My research topic is "Understanding the physical property of matters by using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The principle theory of MD simulation is very simple such as solving the equation of motion for every particle consisting the system numerically. It makes us possible to track the dynamics of the system from microscopic point of view such as nanometers and nanoseconds.

The main subject of the study is "liquid crystals." Liquid crystals are  soft matter and possess the fascinating physical properties. Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are based on its electro-optical properties which is one of the famous characteristics of liquid crystals. Surprisingly, many types of liquid crystals can be found in our daily life such as soap bubbles, plasma membrane, and so on. They are studied for more than a hundred years, but there still remains a number of mysterious properties. In order to elucidate those interesting properties from the microscopic aspect, I carry out MD simulations for the system of liquid crystals and related soft matters.

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NEW !!

  1. 箇条書き項目 The original paper on highly miscible fluorescent ESIPT molecules doped in a nematics has been published online in Langmuir !

 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02272

  1. 箇条書き項目 The original paper on self-assembling peptides has been published in Chemistry – A European Journal (Selected as a “Front Cover”) !

 DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902083

  1. 箇条書き項目 The original paper on macromolecular helicity control has been published in Chemical Communications (Selected as a “Inside Back Cover”) !

 DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03555A

  1. 箇条書き項目 The original paper on highly fluorescent liquid crystals from ESIPT cores has been published in Advanced Optical Materials (Selected as a “Back Cover”) !

 DOI: 10.1002/adom.201801349

  1. 箇条書き項目 The original paper on understanding of host- and guest-dependent helix inversion in chiral nematic liquid crystals has been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (Selected as a “Cover”) !

 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b07653

  1. 箇条書き項目 The originial paper on a liquid crystal system composed fo achiral organic molecules and colored chiral metal complexes to sense both right- and left-handed circularly polarized light has been published in Soft Matter (Selected as a “Back Cover”) !

 DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01975K

UPDATE!! January 16 2020

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