Wataru Takashima

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An amperometric biosensor has been developed for the quantitative determination of urea in aqueous solution. The principle is based on the use of pH-sensitive redox active dissolved hematein molecule. The enzyme, urease (Urs), was covalently immobilized on a conducting copolymer poly (N-3-aminopropyl pyrrole-co-pyrrole) film, electrochemically prepared onto(More)
Langmuir-Blodgett films of poly(3-hexyl thiophene) have been prepared by simultaneous entrapment of glucose oxidase and transferred onto the indium-tin-oxide coated glass plates. The films have been characterized by FTIR spectroscopy and detailed response studies have been performed with respect to glucose concentration, temperature, and storage time. These(More)
A soft actuator mimicking natural muscles (artificial muscle) has been developed using a flexible conducting polymer of polypyrrole films, which were driven by electrical stimulus in a saline solution. The work characteristics were studied under various load stresses and found to behave like natural muscles. The artificial muscles shrunk and stiffened by(More)
A long-term air-stable n-type organic semiconductor, 2,5-difluoro-1,4-phenylene-bis{2-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]acrylonitrile}, was synthesized by a high-yield simple procedure of Knoevenagel condensation with aldehyde and acetonitrile derivatives. A fabricated organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) using this compound exhibited good n-channel OTFT properties(More)
The effects of light illumination on field effect transistors based on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric methyl ester (PCBM) composite films have been studied. It is found that the light illumination on pure P3HT and PCBM generally resulted in decrease of the threshold voltages and increase of the mobilities by a little. In the(More)
We aimed to investigate neuromuscular activation of thigh muscles during track cycling at various speeds. Eight male competitive cyclists volunteered to participate in this study. Surface electromyography of the vastus lateralis, biceps femoris and adductor magnus muscles of the bilateral legs was recorded during track cycling on velodromes with a 250-m(More)
Carrier mobilities in poly(3-alkylthiphene) cast films have been studied by means of fabricating a field effect transistor (FET) at the field range of (0.4–1.6)×104 V/cm. It is found that the regioregurality is markedly effective to the mobilities than the side chain length. The FET mobilility of the regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene), PHT is approximately(More)
Photo-energy conversions for quasi-solid dye sensitised solar cells increased when gel electrolytes were combined with conductive polymers as counter electrodes and the conversion surpassed that for DSSCs equipped with conventional Pt counter electrodes.
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