(H. Ishihara, T. Yokoyama)

If the diameter of the Earth were 1 meter, marble size would be around 1 nanometer. We are exploring physics phenomena arising from the peculiar interplay between light and such small nanoscale materials in theoretical methods. Our study will open the avenue to the future photo-electronics and photo-functional design.