Tomonobu Nakayama

Tomonobu Nakayama
Nano Functionality Integration Group
Scanning Probe Microscopy,
Surface Physics and Chemistry,
Nanotechnology and Nanobioscience
Academic degree:
Ph.D. The University of Tokyo (1999)
Recent publications
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Educational History

1999 PhD in physics, The University of Tokyo

Job History

2008 - Present Principal Investigator, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) , NIMS
2007 Managing Director, Nano System Functionality Center, NIMS
2006 - Present Group Leader, Nano Functionality Integration Group, Nano System Functionality Center, NIMS
2004 - Present Associate Professor, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba
2002 Group Leader, Electro-Nanocharacterization Group, Nanomaterials Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
2002 Visiting Lecturer, Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2000 Visiting Professor, Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
2000 Vice-chief Scientist of Surface and Interface Laboratory (RIKEN)
1991 Scientist, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
1989 Researcher, ERATO Atomcraft Project, JST
1988 Researcher, Central Research Laboratories, Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd.

Research History

Tomonobu Nakayama has been working in the field of surface science and nanotechnology. He developed the world-first multiple-scanning-probe microscope (MPSPM) when he was in Prof.Masakazu Aono's laboratory in RIKEN, and achieved the first multiprobe nanoscale MPSPM measurements with the atomic resolution. Later he has also developed an integrated control system specialized for nanoscale MPSPM measurements. He has been studying on physical and chemical properties of fullerene molecules, especially from the view points of their polymerization and depolymerization, and achieved the first observation of intermolecular polymerization in a monolayer system. Also he has pursuing much more sophisticated control of the chemical reaction at the single-molecule level for realizing single-molecule memory devices. More recently, he started to develop various type of nanoscale chemical sensor probes for multiple-scanning-probe microscopes to open a nanoscale system biology to seek innovative discipline of future computation.

Selected Papers

  1. T. Nakayama, J. Onoe, K. Takeuchi and M.Aono, 'Weakly bound and strained C60 monolayer on Si(111)√3x√3R30o-Ag', Phys. Rev. B59, 12627 (1999)
  2. T. Nakayama, J. Onoe, K. Nakatsuji, J. Nakamura, K. Takeuchi and M. Aono, 'Photoinduced Products in a C60 monolayer on Si(111) √3x√3-Ag: An STM Study', Surf. Rev. Lett. 6, 1073 (1999)
  3. J. Nakamura, T. Nakayama, S. Watanabe and M. Aono, 'Structural and Cohesive Properties of a C60 monolayer', Phys. Rev.Lett. 87, 048301 (2001)
  4. K. Terabe, T. Nakayama, T. Hasegawa and M. Aono, 'Formation and Disappearance of a Nanoscale Silver Cluster Realized by Solid Electrochemical Reaction', J. Appl. Phys. 91, 10110 (2002)
  5. J. Onoe, T. Nakayama, M. Aono, and T. Hara, 'Formation and Disappearance of a Nanoscale Silver Cluster Realized by Solid Electrochemical Reaction', Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 595 (2003)
  6. K. Terabe, T. Hasegawa, T. Nakayama and M. Aono, 'Quantized Conductance Atomic Switch', Nature 433, 47 (2005)
  7. T. Uchihashi, C. Ohbuchi, S. Tsukamoto and T. Nakayama, 'One-dimensional Surface Reconstruction as an Atomic-scale Template for the Growth of Periodically Striped Ag Films', Phys.Rev.Lett. 96, 136104 (2006)
  8. O. Kubo, Y. Shingaya, M. Nakaya, M. Aono and T.Nakayama, 'Epitaxially grown WOx nanorod probes for sub-100 nm multiple-scanning-probe measurement', Appl.Phys.Lett. 88, 254101 (2006)
  9. S. Egger, A. Ilie, S. Machida and T. Nakayama, 'Integration of Individual Nanoscale Structures into Devices Using Dynamic Nanostenciling', Nano Lett. 7, 3399 (2007)
  10. M. Nakaya, Y. Kuwahara, M. Aono and T. Nakayama, 'Reversibility-controlled Single Molecular Level Chemical Reaction in C60 Monolayer via Ionization Induced by a Scanning Tunneling Microscope', Small 4, 538 (2008)