Nagoya University Graduate School of Science / Research Center for Materials Science
Nagoya University Graduate School of Science / Research Center for Materials Science, Laboratory of Advanced Materials
Research Outline
Research Projects

Starting in Japan in the 1960’s, research into organic semiconductors has matured into a major field, namely “organic electronics”, in which organic semiconductors have been utilized commercially for light emitting diodes, photovoltaics and transistors. This field has developed in parallel with the fundamental developments of organic metals, superconductors and magnets.

In the Laboratory of Advanced Materials, we carry out comprehensive research from “material synthesis”, “fundamental characterization”, to “device application”. By making use of the characteristic features of organic materials, such as strong electron-lattice interactions and electron-electron interactions, we will develop novel device designs and operation principles for organic electronics which benefit from these features, rather than just tolerate them. At the same time, we will also examine the effective carrier injection to organic semiconductors and magnets through novel transistors, photocell designs and/or electrochemical cells, and develop novel molecular properties and functions. In essence, our goal is to realize a win-win situation for both molecular science and organic electronics, and in both fundamental and applied research.

Research Projects

1.Solid-state properties of organic radicals

2.Organic electronics/spintronics based on novel operation principles

3.Solid-state electrochemistry and materials science in rechargeable molecule-based batteries