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TOKURA Multiferroics
Research Director: Dr. Yoshinori Tokura
Research Term 2006-2011
Outline of Research

  The mutual control of electricity and magnetism in a solid has been an important topic for long, and is currently of increasing interest in the light of application to new electronic devices. One important issue is the realization of gigantic magnetoelectric effect, i.e. the function that the magnetization (electric polarization) can be effectively produced by electric (magnetic) field. Recently, the authors’ group has developed the new multiferroic, the material in which ferroelectricity and magnetism can coexist, as the promising host of the large magnetoelectric effect. We are developing versatile and flexible magnetic controls of the electronic polarization vector with use of multiferroics. Toward the electric control of magnetism in a solid, we will explore new or tailor-made multiferroics as well as new control principles.

Research Director
Dr. Yoshinori Tokura
Research Groups
Multiferroics Materials
 Yusuke Tokunaga
 Yoshio Kaneko
 Jun Fujioka
 Youwen Long
 Xiuzhen Yu
Magnetoelectric Correlation
Group Leader:
 Yoshinori Onose
 Hiroshi Murakawa
Magnetoelectric Spectroscopy
Group Leader:
 Ryo Shimano
 Noriaki Kida
 Youtaro Takahashi
 Jong Seok Lee
 Laszlo Demko
Research Assistant:
 Shin-ichi Kumakura
Multiferroics Theory
Group Leader:
 Nobuo Furukawa
 Shin Miyahara

Project Office
School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Rm. 464, 4F,
Bldg. 6, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, JAPAN
Research Manager:
Administrative Manager:
Phone: +81 (0) 3 3815 0650
FAX: +81 (0) 3 3815 0656

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