1. "Evolution of anisotropic crack patterns in shrinking material layers"
    Roland Szatmári, Zoltn Halász, Akio Nakahara, So Kitsunezaki and Ferenc Kun , Soft matter, DOI: 10.1039/D1SM01193 (2021)

  2. "Mechanism of memory effect of paste which dominates desiccation crack patterns"
    Akio Nakahara, Tomoki Hiraoka, Rokuya hayashi, Yousuke Matsuo and So Kitsunezaki, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 377(2018)  20170395(1]13)  (DOI:10.1098/rsta.2017.0395)

  3. Memory effect and anisotropy of particle arrangements in granular paste"
    So Kitsunezak, Arina Sasaki,  Akihiro Nishimoto, Tsuyoshi Mizuguchi, Yousuke Matsuo, and
    Akio Nakahara, The European Physical Journal E, 40 (2017)  88.(preprint version: pdf)
    (DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2017-11578-4)

  4. "Effect of disorder on shrinkage induced fragmentation of a thin brittle layer"
    Zoltán Halász, Akio Nakahara, So Kitsunezaki , and Ferenc Kun, Phys. Rev. E 96(2017) 033006
  5. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.96.033006)

  6. "Shaking-induced stress anisotropy in the memory effect of paste, and (preprint version: pdf)
  7. "Cracking Condition of Cohesionless Porous Materials in Drying Processes",
  8. So Kitsunezaki, Phys.Rev.E, 87 (2013) 052805. (preprint version: pdf)
  9. "Crack Growth and Plastic Relaxation in a Drying Paste Layer",
  10. So Kitsunezaki, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 79 (2010) 124802. (prerpint version: pdf)
  11. "Crack Propagation Speed in the Drying Process of Paste",
  12. So Kitsunezaki, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 78 (2009) 064801. (prerpint version:pdf)
  13. "Bioconvection and front formation of Paramecium Tetraurelia"movies,
  14. So Kitsunezaki, Rie Komori, and Terue Harumoto, Phys.Rev.E 76(2007) 046301. (pdf)

  15. "Numerical study of drying process and columnar fracture process in granule-water mixtures",
  16. Akihiro Nishimoto, Tsuyoshi Mizuguchi, and So Kitsunezaki, Phys.Rev.E 76(2007) 016102.

  17. "Spatio-temporal patterns of bacteria caused by collective motion",
  18. So Kitsunezaki, Physica D 216(2006) 294-300.
    The original publicaiton is available at physica D (DOI: 10.1016/j.physd.2006.03.001). (prerpint version:pdf)

  19. "How Paramecium cells die under a cover glass?"
  20. Yoshiomi Takagi, So Kitsunezaki, Tae Ohkido and Rie Komori The Japanese Journal of Protozoology 38(2005) 153-161

  21. "Directional Crack Propagation of granular water systems"
  22. Mizuguchi, T., Nishimoto, A., Kitsunezaki, S., Yamazaki, Y. and Aoki, I., Phys. Rev. E 71(2005) 056122

  23. "Quasi-Static Deformation of a Granular System with a Regular Arrangement of Particles"
  24. So Kitsunezaki, Granular Matter 6(2004) 221-228.
    The original publicaiton is available at 10.1007/s10035-004-0182-x). (pdf)

  25. "Dynamic Scaling of the Growing Rough Surfaces"
  26. Naoki Kobayashi, Osamu Moriyama, So Kitsunezaki, Yoshihiro Yamazaki and Mitsugu Matsushita, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 73(2004) 2112-2116

  27. "The Creation Process of Faults in Quasi-static Deformation"
  28. So Kitsunezaki and Akemi Kurumatani,Granular Matter 5(2004) 185-192.
    The original publicaiton is available at 10.1007/s10035-003-0150-x). (pdf)

  29. "Fracture Patterns Induced by Desiccation in a Thin Layer"
  30. So Kitsunezaki,Phys. Rev. E 60(1999) 6449-64 (pdf)

  31. "Modeling for Fingering Patterns with an Assembly of Splitting Elements"
  32. So Kitsunezaki,Physica D 102(1997) 262-274 (pdf)

  33. "Interface Dynamics for Bacterial Colony Formation"
  34. So Kitsunezaki, Journal of Pysical Society of Japan 66(1997) 1544-1550 (pdf)


  1. "Crack Growth in Drying Paste",
  2. So Kitsunezaki, Advanced Powder Technology, 22 (2011) 311-318 (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apt.2011.03.006)


  1. "Stress Development up to Crack Formation in Drying Paste", S. Kitsunezaki, Y. Matsuo, and  A. Nakahara, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan 50 (2017) ,  Special Issue on 20th International Drying Symposium (IDS2016), 775-779

  2. "Erasure of memory in paste by irradiation of ultrasonic waves", 
    A. Nakahara, R. Yoneyama, M. Ito, Y. Matsuo and S. Kitsunezaki, EPJ Web Conf., 140 (2017) 12007 (Powders and Grains 2017 ? 8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media)

  3. "Spatio-temporal Patterns in Colonies of Rod-shaped Bacteria"
  4. S. Kitsunezaki, "Oscillation, Chaos and Network Dynamics in Nonlinear Science --- Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nonlinear Oscillations ---" , edited by S. Shinomoto, H. Nakao, T. Ohta and Y. Kuramoto, Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 161(2006), 224-227 (pdf)

  5. "Initial Deformation Process in Granular Matter"
  6. S. Kitsunezaki, ``Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems'', edited by M.Tokuyama, American Institute of Physics, 154-5, 2004 (pdf)

  7. "Directional Crack Propagation in Drying Process of Wet Granules"
  8. Mizuguchi, T.,Nishimoto, A., Kitsunezaki, S., Yamazaki, Y. and Aoki, I., ``Powder and Grain 2001'', edited by Y.Kishino, A. A. Balkema Publishers, 55-58, 2001 (pdf)

  9. "Stripe Patterns Induced by Slow Deformation of a Container"
  10. So Kitsunezaki and Akemi Kurumatani, ``Powder and Grain 2001'', edited by Y.Kishino, A. A. Balkema Publishers, 309-312, 2001 (pdf)


  1. Desiccation Cracks and their Patterns: Formation and Modelling in Science and Nature, (Wiely, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-527-41213-6) Lucas Goehring, Akio Nakahara, Tapati Dutta, So Kitsunezaki, and Sujata Tarafdar

Japanese publications

Presentations(in Japanese)


  1. "Stripe patterns in a granular system induced by slow deformation of its container" 
  2. So Kitsunezaki and Akemi Kurumatani, cond-mat/0107493 (pdf)

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