Research Fields
Polymer Physics
Term and History
2019/04/01 - 2023/02/28 Postdoctoral Researcher
2023/05/01 - 2024/03/31 Visiting Scientist (Main: Program-Specific Researcher, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)


I am Hiroshi Yokota, a physicist, who have joined iTHEMS since April, 2019. For 5 years, I have investigated a polymer physics, especially, theoretical framework of polymer crystallization.

The polymer is a string-like large molecules whose characteristics play important roles in crystallization process. In contrast to the conventional crystal such as metals, the polymer crystal is a solid composed of crystal and amorphous regions due to the characteristics of the string-like molecules, where the polymer crystal is applied to production of industrial products, for example, films and threads (stuff of our clothes).

In iTHEMS, by using the knowledge of polymer crystallization and of theoretical treatments of the polymer chain, I will investigate biophysics, especially, dynamics of the formation of the chromosomes.

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