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Leo Esaki Prize


Prof.Hirakawa received “The 15th Leo Esaki Prize” for his contribution in the leading research on elucidation of electronic properties of nanostructures by exploiting terahertz technology.

【Press Release】Terahertz Spectroscopy Enters the Single-Molecule Regime


The interaction of light with matter is the basis of spectroscopy, a set of techniques lying at the heart of physics and chemistry. From infrared light to X-rays, a broad sweep of wavelengths is used to stimulate vibrations, electron transitions, and other processes, thus probing the world of atoms and molecules. However, one lesser-used form of light is the terahertz (THz) region. Lying on the electromagnetic spectrum between infrared and microwaves, THz radiation does have the right freque...