What's New

23/11/2022   Co-authored paper entitled "High thermal conductivity in wafer-scale cubic silicon carbide crystals" is published on Nature Communications. A related press release is available [in Japanese].
13/11/2022   A paper is presented by Yuki Idutsu, a graduate student in our group, in 33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-33) (Nov. 13-17, 2022, Nagoya, Japan).
16/10/2022   Prof. Shigekawa gives an invited talk entitled "X-on-Diamond Structures on Bonding-First Concept and Their Application to Advanced Devices" in 41st Electronic Materials Symposium (EMS-41) (Oct. 19-21, Kashihara, Japan) [in Japanese].
11/10/2022   Invited Review entitled "Heterojunctions fabricated by surface activated bonding—dependence of their nanostructural and electrical characteristics on thermal process" is online published on Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.
04/10/2022   Dr. Jianbo Liang presents his results entitled "Fabrication of High-Thermal-Stability GaN/Diamond Junctions via Intermediate Layers" in Conference on Wafer Bonding for Microsystems, 3D- and Wafer Level Integration (WaferBond '22) (Oct. 4-6, 2022, Schmalkalden, Germany).
20/09/2022   Five authored and one coauthored papers are presented in The 83rd JSAP Autumn Meeting 2022 (Sep. 20-23, 2022, Sendai and Online) [in Japanese].
08/09/2022   Joint proposal with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. to "Adaptable and Seamless Technology Transfer Program through Target-driven R&D" (A-STEP) of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) was adopted [in Japanese].
29/08/2022   Two papers are presented in Topical Workshop on Heterostructure Microelectronics (TWHM 2022) (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2022, Hiroshima, Japan).
10/08/2022   Proposal of Dr. Jianbo Liang to "Intensive support for young promising researchers" programme (Matching support phase) of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) was adopted [in Japanese].
09/06/2022   Yota Uehigashi, graduate student in our group, received Silver Young Scholar Award for his presentation entitled "Fabrication and electrical characterization of n+-Si/p-diamond heterojunction diodes" in NDNC 2022.
06/06/2022   Two authored papers are presented in 15th International Conference on New Diamond and Nano Carbons 2022 (NDNC 2022) (June 6-9, 2022, Kanazawa, Japan).
01/04/2022   Osaka Metropolitan University launched. Member list updated.  


Our research group was kicked out in Oct. 2011 for proposing and demonstrating concepts of novel semiconductor devices. Noting that equipments for producing higher electrical powers with smaller environmental load and lower costs are strongly sought for so as to realize greener society,we have defined our research target as demonstrating the potential of solar cells composed of mechanically-stacked subcells, or hybrid tandem solar cells, as a candidate for third-generation photovoltaic devices with overwhelming high efficiency (>50%). We are proceeding on research by developing and integrating all aspects of relevant technologies (semiconductor device fabrication, characterization,and so on) in combination with fundamental sciences such as physics and electronics.

We announce with sincere gratitude that we receive supports from a large number of institutes and companies. In particular we thank to "Development of high performance and reliable PV modules to reduce levelized cost of energy" Project of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and "Creative Research for Clean Energy Generation Using Solar Energy" Project in Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) programs of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) for their financial supports.

N. Shigekawa