Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

Strong Correlation Interface Research Group

Group Director: Masashi Kawasaki (D.Eng.)
Masashi  Kawasaki(D.Eng.)

Being distinct from conventional semiconductors where single electron picture can explain their properties and device functionalities, those in correlated oxides are governed by electron-electron interaction. When dissimilar electronic states are adjoined at atomically controlled interfaces, their keen competition is expected to give gigantic responses to external stimuli. Also emerging field is to explore novel quantum transport in two-dimensional systems created at the interfaces of such materials. We aim at designing and controlling the interfacial properties to realize surpassing device performances in switches, sensors and photovoltaics to those of semiconductors.

Main Research Field


Related Research Fields

Engineering / Chemistry / Materials Sciences

Research Subjects

  • Oxide heterostructures
  • Mott transition at interfaces
  • Interfacial devices
  • Quantum transport
  • Dissipation-less electronics

Selected Publications

  1. Falson, J., Maryenko, D., Friess, B., Zhang, D., Kozuka, Y., Tsukazaki, A., Smet, J., and Kawasaki, M.:
    "Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall physics in ZnO"
    Nature Phys, 11, 347-351 (2015)
  2. Yoshimi, R., Yasuda, K., Tsukazaki, A., Takahashi, K. S., Nagaosa, N., Kawasaki, M., and Tokura, Y.:
    "Quantum Hall States Stabilized in Semi-magnetic Bilayers of Topological Insulators"
    Nature Communications, 6, 8530-8535 (2015)
  3. Maryenko, D., Falson, J., Bahramy, M. S., Dmitriev, I. A., Kozuka, Y., Tsukazaki, A., and Kawasaki, M.:
    "Spin-selective electron quantum transport in nonmagnetic MgZnO/ZnO heterostructures"
    Phys. Rev. Lett, 115. 197601-1-5 (2015)
  4. Fujita, T.C., Kozuka, Y., Uchida, M., Tsukazaki, A., Arima, T., and Kawasaki, M.:
    "Odd-parity magnetoresistance in pyrochlore iridate thin films with broken time-reversal symmetry"
    Scientific Reports, 5, 9711-9716 (2015)
  5. Nakamura, M., Krockenberger, Y., Fujioka, J., Kawasaki, M., and Tokura, Y.:
    "Perovskite LaRhO3 as a p-type active layer in oxide photovoltaics"
    Appl. Phys. Lett, 106, 072103-1-5 (2015)
  6. Falson, J., Kozuka, Y., Smet, J. H., Arima, T., Tsukazaki, A., and Kawasaki, M.:
    "Electron scattering times in ZnO based polar heterostructures"
    Appl. Phys. Lett, 107, 082102-1-5 (2015)
  7. Mogi, M., Yoshimi, R., Tsukazaki, A., Yasuda, K., Kozuka, Y., Takahashi, K. S., Kawasaki, M., and Tokura, Y.:
    "Magnetic modulation doping in topological insulators toward higher-temperature quantum anomalous Hall effect"
    Appl. Phys. Lett, 107, 182401-1-5 (2015)
  8. Koshibae, W., Kaneko, Y., Iwasaki, J., Kawasaki, M., Tokura, Y., and Nagaosa, N.:
    "Memory functions of magnetic skyrmions"
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, 54, 053001-1-8 (2015)
  9. Maryenko, D., Falson, J., Kozuka, Y., Tsukazaki, A., and Kawasaki, M.:
    "Polarization dependent Landau level crossing in a two-dimensional electron system in MgZnO/ZnO-heterostructure"
    Phys. Rev. B 90, 245303 (2014).
  10. Matsubara, Y., Takahashi, K. S., Tokura, Y., and Kawasaki, M.:
    "Single-crystalline BaTiO3 films grown by gas-source molecular beam epitaxy"
    Appl. Phys. Express 7, 125502 (2014).

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Masashi Kawasaki
Group Director

Core Members

Kei Takahashi
Senior Scientist
Masao Nakamura
Senior Scientist
Jobu Matsuno
Senior Research Scientist
Denis Maryenko
Research Scientist
Yusaburo Segawa
Research Collaborative Advisor
Shigeki Tokuchi
Visiting Scientist

Contact information

308, Frontier Research Laboratory, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-467-9604

Email: m.kawasaki [at]

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