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Matrix-material dependence on the elongation of embedded gold nanoparticles induced by 4 MeV C$$_{60}$$ and 200 MeV Xe ion irradiation

Li, R.*; Narumi, Kazumasa*; Chiba, Atsuya*; Hirano, Yu*; Tsuya, Daiju*; Yamamoto, Shunya*; Saito, Yuichi*; Okubo, Nariaki; Ishikawa, Norito; Pang, C.*; et al.

Nanotechnology, 31(26), p.265606_1 - 265606_9, 2020/06

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:24.67(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

We report the elongation of embedded Au nanoparticles (NPs) in three different matrices under irradiations of 4 MeV C$$_{60}$$ ions and 200 MeV Xe ions. Large elongation of Au NPs was observed for crystalline indium tin oxide (ITO) under both 4 MeV C$$_{60}$$ and 200 MeV Xe irradiation. The ITO layer preserved the crystallinity even after large elongation was induced. This is the first report of the elongation of metal NPs in a crystalline matrix.

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Controlled growth of boron-doped epitaxial graphene by thermal decomposition of a B$$_{4}$$C thin film

Norimatsu, Wataru*; Matsuda, Keita*; Terasawa, Tomoo; Takata, Nao*; Masumori, Atsushi*; Ito, Keita*; Oda, Koji*; Ito, Takahiro*; Endo, Akira*; Funahashi, Ryoji*; et al.

Nanotechnology, 31(14), p.145711_1 - 145711_7, 2020/04

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:58.93(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

We show that boron-doped epitaxial graphene can be successfully grown by thermal decomposition of a boron carbide thin film, which can also be epitaxially grown on a silicon carbide substrate. The interfaces of B$$_{4}$$C on SiC and graphene on B$$_{4}$$C had a fixed orientation relation, having a local stable structure with no dangling bonds. The first carbon layer on B$$_{4}$$C acts as a buffer layer, and the overlaying carbon layers are graphene. Graphene on B$$_{4}$$C was highly boron doped, and the hole concentration could be controlled over a wide range of 2$$times$$10$$^{13}$$ to 2$$times$$10$$^{15}$$ cm$$^{-2}$$. Highly boron-doped graphene exhibited a spin-glass behavior, which suggests the presence of local antiferromagnetic ordering in the spin-frustration system. Thermal decomposition of carbides holds the promise of being a technique to obtain a new class of wafer-scale functional epitaxial graphene for various applications.

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Ag nanoparticles embedded in Nd:YAG crystals irradiated with tilted beam of 200 MeV Xe ions; Optical dichroism correlated to particle reshaping

Li, R.*; Pang, C.*; Amekura, Hiroshi*; Ren, F.*; H$"u$bner, R.*; Zhou, S.*; Ishikawa, Norito; Okubo, Nariaki; Chen, F.*

Nanotechnology, 29(42), p.424001_1 - 424001_8, 2018/10

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:32.53(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

We report on the fabrication of reshaped Ag nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in a Nd:YAG crystal by combining Ag ion implantation and swift heavy Xe ion irradiation. The localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effect is proved to be efficiently modulated according to the phenomenon of polarization-dependent absorption. The LSPR peak located at 448 nm shows red shift and blue shift at 0 degree and 90 degree polarization, respectively, which is in good agreement with calculation by discrete dipole approximation. Based on the near-field intensity distribution, the interaction between reshaped NPs shows a non-ignorable effect on the optical absorption. Furthermore, the polarization-dependence of the photoluminescence (PL) intensity is analyzed, which is positively related to the modulated LSPR absorption. It demonstrates the potential of the enhancement of PL intensity by embedded plasmonic Ag NPs.

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STM-induced SiO$$_{2}$$ decomposition on Si(110)

Yano, Masahiro; Uozumi, Yuki*; Yasuda, Satoshi; Asaoka, Hidehito; Tsukada, Chie*; Yoshida, Hikaru*; Yoshigoe, Akitaka

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 16, p.370 - 374, 2018/08

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Structure analysis of two-dimensional atomic sheets by total-reflection high-energy positron diffraction

Fukaya, Yuki

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 16, p.111 - 114, 2018/04

no abstracts in English

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Ion desorption from bulk cesium chloride at moderate temperature ($$<$$500$$^{circ}$$C) under electric field

Baba, Yuji; Shimoyama, Iwao

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 16, p.53 - 59, 2018/03

Surface ionization for cesium chloride and Cs-adsorbed soil has been investigated. For cesium chloride, neutral cesium was desorbed around 645$$^{circ}$$C which is close to the melting point of cesium. While Cs$$^{+}$$ ion was desorbed from 400$$^{circ}$$C. The ratio of desorbed ions and neutrals (Cs$$^{+}$$/Cs$$^{0}$$) has a maximum around 410 $$^{circ}$$C. Temperature dependence of Cs$$^{+}$$/Cs$$^{0}$$ was analyzed using Saha-Langmuir equation, As a result, it was found that the temperature maximum is due to the changes of the surface work function induced by the phase transition of CsCl.

