Hiroki Kinoshita

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Although the thermal properties of millimeter-sized carbon nanotube mats and packed carbon nanofibers have been readily measured, measurements for a single nanotube are extremely difficult. Here, we report a novel method that can reliably measure the thermal conductivity of a single carbon nanotube using a suspended sample-attached T-type nanosensor. Our(More)
Conventional electronic devices generally utilize only the charge of conduction electrons; however, interest is growing in ‘spinelectronic’ devices, whose operation depends additionally on the electronic spin. Spin-polarized electrons (which occur naturally in ferromagnetic materials) can be injected from a ferromagnet into non-ferromagnetic materials, or(More)
On single-crystal substrates, such as sapphire (alpha-Al 2O 3) and quartz (SiO 2), single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) align along specific crystallographic axes of the crystal, indicating that the SWNT growth is influenced by the crystal surface. Here, we show that not only the orientation, but also the diameter and chirality of SWNTs are affected by(More)
We investigate the effect of mechanical strain on graphene synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) transferred onto flexible polymer substrates by observing the change in the Raman spectrum and then compare this to the behavior of exfoliated graphene. Previous studies into the effect of strain on graphene have focused on mechanically exfoliated(More)
Epitaxial chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of uniform single-layer graphene is demonstrated over Co film crystallized on c-plane sapphire. The single crystalline Co film is realized on the sapphire substrate by optimized high-temperature sputtering and successive H(2) annealing. This crystalline Co film enables the formation of uniform single-layer(More)
For electronic applications, synthesis of large-area, single-layer graphene with high crystallinity is required. One of the most promising and widely employed methods is chemical vapor deposition (CVD) using Cu foil/film as the catalyst. However, the CVD graphene is generally polycrystalline and contains a significant amount of domain boundaries that limit(More)
We have fabricated a microreactor incorporating vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes supporting Pt nanoparticles and found that the presence of aligned nanotubes significantly enhances the catalytic reaction and extends the catalyst lifetime as compared with conventional microreactors using a Pt metal film or Pt nanoparticles directly deposited on the(More)
Rectangle- and triangle-shaped microscale graphene films are grown on epitaxial Co films deposited on single-crystal MgO substrates with (001) and (111) planes, respectively. A thin film of Co or Ni metal is epitaxially deposited on a MgO substrate by sputtering while heating the substrate. Thermal decomposition of polystyrene over this epitaxial metal film(More)
Graphene has been widely studied for its many extraordinary properties, and other two-dimensional layered materials are now gaining increased interest. These excellent properties make thin layer materials very attractive for integration into a wide variety of technologies, particularly in flexible optoelectronic devices. Therefore, gaining control over(More)
Multilayered heterostructures of two-dimensional materials have recently attracted increased interest because of their unique electronic and optical properties. Here, we present chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of triangular crystals of monolayer MoS2 on single-crystalline hexagonal graphene domains which are also grown by CVD. We found that MoS2(More)