Shigenori Ueda

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In this work, the theoretical and experimental investigations of Co₂TiZ (Z=Si, Ge or Sn) compounds are reported. Half-metallic ferromagnetism is predicted for all three compounds with only two bands crossing the Fermi energy in the majority channel. The magnetic moments fulfil the Slater-Pauling rule and the Curie temperatures are well above room(More)
We have investigated the interface electronic states in self-assembled (Ti(0.8)Co(0.2)O(2)/Ti(0.6)Fe(0.4)O(2))(n) superlattices by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A charge of about -0.3 electron is transferred from Fe to Co ions across the interface and induces a major reconstruction of the orbital occupation at the interfacial(More)
By measuring the very low energy photoemission spectra of the CO/Cu(001) surface with a high resolution, we have found the energy loss components due to inelastic scattering of electrons near the Fermi level by the CO vibrational modes. The main energy loss structure appears as a step at 254 meV below the Fermi edge for 12C16O. An isotope shift of the step(More)
β-BaZn2As2 is known to be a p-type semiconductor with the layered crystal structure similar to that of LaZnAsO, leading to the expectation that β-BaZn2As2 and LaZnAsO have similar bandgaps; however, the bandgap of β-BaZn2As2 (previously reported value ~0.2 eV) is 1 order of magnitude smaller than that of LaZnAsO (1.5 eV). In this paper, the reliable bandgap(More)
Atomically ordered nickel carbide, Ni3C, was synthesized by reduction of nickel cyclopentadienyl (NiCp2) with sodium naphthalide to form Ni clusters coordinated by Cp (Ni-Cp clusters). Ni-Cp clusters were thermally decomposed to Ni3C nanoparticles smaller than 10 nm. The Ni3C nanoparticles showed better performance than Ni nanoparticles and Au nanoparticles(More)
By measuring the photoelectron spectra of the Cu(001) and Cu(110) surfaces excited by tunable-laser photons of very low energy (4.50-4.95 eV), we have found that the photoelectron can lose energy through interaction with its image charge. This energy loss occurs just outside the solid surface and appears as a spike structure at the vacuum edge in the(More)
Ti₁-x-yFexCoyO₂ nanosheets are synthesized in which the (Fe/Co) content is systematically controlled in the range of 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4 and 0 ≤ y ≤ 0.2. A key feature of this new preparation is the use of (Li/Fe)-, (Fe/Co)- and (Li/Co)-co-substituted layered titanates as starting materials. In exfoliated nanosheets, the composition can be intentionally modified by(More)
Tin-dioxide nanofacets (SnO2 NFs) are crystal-engineered so that oxygen defects on the maximal {113} surface are long-range ordered to give rise to a non-occupied defect band (DB) in the bandgap. SnO2 NFs-supported platinum-nanoparticles exhibit an enhanced ethanol-electrooxidation activity due to the promoted charge-transport via the DB at the(More)
The electronic structures and structural properties of body-centered cubic Ti-Mo alloys were studied by first-principles calculations. The special quasirandom structures (SQS) model was adopted to emulate the solid solution state of the alloys. The valence band electronic structures of Ti-Mo and Ti-Mo-Fe alloys were measured by hard x-ray photoelectron(More)
A NaF/KF postdeposition treatment (PDT) has recently been employed to achieve new record efficiencies of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGSe) thin film solar cells. We have used a combination of depth-dependent soft and hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy as well as soft X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy to gain detailed insight into the chemical structure of(More)