Akiyoshi Kuzume

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The ability of Geobacter species to transfer electrons outside the cell enables them to play an important role in a number of biogeochemical and bioenergy processes. Gene deletion studies have implicated periplasmic and outer-surface c-type cytochromes in this extracellular electron transfer. However, even when as many as five c-type cytochrome genes have(More)
A direct electron transfer process between bacterial cells of electrogenic species Geobacter sulfurreducens (Gs) and electrified electrode surfaces was studied to exploit the reactivity of Gs submonolayers on gold and silver surfaces. A submonolayer of Gs was prepared and studied to explore specifically the heterogeneous electron transfer properties at the(More)
The electrochemical reduction of CO(2) has been extensively studied over the past decades. Nevertheless, this topic has been tackled so far only by using a very fundamental approach and mostly by trying to improve kinetics and selectivities toward specific products in half-cell configurations and liquid-based electrolytes. The main drawback of this approach(More)
The methanol oxidation on a hydroxylated Pt (Pt(111)-OH) surface has been investigated by means of infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS) in ultra-high vacuum (UHV) and in acidic solution. The Pt(111)-OH surface in UHV was prepared by introducing water molecules on a Pt(111)-(2 x 2)-O surface and annealed at temperature higher than 160 K.(More)
Fullerene is strongly adsorbed on both single crystal and polycrystalline gold surfaces and its specific adsorption resulted in the formation of high coverage large hexagonal rafts with strong interactions between the adsorbed fullerene molecules and the Au substrate. The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) was investigated on these surfaces to determine their(More)
An open challenge for single-molecule electronics is to find stable contacts at room temperature with a well-defined conductance. Common coinage metal electrodes pose fabrication and operational problems due to the high mobility of the surface atoms. We demonstrate how molecules covalently grafted onto mechanically robust graphite/graphene substrates(More)
Structural determination of inorganic clusters relies heavily on mass spectrometry because of, in most cases, their poor responsivities toward nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet/visible, and infrared analyses. Nevertheless, mass spectrometry analysis of oligosulfurs (S n ), which are unique clusters with copious allotropic forms, usually displays their(More)
Electrolyte cations and anions in aqueous solutions are hydrogen bond breaker. We found that most of anions are strong hydrogen bond breaker whereas cations are not. Further, the electro-reduction of Mg(H2O)6(2+) to Mg(OH)2 and the growth of the Mg(OH)2 were observed on Au electrode surface at negative electrode potential. Water molecules in an electric(More)
Here we report the first study on the electrochemical energy storage application of a surface-immobilized ruthenium complex multilayer thin film with anion storage capability. We employed a novel dinuclear ruthenium complex with tetrapodal anchoring groups to build well-ordered redox-active multilayer coatings on an indium tin oxide (ITO) surface using a(More)