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Mitsutaka Fujita (藤田 光孝, Fujita Mitsutaka, August 16, 1959 – March 18, 1998) was a Japanese physicist. He proposed the edge state that is unique in the graphene zigzag edges. Also, he theoretically pointed out the importance and peculiarity of nanoscale and edge shape effects in nanographene. The graphene nanoribbons was theoretically introduced by him and his research group to study the nanoscale effect of graphene. He had been an associate professor in the Tsukuba University, and died by subarachnoid hemorrhage on March 18, 1998. His posthumous name is Rikakuin-Shinju-Houkou-Koji (理覚院深珠放光居士) in Japanese.

Mitsutaka Fujita
BornAugust 16, 1959
DiedMarch 18, 1998 (1998-03-19) (aged 38)
Known forgraphene nanoribbon theory
AwardsBest Paper Award 2003,
Physical Society of Japan
Scientific career



After his death, the original paper of graphene edge state and graphene nanoribbons was awarded the JPS Best Paper Award on March 2003 from the Physical Society of Japan.

Representative publicationsEdit

  • Fujita, M.; Wakabayashi, K.; Nakada, K.; Kusakabe, K. (1996). "Peculiar Localized State at Zigzag Graphite Edge". J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 65: 1920–1923. Bibcode:1996JPSJ...65.1920F. doi:10.1143/JPSJ.65.1920.
  • Nakada, K.; Fujita, M.; Dresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M.S. (1996). "Edge state in graphene ribbons: Nanometer size effect and edge shape dependence". Phys. Rev. B. 54: 17954–17961. Bibcode:1996PhRvB..5417954N. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.54.17954.
  • Wakabayashi, K.; Fujita, M.; Ajiki, H.; Sigrist, M. (1999). "Electronic and magnetic properties of nanographite ribbons". Phys. Rev. B. 59: 8271–8282. arXiv:cond-mat/9809260. Bibcode:1999PhRvB..59.8271W. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.59.8271.
  • Saito, R.; Fujita, M.; Dresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M.S. (1992). "Electronic structure of graphene tubules based on C_{60}". Phys. Rev. B. 46: 1804–1811. Bibcode:1992PhRvB..46.1804S. doi:10.1103/physrevb.46.1804.
  • Saito, R.; Fujita, M.; Dresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M.S. (1992). "Electronic structure of chiral graphene tubules". Appl. Phys. Lett. 60: 2204–2206. Bibcode:1992ApPhL..60.2204S. doi:10.1063/1.107080.
  • Miyamoto, Y.; Nakada, K.; Fujita, M. (1999). "First-principles study of edge states of H-terminated graphitic ribbons". Phys. Rev. B. 59: 9858–9861. Bibcode:1999PhRvB..59.9858M. doi:10.1103/physrevb.59.9858.
  • Fujita, M.; Igami, M.; Nakada, K. (1997). "Lattice Distortion in Nanographite Ribbons". J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 66: 1864–1867. Bibcode:1997JPSJ...66.1864F. doi:10.1143/jpsj.66.1864.
  • Ogitsu, T.; Miyazaki, T.; Fujita, M.; Okazaki, M. (1995). "Role of Hydrogen in C and Si (001) Homoepitaxy". Phys. Rev. Lett. 75: 4226–4229. Bibcode:1995PhRvL..75.4226O. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.75.4226.
  • Kato, M.; Machida, K.; Nakanishi, H.; Fujita, M. (1990). "Soliton Lattice Modulation of Incommensurate Spin Density Wave in Two Dimensional Hubbard Model – A Mean Field Study –". J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 59: 1047–1058. Bibcode:1990JPSJ...59.1047K. doi:10.1143/jpsj.59.1047.
  • Machida, K.; Fujita, M. (1984). "Soliton lattice structure of incommensurate spin-density waves: Application to Cr and Cr-rich Cr-Mn and Cr-V alloys". Phys. Rev. B. 30: 5284–5299. Bibcode:1984PhRvB..30.5284M. doi:10.1103/physrevb.30.5284.
  • Nakao, K.; Kurita, N.; Fujita, M. (1994). "Ab initio molecular-orbital calculation for C70 and seven isomers of C80". Phys. Rev. B. 49: 11415–11420. Bibcode:1994PhRvB..4911415N. doi:10.1103/physrevb.49.11415.
  • Fujita, M.; Saito, R.; Dresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M.S. (1992). "Formation of general fullerenes by their projection on a honeycomb lattice". Phys. Rev. B. 45: 13834–13836. Bibcode:1992PhRvB..4513834F. doi:10.1103/physrevb.45.13834.
  • Machida, K.; Fujita, M. (1986). "Quantum energy spectra and one-dimensional quasiperiodic systems". Phys. Rev. B. 34: 7367–7370. Bibcode:1986PhRvB..34.7367M. doi:10.1103/physrevb.34.7367.
  • Harigaya, K.; Fujita, M. (1993). "Dimerization structures of metallic and semiconducting fullerene tubules". Phys. Rev. B. 47: 16563–16569. arXiv:cond-mat/9212036. Bibcode:1993PhRvB..4716563H. doi:10.1103/physrevb.47.16563.
  • Yoshida, M.; Fujita, M.; Fowler, P.W.; Kirby, E.C. (1997). "Non-bonding orbitals in graphite, carbon tubules, toroids and fullerenes". J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 93: 1037–1043. CiteSeerX doi:10.1039/a607401d.

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