Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

Strongly Correlated Spin Research Team

Team Leader: Hazuki Furukawa (Ph.D.)
Hazuki  Furukawa(Ph.D.)

The Strongly Correlated Spin Research Team studies the static and dynamic magnetic and atomic structure of strongly correlated electron systems using various neutron scattering techniques. We are working to verify the relevance of physical characteristics in controlling and enhancing the behavior of these systems.
Research topics include; (1) Elucidation of the role of spin-orbit interactions in quantum states of newly discovered exotic superconductors, (2) Verification of FFLO phase and/or helical vortex phase.

Main Research Field

Mathematical and physical sciences

Related Research Fields

Interdisciplinary science and engineering


  • Strongly correlated electron system
  • Superconductivity
  • Magnetic properties
  • Neutron scattering technique

Selected Publications

Papers with an asterisk(*) are based on research conducted outside of RIKEN.
  1. *Morisaki-Ishii, R., Kawano-Furukawa, H., Cameron, A. S., Lemberger, L., Blackburn, E., Holmes, A. T., Forgan, E. M., Debeer-Schmitt, L. M., Littrell, K., Nakajima, M., Kihou, K., Lee, C. H., Iyo, A., Eisaki, H., Uchida, S., White, J. S., Dewhurst, C. D., Gavillano, J. L., and Zolliker, M.:
    "Vortex lattice structure in BaFe2(As0.67 P0.33)2 via small-angle neutron scattering"
    Phys. Rev. B, 90, 125116 (2014).
  2. *Eskildsen, M. R., Forgan, E. M., and Kawano-Furukawa, H.:
    "Vortex structures, penetration depth and pairing in iron-based superconductors studied by small neutron scattering"
    Rep. Prog. Phys., 74, 124504 (2011).
  3. *Kawano-Furukawa, H., Bowell, C. J., White, J. S., Heslop, R. W., Cameron, A. S., Forgan, E. M., Kihou, K., Lee, C. H., Iyo, A., Eisaki, H., Saito, T., Fukazawa, H., Kohori, Y., Cubitt, R., Dewhurst, C. D., Gavilano J. L., and Zolliker, M.:
    "Gap in KFe2As2 studied by small-angle neutron scattering observations of the magnetic vortex lattice"
    Phys. Rev. B, 84, 024507 (2011).

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Hazuki Furukawa
Team Leader

Core Members

Minoru Soda
Research Scientist

Contact information

Frontier Research Laboratory,
2-1 Hirosawa,
Wako, Saitama
351-0198, Japan

Email: hazuki.furukawa [at]

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