Tian Yuan's visit to Rice University

Internship at Kono lab [Last update by Tian March 3rd]

  1. March 3rd,
    1. Procedures to get the ID card, Join the Kono workgroup on Slack, prepare for the discussion tomorrow afternoon.
  2. March 2nd,
    1. Morning, visiting banks try to open bank account and obtain money.
    2. In the afternoon visit Rice U and the physcis building, meet with Kono-sensei and Xu-san,procedures to get the ID card.
  3. Tian arrived at March 1st, 4 pm and spend the rest of the day battling paying the apartment

Internship at Mizukami lab

  1. The experiment with Iihama-sensei on 2/8:
    1. By using the kretschmann configuration, we try to use measure the spin current generated by the surface plasmon on a gold --> continue the experiment on Wednesday.
  1. Fourth day's discussion with Iihama-sensei:
    1. Second measurement of Py-Pt layer
    2. Explain an calculate the Inverse Faraday effect with Iihama-sensei have problem.
  1. Third day's discussion with Iihama-sensei:
    1. By using the magneto Kerr effect, we are measuring the spin injection of a Py-Pt layer
    2. Explaining what is surface plasmon and the ways to excite surface plasmon
  1. Second day's discussion with Iihama-sensei:
    1. Introduction of the experiment layout,
    2. The detection of Spin Current by Inverse Kerr Effect.
    3. Experiment starts tomorrow.
  1. First day's discussion with Iihama-sensei:
    1. Methods to excite edge plasmon,
    2. Inverse Faraday Effect,
    3. Interaction of circularly polarized light with material: spin transfer torque and field induced torque?

Flight Information

UA6, departing Narita 5:10 pm Mar 1st 2022, arriving IA.Houston 2:00 pm Mar 1st 2022

UA7, departing IA.Houston 11:10 am Aug 30st 2022, arriving Narita 2:20 pm Aug 31st 2022

Real Estate company in Japan

Name プランドホーム Telephone number 022-211-9321, contact person

Apartment in Rice

Address, information

  1. Applying for Ventana at Midtown, waiting for reply.
  2. Address 4001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004. Waiting for reply on Saturday

Iihama-sensei's project

Apply for key of AIMR

Video watch and test taken, Waiting reply from AIMR.

  1. Mail sent to AIMR-Safty, waiting for reply.

Download Paper on Ilhama-sensei's work and make report before 1.28

Phone number of Iihama-sensei to stay in contact: 022-217-6003 for Mizukami lab.

[Done] 2022.1.24 Report on the zoom meeting

[Done] 2022.1.24 1:30pm Zoom meeting for discussion

2021.1.31 2pm at North gate

2022.1.31-2.12 Lab visit and experiment

Date: 2022.3.1-2022.8.30

Junichiro Kono' Lab at Rice University, Texas, USA

This page is for Tian-san to visit Rice University from March 1st to Aug. 30th, 2022. In order to check each step correctly, we will report here all information.

OwlId is R-C2708984. NetID is yt51.

OwlId is R-C2708984. NetID is yt51.

What Tian-san should do (from new to the past)

Updated by Tian on Jan. 26th 20:03

  1. Flight to Houston: UA6, departing Narita 5:10 pm Mar 1st 2022, arriving IA.Houston 2:00 pm Mar 1st 2022
  2. Flight back Tokyo: UA7, departing IA.Houston 11:10 am Aug 30st 2022, arriving Narita 2:20 pm Aug 31st 2022
  1. Test the portable WIFI.
  2. [Done] Register the eduroam, (Registered, test connection on 2022/1/28).
  3. Health insurance https://oiss.rice.edu/scholarhealthinsurance and apartment in Texas.
    1. Email sent to OISS Rice university, Three possible outcomes: 1. Fudaikaigaku is viable 2. By purchasing more insurance plans from JEES, a combined insurance plan is viable 3. Find cheaper plans in US.
    2. Futai Kaigaku not possible, Apply for cheaper plan in US: ISI Protect. Wait for confirm from Rice Univ.
  4. Find the apartment in Texas and report.
    1. No room at Rice graduate school or Rice village apartment, Mail sent third real estate company, Waiting for reply.
  5. [DONE at 1/26]Enroll insurance for 7month (58,760JPY)(Tian will submit the information to the insurance company.)
    1. Kaigaku need joining the Kakenhi, Tian will pay the Kakenhi and submit the document on 24th Jan.
    2. Kakenhi was paid on 24th Jan. Document of Kaigaku submitted, the paycheck will arrive on 1.26. Pay at the post office after that.
  6. [DONE]Report the flight information to JTB and Takahasi-san (Done on 2022.1.21 By Saito-sensei)
    1. Flight was decided: 1st Mar. UA6 and 30th Aug UA7. Saito-sensei paid the ticket.
  7. Set bank transer for the payment of apartment (not yet)
    1. Bank auto transfer will be set on 27th Jan.
  8. Stop gas and water during the visit. but Do not stop electricity (not yet.)
  9. Covid certificate when Tian goes to Narita (informed by Takahasi)
  1. [Done] Using the document, get visa of USA (done on 2021.12.28 by Y. T. $200)
  2. [Done] Ask a document of visit to Rice University (done on 2021.11 by R. Saito, $300)
  3. Contact to Prof. Kono (done on 2021.11 by R. Saito) Done

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