Nobukane, Hiroyoshi

Faculty of Science, Hokkaido UniversityAssistant Professor*Profile is at the time of the award.

2019Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Exploration of high-temperature superconductivity in a ruthenate nanofilm
Superconductivity is a phenomenon where the electrical resistance of materials drops to zero below a certain “critical” temperature (Tc). If we find a substance that exhibits superconductivity at a temperature that we are accustomed to (e.g., a room-temperature superconductor), it would cause an energy innovation in our society. In a bid to develop this “dream substance,” many researchers are working on high-temperature superconductivity. In this project, we explore the possibility of Tc enhancement by reducing the thickness of a ruthenate crystal to a nanometer level.

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Recently, a variety of substances have been found to exhibit high-temperature superconductivity. In this fast-evolving field, we will make the most of the Inamori Research Grants to work on our research project with renewed intensity.

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