We study theoretically various properties of materials. The aim of our research is to understand their microscopic mechanism on the basis of quantum mechanics and statistical physics. In particular, we are interested in phase trasitions and related phenomena where electrons in solids play a role. Through material-oriented reseach, we try to deepen systematic and comprehensive understanding of the diversity.
Material science in strongly correlated systems:
toward understanding and exploration of novel quantum phenomena
Main targets
  • Materials: Strongly-correlated electron systems (transition metal compounds, rare-earth compounds, organic conductors, ...), Surfaces/Interfaces, Nano structures, ...
  • Phenomena: Electron correlation, Metal-insulator transition, Magnetism, Critical phenomena, Charge-spin-orbital degrees of freedom, Geometrical frustration, Spin liquid, Topology, Self-organization, Dynamics, ...
Main topics
  • A variety of phenomena by the interplay among charge, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom
  • Novel quantum phenomena caused by cooperation of electron correlation and spin-orbit coupling
  • Peculiar properties brought by frustration and topology
  • High-order correlations under strong fluctuations, and their new excitations and dynamics
  • New phenomena in surfaces/interfaces, disorder, and nano-scale structures
  • Development and improvement of computational algorithms, etc.
Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, JAPAN

Our offices are on the 2nd floor in Faculty of Engineering Bldg 6 in Hongo campus of the University of Tokyo.