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Hillocks created for amorphizable and non-amorphizable ceramics irradiated with swift heavy ions; TEM study

Ishikawa, Norito; Taguchi, Tomitsugu*; Okubo, Nariaki

Nanotechnology, 28(44), p.445708_1 - 445708_11, 2017/11

 Times Cited Count:12 Percentile:63.51(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

TEM method is applied to Y$$_{3}$$Fe$$_{5}$$O$$_{12}$$ (YIG) and three fluorides (CaF$$_{2}$$, SrF$$_{2}$$ and BaF$$_{2}$$) for observing hillocks. For YIG which is one of the amorphizable materials, hillocks are found to have amorphous feature which is consistent with amorphous feature of ion-tracks. For the fluorides, it is found that the hillocks do not exhibit amorphous feature, and they are composed of nano-crystallites. It is found for the first time that for YIG the hillock diameter is comparable to the ion-track diameter, whereas for the fluorides it is always larger than the ion-track diameter. The results indicate that recrystallization after transient melting plays an important role for formation of hillocks and ion-tracks in fluorides.

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Development of fluorescence XAFS system in soft X-ray region toward operando conditions using polycapillary X-ray lens

Honda, Mitsunori; Shimoyama, Iwao; Baba, Yuji; Suzuki, Shinichi; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Yaita, Tsuyoshi

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 14, p.35 - 38, 2016/02

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Precise observation of growth of surface oxide layer for Pd and Cu nanoparticles during oxidative/reductive gases cyclic flow studied by real-time-resolved XAFS spectroscopy

Matsumura, Daiju; Nishihata, Yasuo; Okajima, Yuka*

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 14, p.48 - 52, 2016/00

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Experimental evidence of crystalline hillocks created by irradiation of CeO$$_{2}$$ with swift heavy ions; TEM study

Ishikawa, Norito; Okubo, Nariaki; Taguchi, Tomitsugu

Nanotechnology, 26(35), p.355701_1 - 355701_8, 2015/09

 Times Cited Count:18 Percentile:68.15(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

In this study, CeO$$_{2}$$ was irradiated with 200 MeV Au ions at oblique incidence. Observation of as-irradiated samples by transmission electron microscope (TEM) shows that hillocks are created not only at the wide surfaces, but also at the crack faces of the thin samples. Since the hillocks created at the crack faces can be imaged by TEM, their shape and crystallographic features can be revealed. From the images of hillocks created at the crack faces, many of the hillocks are found to be spherical. We present a first experimental evidence that hillocks created for CeO$$_{2}$$ irradiated with swift heavy ions have a crystal structure whose lattice spacing and orientation coincide with those of the matrix. The mechanism of spherical crystalline hillock formation is discussed based on the present results.

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Interaction between ultra-trace amount of cesium and oxides studied by total-reflection X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Baba, Yuji; Shimoyama, Iwao; Hirao, Norie; Izumi, Toshinori

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 13, p.417 - 421, 2015/09

 Times Cited Count:1

The interaction between alkali metals and oxides has attracted much attention as heterogeneous catalysis, chemical reaction promoters, and high intensity electron emitter. Also the interaction of cesium and oxides has become important subject, because radioactive cesium trapped in minerals such as clay and soil may cause health risks. In the present study, we analyzed chemical states of ultra-trace amount of cesium on oxide surfaces by total reflection X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (TR-XPS) exited by synchrotron radiation. For the adsorbed cesium thicker than 0.01 layer, cesium is weakly bound with oxide through Van-der-Waals force. On the other hand, for ultra-thin layer about 0.002 layer, the chemical bond changes to covalent bond. It is suggested that this change in the chemical bonding state is one of the reasons why radioactive cesium is hard to be released from minerals.

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Crystal structure and electron density distribution analyses of Nd$$_{x}$$Ce$$_{1-x}$$O$$_{2-delta}$$ for electrolyte by Rietveld/ maximum entropy method

Taguchi, Tomitsugu; Igawa, Naoki; Birumachi, Atsushi; Asaoka, Hidehito; Miwa, Shuhei; Osaka, Masahiko

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 13, p.339 - 342, 2015/06

Rare-earth doped ceria exhibits both ionic and electronic conductions, and those ceria with higher ratio of ionic conduction against electronic conduction is used as a solid electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cells. The electron density distributions in crystals are closely related to the electron diffusing pathway which affects the electronic conduction. In this study, we investigated the electron density distribution of doped ceria as a function of the content of Nd$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$-dopant to deduce the ratio of the electronic to ionic conduction. The crystal structure was refined with the space group, ${it Fm}$-3${it m}$, which is the same as undoped ceria. Ce and Nd ions randomly occupied the 4${it a}$ site and O ion the 8${it c}$ site. The electron conduction pathway was distributed through the 4${it a}$-8${it c}$ and 8${it c}$-8${it c}$ sites. The relationship between crystal structural change and electron density distribution as a function of the content of Nd$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$ dopant will be discussed.

