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Basic Researches on Magnetic and Spintronic Materials.

The center carries out basic researches on magnetic and spintronic materials. Magnetic recording media and read sensors for ultrahigh density hard disk drives (HDD), tunneling magneto resistive devices for future magnetic random memory (MRAM) and new type of nonvolatile memory applications are expected to make substantial contribution to saving energy in the IT sector. In addition, we carry out basic researches for the development of high performance permanent magnets and soft magnetic materials for the hybrid and electric vehicles. To achieve high performance in the magnetic materials and their devices, controlling the nanostructures of materials and devices is essential. For this purpose, nanostructures of current and experimental devices are thoroughly investigated using advanced analytical techniques such as electron microscopy and atom probe tomography.

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News

"Prof. Kazuhiro Hono was awarded "The 61st Honda Memorial Prize"." Image
2020.11.16 Update
2020.09.02 Update Press Release

World’s First Direct Observation of the Magneto-Thomson Effect

—Thermal Imaging Technique May Facilitate the Development of New Science and Technology on Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism Conversion Phenomena—

2020.06.10 Update Press Release

Sm(Fe0.8Co0.2)12 with a Lean Rare Earth Content Exhibits Superb Magnetism

—Compound May Magnetically Outperform Neodymium Magnets—


Research Groups

Magnetic Materials Group (*Open in new window)

Magnetic Materials Group (*Open in new window)

Researches on all types of magnetic materials for data storage, spintronics and energy saving.


Magnetic Recording Materials Group (*Open in new window)

Magnetic Recording Materials Group (*Open in new window)

Fundamental researches on magnetic recording with high areal density beyond 4 Tbit/in2.


Spintronics Group (*Open in new window)

Spintronics Group (*Open in new window)

Studying and developing new magnetic materials and spin-based functionalities.


Spin Theory Group (*Open in new window)

Spin Theory Group (*Open in new window)

Theoretical study for energy-sufficient magnetic and apintronic materials.


Elements Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials(ESICMM) (*Open in new window)

Elements Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials(ESICMM) (*Open in new window)

A world center dedicated for research and development of novel high-performance permanent magnets free of critical scarce elements.