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Yukio Tanaka

Yukio Tanaka

Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University

Field of Specialty:
Theory of condensed matter physics, Superconductivity and topological materials
Specific Topics:
Theory of topological superconductivity and superconducting junctions Theory of Weyl semimetal

E-mail : ytanaka[at]


I have been studying about tunneling phenomena in unconventional superconductivity, symmetry of Cooper pair, pairing mechanism of exotic superconductivity, topological superconductivity and topological insulator.

First, I would like to continue to study odd-frequency pairing in topological superconductor and correlated systems. I also study Weyl semimetal, monolayer materials, and parafermions.


Ph.D. (Physics), The University of Tokyo


Assistant, Faculty of Science, Niigata University
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University


Japan IBM Science Award
Superconductivity Science and Technology Award


"Tunneling and Josephson effects in odd-frequency superconductor junctions: A study on multichannel Kondo chain"
S. Hoshino, K. Yada, and Y. Tanaka
Physical Review B 93, 224511-1-12 (Jun. 2016)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.224511

"All-electrical generation and control of odd-frequency s-wave Cooper pairs in double quantum dots"
P. Burset, B. Lu, H. Ebisu, Y. Asano, and Y. Tanaka
Physical Review B 93, 201402(R)-1-6 (May. 2016)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.201402

"Photovoltaic chiral magnetic effect in Weyl semimetals"
K. Taguchi, T. Imaeda, M. Sato, and Y. Tanaka
Physical Review B 93, 201202(R)-1-5 (May. 2016)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.201202

"Fragile surface zero-energy flat bands in three-dimensional chiral superconductors"
S. Kobayashi, Y. Tanaka, and M. Sato
Physical Review B 92, 214514-1-10 (Dec. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.214514

"Theory of tunneling conductance of anomalous Rashba metal/superconductor junctions"
T. Fukumoto, K. Taguchi, S. Kobayashi, and Y. Tanaka
Physical Review B 92, 144514-1-17 (Oct. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.144514

"Odd-frequency superconducting states with different types of Meissner response: Problem of coexistence"
Ya. V. Fominov, Y. Tanaka, Y. Asano, and M. Eschrig
Physical Review B 91, 144514-1-14 (Apr. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.144514

"Crossed Surface Flat Bands of Weyl Semimetal Superconductors"
B. Lu, K. Yada, M. Sato, and Y. Tanaka
Physical Review Letters 114, 096804-1-5 (Mar. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.096804

"Microscopic Theory of Tunneling Spectroscopy in Sr2RuO4"
K. Yada, Y. Tanaka, A.A. Golubov and S. Kashiwaya
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 83, 7 074706-1-8 (Jun. 2014)

"Theory of tunneling conductance and surface-state transition in
superconducting topological insulators"
A. Yamakage, K. Yada, M. Sato, and Y. Tanaka,
Physical Review B 85,
180509(R)-1-5 (May. 2012).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.180509

"Evolution of edge States and Critical Phenomena in the Rashba
Superconductor with Magnetization"
A. Yamakage, Y. Tanaka, and N. Nagaosa,
Physical Review Letters 108,
087003-1-5 (Feb. 2012).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.087003

"Symmetry and Topology in Superconductors -Odd-Frequency Pairing and
Edge States"
Y. Tanaka, M. Sato, N. Nagaosa,
Journal of Physical Society of Japan 81,
011013-1-34 (Dec. 2012).

"Topology of Andreev bound states with flat dispersion"
M. Sato, Y. Tanaka, K. Yada, T. Yokoyama,
Physical Review B 83, 224511-1-22 (Jun. 2011).

"Manipulation of Majorana fermion, Andreev reflection and Josephson current on topological insulator"
Y. Tanaka, T. Yokoyama, and N. Nagaosa,
Physical Review Letters 103, 107002-1-4 (Sep. 2009).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.107002

"Anomalous Josephson effect between even- and odd-frequency superconductors"
Y. Tanaka, A. Golubov, S. Kashiwaya, and M. Ueda,
Physical Review Letters 99, 037005-1-4 (Jul. 2007).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.037005

"Theory of the proximity effect in junctions with unconventional superconductors"
Y. Tanaka and A. Golubov,
Physical Review Letters 98, 037003-1-4 (Jan. 2007).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.037003

"Circuit theory of unconventional superconductor junctions"
Y. Tanaka, Y.V. Nazarov, and S. Kashiwaya,
Physical Review Letters 90, 167003-1-4 (Apr. 2003).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.167003

"Theory of tunneling spectroscopy of d-wave superconductors"
Y. Tanaka and S. Kashiwaya,
Physical Review Letters 74, 3451-1-4 (Jun. 1995).
DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-66871-8_56