Hidehisa Hagiwara

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Modification effects of porphyrin dyes on the photocatalytic activity of tantalum (oxy)nitride (TaON) were investigated. The nitrogen content in tantalum (oxy)nitride was increased by increasing the heat treatment period. The optimized nitridation conditions were found to be calcination at 800 °C for 14 h under a NH3 gas flow (25 mL min). Among the(More)
Rhodium-doped calcium niobate nanosheets were synthesized by exfoliating layered KCa(2)Nb(3-x)Rh(x)O(10-δ) and exhibited high photocatalytic activity for H(2) production from a water/methanol system without cocatalyst loading. The maximum H(2) production rate of the nanosheets was 165 times larger than that of the parent Rh-doped layered oxide. The quantum(More)
The mechanism of photocatalytic splitting of H(2)O into H(2) and O(2) on Pt/KTa(Zr)O(3) modified with various porphyrinoids was investigated. The photocatalytic activity of KTaO(3) catalysts is improved by dye modification. Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B(12)) is the most effective for improving water-splitting activity, and the formation rates of H(2) and O(2)(More)
An (hk0)-oriented p-type CaFe2O4 (E(g): 1.9 eV) photocathode was prepared, and hydrogen and oxygen gases were produced from a photocell short-circuited by connecting the CaFe2O4 and n-type TiO2 electrodes under illumination without applying an external voltage. The open-circuited voltage was 0.97 V and the short-circuit current was about 200 μA/cm(2), and(More)
Artificial photosynthesis is one of the chemists' dreams and the separation of charges with long lives is fundamental for achieving artificial photosynthesis. In actual photosynthesis, Z-scheme excitation separates electronic charge with high efficiency using solar light. Here we report that photo-excitation in Cr-tetraphenylporphyrin chroride (Cr-TPPCl)/Zr(More)
The creation of p-n junction structure in photocatalysts is a smart approach to improve the photocatalytic activity, as p-n junctions can potentially act to suppress the recombination reaction. Understanding the surface conditions of the junction parts is one of the biggest challenges in the development of photocatalyst surface chemistry. Here, we show a(More)
Calcium tantalum oxynitride [Ca(2)Ta(3)O(9.7)N(0.2)](-) nanosheets were prepared by exfoliating a layered perovskite oxynitride (CsCa(2)Ta(3)O(9.7)N(0.2)) via proton exchange and two-step intercalation of ethylamine and tetrabutylammonium ions. Monolayer nanosheet was prepared by the above processes, although some bilayer or trilayer nanosheets were also(More)
A photocatalytic H2 production system using an inorganic-bio hybrid photocatalyst could contribute to the efficient utilization of solar energy, but would require the development of a new approach for preparing a H2 -forming biocatalyst. In the present study, we constructed a recombinant strain of Escherichia coli expressing the genes encoding the(More)