Hiromasa Nishikiori

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Sulfate-doped TiO2 was prepared from sol−gel systems containing titanium alkoxide and sulfuric acid. The time needed for gelation of the systems was significantly reduced by ultrasonic irradiation. The doped sulfate was observed by FTIR and XPS measurements. Some sulfate ions remained in the TiO2 even after heating at 300−600 °C. The UV and visible(More)
1-Naphthol has been used as an in-situ fluorescent probe to characterize the dispersibility of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) into the sol-gel matrix of silicon alkoxide. The ion-pair fluorescence of 1-naphthol was found in the gel dispersing acid-treated CNFs instead of 1Lb fluorescence, which was preferred in the low polar gel matrix. This indicates that(More)
Thin films of organic ligand-dispersing titania gels were prepared from titanium alkoxide sols containing ligand molecules by steam treatment without heating. The formation of the ligand-titanium complex and the photoinduced electron transfer process in the systems were investigated by photoelectrochemical measurements. The complex was formed between the(More)
Spironaphthoxazine (SNO) and three metal ions, Mg(2+), Zn(2+), and Al(3+), were dispersed in silica gels by the sol-gel method. The chelation ability of SNO with the metal ions in silica gels was investigated by measuring the fluorescence spectra and was compared to that of 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ) in ethanol and silica gels. A merocyanine-type isomer(More)
Spironaphthoxazine (SNO) and Zn2+ were intercalated into montmorillonite interlayers hydrophobically modified by the alkyltrimethylammonium cation during UV light irradiation. The fluorescence spectra of the montmorillonite composites were observed to vary with an increase in the UV and visible light irradiation times. These composites exhibited two types(More)
Fluorescein-dispersing titania gel films were prepared by the acid-catalyzed sol-gel reaction using a titanium alkoxide solution containing fluorescein. The molecular forms of fluorescein in the films, depending on its acid-base equilibria, and the complex formation and photoinduced electron transfer process between the dye and titania surface were(More)
Dye-adsorbing ZnO thin films were prepared on ITO films by electroless deposition. The films were formed in an aqueous solution containing zinc nitrate, dimethylamine-borane, and eosin Y at 328 K. The film thickness was 1.2-2.0 μm. Thinner and larger-plane hexagonal columns were produced from the solution containing a higher concentration of eosin Y. A(More)
The thin films consisting of crystalline ZnO particles were prepared on fluorine-doped tin oxide electrodes by electroless deposition. The particles were deposited from an aqueous solution containing zinc nitrate, dimethyamine-borane, and eosin Y at 328 K. As the Pd particles were adsorbed on the substrate, not only the eosin Y monomer but also the dimer(More)
The titania and dye-dispersing titania electrodes were prepared by a nitric acid-catalyzed sol-gel process. The dye-dispersing titania contains the dye molecules dispersed on the surface of the individual nanosized titania particles. The photo-cyclic voltammetry (Photo-CV) and photoelectric measurements of the dye-dispersing titania electrodes were(More)