About Us

One of the exciting features of material science is its diversity. The unlimited combinations, connecting modes, and arrangements of elements enable a wide variety of structures and functions. Among several molecular materials, our group is focusing on molecules with open-shell electronic states, such as organic radicals and magnetic metal complexes. The unpaired electrons in such molecular materials are expected to produce exotic physical properties that are not realized by conventional closed-shell molecules or inorganic materials. We aim to develop novel photonic, magnetic, and electronic functions based on these open-shell molecules to provide breakthrough and innovations in material science. The road to discover something new is neither straight nor flat; we sometimes face to unexpected difficulties and problems in our research. By overcoming these, we can reach truly stirring findings that have never been disclosed. Let's enjoy the diversity of material science and find something impressive in natural science with us!

What's IMS?
What's Kusamoto Group?


We welcome graduate students and Ph.D researchers

We welcome students who are interested in preparing photo-, electro-, and magneto-functional novel molecules or in developing new molecular functions. Institue for Molecular Science (IMS) is one of the world's leading institutes for molecular science, then you can conduct exciting researches with a variety of experimental equipiments and excellent researchers. You are going to enter the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) as a graduate course student (here), to enjoy researches in Kusamoto Group. We have several financial supports for students, such as research assistant (RA) program (\850,000/year) and SRA program (\1,700,000 each for first and second years, and \2,300,000 each for third to fifth years). Detailed information on entrance examination of SOKENDAI is shown here. If you are interested in our group, please contact Dr. Kusamoto (kusamoto [at] ims.ac.jp)

【NEW!! Entrance exam on Jan.2021】 The deadline of sumibission for entrance examination of SOKENDAI is December 2, 2020. The examination is performed on January 25 and 26, 2021. For details, see here. We look forward to recieving mails from people who are interested in preparing exciting molecules, unique materials, with unexpected functions with us. We believe you aquire great vision, thinking, activity, as well as communications via enjoying researches in Kusamoto Group.

What's New

An article about solid-state room-temperature near-infrared photoluminescence of a stable organic radical was published online in ChemPhotoChem.
An article about a novel method for achieving radical magnetoluminescence involving radical-based coordination polymers was published online in Journal of the American Chemical Society.
An article about An Open-shell, Luminescent, Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer with a Honeycomb Lattice and Triangular Organic Radical was published online in Journal of the American Chemical Society. See the press release (Japanese). The news is also released in EurekAlert!.
An article about mechanisms of the magnetoluminescence bahavior in a luminescent radical was selected as the Inside Front Cover in Chemical Science.
An article about ferromagnetism of bilayer organic Mott insulator was published online in Scientific Reports.
An article about mechanisms of the magnetoluminescence bahavior in a luminescent radical was published online in Chemical Science.
A communication about magnetoluminescence of radical-based zinc(II) complexes was selected as the Inside Front Cover in Chemical Communications.
A communication about magnetoluminescence of radical-based zinc(II) complexes was published online in Chemical Communications.
English homepage has open.

Contact

Kusamoto Group
Department of Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science
Institute for Molecular Science

5-1 Higashiyama, Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi 444-8787, Japan

TEL: +81-564-59-5520 Fax: +81-564-59-5585
Email: kusamoto [at] ims.ac.jp