Kunihiko Yamauchi
Assistant Professor
Theoretical Nanotechnology Group
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (Suita Campus map )
8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047
Research Interests:
His main interest is the density-functional calculation of multiferroics and magnetoelectric materials. His aim is to clarify the mechanism of cross-coupling effect between magnetism, ferroelectricity, and charge/orbital order. He also works on symmetry analysis on ferroelectric transition by using Landau theory.
Selected Publications:

Interplay between Charge Order, Ferroelectricity, and Ferroelasticity: Tungsten Bronze Structures as a Playground for Multiferroicity, K. Yamauchi and S. Picozzi, Physical Review Letters, 105, 107202 (2010).

Bandstructure and Fermi Surfaces of CeRh3B2, K. Yamauchi, A. Yanase and H. Harima, Journal of the Physical Society Japan, 79, 044717 (2010).

Magnetic anisotropy in Li-phosphates and origin of magnetoelectricity in LiNiPO4, K. Yamauchi and S. Picozzi, Physical Review B, 81, 024110 (2010).

Ferroelectricity in multiferroic magnetite Fe3O4 driven by noncentrosymmetric Fe2+/Fe3+ charge-ordering: First-principles study, K. Yamauchi, T. Fukushima and S. Picozzi, Physical Review B, 79, 212404 (2009).

Magnetically induced ferroelectricity in orthorhombic manganites: Microscopic origin and chemical trends, K. Yamauchi, F. Freimuth, S. Blugel and S. Picozzi, Physical Review B, 78, 014403 (2008).

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Kunihiko Yamauchi received the Ph. D. degree in Physics from Osaka University in 2005. After having spent several years as a temporary researcher in CNR-SPIN research center, Italy, he has been working as an assistant professor at ISIR-SANKEN, Osaka University since Nov. 2010.