Tetsuo Honma

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It has been reported that zinc oxide (ZnO) inhibits dentine demineralization. By using the X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) technique, our aims in this study were to provide information about the local environment of zinc atoms in dentine that had been treated with zinc compounds. We measured the Zn K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES)(More)
Phase-change optical memories are based on the astonishingly rapid nanosecond-scale crystallization of nanosized amorphous 'marks' in a polycrystalline layer. Models of crystallization exist for the commercially used phase-change alloy Ge(2)Sb(2)Te(5) (GST), but not for the equally important class of Sb-Te-based alloys. We have combined X-ray diffraction,(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to document the incidence of medial plicae (plica synovialis mediopatellaris) in a large sample of the Japanese population and classify them in a type-dependent manner. METHODS The incidence of medial plicae was investigated during arthroscopic surgery of 3,889 knee joints in 3,563 patients (mean age, 35 years); medial plicae were(More)
Structures of Pd/zeolites immersed in solvents were measured by in situ X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS). Systematic studies revealed that the selection of an appropriate support (USY-zeolite), thermal treatment temperature of USY, solvent (o-xylene), H(2) partial pressure (6%), and the use of a Pd amine complex affect the structure of Pd. As a(More)
An improved process for the preparation of sulfur-modified gold-supported palladium material [SAPd, second generation] is presented. The developed preparation method is safer and generates less heat (aqueous Na2S2O8 and H2SO4) for sulfur fixation on a gold surface, and it is superior to the previous method of preparing SAPd (first generation), which(More)
Given that the supply of several rare earth elements (REEs) is sometimes limited, recycling REEs used in various advanced materials, such as Nd magnets, is important for realizing efficient use of REE resources. In the present work, the feasibility of using DNA for REE recovery and separation was examined, along with the identification of the binding site(More)
The choice of a suitable support for gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) enabled the direct oxidation of unreactive aliphatic alcohol, 1-octanol, to octanoic acid and octyl octanoate in the absence of a base. Under optimized conditions, Au NPs supported on NiO (Au/NiO) exhibited remarkably high catalytic activities and excellent selectivities to octanoic acid(More)
The direct CH/CH bond coupling of dimethyl phthalate was performed successfully over supported gold nanoparticle catalysts. Gold on reducible metal oxides, such as Co3 O4 , and on inert oxides that have an oxygen-releasing capacity, such as ZrO2 , showed the highest catalytic activity for the production of biphenyl tetracarboxylate using O2 as the sole(More)
Recycling rare earth elements (REEs) used in advanced materials such as Nd magnets is important for the efficient use of REE resources when the supply of several REEs is limited. In this work, the feasibility of using salmon milt for REE recovery and separation was examined, along with the identification of the binding site of REEs in salmon milt. Results(More)