Masaru Ogura

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Films of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with a few μm thickness were grown by catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on quartz substrates. Low-temperature CVD from ethanol was performed by using densely mono-dispersed Co-Mo catalyst of ≈ 1.0 – 2.0 nm prepared on quartz substrates by a dip-coating method. Continuous reduction of(More)
Bimetallic catalysts (Co:Mo ≈ 2:1 in atomic ratio) were prepared on quartz substrates from metal acetate solutions using a procedure of dip coating, followed by calcination and reduction. High-purity single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) 1–2 nm in diameter were grown densely (~1.0×10 17 m-2) and vertically on these substrates during an alcohol catalytic(More)
Platinum loaded CeO(2)-ZrO(2)/SBA-15 composite material catalyzes CO oxidation at lower temperatures (<100 degrees C) than conventionally prepared Pt/CeO(2)-ZrO(2) (>150 degrees C). A sequence of reduction and reoxidation of CeO(2)- and ZrO(2)-loaded samples promotes the formation of CeO(2)-ZrO(2) solid solution on the siliceous surface as indicated by(More)
We have succeeded in direct synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on a conductive substrate coated with a 3D mesoporous silica film, and observed the field emission. Co catalysts for the growth of SWNTs are deposited on the substrate by electroplating. The particle size of the catalyst is well controlled inside defined space of the mesoporous(More)
The surface of mesoporous silica with regular nanometer-sized pores and high surface area has been modified by metal ions or functional groups to introduce specific interactions. We found that ESR active species were formed on lithium chloride (LiCl)-modified mesoporous silica after heat treatment. The structure and the surface properties of LiCl-modified(More)
Methylated nitrogen-substituted microporous and mesoporous silica exhibited almost the same catalytic performance as that of a conventional homogeneous base catalyst. They also demonstrated unexpectedly high product selectivity for the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction of formaldehyde with methyl acrylate at high temperatures.