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We demonstrate the self-assembled formation of concentric quantum double rings with high uniformity and excellent rotational symmetry using the droplet epitaxy technique. Varying the growth process conditions can control each ring's size. Photoluminescence spectra emitted from an individual quantum ring complex show peculiar quantized levels that are(More)
Fiber-shaped H-aggregates with lengths of up to 300 microm are synthesized by self-assembly of thiacyanine (TC) dye molecules in solution. Photoluminescence (PL) images and spatially resolved PL spectra of the fibers that are transferred onto a glass substrate reveal that the fibers act as single-mode optical waveguides that propagate PL in the range of 520(More)
DNA films showing highly homogeneous orientation of molecular chains were successfully prepared by drying a semidiluted solution in a horizontal magnetic field. Most of the molecular chain elements in the obtained film were found to be one-dimensionally oriented, as shown by X-ray diffraction, polarization microscopy, and linear dichroism spectroscopy.(More)
Phase manipulation between c(4x2) and p(2x2) on the Si(100) surface has been demonstrated at 4.2 K for the first time using a low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope. We have discovered that it is possible to change the c(4x2) surface into the p(2x2) surface, artificially, through a flip-flop motion of the buckling dimers by using a sample bias(More)
Porphyrin-containing DNA solid films with several binding orientations were successfully prepared by drying the aqueous solution of porphyrins and DNA in a magnetic field. By the measurement of linear dichroism absorption spectra from three identical spatial directions, the molecular orientations of porphyrins in chain-aligned DNA films were evaluated.(More)
We have succeeded in preparation of novel composite films composed of chain-oriented DNA and the DNA-binding dyes aligned in specific orientation by drying the solution under a horizontal magnetic field. The dye-DNA composite films mostly showed linear dichroism, as revealed by polarized ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS) and fluorescence anisotropy(More)
Magnetic phase diagrams for antiferroquadrupole (AFQ) phase II and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phase III in Ce0.50La0.50B6 with a Gamma(8) ground state have been investigated by ultrasonic measurements. The hybrid magnet (Gama) in the National Institute for Materials Science was employed for high-field measurements up to 30 T and a 3He-4He dilution refrigerator(More)
We performed studies of the self-organization processes in nanoporous alumina membranes at initial and late stages of aluminum anodization by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). SEM observations indicated three stages in the self-organization of nanopores in alumina: (1) nucleation of random nanopores with a(More)
Anodic porous alumina with duplex layers exhibits a voltage-induced switching effect and is a promising candidate for resistive random access memory. The nanostructural analysis of porous alumina is important for understanding the switching effect. We investigated the difference between the two layers of an anodic porous alumina film using transmission(More)
The molecular orientation of DNA membranes, which were prepared by subjecting diluted solution of salmon sperm DNA to a natural drying process, was examined. X-ray diffraction and polarization microscopy revealed that the dried membranes have zonal structures. Each zone shows different features in molecular orientation. In the outer zones formed at the(More)