Takeo Yamada

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Devices made from stretchable electronic materials could be incorporated into clothing or attached directly to the body. Such materials have typically been prepared by engineering conventional rigid materials such as silicon, rather than by developing new materials. Here, we report a class of wearable and stretchable devices fabricated from thin films of(More)
The knapsack problem and the minimum spanning tree problem are both fundamental in operations research and computer science. We are concerned with a combination of these two problems. That is, we are given a knapsack of a fixed capacity, as well as an undirected graph where each edge is associated with profit and weight. The problem is to fill the knapsack(More)
We present a rational and general method to fabricate a high-densely packed and aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube (SWNT) material by using the zipping effect of liquids to draw tubes together. This bulk carbon-nanotube material retains the intrinsic properties of individual SWNTs, such as high surface area, flexibility and electrical conductivity. By(More)
Viscoelasticity describes the ability of a material to possess both elasticity and viscosity. Viscoelastic materials, such as rubbers, possess a limited operational temperature range (for example, for silicone rubber it is -55° to 300°C), above which the material breaks down and below which the material undergoes a glass transition and hardens. We created a(More)
In order to be useful as microelectromechanical devices, carbon nanotubes with well-controlled properties and orientations should be made at high density and be placed at predefined locations. We address this challenge by hierarchically assembling carbon nanotubes into closely packed and highly aligned three-dimensional wafer films from which a wide range(More)
We are concerned with a variation of the standard 0–1 knapsack problem, where the values of items differ under possible S scenarios. By applying the ‘pegging test’ the ordinary knapsack problem can be reduced, often significantly, in size; but this is not directly applicable to our problem. We introduce a kind of surrogate relaxation to derive upper and(More)
Here we show that essentially any Fe compounds spanning Fe salts, nanoparticles, and buckyferrocene could serve as catalysts for single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) forest growth when supported on AlO(x) and annealed in hydrogen. This observation was explained by subsurface diffusion of Fe atoms into the AlO(x) support induced by hydrogen annealing where(More)
A balanced incomplete block design (BIBD) is instrumental in design of experiments. This is usually constructed by algebraic methods such as finite algebra or difference sets. However, in algebraic approaches, no unified method exists, and each BIBD has been constructed in some ad hoc ways. On the other hand, computer-based methods apply the same algorithm(More)