NAIST Graduate School of Materials Science

Mesoscopic Materials Science Laboratory (with Panasonic Co, Ltd.)

Staff & Contact
Educational StaffVisiting Prof. Hideaki Adachi,Shigeo Yoshii
Visiting Associate Prof. Nozomu Matsukawa
ContactTEL: +81-743-72-6196

We aim to cultivate researchers who will carry out investigations on new physical phenomena and devices at the mesoscopic scale, and who will promote interdisciplinary research and open up new research areas. In the master’s program, we first provide students with a basic education in order for them to grasp the reasons why our research is necessary for society, and why research in science and technology is essential for the development of humankind. Then, based on this education, students participate in our research activities in mesoscopic and nano fields, experiencing the joy of new discoveries and skilled manufacturing through experiments. Thus, we nurture researchers who can take on basic responsibilities in the development of new science and technology.

In the doctoral program, we not only provide guidance on specific research themes but also clarify the difference between science and engineering, thus providing students with adequate guidance so that they can, in a balanced manner, utilize both a scientific mindset that leads to paradigm shifts, and engineering knowledge that serves to realize scientific ideas.

We conduct research on exotic devices utilizing new physical phenomena in the mesoscopic region. Specifically, we are conducting research on bio-molecular devices that combine biotechnology and semiconductor technology, and on energy conversion devices using strongly-correlated electronic materials that take advantage of thin-film technology.
1. Bio nanoelectronics
Integration of biomaterials and semiconductor technology research
2. Strongly correlated electronic materials
Research of novel devices utilizing cross-correlated phenomena

  • Fig. 1 A conceptual illustration of nano-device fabrication using a bio nano process (BNP)
  • Fig. 2 A conceptual illustration of strongly correlated electronic materials and the layer-controlled thermoelectric thin film structure

1. K. Iwahori, M. Yamane, S. Fujita, and I. Yamashita, “Synthesizing CdSe nanoparticles by using a low concentration of cadmium ions and the apoferritin protein cage of marine pennate diatoms”, Mater. Lett. 160 154-157 (2015).
2. I. Fujii, S. Tagata, T. Nakao, N. Koyama, H. Adachi, and T. Wada, “Fabrication of (K,Na)NbO3 films on SrRuO3/(001)SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54 (10) 10NA13 (2015).
3. I. Inoue, H. Yamauchi, N. Okamoto, K. Toyoda, M. Horita, Y. Ishikawa, H. Yasueda, Y. Uraoka, and I. Yamashita, “Thermo-stable carbon nanotube-TiO2 nanocompsite as electron highways in dye-sensitized solar cell produced by bio-nano-process”, Nanotechnology 26 (28) 285601 (2015).
4. K. Wasa, T. Matsushima, H. Adachi, T. Matsunaga, T. Yanagitani, and T. Yamamoto, “High-Tc/high-coupling relaxed PZT-based single crystal thin films”, J. Appl. Phys. 117 (12) 124106 (2015).


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