Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2025Nagaoka University of Technology

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Supramolecular Solid State Chemistry Laboratory

Professor / IMAKUBO Tatsuro
  • Novel organic conductors from Japan !
  • Novel functions and physical properties on supramolecullar arrangement !
  • Development of single crystal devices !

Professor / IMAKUBO Tatsuro
He is very approachable and I can easily ask him about anything I don't understand, from daily life to research. When explaining to me how to perform experiments, operate equipment, and process data, he teaches me in an orderly and easy-to-understand manner, so I can work hard on my research with full understanding.

Research Content

Our laboratory is conducting research to develop structural control methods for functional organic crystals, to control electronic properties based on these methods and to elucidate the mechanisms of property expression, and to discover new functions and properties that are expected to emerge in the future. Currently, our main research targets are organic materials that conduct electricity - "organic conductors". In particular, we are aiming to utilize the concept of "supramolecules," in which molecules are linked to each other by characteristic intermolecular interactions, to control crystal structures and electronic properties, and to discover new functions and properties.

Our work was selected as the front cover illustration of an academic journal.

A Day in the Lab

Because we value a sense of balance in our laboratory, lab members work hard on weekdays starting in the morning and do not conduct experiments on their days off or at night. In addition, the laboratory regularly holds round-table lectures and experiment reports. In the experiment reports, students report the results of their own research and discuss their future research plans with their professors and all students. Basically, the progress of research is left to each student, but if you have any questions, you can feel free to consult with your professor or senior students, so you do not have to worry alone and can proceed with your research efficiently.

Single crystals glowing on a platinum elecrode.

Thesis Subjects

  • (B)Development of novel organic conductors based on Cu(CF3)4 anion
  • (M)Development of novel organic conductors based on the iodine-bonded p-donor DIETSe and square planar M(CF3)4 [M = Au, Cu] anions
  • (M)Synthesis and properties of new organic conductors based on ethylenedioxy-tetraselenafulvalene (EDO-TSeF)

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Endo Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • The High Pressure Gas Safety Institute of Japan
  • STARLITE Co., Ltd.
  • TAKATA Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • MST
  • Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
Writer : Yuga YAMAZAKI, Materials Science and Engineering/Bioengineering
(National Institute of Tchnology, Ichinoseki College)