Takuya Nakashima

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An interfacial sol-gel synthesis of inorganic hollow microspheres in room-temperature ionic liquids is newly developed. When metal alkoxides such as titanium tetrabutoxide, Ti(OBu)4, are dissolved in anhydrous toluene and injected into 1-buthyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([C4mim]PF6) under vigorous stirring, hollow titania microspheres are(More)
CdTe nanocrystals (NCs) passivated with chiral ligands d- and l-cysteinemethylester hydrochloride were prepared and observed to exhibit characteristic CD profiles with symmetrical mirror images depending on the chirality of the capping ligand. The optical activity of CdTe NCs is shown to originate from the distorted CdS shell including chiral capping(More)
The self-assembly of a chiral perylene bisimide bichromophoric derivative possessing a 1,1'-binaphthalene bridge was investigated by adopting two different methodologies, leading to the formation of aggregates with dissimilar morphologies. The chiral nature of the aggregated structures was optically probed with the help of circular dichroism (CD),(More)
The supramolecular helicity in the self-assembled nanostructures of two perylene bisimide bichromophoric systems could be controlled by varying the preparatory methods. The self-assembly of the compounds under different conditions was investigated in detail by using absorption, fluorescence, CD, FTIR, XRD, TEM, and SEM techniques. These studies reveal that(More)
Directing the supramolecular polymerization towards a preferred type of organization is extremely important in the design of functional soft materials. Proposed herein is a simple methodology to tune the length and optical chirality of supramolecular polymers formed from a chiral bichromophoric binaphthalene by the control of enantiomeric excess (ee). The(More)
Circularly polarized luminescence, or CPL, is a luminescence phenomenon that provides the differential emission intensity of right and left circularly polarized light, thereby providing information on the excited state properties of the chiral molecular systems. In recent years, there has been a growing interest toward the development of organic(More)
We report on observation of high-order optical nonlinearities in our recently developed photopolymerizable semiconductor CdSe quantum dot (QD)-polymer nanocomposite films at various volume fractions of CdSe QDs as high as 0.91 vol.% (3.6 wt.%). We performed Z-scan and degenerate multi-wave mixing (DMWM) measurements using a 532-nm picosecond laser(More)