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The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Department of Advanced Materials Science, Nano-Space Function Design
Job title
Doctor of Science(The University of Tokyo)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Research Associate, Institute for Solid State Physics,
The University of Tokyo
Lecturer, Department of Materials Science,
The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor,


Graduate School, Division of Science, The University of Tokyo
Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Materials Reserch Society  

Awards & Honors

Jul 2011
Themoelectric Properties of Binary Semiconducting Intermetallic Compounds Al2Ru and Ga2Ru Synthesized by Spark Plasma Sintering Process, Award for English Papers


K. Kirihara, Z. Wang, K. Kawaguchi, Y. Shimizu, T. Sasaki, N. Koshizaki, K. Soga, K. Kimura
Applied Physics Letters   86 1-3   May 2005
We studied electrical transport in single-crystalline boron nanobelts with α -tetragonal crystalline structure. We obtained ohmic contacts to the boron nanobelts by metal electrodes of NiAu bilayer. From the temperature dependence of electrical co...
Ovik Raihan, Suhana Mohd Said, Mohd Faizul Mohd Sabri, Shaifulazuar Rozali, Bui Duc Long, Kaoru Kimura, Kazuki Tobita, Fitriani, Mohd Faiz Mohd Salleh, Mohamed Bashir Ali Bashir, Mohamed Bashir Ali Bashir
Materials Research Express   5    Oct 2018
© 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd. The FeCo3Sb12 skutterudite crystal was doped with Bi to act as a filler material for the Bi0.6FeCo3Sb12 formulation. It was prepared by ball milling and spark plasma sintering. The microstructure and thermoelectric perfo...
Masami Terauchi, Yohei Sato, Takahiro Nakayama, Atsushi Oguri, Kohei Soga, Kaoru Kimura
Journal of Solid State Chemistry   177 2916-2919   Aug 2004
Electronic structures of Cu and Mg-Si-doped β-rhombohedral boron (β-r-B) crystals were studied by using a high-energy-resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy microscope. Boron 1s electron excitation spectra, which show the density of states o...
Yutaka Iwasaki, Koichi Kitahara, Koichi Kitahara, Kaoru Kimura, Kaoru Kimura
Journal of Alloys and Compounds   763 78-84   Sep 2018
© 2018 The effects of Cu doping on thermoelectric properties and structural properties, such as lattice constant and density, were investigated for the 1/0-cubic quasicrystalline approximant Al73.3−xCuxIr26.7 (x = 0–7). We found that the lattice c...
Zhongke Wang, Yoshiki Shimizu, Takeshi Sasaki, Kazuhiro Kirihara, Kenji Kawaguchi, Kaoru Kimura, Naoto Koshizaki
Journal of Solid State Chemistry   177 1639-1645   Apr 2004
Polycrystalline β-rhombohedral boron films mixed with amorphous boron phase have been successfully fabricated on quartz substrates using pulsed laser ablation in a quartz glass tube chamber placed in an electric furnace. The crystallinity of the f...

Books etc

Experimental Studies of Electronic Transport in Quasicrystal(2nd Edition)
Quasicrystals : The State of the Art   1999   
Interrelation between Icosahedral Aluminum-based Quasicrystal and Boron-Rich Solids - Structure, Electronic States and Electronic Transport -
Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Quasicrystals   1995   
Metallic-Covalent Bonding Conversion in Boron-based and Aluminum-based Icosahedral Clusters and Cluster Solids
Proceedings of the 11th International Winterschool on Electronic Properties of Norel Materials   1997   
Electronic Structure of AlCuRu Quasicrystals and Thier Cubic Approximants Studied by High Resolution Photoemission Spectroscopy
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Quasicrystals   1997   
Sturucture Analysis of AlCuRu Approximants
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Quasicrystals   1997   


Optical Conductivity for Icosahedral Cluster Solids
Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy for α-and β-rhombohedral Boron
Electron Density Distribution for Icosahedral Cluster Solids

Research Grants & Projects

Structure and Properties of Icosahedral Boron-rich Semiconductors
Structure and Properties of Icosahedral Aluminium-based Quasicrystal
Development of New Materials in Icosahedral Cluster Solids
Development of Thermo-electric Materials in Icosahedral Cluster Solids
Development of High-resistive Materials in Icosahedral Cluster Solids