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Research interests


Photonics and Optical Science

Laboratory of Photo-System Physics

  • Quantum computing and communication
  • Quantum teleportation and lithography
  • Quantum dynamics in microstructures
  • Single molecule and particle spectroscopy
  • Nanophotonic sensing and manipulation

Loboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanoscopy

  • Super-resolution fluorescence and Raman microscopy
  • Observation on dynamics of single molecules
  • Endoscopy to directly access single molecules
  • Nanoparticle-based drug delivery system

Laboratory of Coherent X-ray Optics

  • Nano-structure analysis of cell organelles etc. by x-ray diffraction microscopy
  • Development of ultra-fast coherent x-ray imaging
  • Development of imaging techniques utilizing focused coherent x-rays for life science applications
  • X-ray spectroscopy utilizing photon interference
  • Atom-resolving x-ray holography

Material and Molecular Sciences

Laboratory of Molecular Photonics

  • Photofunctional molecules and nanomaterials
  • Fluorescent probes for sensing and bioimaging
  • Single-molecule detections and imaging
  • Control of charge carrier dynamics in low dimensional materials
  • Hybrid nanomaterials for energy and electron transfer

Laboratory of Smart Molecules

  • Study of photoresponsive liquid Crystals
  • Study of light-driven molecular machines
  • Study of photoresponsive chiral molecules

Laboratory of Nanostructure Physics

  • Nanostructure physics
  • Spiral heterostructures
  • Electronic correlations and spin correlations in nanostructures
  • Dimensionality (hetero-structural) control
  • Electric and magnetic property in spin quantum-cross structure
  • Photovoltaic devices/Solar cells
  • Density functional theory
  • Many-body perturbation theory

Laboratory of Functional Thin Film Materials

  • Development of functional oxides based thin film devices utilizing photonic, electronic, and magnetic properties
  • Fabrication of conducting oxide based superstructure and their potential investigation as thermoelectric materials
  • Development of special epitaxial growth method
  • Development of novel oxide spintronics devices

Biology and Life Sciences

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

  • “in vivo” optical bio-imaging in a living body by using non-linear optical and multi-photon excitation processes induced by ultra-short laser light pulses
  • Analysis for brain and neural functions and their underlying molecular mechanism by using multi-photon microscopy
  • Application of a new laser “vector beam” for life science and medicine, and for development in “super resolution imaging”
  • Basic research for pathogenic mechanism and treatment in cancer, liver, and immune system by “in vivo” optical bio-imaging

Laboratory of Molecular Device

  • Organization of DNA and DNA-mimetics and its photo-function-alization
  • Synthesis of DNA-templated metal nanowire
  • Creation of virus-based drug delivery carries

Cooperative Research

Laboratory of RIKEN Alliance

Laboratory of Social Cooperation Advisory

  • Application of nonlinear dynamics to biological rhythm analysis
  • Development of healthcare systems based on gait rhythm analysis
  • Introduction of methodology based on qualitative cognition to social system analysis
  • Analysis of research organization for development of advanced science and technology

Laboratory of Joint Research and Dynamic Alliance

  • 2光子スピニングディスク共焦点顕微鏡の技術開発
  • 細胞、組織深部における高解像度ライブイメージング
  • 生体分子の組織化機構の理解を目指す研究

Laboratory of New-paradigm computing

  • 自然現象の創発現象を用いた新概念コンピューティングの探求
  • 社会課題を物理現象にマッピングするモデル化技術の探索
  • 社会の複雑なネットワーク構造から規則的なグラフへの埋め込み技術の開発

Green Nanotechnology Research Center

Laboratory of Green Photonics

  • Control of nanostrucuture and kinetics of soft materials using laser-tweezers
  • Development of micro/nano fabrication techniques using femtosecond pulses
  • Development of the entangled photon sources for quantum lithography and engineering
  • Development of micro/nano devices using photonic crystals
  • Development of DNA chips using new detection techniques

Laboratory of Nanostructured Functional Materials

  • Creation of nanostructured spintronic devices
  • Development of optic, magnetic, and electronic devices using magnetic thin films
  • Evolution of superconducting properties and Exploration of novel superconductors
  • Exploration of novel functional properties through simultaneous control of carrier and pressure
  • Development of optical devices employing nanoimprint lithography
  • Low-temperature imprint through voltage application
  • Control of glass-surface characteristics through corona discharge treatment
  • Alkali-proton replacement using palladium catalyst electrode

Laboratory of Nanophotonics

  • Self-organization of SiC surfaces into nano-facet periodic structures
  • Self-ordering of surface nanostructures of GaN, Au, and CNTs on SiC surfaces
  • Photo-emission wavelength control of quantum dots by strain compensation with III-V-N nitrides
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy of single quantum dots and ondemand regulated photon emission
  • Fabrication of microcavities and coupling with quantum dots for coherent control of excitonic states
  • Interdisciplinary research on superconductivity photonics and its applications

