Welcome to Nohara Lab.

Minoru Nohara

Professor of Solid State Physics

Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science,
Okayama University
3-1-1, Tsushima-naka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
E-mail: nohara_at_science.okayama-u.ac.jp
Phone/Fax: +81-86-251-7828/7839



My principal research interests are focused on the exploration of new superconductors. The compounds we are interested in include 3d transition metals with a strong electron correlation such as iron, and 5d transition metals with a strong spin-orbit coupling such as platinum. We have discovered 112-type iron-based superconductor CaFeAs2, and enhanced the superconducting transition temperature up to 47 K by substituting both La and Sb. Other superconductors we have discovered include: (1) SrPtAs with a honeycomb structure, in which the emergence of chiral d-wave superconductivity has been proposed, (2) AuTe2, in which strong-coupling superconductivity emerges in the vicinity of the structural critical point, and (3) IrTe2, in which interplay between superconductivity and orbital ordering was observed. Our goal is develop new superconductors with higher transition temperature using various ideas of solid-state chemistry.


Jun 1994 Ph. D in Physics, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Mar 1992 M.Sc. in Physics, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Mar 1990 B.Sc, in Physics, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan


Aug 2008 – present
Professor of Solid State Physics, Okayama University, Japan
Oct 1999 – Jul 2008
Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Materials, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mar 1995 – Sep 1999
Research Associate, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jul 1994 - Feb 1995
Postdoctral fellow of Japan Promotion of Science at Hiroshima University, Japan


2016 Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan
2016 Award on Superconductivity Science and Technology, The Society of Non-Traditional Technology, Japan


Recent Invited Presentations






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Okayama University.
Since 2008