Hiromichi Kataura

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Hiromichi Kataura
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Born 1959
Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture
Nationality  Japan
Fields Nanotechnology
Known for Carbon nanotubes

Hiromichi Kataura (片浦 弘道?, Kataura Hiromichi) is a Japanese scientist known for his work on synthesis and characterization of single-wall and double-wall[1] carbon nanotubes and on encapsulation of water,[2] fullerenes and other organic molecules[3][4][5] into carbon nanotubes.

Kataura is the leader of self-assembled nano-electronics group at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Kataura plot[edit]

Kataura plot

Kataura plot is a graph relating the energy of the band gaps in a carbon nanotube and its diameter. A nanotube of certain diameter can be metallic M or semiconducting S; it can have several band gaps, conventionally labeled as S11, S22, M11, M22, etc. This property results in multiple branches in the Kataura plot.

The original article on the Kataura plot[6] has been reported in a lesser-known journal Synthetic Metals. Nevertheless, this article has been cited more than 1200 times in peer-reviewed scientific journals between 2000 and June 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iakoubovskii, Konstantin; Minami, Nobutsugu; Ueno, Taro; Kazaoui, Said; Kataura, Hiromichi (2008). "Optical Characterization of Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes: Evidence for Inner Tube Shielding". Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112 (30): 11194–11198. doi:10.1021/jp8018414. 
  2. ^ Maniwa, Yutaka; Matsuda, Kazuyuki; Kyakuno, Haruka; Ogasawara, Syunsuke; Hibi, Toshihide; Kadowaki, Hiroaki; Suzuki, Shinzo; Achiba, Yohji; Kataura, Hiromichi (2007). "Water-filled single-wall carbon nanotubes as molecular nanovalves". Nature Materials. 6 (2): 135–41. Bibcode:2007NatMa...6..135M. doi:10.1038/nmat1823. PMID 17237788. 
  3. ^ Liu, Z; Yanagi, K; Suenaga, K; Kataura, H; Iijima, S (2007). "Imaging the dynamic behaviour of individual retinal chromophores confined inside carbon nanotubes". Nature Nanotechnology. 2 (7): 422–5. Bibcode:2007NatNa...2..422L. doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.187. PMID 18654326. 
  4. ^ Takenobu, T; Takano, T; Shiraishi, M; Murakami, Y; Ata, M; Kataura, H; Achiba, Y; Iwasa, Y (2003). "Stable and controlled amphoteric doping by encapsulation of organic molecules inside carbon nanotubes". Nature Materials. 2 (10): 683–8. Bibcode:2003NatMa...2..683T. doi:10.1038/nmat976. PMID 12958593. 
  5. ^ Yanagi, Kazuhiro; Iakoubovskii, Konstantin; Matsui, Hiroyuki; Matsuzaki, Hiroyuki; Okamoto, Hiroshi; Miyata, Yasumitsu; Maniwa, Yutaka; Kazaoui, Said; Minami, Nobutsugu (2007). "Photosensitive Function of Encapsulated Dye in Carbon Nanotubes". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 129 (16): 4992–7. doi:10.1021/ja067351j. PMID 17402730. 
  6. ^ Kataura, H.; Kumazawa, Y.; Maniwa, Y.; Umezu, I.; Suzuki, S.; Ohtsuka, Y.; Achiba, Y. (1999). "Optical Properties of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes" (PDF). Synthetic Metals. 103: 2555–2558. doi:10.1016/S0379-6779(98)00278-1. 
  7. ^ Web of Science database

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