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2016-01-08
8 Jan. 2016 Associate Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu University) has published a paper on low-power photon upconversion in organic crystals in Chem.-Eur. J.
"Molecularly Dispersed Donors in Acceptor Molecular Crystals for Photon Upconversion under Low Excitation Intensity", M. Hosoyamada, (*)N. Yanai, T. Ogawa, (*)N. Kimizuka, Chem.-Eur. J., 2016, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503318.
2015-12-21
21st, December, 2015 Associate Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu University) has published a review article on photon upconversion in molecular assembled systems in Photochemistry.
"Photon upconversion in molecular assembled systems", N. Yanai, N. Kimizuka, Photochemistry, 2015, 46, 146-153.
2015-12-18
18 Dec. 2015 Dr. Masaki Hada (JST-PREST, Max Planck Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Okayama University) have published a paper on ultrafast electron diffraction for an organic material in Science.
“Direct observation of collective modes coupled to molecular orbital–driven charge transfer” Science 350, 1501 (2015). T. Ishikawa, S.A. Hayes, S. Keskin, G. Corthey, M. Hada, K. Pichugin, A. Marx, J. Hirscht, K. Shionuma, K. Onda, Y. Okimoto, S. Koshihara, T. Yamamoto, H. Cui, M. Nomura, Y. Oshima, M. Abdel-Jawad, R. Kato, R.J.D.Miller*
2015-11-30
30 November 2015 The work on “photon upconversion in MOFs under ultralow excitation power” by Assoc. Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu Univ.) and coworkers is featured in Chem-Station.
2015-11-20
20 Nov. 2015 Assistant Prof. Takahiro Muraoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology) has published a review on bioinspired multi-block molecules in Chemical Communications.
"Bioinspired multi-block molecules", T. Muraoka, K. Kinbara, Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08052E.
2015-09-16
16 Sep. 2015. Assoc. Prof. Kotaro Satoh (Nagoya Univ.) received The Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Wiley Award for research on "Precision Polymerization of Vinyl Monomers by Controlling Different Reaction Mechanisms."
2015-09-16
16 Sep. 2015. Assoc. Prof. Teruaki Hayakawa (Tokyo Tech) received The Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Wiley Award for research on "Study on Synthesis and Structural Control of Polymers for Nanofabrication."
2015-09-11
11 Sep, 2015, Assistant Professor Yoshiyuki Kageyama (Hokkaido University) received the Presentation Award in the 9th Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry, the Chemical Society of Japan.
Presentation Title: Autonomous macroscopic motion of self-assembly composed of an azobenzene derivative and oleic acid – A far-from-equilibrium supramolecular dynamics
2015-08-04
4 August 2015 The work on “photon upconversion in MOFs under ultralow excitation power” by Assist. Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu Univ.) and coworkers is featured in Kagaku Kogyo Nippo.
2015-08-03
3 Aug. 2015 Assistant Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu University) has published a paper on photon upconversion in MOFs under ultralow excitation power in Nature Materials.
"Fast and long-range triplet-exciton diffusion in metal–organic frameworks for photon upconversion at ultralow excitation power", P. Mahato, A. Monguzzi, (*)N. Yanai, T. Yamada, (*)N. Kimizuka, Nat. Mater., 2015, 14, 924-930.
2015-08-03
3 Aug. 2015 Assistant Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu University) has published a paper on near IR-to-visible photon upconversion in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
"Metallonaphthalocyanines as triplet sensitizers for near-infrared photon upconversion beyond 850 nm", S. Amemori, (*)N. Yanai, (*)N. Kimizuka, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 22557-22560.
2015-08-01
August 1, 2015. Dr. Michio Murakoshi (Kagoshima University) has published a paper addressing the effects of the outer hair cells on the cochlear amplification in the BioMed Research International.
2015-07-15
15, July, 2015 Dr Shigeki Kawai (Uni. Basel) has published an article on graphene nanostructure junctions in Nano Letters.
