2017 年 52 巻 6 号 p. 383-388
After obtaining my doctorate in engineering from Keio University, I spent five years as a researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Suzukakedai Campus in Yokohama. During that time, I made the first report on a material system called iron-based high-temperature superconductors (Fe-SCs). Research on Fe-SCs is still hot topic in condensed matter physics. Now, I am continuing my research mainly on the fabrication of superconducting wire using Fe-SCs, while being distracted by some traditional affairs as a member of the faculty. Research on Fe-SCs has encouraged young researchers towards the further discovery of novel layered superconductors. This article was prepared by updating the content of “A Private Story, Discovery of Iron-based High Tc Superconductors” previously published in the membership journal of the Physical Society of Japan (Nihon Butsuri Gakkaishi).