Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)

Yoshinori  Tokura(D.Eng.)
Yoshinori Tokura

The aim of the research carried out at the Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) is to address humanity's energy problems and contribute to building a sustainable society, able to coexist in harmony with the environment. Taking a pioneering role in the new field of emergent materials science, scientists at CEMS are developing new, more efficient technologies that will enable us to produce energy without putting a burden on the environment, as well as decrease our energy consumption. They achieve this by combining advanced research in physics, chemistry and electronics in order to produce new technology such as highly efficient energy conversion devices and low-consumption electronics.

Deputy Director: Naoto Nagaosa (D.Sci.), Takuzo Aida (D.Eng.), Masashi Kawasaki (D.Eng.) and Seigo Tarucha (D.Eng.)
Senior Advisor: Sadamichi Maekawa (D.Sci.)

Main Research Field

Interdisciplinary science and engineering

Related Research Fields

Mathematical and physical sciences / Chemistry / Engineering


  • strongly correlated electrons system
  • colossal magnetoresistance
  • high-temperature superconductors
  • multiferroics
  • topological insulators



Contact information

2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-462-1111
Fax: +81-(0)48-462-1554

Email: cems [at]

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Recent research results