Masaki Azuma

Materials/Devices

Masaki Azuma

Professor

Solid State ChemistryPhysicsMaterials Science

Research Projects

  • Stabilization of PbCoO3 and discovery of unique charge distribution

Topics

  • New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory

  • Research group unravels 50 year mystery concerning lead chromate

  • Tunable negative thermal expansion materials

1995-2004

Instructor, Inst. Chem. Res., Kyoto Univ.

2004-2010

Assoc. Prof., Inst. Chem. Res., Kyoto Univ.

2010-2016

Professor, Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2016-

Professor, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2005

Young Scientists’ Prize of Commendation for Science and Technology 2005 by MEXT

2007

Thomson Scientific Research Front Award 2007

1994

Observation of a Spin Gap in SrCu2O3 Comprising Spin-1/2 Quasi-1D Two-Leg Ladders, M. Azuma, Z. Hiroi, M. Takano, K. Ishida and Y. Kitaoka, Phys. Rev. Lett., 73, 25 (1994) 3463-3466.  

2011

Colossal negative thermal expansion in BiNiO3 induced by intermetallic charge transfer, M. Azuma, W-T Chen, H. Seki, M. Czapsli, S. Olga, K. Oka, M. Mizumaki, T. Watanuki, N. Ishimatsu, N. Kawamura, S. Ishiwata, M. G. Tucker, Y. Shimakawa, and J. P. Attfield,, Nature Communications, 2 (2011) 347

2016

Enhanced piezoelectric response due to polarization rotation in cobalt-substituted BiFeO3epitaxial thin films , K. Shimizu, H. Hojo, Y. Ikuhara, and M. Azuma, Adv. Mater., 28, (2016) 8639

2017

Ferromagnetism at room temperature induced by spin structure change in BiFe1-xCoxO3thin films, H. Hojo, R. Kawabe, H. Yamamoto, K. Mibu, and M. Azuma, Adv. Mater. 2017, 1603131.