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Hiroshi
Kitagawa

Adjunct PI

Research Interest

Solid-state Chemistry: Electron-proton Coupled System
We are studying both quantum mechanical electronic phases (superconducting, magnetic, ferroelectric, metallic and insulating phases) and ionic phases (superionic and quantum para-electric phases, and tunneling phenomena). We investigate materials such as: low-dimensional strongly correlated electron systems; mixed valence compounds with a strong negative U-interaction; charge transfer compounds; metal-organic frameworks; nanoparticles; organic conductors; hydrogen storage materials; super-ionic conducting materials; etc.

What I like about my science

My research is not only strategy-oriented but also science-oriented.

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?

I was born in Osaka city.

Why did you become a researcher?

When I was 7 years old, I watched on TV about the space ship "Apollo 11" landing on the moon. The chief pilot Armstrong said "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?

My favorite thing related to my research is to synthesize new chemical compounds because they could open new research field.

What is your hobby?

-Trip to hot spring
-Pub crawl

At my favorite bar with fellow workers

Hydrogen complex quasi-particles