Masatoshi Tokita

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Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) composites with the oriented cross-linked liquid crystalline (LC) polyimide have been developed as high thermally conductive materials. Well-dispersed h-BN composite films were obtained, as observed by scanning electron microscopy. The morphology of the composite films was further investigated in detail by the wide-angle X-ray(More)
Inorganic/organic hybrids were obtained by the sol-gel type organic modification reaction of Laponite sidewalls with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) bearing alkoxysiloxy terminal functionality. By casting an aqueous dispersion of the hybrid, the flexible and transparent hybrid films were obtained. Regardless of the inorganic/organic component ratio, the hybrid(More)
A flexible, transparent nanocomposite (NC) film with 57 wt % inorganic components was obtained by the simple casting of a solution of Laponite and modified organic molecules through a sol-gel reaction. The NC film has solvent resistance and a disco-nematic liquid-crystalline-like structure of Laponite that originates from the cross linking of Laponite by(More)
The water flow through the poly(acrylamide) gel under a constant water pressure is measured by newly designed apparatus. The Young modulus and Poisson's ratio of the rod shape gels are measured by the uni-axial elongation experiments, which determine the longitudinal modulus independently from the water flow experiments. The time evolution of the water flow(More)
An alkylated cage silsesquioxane (1), targeting for a new class of bottom-up-type fabricating materials, was successfully synthesized, and its self-assembled structure is described and discussed herein. Through this, it was found that the intermolecular interaction of long alkyl chains of 1 could be manipulated by thermal annealing to form a long-range(More)
Liquid crystal polymer nanofibers with a diameter ranging from 0.13 to 4.71 µm were prepared by electrospinning from a main-chain liquid crystalline polyester, BB-5(3-Me). WAXD measurements showed that the formation and orientation of the ordered structure in the electrospun fibers were controlled by the fiber diameter formed during electrospinning. For(More)