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.
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).
µSR 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.