Tadaaki Ikoma
Creation of Molecular Device with Photoinduced Giant Magnetoresistance

Fundamental Sciences, Institute of Science and Technology(Science), Niigata University
Associate Professor

Functional control based on manipulation of the spin properties of carriers, known as spintronics, is a highly anticipated technology for realising advanced devices.
In this study, I develop lightweight spintronic mediums working even at room temperature using photoinduced giant molecular magnetism.
The new materials are not silicon semiconductors of high purity but economical molecular solids having dynamic quantum spin effect in nanometer scale.
The molecular spintronic materials are basically applicable to mobile electronic equipments as well as general devices.
The project is aimed for practical use of spintronics.