Hirano Motohisa

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Hirano Motohisa
Hosei University
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Job title
Ph D(Nagoya University), Ph D(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1982
Mar 2003
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corpoation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Apr 2003
Mar 2014
Gifu University・Professor
Apr 2014
Hosei University・Professor


Apr 1975
Mar 1980
機械学科, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University
Apr 1980
Mar 1982
機械工学専攻, Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Nagoya University

Published Papers

M. Hirano and K. Shinjo
Physical Review B   41(17) 11837-11851   Jun 1990   [Refereed]
M. Hirano , K. Shinjo, R. Kaneko, and Y. Murata
Physical Review Letters   67(19) 2642-2645   Nov 1991   [Refereed]
M. Hirano, K. Shinjo, R. Kaneko, and Y. Murata
Physical Review Letters   78(8) 1448-1451   Feb 1997   [Refereed]
M. Hirano
Friction   2((2)) 95-105   Jul 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
K. Shinjo and M. Hirano
Surface Science   283(1-3) 473-478   Mar 1993   [Refereed]


M. Hirano
Surface Science Reports   60(8) 159-201   Mar 2006   [Refereed][Invited]
Superlubricity: Friction's vanishing act
ジャン・ミシェル・マルタン,アリ・エルデミア,平野元久 訳
パリティ(Physics Today, 41,4, 40-46 (2018))   34(1) 2-10   Jan 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Motohisa Hirano
JOURNAL OF JAPANESE SOCIETY OF TRIBOLOGISTS   51(12) 849-854   Dec 2006   [Invited]
応用数理   4(1) 13-29   Mar 1994   [Invited]
平野 元久
数理科学   364 23-28   Oct 1993   [Invited]

Books etc

Motohisa HIRANO
Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA   Dec 2017   ISBN:978-3-527-41169-6
This monograph represents a stand-alone, concise guide to friction at the atomic level to bring together hitherto widely-scattered informations in one single source, and is the first to explain the nature of friction in terms of atomistic mechanisms.
Motohisa Hirano (Part:Joint Work, Co-author)
Elsevier Science   Mar 2007   ISBN:978-3-527-41169-6
This book reviews the latest methods and materials in this area of research that are aimed at removing friction in nano-to-micro scale machines and large scale engineering components.
新訂版 表面科学の基礎と応用
平野元久 (Part:Joint Work, 第8章 第4節 マイクロトライボロジー, 第8章 第5節 ゼロ摩擦を目指して)
エヌ・ティー・エス   2004   
平野元久 (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 4 ナノ領域での接触・摩擦の物理 摩擦力顕微鏡の応用展開)
共立出版   2007   ISBN:4320071727
養賢堂   2010   ISBN:4842504595

Conference Activities & Talks

Atomistic Friction Phase Diagram and Non-linear Dynamical Effects in Frictional Energy Dissipation
Motohisa Hirano, Shuta Inoue and Kenta Kimura
The 8th International Conference on Manufacturing, Machine Design and Tribology (ICMDT)   24 Apr 2019   The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME)
From the study of the Frenkel-Kontorova model with kinetic energy terms, it is found that two different regimes appear in a parameter space specifying the model: the superlubricity and the friction regimes. It has been found that the peculiar fric...
Superlubricity: a state of vanishing friction [Invited]
M. Hirano
1995 March Meeting of The American Physical Society, Tribology: Theory of Interfaces and Atomic Force Microscopy, Mar. 20-24, 1995, San Jose, USA   Mar 1995   
Atomistic friction: its contribution to fundamental tribology and technology [Invited]
M. Hirano
Gordon Conferences on Tribology '94, July 3-8, 1994, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA   Jul 1994   
Superlubricity: solid-solid surface interaction analysis by molecular dynamics [Invited]
M. Hirano and K. Shinjo
Proceedings of The International Conference on Computer-Assisted Materials Design and Process Simulation (COMMP '93), Sept. 6-9, 1993, Tokyo, Japan, pp.207-212.   Sep 1993   
Superlubricity: a state of vanishing friction [Invited]
M. Hirano and K. Shinjo
Proceedings of The second International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Applications to Materials Design and Molecular Science and Engineering (CAMSE '92), Sept. 22-25, 1992, Yokohama, Japan, pp.537-542   Sep 1992   


公開特許公報 特開 2002-157711 : 花粉情報提供方法およびシステム
公開特許公報 特開2002-82038 : 花粉計測装置
公開特許公報 特開2002-216031 : 圧力制御器
United States Patent Application Publication, Pub. No.: US 2001/ : Method and Systems for Providing Environmental Information on Network
M.Hirano, T.Katoh and T.Toriyama
特許公報 特開2001-273376 : 環境情報提供方法およびシステム