Akito Sasaki

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An efficient emission of picosecond bunches of energetic protons and carbon ions from a thin layer spalled from a organic solid by a laser prepulse is demonstrated numerically. We combine the molecular dynamics technique and multi-component collisional particle-in-cell method with plasma ionization to simulate the laser spallation and ejection of a thin (∼(More)
We have succeeded for the first time in preparing a pair of gold nanocluster enantiomers protected by optically active thiols: D- and L-penicillamine (D-Pen and L-Pen). Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy confirmed the mirror image relationship between the D-Pen-capped and the L-Pen-capped gold nanoclusters, suggesting that the surface modifier acts as a(More)
Gold clusters protected by 3-mercaptophenylboronic acid (3-MPB) with a mean core diameter of 1.1 nm are successfully isolated, and their absorption, magnetic circular dichroism (MCD), and chiroptical responses in metal-based electronic transition regions, which can be induced by surface D-/L-fructose complexation, are examined. It is well-known that MCD(More)
The spin-orbit interaction plays a crucial role in diverse fields of condensed matter, including the investigation of Majorana fermions, topological insulators, quantum information and spintronics. In III-V zinc-blende semiconductor heterostructures, two types of spin-orbit interaction--Rashba and Dresselhaus--act on the electron spin as effective magnetic(More)
batteries with tungsten trioxide electrodes W. Li1, A. Sasaki1,3, H. Oozu3, K. Aoki3, K. Kakushima2, Y. Kataoka2, A. Nishiyama2, N. Sugii2, H. Wakabayashi2, K. Tsutsui2, K. Natori1, H. Iwai1 Tokyo Tech. FRC 1, Tokyo Tech IGSSE 2, Toshiba Material Co., LTD, Introduction The charge/discharge time of rechargeable lithium ion batteries (LIBs) is becoming(More)
Versatile functionalization of metal clusters is a key step in understanding the reactivity of protective monolayers. We here demonstrate that reaction of the outermost amino groups on (S)-/(R)-penicillamine-protected gold clusters with ethyl isocyanate readily modifies the chiral surface structure through carbamoylation. Interestingly, the clusters are(More)
A photoconductive photon scanning tunnelling microscope was developed to investigate the point-contact photoconductive properties of condensed matter. In order to detect the current and the optical signal at a local point on a surface, we coated the edge of a bent type fibre probe with indium tin oxide. Thus it was possible to measure both photocurrent and(More)