Our center also plays a supportive role in the Program for Leading Graduate Schools MERIT (Materials Education program for the future leaders in Research, Industry and Technology, Coordinator: Prof. Masashi Kawasaki)


QPEC's Social Cooperation Unit is part of human resource training program founded by the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)



  • May. 18, 2017
    "Giant thermal Hall effect in multiferroics"
    T. Ideue, T. Kurumaji, S. Ishiwata, and Y. Tokura
    Nature Materials DOI :10.1038/NMAT4905
  • Mar. 27, 2017
    "Bulk rectification effect in a polar semiconductor"
    T. Ideue, K. Hamamoto, S. Koshikawa, M. Ezawa, S. Shimizu, Y. Kaneko, Y. Tokura, N. Nagaosa, and Y. Iwasa
    Nature Physics DOI :10.1038/NPHYS4056
  • Mar. 17, 2017
    "Observation of anomalous Hall effect in a non-magnetic two-dimensional electron system"
    D. Maryenko, A.S. Mishchenko, M.S. Bahramy, A. Ernst, J. Falson, Y. Kozuka, A. Tsukazaki, N. Nagaosa, and M. Kawasaki
    Nature Communications DOI :10.1038/NCOMMS14777
  • Feb. 20, 2017
    "Upper critical field reaches 90 tesla near the Mott transition in fulleride superconductors"
    Y. Kasahara, Y. Takeuchi, R. H. Zadik, Y. Takabayashi, R. H. Colman, R. D. McDonald, M. J. Rosseinsky, K. Prassides, and Y. Iwasa
    Nature Communications DOI :10.1038/ncomms14467
  • Feb. 17, 2017
    "Superconductivity in a chiral nanotube"
    F. Qin, W. Shi, T. Ideue, M. Yoshida, A. Zak, R. Tenne, T. Kikitsu, D. Inoue, D. Hashizume, and Y. Iwasa
    Nature Communications DOI :10.1038/ncomms14465
  • Jan. 17, 2017
    QPEC Assessment Committee
    QPEC received a high evaluation about our research from Prof. Norio Kawakami (Kyoto University), Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone (University of Geneva), and Prof. Zhi-Xun Shen(Stanford University).

  • Nov. 15, 2016
    "Critical enhancement of thermopower in a chemically tuned polar semimetal MoTe2"
    H. Sakai, K. Ikeura, M. S. Bahramy, N. Ogawa, D. Hashizume, J. Fujioka, Y. Tokura, and S. Ishiwata

    Science Advances 2, e1601378 (2016) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601378
  • Oct. 28, 2016
    CEMS-QPEC Symposium on "Emergent Quantum Materials"
    QPEC will host CEMS-QPEC Symposium on "Emergent Quantum Materials" jointly with RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, at Ito Hall in January 18-20 2017. For the details, please see here.
  • Apr. 1, 2016
    Cherry Blossom Viewing
    QPEC went on an outing for cherry blossom viewing.

  • Mar. 28, 2016
    QPEC TMD Workshop
    QPEC TMD Workshop will be held on Mach 29 (Tue) 2016 as follows:
    Room 103, Bldg.6, Faculty of Engineering
    10:00 Ishizaka Group
    11:00 Ishiwata group
    12:00 Lunch
    13:00 Iwasa group
    14:00 Motome group

  • Feb. 1, 2016
    "Quantum Hall effect in a bulk antiferromagnet EuMnBi2 with magnetically confined two-dimensional Dirac fermions"
    H. Masuda, H. Sakai, M. Tokunaga, Y. Yamasaki, A. Miyake, J. Shiogai, S. Nakamura, S. Awaji, A. Tsukazaki, H. Nakao, Y. Murakami, T. Arima, Y. Tokura and S. Ishiwata
    Science Advances 2, e1501117 (2016) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501117
  • Dec. 8, 2015
    "2D superconductor surviving in high magnetic fields over 50 Tesla"
    Y. Saito, Y. Nakamura, M. S. Bahramy, Y. Kohama, J. T. Ye, Y. Kasahara,
    Y. Nakagawa, M. Onga, M. Tokunaga, T. Nojima, Y. Yanase and Y. Iwasa
    Nature Physics DOI :10.1038/nphys3580
  • Nov. 16, 2015
    "Exciton Lifetime Paradoxically Enhanced by Dissipation and Decoherence: Toward Efficient Energy Conversion of a Solar Cell"
    Y. Yamada, Y. Yamaji and M. Imada
    Physical Review Letters DOI :10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.197701

  • Oct. 14, 2015
    "Uniaxial stress control of skyrmion phase"
    Y. Nii, T. Nakajima, A. Kikkawa, Y. Yamasaki, K. Ohishi, J. Suzuki, Y. Taguchi, T. Arima, Y. Tokura, and Y. Iwasa
    Nature Communications DOI :10.1038/ncomms9539
  • Oct. 5, 2015
    "Discovery of a two-dimensional crystal functioning as a phase-change memristor"
    M. Yoshida, R. Suzuki, Y. J. Zhang, M. Nakano and Y. Iwasa
    Science Advances DOI :10.1126/sciadv.1500606
  • Oct. 2, 2015
    "Is the ultimate 2D superconductor really superconducting? - Quantum state in an atomically thin 2D superconductor without disorder"
    Y. Saito, Y. Kasahara, J. T. Ye, Y. Iwasa and T. Nojima
    Science Express DOI :10.1126/science.1259440
  • Jun. 5, 2015
    "Emergence of "Devil's staircase": Anomalous spin ordering revealed by brilliant synchrotron x-ray"
    T. Matsuda, T. Tsuyama, T. Saito, S. Ishiwata, Y. Tokura and H. Wadati
  • May. 29, 2015
    Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa received the Honda Frontier Award
    The Honda Memorial Fundation

  • May. 1, 2015
    "Experimental observation of the quantization in surface Dirac states of topological insulator -Towards the application of low-power electric devices"
    R. Yoshimi, M. Kawasaki and Y. Tokura
    Nature Communications DOI : 10.1038/ncomms7627
  • Apr. 3, 2015
    "New quantum phase in a ZnO interface of best semiconductor quality"
    J. Falson, D. Maryenko, B. Friess, D. Zhang, Y. Kozuka, A. Tsukazaki, J. Smet and M. Kawasaki
    Nature Physics DOI :10.1038/nphys3259
  • Aug. 7, 2014
    "Magnetochiral dichroism resonant with electromagnons in a helimagnet"
    S. Kibayashi, Y. Takahashi, S. Seki and Y. Tokura
    Nature Communications DOI : 10.1038/ncomms5583
  • Aug. 1, 2014
    "A proposal of valleytronics material - Unveiling peculiar electronic states and their control in a two-dimensional material -"
    R. Suzuki, M. Sakano, Y. J. Zhang, R. Akashi, D. Morikawa, A. Harasawa, K. Yaji, K. Kuroda, K. Miyamoto, T. Okuda, K. Ishizaka, R. Arita, & Y. Iwasa
    Nature Nanotechnology (2014) DOI : 10.1038/nnano.2014.148
  • Jun. 1, 2014
    Dr. Masaki Nakano and Dr. Youhei Yamaji were appointed Lecturer at Department of Applied Physics under MERIT program
  • May. 29, 2014
    Prof. Yoshinori Tokura received the Honda Memorial Award
    The Honda Memorial Fundation
  • Jan. 9, 2014
    Dr. Yoshinori Tokura elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Science
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