Shimizu Group

We study structures and properties unique to the material surfaces and interfaces. We use scanning probe microscopy for the characterization of various materials such as metals, semiconductors, oxides, organic thin films, and adsorbed molecules.

About Shimizu Group

April 2023 marks the sixth year of Shimizu Group in the Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University.

Our group focuses on the characterization of surfaces and interfaces of various materials including metals, semiconductors, oxides, organic thin films,
and adsorbed molecules. Scanning probe microscopy at the single atomic and molecular scales provides key information for the understanding of catalytic reaction mechanisms and the development of next-generation devices.

Recent Publication

Kanae Yamanami, Yuto Fujita, Kazuma Matsui, Ryu Asari, Tomoko Kusawake, and Tomoko K. Shimizu, “Evidence of one-dimensional channels in hydrogen-bonded organic porous thin films fabricated at the air/liquid interface” Langmuir38, 1910-1914 (2022).

Porous organic thin films fabricated by self-assembly of molecules at the air/liquid interface were characterized using AFM and IR spectroscopy.


This section introduces Associate Professor Tomoko Shimizu and other members of the group, as well as alumni and research collaborators.


This section provides information on publication and conference presentations.