Akari Hayashi

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Formaldehyde dehydrogenase (FDH, molecular size of 8.6 nm × 8.6 nm × 19.0 nm) was immobilized on seven types of mesoporous silica (MPS), whose pores were from 2.4 to 31.2 nm sized, and their catalytic activities were evaluated by oxidation of formaldehyde. Among MPSs, FDH immobilized on MPS-4 (pore size of 12.3 nm) showed the best catalytic activity.(More)
The fabrication of conical nanocarbon structures (CNCSs) on a transparent and flexible nafion substrate at room temperature using an ion irradiation technique and their application toward field emission displays (FEDs) have been demonstrated. The main advantage of this technique is that CNCSs can be fabricated directly on the transparent substrate while(More)
[reaction: see text] Cyclic phenylazomethines with methylene spacers (CPA-M) are obtained by dehydration of diamine with diketone. During the titration of CPA-M 4mer with FeCl(3), we observe two consecutive isosbestic points in the UV-vis spectra. We conclude that complexation occurs in two consecutive steps. Our analysis suggests that the stepwise metal(More)
The aims of this study are immobilization of formaldehyde dehydrogenase (FDH) into nano-space of nanostructured carbon and evaluation as a possible sensor detecting low concentration formaldehyde. In order to understand the effect of carbon pore size on activity and stability of FDH, mesoporous carbon (MC), originally made in our lab, and commercially(More)
An acetylcholinesterase-immobilized sensor unit was successfully prepared by encapsulating the enzyme within hybrid mesoporous silica membranes (F127-MST). Through a novel combination with tetracyanoquinodimethane, both acetylcholine and organophosphorus pesticides were successfully detected with high sensitivity. Furthermore, we manufactured the working(More)
Graphite surfaces were irradiated by argon (Ar+) ions at 1 keV with a simultaneous cobalt (Co) supply at room temperature. Various kinds of carbon nanocomposites, such as nanocones with and without single nanofibers on their tops, nanorods and fish-scale-like nanoprotrusions, were formed depending on Co supply rates. It has been observed that with(More)
Self-assembled organic-inorganic hybrid nano-materials have recently received much attention due to their novel and original functions, including new electronic, optical, magnetic, and catalytic properties. Especially, reactions in organic-metallic hybrid materials are closely related to biological reactions, such as the reactions in metal-containing(More)
This paper presents direct growth of horizontally-aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) between two predefined various inter-spacing up to tens of microns of electrodes (pads) and its use as CNT field-effect transistors (CNT-FETs). Using the conventional photolithography technique followed by thin film evaporation and lift off, the catalytic electrodes (pads)(More)
An efficient method for the fabrication of zinc (Zn) nanostructures (nanoneedles and nanofibers) of controllable density and morphology without any catalyst, hazardous chemicals or external heat supply has been investigated. By varying the ion irradiation time and the ion current density, morphological control and the density of Zn nanostructures were(More)
We describe the encapsulation of mobile proton carriers into defect sites in nonporous coordination polymers (CPs). The proton carriers were encapsulated with high mobility and provided high proton conductivity at 150 °C under anhydrous conditions. The high proton conductivity and nonporous nature of the CP allowed its application as an electrolyte in a(More)