Ataru Ichinose / Visiting Professor / Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences
Department of Advanced Energy / / Superconducting Material Engineering

Career Summary
1985: Graduated from the College of Engineering Science (Tsukuba University)
1987: Graduated from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Tsukuba University)
1987: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
1988-90: Superconductivity Research Laboratory (Researcher, Temporary Transfer)
1993: Received engineering doctorate from Tsukuba University
1998-99: Wisconsin University (Honorary Scholar)
2004-05: Engineering Research Association for Superconductive Generation Equipment and Materials (Super-GM), (Research Program Manager, Temporary Transfer)
2016-: The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Visiting Professor
Educational Activities
Graduate School: Advanced energy engineering special lecture, Introduction to advanced electrical energy systems
Tsukuba University, Superconducting energy engineering, Part-time lecturer (2015-present)
Research Activities
The conceptual design of High-Tc superconducting cables (1987-1989)
Improvement on yttrium-based superconducting materials (1988-present)
Development of superconducting fault current limiters
Evaluation of microstructures of superconducting materials

The architecture of RE-based high-<i>T</i>c superconducting wire and artificial pinning centers by the control of microstructures
The architecture of RE-based high-Tc superconducting wire and artificial pinning centers by the control of microstructures

1) A. Ichinose, K. Watanabe, J. Naka, T. Uchima, S. Horii, and T. Doi, "Mechanism of a crystal alignment of CaO-stabilized ZrO2 through a mismatched interface of a {110} <001> textured iron tape" , Jpn. J. Appl. Phsy. 54, 080302 (4pp), 2015.
2) A. Ichinose, I. Tsukada, F. Nabeshima, Y. Imai, A. Maeda, F. Kurth, B. Holzapfel, K. Iida, S. Ueda, and M. Naito, "Induced lattice strain in epitaxial Fe-based superconducting films in CaF2 substrates: A comparative study of the microstructures of SmFeAs(O,F), Ba(Fe,Co)2As2, and FeTe0.5Se0.5", Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 122603 (5pp), 2014.
3) A. Ichinose, F. Nabeshima, I. Tsukada, M. Hanawa, S. Komiya, T. Akiike, Y. Imai, and A. Maeda, "Microscopic analyses of the chemical reaction between Fe(Te,Se) thin films and underlying CaF2", Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 075002 (10pp), 2013.

Other Activities
Cryogenic and Superconductivity Society of Japan (CSSJ)
The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
Future Plan
I am carrying out research to achieve higher superconductivity performance through material evaluation with the aim of early realization of superconducting equipment.

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