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Member of Executive Meeting

Akiko Kumada

Yukitoshi Motome

Professor, Department of Applied Physics
Assistant dean, School of Engineering

Person in charge:
Education, Diversity promotion

Research summary

Most of the properties of materials around us, such as electrical conductivity and magnetism, are governed by electrons moving inside. The aim of our research is to clarify the nature of electrons strongly interacting with each other, by theoretical approaches based on quantum mechanics and statistical physics, especially, large-scale numerical simulations. Our goal is to open up a new direction of quantum material physics by systematic and comprehensive understanding of the diverse phenomena, materials design, and predictions of new quantum properties.

Laboratory

http://www.motome-lab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html

Biography

1993.3 Bachelor, Department of Physics, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1995.3 Master, Department of Physics, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1998.3 Doctor, Department of Physics, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1998.4-2000.3 Research Fellowships for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2000.4-2002.1 Research Associate, Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba
2002.2-2003.3 Researcher, JST-ERATO
2003.3-2006.3 Researcher, RIKEN
2006.4-2015.11 Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo
2015.12- Professor, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo

Award history

 
  • The 25th Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan (2020)
  • Best Teaching Award of Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (2013)
 

Published paper

  • Y. Motome and J. Nasu, "Hunting Majorana Fermions in Kitaev Magnets”, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 89, 012002 (2020).
  • R. Ozawa, S. Hayami, and Y. Motome, "Zero-Field Skyrmions with a High Topological Number in Itinerant Magnets”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 147205 (2017).
  • J. Nasu, J. Knolle, D. L. Kovrizhin, Y. Motome, and R. Moessner, "Fermionic response from fractionalization in an insulating two-dimensional magnet”, Nature Physics 12, 912 (2016).
  •  Y. Akagi and Y. Motome, "Spin chirality ordering and anomalous Hall effect in the ferromagnetic Kondo lattice model on a triangular lattice”, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 79, 083711 (2010).
  • H. Tsunetsugu and Y. Motome, "Magnetic transition and orbital degrees of freedom in vanadium spinels”, Phys. Rev. B 68, 060405 (2003).
  • Y. Motome, N. Furukawa and N. Nagaosa, "Competing Orders and Disorder-induced Insulator to Metal Transition in Manganites”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 167204 (2003).