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)
Pt-CeO(x) nanowire (NW)/C electrocatalysts for the improvement of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity on Pt were prepared by a combined process involving precipitation and coimpregnation. A low, 5 wt % Pt-loaded CeO(x) NW/C electrocatalyst, pretreated by an optimized electrochemical conditioning process, exhibited high ORR activity over a commercially(More)
A mixed-valence tin oxide, (Sn(2+))2(Sn(4+))O4, was synthesized via a hydrothermal route. The Sn3O4 material consisted of highly crystalline {110} flexes. The Sn3O4 material, when pure platinum (Pt) was used as a co-catalyst, significantly catalyzed water-splitting in aqueous solution under illumination of visible light (λ > 400 nm), whereas neither Sn(2+)O(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)
An all-solid-state redox device composed of Fe3O4 thin film and Li(+) ion conducting solid electrolyte was fabricated for use in tuning magnetization and magnetoresistance (MR), which are key factors in the creation of high-density magnetic storage devices. Electrical conductivity, magnetization, and MR were reversibly tuned by Li(+) insertion and removal.(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)