Kurihara Laboratory

New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University.

About KURIHARA Laboratory

In Kurihara Lab., we have been exploring the research field of surface forces to develop this technique as a unique tool in material science.

Research Keywords

  • Nanoreheology and tribology of liquids in a confined space using resonance shear resonance method.
  • Development of new nano-scale measurement of solid-liquid interfaces: Electrochemical SFA, SFA spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction for thin liquid film based on SFA
  • Structuring of liquids at the solid-liquids interfaces: Molecular macrocluster formation and its application.
  • Direct measuremet of interaction involved in molecular recognition such as DNA and proteins.
  • Properties of complex systems: polyelectrolytes abd peptide brush layers.

Latest News



Our research article was selected for the cover illustration of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.


Effects of surface and shear forces on nano-confined smectic-A liquid crystals studied by X-ray diffraction