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!
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.
|Results of a collaborative research with Dr. Akira Ueda, Dr. Shuichi Suzuki, and Dr. Hiroyasu Sato was published online in Journal of the American Chemical Society.|
|Results of a collaborative research with Dr. Yohei Hattori and Prof. Tohru Sato was published in Chemical Science.|
|Dr. Kusamoto joined the Advisory board of Journal of Materials Chemistry C (Royal Society of Chemistry)|
|Results of a collaborative research with Prof. Richard H. Friend and Dr. Emrys W. Evans was published online in Advanced Optical Materials.|
|A preprint about single-molecule magnetoluminescence from a luminescent persistent diradical was posted on ChemRxiv.|
|A review paper about luminescence of "doublet" molecular systems was published in Coordination Chemistry Reviews.|
|An article about a new candidate material for organic quantum spin liquids was published in Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan.|
|An article about structures and magnetic properties of radical-based Cobalt(II) and Nickel(II) complexes was published online in Molecules.|
|An open access review paper about unique photofunctions of Photostable Luminescent Triarylmethyl Radicals and Their Metal Complexes was published online in Chemistry Letters.|
|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.|
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