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International MegaGauss Science Laboratory

In the IMGSL, electronic states of matter are investigated using pulsed magnets. Many kinds of materials, such as semiconductors, magnetic materials, metals, and insulators are studied. Non-destructive magnets can generate approximately 80 T and are used for high precision experiments including electrical resistivity, optical property, and magnetization measurements. Combination of high pressures and low temperatures with the high magnetic field is also available. These experimental techniques are open for domestic as well as international researchers. The magnet technologies are intensively devoted to developments for the quasi-steady long pulse magnet (an order of 1-10 sec) energized by the world largest DC generator (210 MJ), and also to a 100 Tesla class nondestructive magnet. On the other hand, the single-turn coil and electromagnetic flux compression techniques have been utilized for ultrahigh magnetic field generation exceeding 100 T in destructive manner. Researches with the multi-megagauss fields of around 100 to 1000 T have been conducted aiming to a discovery of novel phenomena. Also, we plan to the use multi-megagauss fields for interdisciplinary researches with chemistry, bioscience, and space physics.

International MegaGauss Science Laboratory

Member(*Leader) Research Subjects
KINDO, Koichi
Professor
Group's HP
  1. Development of Non-destructive Pulse Magnets
  2. Study of Spin-orbital Coupled Mott Insulators at High Fields
  3. Study on High-field Electronic Properties of Organic Conductors
  4. Development of Physical Property Measurement Techniques in Pulsed Magnetic Field
KOHAMA,Yoshimitsu
Associate Professor
Group's HP
  1. Magneto-optical measurements with laser optics and its application to ultra-high magnetic field science
  2. NMR measurement under pulsed fields and its application to magnetic materials
  3. Development of new measurement techniques with nanofabrication technology
  4. Observation of quantum oscillation in ultra-high magnetic fields and fermiology of topological insulators
MATSUDA, Yasuhiro H.
Professor
Group's HP
  1. Magnetic-field-induced insulator-metal transition
  2. Excitons in ultrahigh magnetic fields
  3. Electronic states in high-Tc superconductors in a strong magnetic field
  4. Ultrahigh magnetic field effects on chemical bonding and chemical reaction
TOKUNAGA, Masashi
Associate Professor
Group's HP
  1. Field-induced transitions in multiferroic materials
  2. Electronic phase transitions in the quantum limit state
  3. High-speed polarizing microscope imaging in pulsed-high magnetic fields
  4. High-field study of topological materials
Members holding a concurrent position
OSADA, Toshihito
Proffesor
Group's HP
Main; Division of Condensed Matter Science
Visiting Professor
KIM, Yongmin
Visiting Professor
PORTUGALL, Oliver
Visiting Professor