Nano-Engineering Research Center
Crystal Interface Laboratory
Our group’s research focuses on investigation of atomistic origin of functional properties in ceramics materials by combining state-of-the-art electron microscopy and theoretical calculations. Based on these new insights, we aim to establish new material design strategies which could contribute to the future materials innovation.
- Yuichi Ikuhara, Professor
Crystal interface science, Advanced electron microscopy, Ceramics
Our group is trying to realize next-generation devices using spin degrees of freedom of electrons, which are not used in the current electronics, in addition to the charge degrees of freedom. Especially, ultra-low power-consumption devices are expected to be realized by using a spin current, which is an electron flow that can be controlled with extremely low power in comparison with a charge current. We are developing high-quality single-crystalline heterostructures composed of semiconductors, ferromagnets, oxides, and topological insulators, which will provide us an ideal stage for spin-related phenomena because spin scattering can be strongly suppressed in these structures. Using these systems, we are exploring new physics related to spin that can be used for ultra-efficient electronics devices.
- Shinobu Ohya, Associate professor
- Le Duc Anh, Research associate
- Rie Nakatsuji, Secretary