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Nuclear and electron density distributions of LiMn$$_{2}$$O$$_{4}$$ analyzed by combination of Rietveld/ maximum entropy method

Igawa, Naoki; Kodama, Katsuaki; Birumachi, Atsushi; Taguchi, Tomitsugu

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 13, p.247 - 252, 2015/05

The nuclear and electron density distributions of LiMn$$_{2}$$O$$_{4}$$ which is one of the primitive cathode materials for secondary Li-ion batteries, were analyzed by applying Rietveld refinement and MEM to neutron and X-ray diffraction data, to estimate the Li diffusing pathway. The crystal structure of LiMn$$_{2}$$O$$_{4}$$ could be refined with the space group, ${it Fd}$-3${it m}$ in the temperature range from 240 to 573 K. The structure was transformed to ${it Fddd}$ below 240 K. The isotropic thermal displacement parameter of Li was proportional to the temperature excluding 240 to 300 K. According to the MEM analyses it was indicated that the Li ions diffuse through 8${it b}$ and 16${it e}$ around 300 K.

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Labeling co-sensitizer dye for XPS quantification in coadsorption dye-sensitized solar cells

Honda, Mitsunori; Yanagida, Masatoshi*; Han, L.*; Miyano, Kenjiro*

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 12, p.63 - 67, 2014/02

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SiO desorption kinetics of Si(111) surface oxidation studied by real-time photoelectron spectroscopy

Tang, J.*; Nishimoto, Kiwamu*; Ogawa, Shuichi*; Yoshigoe, Akitaka; Ishizuka, Shinji*; Watanabe, Daiki*; Teraoka, Yuden; Takakuwa, Yuji*

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 11, p.116 - 121, 2013/11

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M$"o$ssbauer and magnetic study of neptunyl(+1) complexes

Nakamoto, Tadahiro*; Nakamura, Akio; Takeda, Masuo*

M$"o$ssbauer Spectroscopy; Applications in Chemistry, Biology, and Nanotechnology, p.95 - 114, 2013/10

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Lanthanides ($$^{151}$$Eu and $$^{155}$$Gd)-M$"o$ssbauer spectroscopic study of defect-fluorite oxides coupled with new defect crystal chemistry model

Nakamura, Akio; Igawa, Naoki; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Hinatsu, Yukio*; Wang, J.*; Takahashi, Masashi*; Takeda, Masuo*

M$"o$ssbauer Spectroscopy; Applications in Chemistry, Biology, and Nanotechnology, p.71 - 94, 2013/10

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Study of exotic uranium compounds using $$^{238}$$U M$"o$ssbauer spectroscopy

Tsutsui, Satoshi; Nakada, Masami

M$"o$ssbauer Spectroscopy; Applications in Chemistry, Biology, and Nanotechnology, p.123 - 140, 2013/10

no abstracts in English

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Visualization of focused proton beam dose distribution by atomic force microscopy using blended polymer films based on polyacrylic acid

Omichi, Masaaki*; Takano, Katsuyoshi*; Sato, Takahiro; Kamiya, Tomihiro; Ishii, Yasuyuki; Okubo, Takeru; Koka, Masashi; Kada, Wataru; Sugimoto, Masaki; Nishikawa, Hiroyuki*; et al.

Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12, p.7401 - 7404, 2012/09

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:12.81(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

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One-dimentional nanotemplate structure of a Si(110) substrate

Yokoyama, Yuta; Asaoka, Hidehito; Sinsarp, A.*; Sasaki, Masahiro*

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 10, p.509 - 512, 2012/09

The Si(110) surface has a quite unique one-dimensional (1-D) structure with 16$$times$$2 reconstruction. Since the perfectly straight rows extend over micrometers, the 16$$times$$2 structure can be a superior template for 1-D nanostructures. In this study, we tried to control the clustering of Ge atoms on the Si(110) - 16$$times$$2 substrate. When Ge is deposited at 523 K, clustering of Ge atoms is found. The size of the cluster was 1$$sim$$2 nm and many of them were located in a step edges. This trend is previously reported by vicinal Si(111) surface. With increasing temperature, the sizes of Ge clusters became larger. These results indicated that the size and alignment of the Ge cluster can be well controlled on the Si(110) - 16$$times$$2 template surface.

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