Kunio Awaga

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We prepared submicron-scale spherical hollow particles of anatase TiO2 by using a polystyrene-bead template. The obtained particles were very uniform in size, with a diameter of 490 nm and a shell thickness of 30 nm. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area measurements revealed a large value of 70 m2/g. The photocatalytic property was investigated by the(More)
  • Takuya Fujimoto, Kunio Awaga
  • 2013
Charge carrier control is a key issue in the development of electronic functions of semiconductive materials. Beyond the simple enhancement of conductivity, high charge carrier accumulation can realize various phenomena, such as chemical reaction, phase transition, magnetic ordering, and superconductivity. Electric double layers (EDLs), formed at(More)
We carried out in operando Mo K-edge X-ray absorption fine structure measurements on the rechargeable molecular cluster batteries (MCBs) of polyoxometalates (POMs), in which a Keggin-type POM, [PMo(12)O(40)](3-), is utilized as a cathode active material with a lithium metal anode. The POM-MCBs exhibit a large capacity of ca. 270 (A h)/kg in a voltage range(More)
By adopting a facile synthetic strategy, we obtained a microporous redox-active metal-organic framework (MOF), namely, Cu(2,7-AQDC) (2,7-H2AQDC = 2,7-anthraquinonedicarboxylic acid) (1), and utilized it as a cathode active material in lithium batteries. With a voltage window of 4.0-1.7 V, both metal clusters and anthraquinone groups in the ligands exhibited(More)
We fabricated a rechargeable molecular cluster battery, based on a cathode active material, [Mn(12)O(12)(CH(3)COO)(16)(H(2)O)(4)]. The charging-discharging experiments revealed rechargeable battery performance with a capacity of ca. 90 A h kg(-1), while the first discharging process exhibited an extremely high value of 200-250 A h kg(-1).
Molecular clusters such as the Mn12 cluster (Mn12) can be used as a cathode-active material in Li batteries. X-ray absorption fine structure studies on the cathode materials in Mn12 molecular cluster batteries demonstrated that the charging/discharging processes include four-electron-redox reaction of Mn12 with a significant change in its molecular(More)
The preparation, X-ray structure, and detailed physical characterization are presented for a new type of single-molecule magnet [Mn4(O2CMe)2(pdmH)6](ClO4)2 (1). Complex 1.2MeCN.Et2O crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1, with cell dimensions at 130 K of a = 11.914(3) A, b = 15.347(4) A, c = 9.660(3) A, alpha = 104.58(1) degree, beta = 93.42(1)(More)
A novel planar architecture has been developed for the study of photodetectors utilizing the transient photocurrent response induced by a metal/insulator/semiconductor/metal (MISM) structured device, where the insulator is an ionic liquid (IL-MISM). Using vanadyl 2,3-naphthalocyanine, which absorbs in the communications-relevant near-infrared wavelength(More)
Magnetic properties of solvent-free crystals of the endohedral Sc@C82 are investigated by SQUID and X-ray powder diffraction. We find that the crystal is a paramagnet and the magnetic susceptibility decreases from 150 K with evidence of antiferromagnetic-like interactions by slow cooling. X-ray crystal analysis reveals the presence of a phase transition at(More)