Tokyo Institute of Technology Hitosugi Lab

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As atoms condense to form a molecule or a solid, exotic physical phenomenon far beyond our intuition begin to emerge.

Imagine building up a condensed material by bonding atoms together one-by-one. New electronic properties will immediately appear after two atoms bond each other. As we increase the number of atoms further, from three, to ten, to one hundred, to one million, new and unusual physical properties will emerge at each step, and eventually we will arrive at the familiar properties of a bulk material.

By addressing atomic and electronic structure, our group aims to elucidate the novel physical and chemical properties of materials spanning a range of size scales. Our research includes the interactions within networks of condensed materials and the interface phenomena between different materials. In addition to their basic physics and chemistry, we also focus on their technological applications, and ultimately aim for outcomes which are beneficial for our everyday life.

To achieve our goals, we carefully design and fabricate nanostructures and thin films on the atomic scale, and study their electronic properties using state-of-the-art measurement techniques.

Through our tireless pursuit of new materials and functionalities, we are opening up new frontiers in condensed matter science, on scales ranging from the microscopic to the macroscopic.

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2018.7.15
Dr. Shimizu received Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award.
2018.6.10
PF Research Groap will be held in KEK on July 3 and 4, 2018.
2018.6.1
Mr. Nakayama joined.
2018.6.1
A paper "Material informatics for self-assembly of functionalized organic precursors on metal surfaces" was accepted for Nature Communications.
2018.5.18
A paper "Anisotropic band splitting in monolayer NbSe2 : implications for superconductivity and charge density wave" was accepted for npj 2D Materials and Applications.
2018.5.17
A paper "TiO2/TNO homojunction introduced in a dye-sensitized solar cell with a novel TNO transparent conductive oxide film" was accepted for Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
2018.4.9
A master course sutudent, A research student and four bachelor course students joined.
2018.3.30
Four students graduated.
There are students who fledged Hitosugi Lab. We pray for the success in the new world.
2018.3.23
An article by Prof. Dr. Hitosugi about ""A Scientist's Robot" that AI thinks for 24 hours" was published in New Media.
2018.3.8
A paper "Atomic-scale visualization of oxide thin-film surfaces" was accepted for the publication in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
2018.3.8
Watanabe received Okakai Special Award at Graduation research presentation.
2018.2.27
Gu received Academic Excellence Award at The 9th KSEA Subcommittee.
2018.1.19
Prof. Dr. Hitosugi received Tokyo Tech School of Materials and Chemical Technology Creative Research Prize.
2017.11.29
Sasahara received Young Scientist Presentation Award at The 78th JSAP Autumn Meeting, 2017.
2017.10.25
Our research on SPM in Journal of the surface science society of Japan.
2017.10.25
A paper "Lithium diffusion in spinel Li4Ti5O12 and LiTi2O4 films detected with 8Li β-NMR" was accepted for Physical Review B.
2017.10.25
A results on "A new electrode design for ambipolar injection in organic semiconductors" appeared in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
2017.10.20
A results on "A new electrode design for ambipolar injection in organic semiconductors" has been press released.
2017.9.29
A results on "A Nonvolatile Memory Device with Very Low Power Consumption Based on the Switching of a Standard Electrode Potential" appeared in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun.
2017.9.22
Our laboratory was introduced to "TechTech".
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2017.9.22
Lodging together of seminar is held. After that, We visited TOSHIMA Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
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2017.8.16
A paper "A new electrode design for ambipolar injection in organic semiconductors" was accepted for Nature Communications.
2017.7.25
A results on "Scanning tunnelling spectroscopy of superconductivity on surfaces of LiTi2O4(111) thin films" appeared in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
2017.7.21
A paper "Fabrication of atomically abrupt interfaces of single-phase TiH2 and Al2O3" was accepted for APL Materials.
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2017.7.20
Dr. Shimizu appeared on TBS "Mirai no kigen" scheduled to be broadcasted on Sunday, July 23, 2017, 22:54-23:00.
2017.7.19
A paper "Quasiparticle interference on cubic perovskite oxide surfaces" was accepted for Physical Review Letters.


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