GSFS Faculty


(Professor/Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences)

Department of Advanced Materials Science/Physics on Quantum Phases of Condensed Matter

Career Summary

1990: B. Eng., Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering (University of Tokyo)
1993: Research Associate (Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo)
1999: Ph. D. (Eng.) (University of Tokyo) 1999-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
1999-2001: Visiting Scientist (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
2001-2001: Oppenheimer Fellow (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
2001: Associate Professor (Department of Electronic Science and Engineering, Kyoto University)
2005: Associate Professor (Department of Physics, Kyoto University)
2014: Professor (Department of Advanced Materials Science, University of Tokyo)

Educational Activities

Graduate school: Introduction to Advanced Materials Science I

Research Activities

Our research is focused on various "Quantum Phases of Matter", including unconventional superconductivity, hidden order phase, and quantum spin liquid. We are also studying the anomalous properties associated with the quantum critical point, which is a zero-temperature boundary between two different phases.


(1) "Anomalous Superfluid Density in Quantum Critical Superconductors", K. Hashimoto, Y. Mizukami, R. Katsumata, H. Shishido, M. Yamashita, H. Ikeda, Y. Matsuda, J. A. Schlueter, J. D. Fletcher, A. Carrington, D. Gnida, D. Kaczorowski, and T. Shibauchi, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 3293-3297 (2013).
(2) "Anomalous Upper Critical Field in CeCoIn5/YbCoIn5 Superlattices with Rashba-Type Heavy Fermion Interface", S. K. Goh, Y. Mizukami, H. Shishido, D. Watanabe, S. Yasumoto, M. Shimozawa, M. Yamashita, T. Terashima, Y. Yanase, T. Shibauchi, A. I. Buzdin, and Y. Matsuda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 157006 (2012).
(3) "Cyclotron Resonance in the Hidden-Order Phase of URu2Si2", S. Tonegawa, K. Hashimoto, K. Ikada, Y. H. Lin, H. Shishido, Y. Haga, T. D. Matsuda, E. Yamamoto, Y. Onuki, H. Ikeda, Y. Matsuda, and T. Shibauchi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 036401 (2012).
(4) "A Sharp Peak of the Zero-Temperature Penetration Depth at Optimal Composition in the Iron-Based Superconductor BaFe2(As1-xPx)2", K. Hashimoto, K. Cho, T. Shibauchi, S. Kasahara, Y. Mizukami, R. Katsumata, Y. Tsuruhara, T. Terashima, H. Ikeda, M. A. Tanatar, H. Kitano, N. Salovich, R. W. Giannetta, P. Walmsley, A. Carrington, R. Prozorov, and Y. Matsuda, Science 336, 1554-1557 (2012).
(5) "Electronic Nematicity above the Structural and Superconducting Transition in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2", S. Kasahara, H. J. Shi, K. Hashimoto, S. Tonegawa, Y. Mizukami, T. Shibauchi, K. Sugimoto, T. Fukuda, T. Terashima, A. H. Nevidomskyy, and Y. Matsuda, Nature 486, 382-385 (2012).
(6) "Extremely Strong-Coupling Superconductivity in Artificial Two-Dimensional Kondo Lattices", Y. Mizukami, H. Shishido, T. Shibauchi, M. Shimozawa, T. Yasumoto, M. Yamashita, H. Ikeda, T. Terashima, H. Kontani, and Y. Matsuda, Nature Phys. 7, 849-853 (2011).
(7) "Rotational Symmetry Breaking in the Hidden-Order Phase of URu2Si2", R. Okazaki, T. Shibauchi, H. J. Shi, Y. Haga, T. D. Matsuda, E. Yamamoto, Y. Onuki, H. Ikeda, and Y. Matsuda, Science 331, 439-442 (2011).
(8) "Highly Mobile Gapless Excitations in a Two-Dimensional Canditate Quantum Spin Liquid", M. Yamashita, N. Nakata, Y. Senshu, M. Nagata, H. M. Yamamoto, R. Kato, T. Shibauchi, and Y. Matsuda, Science 328, 1246-1248 (2010).
(9) "Tuning the Dimensionality of the Heavy Fermion Compound CeIn3", H. Shishido, T. Shibauchi, K. Yasu, T. Kato, H. Kontani, T. Terashima, and Y. Matsuda, Science 327, 980-983 (2010).
(10) "Microwave Penetration Depth and Quasiparticle Conductivity of PrFeAsO1-y Single Crystals: Evidence for a Full-Gap Superconductor", K. Hashimoto, T. Shibauchi, T. Kato, K. Ikada, R. Okazaki, H. Shishido, M. Ishikado, H. Kito, A. Iyo, H. Eisaki, S. Shamoto, and Y. Matsuda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 017002 (2009).

Other Activities

Member of American Physical Society and Physical Society of Japan

Future Plan

A complete understanding of the anomalous quantum phases is one of the most important issues in condensed matter physics, and will provide a strong base for the fundamentals of next-generation functional materials.

Messages to Students

In the field of materials science, we study many aspects of condensed matter. Therefore, even for students just starting with research, there are several opportunities for testing their own original ideas by designing and performing experiments by themselves. No matter how small your idea is, and no matter whether the results are positive or negative, you will find that it is actually the best part of science. Enjoy your research life in our department.