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2005.April - 2007.March Special Post Doctorial Researcher, RIKEN (Reizo Kato Group)
2007.April - 2011.March Designated Associate Professor (Lecturer), Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University
2011 April - Associate Professor (Lecturer), Physics Department, Nagoya University


2003.Oct. - 2005.March Research student in Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo
2012.Oct. - 2014.March Visiting scholar, Unviersity of California, Berkeley
2013.Jan. - 2013.March Visiting scholar, Princeton University


2000 Bachelor, Fucalty of Science, Kyoto University
2002 Master, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2005 Ph.D (Science), Kyoto University

Scientific interests

Superconductors, Frustrated spin liquids, Nuclear magnetic resonance

Selected Publications

  1. Pressure-Tuned Exchange Coupling of a Quantum Spin Liquid in the Molecular Triangular Lattice κ-(ET)2Ag2(CN)3
    Y. Shimizu, T. Hiramatsu, M. Maesato, A. Otsuka, H. Yamochi, A. Ono, M. Itoh, M. Yoshida, M. Takigawa, Y. Yoshida, G. Saito
    Physical Review Letters 117, 107203 (2016).

  2. Site-Selective Mott Transition in a Quasi-One-Dimensional Vanadate V6O13
    Y. Shimizu, S. Aoyama, T. Jin-no, M. Itoh, Y. Ueda
    Physical Review Letters 114, 166403 (2015).

  3. Zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of viscous liquids,
    Y. Shimizu, J.W. Blanchard, S. Pustelny, G. Saielli, A. Bagno, M.P. Ledbetter, D. Budker, A. Pines, Journal of Magnetic Resonance 250, 1-6 (2015).

  4. Spin disorder in an Ising honeycomb chain cobaltate,
    H. Igarashi, Y. Shimizu, Y. Kobayashi, M. Itoh, Phys. Rev. B 89, 054431 (2014).

  5. Orbital reformation with vanadium trimerization in d2 triangular lattice LiVO2 revealed by 51V NMR, T. Jin-no, Y. Shimizu, M. Itoh, S. Niitaka, H. Takagi, Phys. Rev. B 87, 075135 (2013).

  6. An orbital-selective spin liquid in the frustrated heavy fermion spinel LiV2O4, Y. Shimizu, H. Takeda, M. Itoh, S. Niitaka, H. Takagi, Nature Communications 3, 981 (2012).

  7. Spin-singlet trimer state induced by competing orbital order in triangular-lattice BaV10O15, Y. Shimizu, K. Matsudaira, M. Itoh, T. Kajita, T. Katsufuji, Phys. Rev. B 84, 064421 (2011).

  8. Uniaxial Strain effects on the Mott and superconducting transitions in κ-(ET)2Cu2(CN)3, Y. Shimizu, M. Maesato, G. Saito, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 80, 074702 (2011).

  9. Metal-insulator transition in the hollandite K2V8O16 with a frustrated zigzag ladder probed by 51V NMR, Y. Shimizu, K. Okai, M. Itoh, M. Isobe, J. Yamaura, T. Yamauchi, Y. Ueda, Physical Review B, 83, 155111 (2011).

  10. Uncovering the magnetic and non-magnetic phases of a quantum spin liquid, F.L. Pratt, P.J. Baker, S.J. Blundell, T. Lancaster, S. Ohira-Kawamura, C. Baines, Y. Shimizu, K. Kanoda and I. Watanabe, Nature, 471, 612 (2011).

  11. Anisotropic spin dynamics in the frustrated chain Ca3Co2O6 detected by single-crystal 59Co NMR,
    Y. Shimizu, M. Horibe, H. Nanba, T. Takami, and M. Itoh, Physical Review B 82, 094430 (2010).

  12. Pressure-induced superconductivity and Mott transition in spin-liquid κ-(ET)2Cu2(CN)3 probed by 13C NMR, Y. Shimizu, H. Kasahara, A. Furuta, K. Miyagawa, K. Kanoda, M. Maesato, and G. Saito, Physical Review B, 81, 224508 (2010).

  13. Pressure induced antiferromagnetic fluctuations in the pnictide superconductor FeSe0.5Te0.5: 125Te NMR study, Y. Shimizu, T. Yamada, T. Takami, S. Niitaka, H. Takagi, and M. Itoh, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 78, 123707 (2009).

  14. High-pressure 51V NMR study of the magnetic phase diagram and metal-insulator transition in the quasi-one-dimensional β-Na0.33V2O5, T. Suzuki, I. Yamauchi, Y. Shimizu, M. Itoh, N. Takeshita, C. Terakura, H. Takagi, Y. Tokura, T. Yamauchi, and Y. Ueda, Physical Review B 79, 081101(R) (2009).

  15. Spin-singlet formation in the geometrically frustrated spinel oxide AlV2O4: 51V and 27Al NMR measurements, Y. Shimizu, M. Takana, M. Itoh, T. Katsufuji, Physical Review B 78, 14423 (2008).

  16. Thermodynamic properties of a spin-1/2 spin-liquid in a κ-type organic salt, S. Yamashita, Y. Nakazawa, M. Oguni, Y. Oshima, H. Nojiri, Y. Shimizu, K. Miyagawa, K. Kanoda, Nature Physics 4, 459 (2008).

  17. Mott Transition in a Valence-Bond Solid Insulator with a Triangular Lattice, Y. Shimizu, H. Akimoto, H. Tsujii, A. Tajima, and R. Kato, Physical Review Letters 99, 256403 (2007).

  18. Emergence of inhomogeneous moments from spin liquid in the triangular-lattice Mott insulator κ-(ET)2Cu2(CN)3, Y. Shimizu, K. Miyagawa, K. Kanoda, M. Maesato, and G. Saito, Physical Review B, 73, R140407 (2006).

  19. Mott Transition from a Spin Liquid to a Fermi Liquid in the Spin-Frustrated Organic Conductor κ-(ET)2Cu2(CN)3, K. Kurosaki, Y. Shimizu, K. Miyagawa, K. Kanoda, and G. Saito, Physical Review Letters, 95, 177001 (2005).

  20. Spin liquid state in an organic Mott insulator with a triangular lattice, Y. Shimizu, K. Miyagawa, K. Kanoda, M. Maesato, and G. Saito, Physical Review Letters, 91, 107001 (2003).