"Resolving Atomic Connectivity in Graphene Nanostructure Junctions ", T. Dienel, S. Kawai, H. Söde, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, and O. Gröning, Nano Lett., Article ASAP, (2015)
2015-07-08
8 July, 2015. Assist. Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu Univ.) received Poster Award in the 7th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC-7) and the 4th JACI/GSC Symposium.
Presentation title: Photon Upconversion Molecular Systems toward their Applications to Solar Energy Utilization
2015-06-11
Assistant Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu University) has published a paper on highly efficient photon upconversion in supramolecular assemblies in Scientific Reports.
"Highly Efficient Photon Upconversion in Self-Assembled Light-Harvesting Molecular Systems ", T. Ogawa, (*)N. Yanai, A. Monguzzi, (*)N. Kimizuka, Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 10882.
2015-06-11
The work on “highly efficient photon upconversion in supramolecular assemblies” by Assist. Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu Univ.) and coworkers is featured in the NHK TV news and Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun.
2015-04-24
15th Apr, 2015. Dr. Shigeki Kawai (Uni. Basel) received The Young Scientists’ Prize 2015 from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for his research on “Study of on-surface molecular chemistry by high-resolution force micro
2015-04-23
15 Apr. 2015
Dr. Yoshiko Takenaka (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) has published a paper on high-aspect-ratio twin gold nanorods in RSC Advance.
"One-pot synthesis of long twin gold nanorods in a gelled surfactant solution", Y. Takenaka, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 34690.
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/RA/c4ra17031h#!divAbstract
2015-04-22
14h, Apr., 2015
Dr. Hiroshi Yabu (Tohoku University) has published an original paper on preparation of gold-polymer composite particles with unique core-shell structures. “Fabrication of NIR-Excitable SERS-Active Composite Particles Comprised of Densely-Packed Au Nanoparticles on Polymer Microparticles”
M. Kanahara, H. Sato, T. Higuchi, A. Takahara, H. Jinnai, K. Harano, S. Okada, E. Nakamura, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu, Particles & Particle Systems Characterization, 32(4), 441-447 (2015).
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppsc.201400191/abstract
2015-04-03
Assoc. Prof. Kensuke Osada (The Univ. of Tokyo) has published a paper on “Feasibility of a subcutaneously administered block/homo-mixed polyplex micelle as a carrier for DNA vaccination in a mouse tumor model” L. Cui, K. Osada, A. Imaizumi, K. Kataoka, K. Nakano, Journal of Controlled Release 206 220-231 (2015) (DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.03.029)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168365915002072
2015-03-30
1 March, 2015
Prof. Atsushi Shishido (Tokyo Institute of Technology) has published a paper on nonlinear optical effect of liquid crystals in Optical Materials Express.
“Effect of polymer concentration on self-focusing effect in oligothiophene-doped polymer-stabilized liquid crystals”, J. Wang, Y. Aihara, M. Kinoshita, A. Shishido, Opt. Mater. Exp. 2015, 5, 538.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.5.000538
2015-03-30
25 Jan. 2015
Dr. Atsushi Shishido (Tokyo Institute of Technology) has published a review article on photocontrol of molecular alignment.
“ Recent Progress in Photoalignment Technology and Mechanical Analysis of Film”, A. Shishido, EKISHO, 2015, 19, 15.
http://jlcs.jp/en/2015/01/5331
2015-03-26
Assoc. Prof. Kensuke Osada (The Univ. of Tokyo) has published a paper on Tadpole-shaped gene carrier with distinct phase segregation in a ternary polymeric micelle in Soft Matter, and selected as back cover.
“A tadpole-shaped gene carrier with distinct phase segregation in a ternary polymeric micelle” Q. Chen, (*)K. Osada, M. Pennisi, S. Uchida, T. A. Tockary, A. Dirisala, Y. Li, K. M. Takeda, S. Oniyanagi, K. Itaka, (*)K. Kataoka, Soft Matter 11 (14) 2718-2722 (2015) (DOI: 10.1039/C4SM02850C)
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2015/sm/c4sm02850c
2015-03-17
6 Mar. 2015
Assistant Prof. Takahiro Muraoka (Tohoku University) has published a paper on protein stabilization by an amphiphilic monodisperse oligo(ethylene glycol) in Chemical Communications.
