Hidenori Hiramatsu

2000–2010 Researcher, JST
2010–2011 Specially Appointed Associate Prof., Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology (TokyoTech)
2011–2016 Associate Prof., Materials and Structures Laboratory, TokyoTech
2016– Associate Prof., Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Institute of Innovative Research, TokyoTech

Field of Specialization
Solid State Chemistry/Semiconductors/Superconductors/thin film growth

Laboratory for Materials and Structures(IIR, Tokyo Tech)


Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • First report on iron-based superconductor thin film (APEX, 2008)
  • First report on Josephson junctions using iron-based superconductor thin films (APL, 2010)
  • Clarification of origin of degenerate conductivity in a widegap p-type semiconductor, LaCuOSe (JACS, 2010)
  • Electric-field-induced superconductivity of an iron-based superconductor, FeSe (PNAS, 2016)
  • First synthesis of a new nitride semiconductor, CaZn2N2 (Nat. Commun., 2016)
  • Development of highly hydrogen-sensitive thermal desorption spectroscopy system (Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2017)
  • A review article on future application of iron-based superconductors published. (Mater. Today, 2018)


  • Jun. 2016
    A new nitride semiconductor (collaboration with Prof. Oba, IIR, TokyoTech)
  • Apr. 2016
    Electric-field induced superconductivity of iron selenide

Selected Awards

  • 2003
    Young Scientist Award for the Presentation of an Excellent Paper
  • 2004
    Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists
  • 2009
    JJAP Paper Award
  • 2012
    Superconductivity Science and Technology Award
  • 2012
    Tokyo Tech. challenging research award (The special award from President of TokyoTech)
  • 2013
    Young Scientists’ Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT
  • 2017
    IOP Superconductor Science and Technology 2017 Fastest Reviewing Board Member Award

Selected Publications 

  • “Pulsed laser deposition of SmFeAsO 1−δ on MgO(100) substrates” S. Haindl, H. Kinjo, K. Hanzawa, H. Hiramatsu, and H. Hosono, Appl. Surf. Sci. 437, 418-428(2018). DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.08.061
  • “Recent advances in iron-based superconductors toward applications” H. Hosono, A. Yamamoto, H. Hiramatsu, and Y. Ma, Mater. Today, vol. 21, pp. 278 – 302 (2018). Invited Review, DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2017.09.006 
  • “Highly hydrogen-sensitive thermal desorption spectroscopy system for quantitative analysis of low-concentration hydrogen (~1 × 1016 atoms/cm3) in thin-film samples” T. Hanna, H. Hiramatsu, I. Sakaguchi, and H. Hosono, Rev. Sci. Instrum., vol. 88, pp. 053103-1 – 053103-13 (2017). DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4982255
  • “In-situ growth of superconducting SmO1-xFxFeAs thin films by pulsed laser deposition” Silvia Haindl, Kota Hanzawa, Hikaru Sato, Hidenori Hiramatsu, Hideo Hosono
    Scientific Reports 6, 35797 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep35797
  • “Discovery of earth-abundant nitride semiconductors by computational screening and high-pressure synthesis” Y. Hinuma, T. Hatakeyama, Y. Kumagai, L. A. Burton, H. Sato, Y. Muraba, S. Iimura, H. Hiramatsu, I. Tanaka, H. Hosono, and F. Oba, Nat. Commun., vol. 7, pp. 11962-1 – 11962-10 (2016). DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11962
  • “Electric field-induced superconducting transition of insulating FeSe thin film at 35 K” K. Hanzawa, H. Sato, H. Hiramatsu, T. Kamiya, and H. Hosono, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 113, pp. 3986 – 3990 (2016). DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1520810113
  • “Origins of Hole Doping and Relevant Optoelectronic Properties of Wide Gap p-Type Semiconductor, LaCuOSe” H. Hiramatsu, T. Kamiya, T. Tohei, E. Ikenaga, T. Mizoguchi, Y. Ikuhara, K. Kobayashi, and H. Hosono, J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 132, pp. 15060 – 15067 (2010). DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1021/ja107042r
  • “Josephson junction in cobalt-doped BaFe2As2 epitaxial thin films on (La, Sr)(Al, Ta)O3 bicrystal substrates” T. Katase, Y. Ishimaru, A. Tsukamoto, H. Hiramatsu, T. Kamiya, K. Tanabe, and H. Hosono, Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 96, pp. 142507-1 – 142507-3 (2010). DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3371814
  • “Superconductivity in Epitaxial Thin Films of Co-doped SrFe2As2 with Bilayered FeAs Structures and their Magnetic Anisotropy” H. Hiramatsu, T. Katase, T. Kamiya, M. Hirano, and H. Hosono, Appl. Phys. Express, vol. 1, pp. 101702-1 – 101702-3 (2008). Selected for the 31st JJAP Paper Award. DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.1143/APEX.1.101702