Shotaro Hayashi

Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kochi University of Technology *Profile is at the time of the award.

2022Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Monitoring of molecular phase transition behavior based on domino-like single-crystal-to-single-crystal phase transition
We demonstrate here "domino-like single crystal-single crystal phase transition" in which the transition domain expands triggered by heat treatment.


Disruptive innovation through the creation of molecular crystals!

Outline of Research Achievments

In this study, we observed the behavior of the single-crystal phase transition of luminescent molecular crystals through microscopic observation. By using a multiphoton microscope, we were able to clarify the phenomenon of luminescence enhancement in crystals.

Tanikubo H et al., (2023) Light-induced E-Z isomerization of anthracene-appended p-methoxyphenyl acrylonitrile giving fluorescent crystals. Journal of Crystal Growth 631, 127595.

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