Introduction

International research discussions

Striking advances in nanotechnology, materials science and ultrafast physics are being made regularly in the world today, often ushering in new physical processes. We are boldly riding this scientific wave of the 21st century to investigate phenomena with practical applications ranging from microscopic scales down to molecular and atomic scales.

During the Masters and Doctoral courses, subjects concerned with matter, electrons, light and sound, as well as the physical properties generated from their interactions, are investigated thanks to state-of-the-art technologies such as ultralow temperatures and femtosecond optics.

These courses also involve fundamental investigations into materials and structures. The aim is to facilitate the development of new fields by fusing a series of lecture courses with creative research activities.

These courses thus deepen the student’s insight into a variety of fundamental and applied physical topics. The student can also conduct creative research and development in academic and/or technological fields based on an involvement in leading-edge science and technology.

The goal is to produce internationally-minded scientists and researchers who will go on to play major roles in their scientific or technological field.

Main experimental techniques used in the Division of Applied Physics

Experimental techniques include electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), femtosecond spectroscopy, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), digital image processing, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR), X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, helium cryostats and dilution refrigerators.