Takehito Nakano
Assistant Professor
Nanostructure Physics, Nozue Group
Room H322, Graduate School of Science (Toyonaka Campus map )
1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043
Research Interests:

His research is experimental studies on new materials exhibiting regulated nanospaces such as zeolites, clathrates and so on, particularly those showing interesting magnetic, optical or conducting properties. He is synthesizing nanoclusters arrayed in periodic spaces of porous crystals such as zeolites and investigating their physical properties by using various experimental tools: optical spectroscopy, magnetic susceptibility, electron spin resonance, muon spin rotation/relaxation, neutron diffraction etc.

Nanoclusters arrayed in the periodic spaces of zeolite crystal.

Zeolite A loaded with potassium sealed in quartz tubes. The color systematically changes depending on the loading density (electron concentration), and is related to the electronic quantum levels of the potassium nanoclusters.

Muon spin rotation/relaxation experiment at Paul Scherrer Institute.

Selected Publications:

Direct observation by neutron diffraction of antiferromagnetic ordering in s electrons confined in regular nanospace of sodalite
Takehito Nakano, Masato Matsuura, Atsufumi Hanazawa, Kazuma Hirota, and Yasuo Nozue
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 167208 (2012).

┬ÁSR study on antiferromagnetism of alkali-metal clustersincorporated in zeolite sodalite
Takehito Nakano, Ryuichi Suehiro, Atsufumi Hanazawa, Kunihiro Watanabe, Isao Watanabe, Alex Amato, Francis L. Pratt, and Yasuo Nozue
J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 79, 073707 (2010).

Antiferromagnetic resonance in sodium clusters in sodalite
Takehito Nakano, Takanari Kashiwagi, Atsufumi Hanazawa, Kunihiro Watanabe, Masayuki Hagiwara, and Yasuo Nozue
J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 78, 084723 (2009).

Orbital degeneracy and magnetic properties of potassium clusters incorporated into nanoporous crystals of zeolite A
Takehito Nakano and Yasuo Nozue
J. Comput. Methods Sci. Engin. 7 (2007) 443-462.