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Research Highlight 2014

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1. "Synthesis of Zirconia Oxide (ZrO2) Nanofibers on Zirconnia Substrates by
Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis " J.-H Zhang, W. Li and T. Tanji Materials Sciences and Applications

2. TOF-SIMS Analysis of Lithium Reaction Products on Electrodes of Lithium Air Batteries: A. Karen, K. Ito, Y. Kubo, e-J. Surf. Sci. Nanotech. 12  75-78

3. Super-resolution phase reconstruction technique in electron holography with a stage-scanning system, Lei, D; Mitsuishi, K; Harada, K; Shimojo, M ; Ju, DY; Takeguchi, M, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 53,2,02BC23

4. High performance silicon-based anodes in solid-state lithium batteries, Cervera, RB; Suzuki, N; Ohnishi, T; Osada, M; Mitsuishi, K; Kambara, T ; Takada, K, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE,7,2,662-666, 2014

5. “Direct mapping of Li distribution in electrochemically lithiated graphite anodes using scanning Auger electron microscopy” Nobuyuki Ishida, Hitoshi Fukumitsu, Hiroshi Kimura, and Daisuke Fujita "Journal of Power Sources 248, p.1118-p.1122
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.09.121."

6. “Characterization of two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride using scanning electron and scanning helium ion microscopy” Hongxuan Guo, Jianhua Gao, Nobuyuki Ishida, Mingsheng Xu, and Daisuke Fujita "Applied Physics Letters 104, 031607/p.1-p.4.
DOI: 10.1063/1.4862819"

7. “Van der Waals density functional made accurate” I. Hamada Phys. Rev B 89, 121103

8. “Direct observation of Pt-terminating carbyne on graphene” Emi Kano, Masaki Takeguchi, Jun-ichi Fujita and Ayako Hashimoto Carbon, in press

9. “Structure of water at zwitterionic copolymer film-liquid water interfaces as examined by the sum frequency generation method” Takuya Kondo, Kouji Nomura, Makoto Gemmei-Ide, Hiromi Kitano*, Hidenori Noguchi, Kohei Uosaki, Yoshiyuki Saruwatari Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces. 113, 361-367 (2014).

10. “Sum-frequency generation analyses of the structure of water at amphoteric SAM-liquid water interfaces” Kouji Nomura, Tadashi Nakaji-Hirabayashi, Makoto Gemmei-Ide, Hiromi Kitano*, Hidenori Noguchi, Kohei Uosaki Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces. 121, 264-269 (2014)

11. Space-Charge Layer Effect at Interface between Oxide Cathode and Sulfide Electrolyte in All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery J. Haruyama, K. Sodeyama, L. Han, K. Takada, T. Tateyama Chem. Mater. 26, 4248-4255

12. “Exceptionally long-ranged lattice relaxation in oxygen-deficient Ta2O5” Yong Yang, Osamu Sugino, and Yoshiyuki Kawazoe Solid State Communications, 195, 16

13. “First-Principles Thermodynamic Description of Hydrogen Electroadsorption on the Pt(111) Surface” T.T.T. Hanh, Y. Takimoto, O. Sugino Surf. Sci. 625, 104

14. “Nafion-propyl-1,2,3-triazole composite membrane for fuel cells” J.-D. Kim, L.-J. Ghil, M.-S. Jun, J.-K. Choi, H.-J. Chang, Y.-C. Kim, H.-W. Rhee, JECS, 161(6), F724-F728

15. Hydrothermal synthesis of Fe-substituted manganese dioxide and its electrochemical characterization for lithium rechargeable batteries J. Moon, H. Munakata, K. Kanamura Electrochim. Acta 134 (2014) 92-99 DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.04.103

16. “Crystal orientation of epitaxial LiCoO2 films grown on SrTiO3 substrates” K. Nishio, T. Ohnishi, K. Akatsuka, and T. Takada J. Power Sources 247 (2014) 687, 261 (2014) 412

17. “An amorphous Si film anode for all-solid-sate lithium batteries” R. Miyazaki, N. Ohta, T. Ohnishi, I. Sakaguchi, and T. Takada, J. Power Sources 272 (2014) 541

18. “Labeling co-sensitizer dye for XPS quantification in coadsorption dye-sensitized solar cells”. M. Honda, M. Yanagida, L. Han, K. Miyano, e-J.Surf. Sci. Nanotech. 12 (2014) 63-67

19. “Nanoscale Optical and Mechanical Manipulation of Molecular Alignment in Metal-Molecule-Metal Structures” *K. Ikeda, N. Fujimoto, K. Uosaki J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 21550-21557 (2014)

20. “Effects of Atomic Geometry and Electronic Structure of Platinum Surfaces on Molecular Adsorbates Studied by Gap-Mode SERS” "J. Hu, M. Tanabe, J. Sato, K. Uosaki, *K. Ikeda" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 10299-10307 (2014)

21. “Construction of a Metal?Organic Monolayer?Semiconductor Junction on a Hydrogen-Terminated Si(111) Surface via Si?C Covalent Linkage and its Electrical Properties” K. Uosaki, H. Fukumitsu, T. Masuda and D. Qu Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, (21), 9960-9965

22. “Boron Nitride Nanosheet on Gold as an Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction - Theoretical Suggestion and Experimental Proof” K. Uosaki, G. Elumalai, H. Noguchi, T. Masuda, A. Lyalin, A. Nakayama and T. Taketsugu J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, (18), 6542-6545 (2014)

23. “Electrocatalytic Activity of Various Types of h-BN for Oxygen Reduction Reaction” G. Elumalai, H. Noguchi and K. Uosaki Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, (27), 13755-13761 (2014)

24. “In Situ Real Time Study on Potential Induced Structure Change at Au(111) and Au(100) Single Crystal Electrode/Sulfuric Acid Solution Interfaces by Surface X-ray Scattering” T. Kondo, J. Zegenhagen, S. Takakusagi and K. Uosaki Surf. Sci. online published, in press (2014)

25. “Photoexcited Hole Transfer to a MnOx Cocatalyst on a SrTiO3 Photoelectrode During Oxygen Evolution Studied by in situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy” M. Yoshida, T. Yomogida, T. Mineo, K. Nitta, K. Kato, T. Masuda, H. Nitani, H. Abe, S. Takakusagi, T. Uruga, K. Asakura, K. Uosaki and H. Kondoh J. Phys. Chem. C, accepted (2014)

26. “Microstructure parameters affecting interfacial adhesion of thermal barrier coatings by the EB-PVD method” R.T. Wu, R. Wu, X. Zhao, P. Xiao Materials Science Engineering A. 594 (2014) 193-202 DOI:10.1016/j.msea.2013.11.054

27. “Facile ambient temperature synthesis and characterization of a stable nano-sized hollow silica particles using soluble-poly(methacrylic acid) sodium salt templating” R. Virtudazo, R.T. Wu, S. Zhao, M. Koebel Materials Letters. 126 (2014) 92-96 DOI:10.1016/j.matlet.2014.03.114

28. ‘Reduction of thermal conductivity in dually doped ZnO by design of three-dimensional stacking faults’ H.Takemoto, K.Fugane, P.F.Yan, J.Drennan, M.Saito, T.Mori, and H.Yamamura RSC advances, Vol.4(6), pp.2661-2672(2014)

29. TOF-SIMS analysis of lithium air battery discharge products utilizing gas cluster ion beam sputtering for surface stabilization: A. Karen, K. Ito, Y. Kubo, Surf. and Interface Analysis, in press (published online)