"Protein stabilization by an amphiphilic short monodisperse oligo(ethylene glycol)", N. Sadhukhan, T. Muraoka, M. Ui, S. Nagatoishi, K. Tsumoto, K. Kinbara, Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10301G.
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/cc/c4cc10301g#!divAbstract
2015-03-17
19 Jan. 2015
Assistant Prof. Nobuhiro Yanai (Kyushu University) has published a paper on in-air photon upconversion in supramolecular gel matrixes in Journal of the American Chemical Society.
"Photon Upconversion in Supramolecular Gel Matrixes: Spontaneous Accumulation of Light-Harvesting Donor–Acceptor Arrays in Nanofibers and Acquired Air Stability", P. Duan, (*)N. Yanai, H. Nagatomi, (*)N. Kimizuka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 1887-1894.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja511061h
2015-02-26
26, Ferburary, 2015
Dr Shigeki Kawai (Uni. Basel) has published an article on the halogen bonding in the fluorinated benzene in ACS Nano.
"Extended Halogen Bonding between Fully Fluorinated Aromatic Molecules", S. Kawai, A. Sadeghi , F. Xu, L. Peng, A. Orita, J. Otera, S. Goedecker, and E. Meyer, ACS Nano, 9, 2574-2583, (2014)
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn505876n
2015-02-20
18th, Feb., 2015
Dr. Hiroshi Yabu (Tohoku University) has published an original paper on synthesis of catechol-containing block-copolymers. “Synthesis of poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt) by the RAFT process and preparation of organic-solvent-dispersive Ag NPs by automatic reduction of metal ions in the presence of PDHSt-b-PSt”
Y. Saito, H. Yabu, Chemical Communications, 51(18), 3743-3746 (2015).
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/cc/c4cc08366k#!divAbstract
2015-02-12
11 Mar. 2015. Dr. Masaki Hada (JST-PRESTO, Tokyo Tech) received the Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award of The Japan Society of Applied Physics for the presentation entitled “Development of femtosecond time-resolved electron diffraction”.
2015-02-05
4 Feb. 2015
Assist. Prof. Kenji Higashiguchi (Kyoto Univ.) have published a paper on photoreversible morphological change of supramolecular structures in Journal of the American Chemical Society.
"Photoinduced Macroscopic Morphological Transformation of an Amphiphilic Diarylethene Assembly: Reversible Dynamic Motion", K. Higashiguchi, G. Taira, J.-i. Kitai, T. Hirose, K. Matsuda, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, on the web [Doi: 10.1021/ja512924q].
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja512924q
2015-01-09
Dr. Katsunori Tanaka, Associate Chief Scientist in RKEN won the 2015 Horace S. Isbell Award from Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS). The Horace S. Isbell Award acknowledges excellence in and promise of continued quality of contribution to research in carbohydrate chemistry. The winner must be under the age of 45 at the time of the award. Dr. Tanaka, the first Japanese winer, contributed to the molecular imaging field by his glycoconjugates for diagnostic and clinical application.
2015-01-07
7 Jan, 2015.
Three scientists received “The Chemical Society of Japan Award (CSJ Award) for Young Chemists”.
  • (1) Assis. Prof. Shohei Saito (Nagoya Univ.) received The CSJ Award for Young Chemists for his research on “Development of Materials Imaging Technique Based on Flexible Fluorophores”.
  • (2) Assis. Prof. Takahiro Muraoka (Tohoku Univ.) received The CSJ Award for Young Chemists for his research on “Development of Stimuli-Responsive Functional Molecules Inspired by Nature”.
  • (3) Assis. Prof. Yuki Kurashige (Inst. Mol. Sci.) received The CSJ Award for Young Chemists for his research on “Development of multireference electronic-structure methods and application to multinuclear complexes and metalloenzymes”.
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