Naoki Fukata

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Magnetic/fluorescent composite materials have become one of the most important tools in the imaging modality in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) monitoring and fluorescence optical imaging. We report herein on a simplified procedure to synthesize hybrid nanoparticles (HNPs) that combine silicon and magnetic iron oxides consisting of magnetite(More)
Methyl orange (MO) can be degraded by a photocatalytic process using TiO₂ under UV irradiation. The photo-generated holes and electrons can migrate to the surface of TiO₂ particles and serve as redox sources that react with adsorbed reactants, leading to the formation of superoxide radical anions, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals involved in the(More)
Core-shell nanowires (NWs) composed of silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge) are key structures for realizing high mobility transistor channels, since the site-selective doping and band-offset in core-shell NWs separate the carrier transport region from the impurity doped region, resulting in the suppression of impurity scattering. Four different types of Si/Ge(More)
We report the influence of the native amorphous SiO(2) shell on the cathodoluminescence emission of 3C-SiC/SiO(2) core/shell nanowires. A shell-induced enhancement of the SiC near-band-edge emission is observed and studied as a function of the silicon dioxide thickness. Since the diameter of the investigated SiC cores rules out any direct bandgap optical(More)
Gaining an understanding the dynamic behaviors of dopant atoms in silicon nanowires (SiNWs) is the key to achieving low-power and high-speed transistor devices using SiNWs. The segregation behavior of boron (B) and phosphorus (P) atoms in B- and P-doped SiNWs during thermal oxidation was closely observed using B local vibrational peaks and Fano broadening(More)
Deformation and fracture mechanisms of ultrathin Si nanowires (NWs), with diameters of down to ~9 nm, under uniaxial tension and bending were investigated by using in situ transmission electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations. It was revealed that the mechanical behavior of Si NWs had been closely related to the wire diameter, loading(More)
Inorganic/organic hybrid radial heterojunction solar cells that combine vertically-aligned n-type silicon nanowires (SiNWs) with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene-sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) have great potential for replacing commercial Si solar cells. The chief advantage of such solar cells is that they exhibit higher absorbance for a given(More)
Impurity doping is the most important technique to functionalize semiconductor nanowires. The crucial point is how the states of impurity atoms can be detected. The chemical bonding states and electrical activity of boron (B) and phosphorus (P) atoms in germanium nanowires (GeNWs) are clarified by micro-Raman scattering measurements. The observation of B(More)
A wafer-scale, low-cost solar cell based on n-ZnO/p-Si 3D heterojunction arrays on holey Si substrates has been fabricated. This device shows a power-conversion efficiency of 1.2% and high photosensitivity. The present n-ZnO/p-Si heterojunction architectures are envisaged as potentially valuable candidates for next-generation photovoltaics.