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Nanoscale / Quantum Materials Science for Future Energy Technologies
Nanoscale / Quantum Materials Science for Future Energy Technologies

Our Research

Our research focuses on the physical properties, functions, and energy applications of nanoscale/quantum materials that exhibit significant quantum mechanical effects, such as carbon nanotubes (CNT). The aim is to create new technologies for highly efficient use of solar light/thermal energy that will contribute to the realization of a sustainable energy society. To understand the unique physical properties of these materials from the fundamental principles and extract superior functions that exceed the limits of conventional materials, we are promoting interdisciplinary research that covers basic sciences, including condensed matter physics and materials synthesis, as well as thermal, mechanical, electronic, and optical engineering along with the fabrication of integrated nanomaterials.

News

Akiteru Takahashi (M2) received the Best Presentation Award at the 61st National Heat Transfer Symposium of Japan. The Best Presentation Award recognizes outstanding presentations by young researchers and students in the Best Presentation Award session of the Symposium.
A group photo of the lab was taken at the start of 2024 academic year.
Zhirui LIU (M2) received Young Scientist Poster Award at the 66th Fullerenes-Nanotubes-Graphene (FNTG) General Symposium. 
Our paper on polarized Raman spectroscopy on topological semimetal Co3Sn2S2 published in Journal of Raman Spectroscopy was certified as a Top Downloaded Paper.
Dr. Taishi Nishihara was promoted to Junior Associate Professor as of February 1.
Our laboratory’s new website is now open.
Our paper on the birefringence optical responses of single-chirality carbon nanotube membranes have been published in Carbon. ©️ [2023] Elsevier Ltd.
Our paper on the exciton-energy transport in a 2D lateral heterostructure under low temperature has been published online in Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. ©️ [2023] IOP Publishing. 
Prof. Rong XIANG (Zhejiang University, China)stayed at our institute as a visiting professor for about 3 months from July. 
Hayato NAKAMURA (M2) received Young Scientist Poster Awardat the 65th Fullerenes-Nanotubes-Graphene (FNTG) General Symposium. 
Hengkai WU (D1), Zhirui LIU (M2), Kaichi TERANISHI (M2) received Student Poster Award at The 14th International Symposium of Advanced Energy Science, respectively. 
A group photo of the lab was taken at the start of 2023 academic year.
Akira Takakura (Program-specific researcher) received the Iijima Award for Young Scientists at the Fullerene-Nanotubes-Graphene (FNTG) General Symposium.
Riku Kiyohara (student, M2) received the Best Poster Presentation Award at the 2nd Student Research Presentation Meeting of the Institute of Advanced Energy.
Our paper on the directional exciton-energy transport in a 2D lateral alloy semiconductor has been published online in Applied Physics Express. ©️ [2023] IOP Publishing.
Prof. Miyauchi received the Shimadzu Research Promotion Award.
Our paper on polarized Raman spectroscopy on topological semimetal Co3Sn2S2 has been published in Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. (Open access, CC BY-NC-ND Licence)
Hengkai WU joined our lab as a new lab member (D1, IESC course)!
Our paper on the statistical verification of “anomaly” in chiral angle distribution of carbon nanotubes has been published online in Nano Letters. (Open access, CC BY-NC-ND Licence)
Our paper on the directional exciton-energy transport in a 2D lateral heterostructure has been published online in ACS Nano. ©️ [2022] American Chemical Society.
A group photo of the lab was taken at the start of 2022 academic year.
Our paper on the broadband refractive index spectra of single chirality carbon nanotube membranes has been published online in Nanophotonics. ©️ [2022] Taishi Nishihara et al., published by De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0)
Our paper on the theory of exciton thermal radiation from semiconducting carbon nanotubes has been published in Optics Letters. ©️ [2021] Optical Society of America
As of April 1, 2021, Miyauchi lab. (Advanced Energy Conversion Research Division, Functional Materials Science and Engineering Research Section) has been established at the Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University.