Laboratory of Functional Nanomolecular Materials

  • Molecular conductors and magnets with supramolecular functional units
  • Solid state molecular motors
  • Molecular nanowires and device application
  • Molecular assemblies with bistability
  • Supramolecular assemblies with Polyoxometalate
  • Assemblies of metal complexes at the solid-air interface
  • Organic and metal-complex FET

Research Center of Mathematics for Social Creativity

Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling

  • Mathematical analysis of a self-propelled materials.
  • Mathematical analysis of epidermal structures and skin diseases.
  • Formulation of biological models.
  • Mathematical analysis of self-propeled phenomenon using minimizing movements.
  • Pattern formation in reaction-difusion systems.

Laboratory of Molecule & Life Nonlinear Sciences

  • Fundamental principle of selectivity and stochasticity in “changes of states” such as chemical reactions and biomolecular dynamics
  • Developments of new methodologies and concepts to bridge molecules and life based on single molecule time series
  • Information flow across hierarchies of time and space and its relation to biological functions
  • Adaptability, robustness and emergence in complex molecular systems
  • Application to biological system by single molecule spectroscopy

Laboratory of Mathematical and Physical Ethology

  • Searching for an elementary algorism of behavioral intelligence that may be common from amoeba to human
  • Searching for design method of human-friendly interface to machines and robots
  • Developing an imaging technique for observing the physical processes of behavior in single-celled organisms
  • Exploring the equations of motion that enable diversity and flexibility of behavioral patterns in organisms
  • Optimization of structural shape and function based on a theory of biological adaptability.
  • Mechanics and rheology in locomotion of lower organisms.

Laboratory of Experimental Mathematics

  • 自然現象の創発現象を用いた新概念コンピューティングの探求
  • 社会課題を物理現象にマッピングするモデル化技術の探索
  • 社会の複雑なネットワーク構造から規則的なグラフへの埋め込み技術の開発

Research Support Department

Nikon Imaging Center

The Nikon Imaging Center at Hokkaido University (NIC@Hokudai) promotes the improvement and development of bio-imaging technologies and their application to the life sciences. The NIC@Hokudai also aims to facilitate cooperation between enterprises related to microscope technology, and to participate in both educational research and international exchange.

  • To provide an environment for basic research with state-of-the-art microscopy and imaging equipment
  • To provide training courses on basic and advanced microscopy
  • To develop new microscopy techniques incorporating specific user requirements

Promotion Office for International Alliance

電子科学研究所は、欧米の5つの研究所、アジアの5つの研究所・センターと交流協定を締結し、スタッフや学生の交流、ジョイントシンポジウム等や共同研究 プロジェクトを積極的に実施しています。Promotion Office for International Allianceは、これまでの国際連携活動を発展させて、国際連携に関する企画立案・企画助言の役割を担うとともに、国際ネットワークのハブとして連携活動を充実・強化するために平成24年度に設置されたものです。国内の研究所ネットワークと海外の研究組織ネット ワークが連携するプログラムなども計画しています。

・生物学と周辺領域の学際的国際共同研究を推進するヒューマン・フロンティア・サイエンス・プログラム グラント賞受賞2007年1件、2010年2件、2013年1件 (受賞数(理研、東大に次いで)全国3位、教員数あたりの受賞率全国トップ)
・イグノーベル賞 2008年、2010年
・優れた国際共同研究実績 Science 2007,2010,PNAS 2011, ACS Nano 2012, EMBO Journal 2012, Adv. Mater. 2012, Nature Materials 2013他

Promotion Office for Nanotechnology Collaboration

Promotion office of Integrative Mathematics

Division of Technical Staffs

Equipment Development Team

The Division of Technical Staffs consists of a group of technical assistants in research laboratories and a group of technicians in the machine and glass shop. The machine shop is equipped with an argon welder and several precision machine tools, while the glass shop has a glass lathe and a large-size electric furnace.

System Development Team

System Development Teamは、広報・情報・ネットワーク・研究所のウエブサイト管理運営、Nikon Imaging Centerへの技術支援などを行っている。また学術講演会や液化窒素ガス汲み出し作業従事者への安全講習会などの支援も行っている。

Nanofabrication and Measurement Team

Nanofabrication and Measurement Teamはクリーンルーム及び共用設備の維持管理、利用指導、ナノ加工計測を行っており、それらに関する技術相談も受けている。


技術部の技術支援業務は電子科学研究所、Green Nanotechnology Research Center内の他に、他部局等の要望にも、対応する体制を取っている。業務依頼を望まれる場合は、その業務内容に対応した各班の班長・主任・担当者、又は技術長にご相談ください。業務については受益者負担に伴う課金制度を実施しています。(※科学研究費補助金での支払は不可)

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