Our research focuses on the physical properties, functions, and energy applications
of quantum materials that exhibit significant quantum mechanical effects,
such as carbon nanotubes (CNT) and recently discovered topological materials.
The aim is to create new technologies for highly efficient use of solar light/thermal energy
that will contribute to the realization of a sustainable energy society.
To understand the unique physical properties of these materials from the fundamental principles
and extract superior functions that exceed the limits of conventional materials,
we are promoting interdisciplinary research that covers basic sciences,
including condensed matter physics and materials synthesis, as well as thermal,
mechanical, electronic, and optical engineering along with the fabrication of integrated nanomaterials.
October 1, 2022
Hengkai WU joined our lab as a new lab member (D1, IESC course)!
July 9, 2022
Our paper on the statistical verification of "anomaly" in chiral angle distribution of carbon nanotubes has been published online in Nano Letters
(Open access, CC BY-NC-ND Licence)
April 28, 2022
Our paper on the directional exciton-energy transport in a 2D lateral heterostructure has been published online in ACS Nano
©️  American Chemical Society.
April 12, 2022
A group photo of the lab was taken at the start of 2022 academic year.
January 13, 2022
Our paper on the broadband refractive index spectra of single chirality carbon nanotube membranes has been published online in Nanophotonics
©️  Taishi Nishihara et al., published by De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston
(Creative Commons Attribution 4.0)
June 18, 2021
Our paper on the theory of exciton thermal radiation from semiconducting carbon nanotubes has been published in Optics Letters
©️  Optical Society of America
April 23, 2021
Lab page of Miyauchi Group has been launched (partially).
April 1, 2021
As of April 1, 2021, Miyauchi lab. (Advanced Energy Conversion Research Division, Functional Materials Science and Engineering Research Section) has been established at the Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University.