Tsuyoshi Nomura

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The ability to wirelessly power electrical devices is becoming of greater urgency as a component of energy conservation and sustainability efforts. Due to health and safety concerns, most wireless power transfer (WPT) schemes utilize very low frequency, quasi-static, magnetic fields; power transfer occurs via magneto-inductive (MI) coupling between(More)
Atopic dermatitis is characterized by disruption of the cutaneous barrier due to reduced ceramide levels even in non-lesional dry skin. Following further acute barrier disruption by repeated tape strippings, we re-characterized the non-lesional dry skin of subjects with atopic dermatitis, which shows significantly reduced levels of barrier function and(More)
The separation of valuable chemicals from raw products, where a great number of chemicals coexist, is the key technology in biomass refinery. In this study, the applicability of membrane separation of valuable chemicals from our currently developed portable superheated steam (SHS) biomass pyrolysis process was demonstrated. Phenols (phenol, p-cresol,(More)
The control of quasi-static magnetic fields is of considerable interest in applications including the reduction of electromagnetic interference (EMI), wireless power transfer (WPT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The shielding of static or quasi-static magnetic fields is typically accomplished through the use of inherently magnetic materials with(More)
SUMMARY This paper reviews our recent activities on nanophotonics based on a photonic crystal (PC)/quantum dot (QD)-combined structure for an all-optical device and a metal/semiconductor composite structure using surface plasmon (SP) and negative refractive index material (NIM). The former structure contributes to an ultrafast signal processing component by(More)
Irradiation of 9,10-dicyanoanthracene (DCA) or p-chloranil in the presence of E-1-benzylidene-2-phenylcyclopropane (E-5) in CH(2)Cl(2) causes E-5 to undergo methylenecyclopropane rearrangement. An adduct, Z-7, between DCA and 5 firmly supports the involvement of a bifunctional trimethylenemethane radical cation. In contrast, incorporation of E-5 into HZSM-5(More)
In this paper, we propose a theory for wideband adjoint sensitivity analysis of problems with nonlinear media. We show that the sensitivities of the desired response with respect to all shape and material parameters are obtained through one extra adjoint simulation. Unlike linear problems, the system matrices of this adjoint simulation are time varying.(More)
A stacked metal-dielectric hole array (SHA) containing rectangular holes whose shape gradually varies in-plane is proposed as a means of achieving wavefront control. The dependence of the transmitted phase on the frequency can be tuned by the hole shape, in particular the length of the sides that are normal to the incident polarization. The combination of(More)