Peer-reviewed articles


  • Development of a sample holder for synchrotron radiation-based computed tomography and diffraction for analysis of extraterrestrial materials
    M. Uesugi, K. Hirahara, K. Uesugi, A. Takeuchi, Y. Karouji, N. Shirai, M. Ito, N. Tomioka, T. Ohigashi, A. Yamaguchi, N. Imae, T. Yada, M. Abe,
    Review of Scientific Instruments, accepted.
  • (Proceedings) Joule Heat-Assisted Loading of an Individual Gold Nanoparticle into Carbon Nanotube,
    Raman Bekarevich, Masami Toyoda, Shuichi Baba, Kaifeng Zhang, Toshihiko Nakata, Shin-ichi Taniguchi, Kaori Hirahara,
    Proceeding of Chemistry Conferences vol. 2 (Lectures and Workshop: In Series of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterial), pp. 7-13 (2017).
    ISSN: 2541-108X.
  • In Situ Observation of Wetting Ionic Liquid on a Carbon Nanotube,
    K. Imadate, K. Hirahara,
    Langmuir vol. 32 (11), pp. 2675-2678  (2016).
    doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04720
  • Refilling of Carbon Nanotube Cartridge for 3D Nanomanufacturing,
    Raman Bekarevich, Masami Toyoda, Shuichi Baba, Toshihiko Nakata, Kaori Hirahara,
    Nanoscale vol. 8, pp. 7217-7223 (2016).
  • Flexible electrical probes made of carbon nanotube bundles
    Chenghao Deng, Lijun Pan, He Ma, Kaori Hirahara, Yoshikazu Nakayama
    Carbon vol. 101, pp. 331-337 (2016).
    DOI:  10.1016/j.carbon.2016.02.001
  • (Proceedings) Depth-Resolution Imaging of Crystalline Nano Clusters on/in Amorphous Films Using Aberration-Corrected TEM,
    Jun Yamasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Yoshihiko Hirotsu, Kaori Hirahara and Nobuo Tanaka
    Microscopy (Tokyo) (2015) 64 (suppl 1): i13.
  • (Proceedings) In-situ electron microscopy on nanomechanics of nanocarbon and related materials,
    K. Hirahara
    Microscopy (Tokyo) (2015) 64 (suppl 1): i39.
    doi: 10.1093/jmicro/dfv130.
  • Relationship between the structure of carbon nanocoils and their electrical property,
    H. Ma, K. Nakata, L. Pan, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Carbon vol. 73, pp. 71-77  (2014).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.02.038
  • Non-linear Annealing effect on correlation between crystallinity and oscillation of carbon nanocoils,
    K. Hirahara, K. Nakata, Y. Nakayama,
    Mater. Sci. Eng. A Vol. 595, pp. 205-212 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2013.12.018
  • Thermal/Electron Irradiation Assisted Coalescence of Sc3N@C80 Fullerene in Carbon Nanotube and Evidence for Charge Transfer between Pristine/Coalesced Fullerenes and Nanotube,
    Ahmadreza Fallah,Yuki Yonetani, Ryosuke Senga, Kaori Hirahara, Ryo Kitaura, Hisanori Shinohara, Yoshikazu Nakayama,
    Nanoresearch vol. 5, pp. 11755-11760 (2013).!divAbstract, 10.1039/C3NR03233G
  • The effect of a tin oxide buffer layer for high yield synthesis of carbon nanocoils
    K. Hiarahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Carbon vol. 56, pp. 264-270 (2013).
  • Carbon Nanotube Torsional Actuator Based on Transition between Flattened and Tubular States
    R. Senga, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    J. of Non-Cryst. Solid Vol.358, issue 17, 2541-2544 (2012),
  • Covalent attachment of a specific site of a protein molecule on a carbon nanotube tip,
    Hiroyuki Maruyama, Shige H. Yoshimura, Satoshi Ohno, Kazuya Nishikawa, Yoshikazu Nakayama,
    J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 111, 074701 (2012).,
  • Recovery Force of Carbon Nanotube Shape Memory,
    S. Itaya, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,Vol. 51, pp. 06FD22 1-3 .
  • Temperature Dependent Resistance of Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube,
    E. Kawabe, S. Itaya, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 51, pp. 06FD25-1 – 06FD25-5
  • (Proceedings) Degradation of Carbon Nanotube Emitters in High Electric Field,
    T. Emi, K. Keisuke, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Proceedings of MNC2012,DVD.
  • (Proceedings) Specific interaction studied by single-molecule force measurement using a carbon nanotube probe
    M. Yamaguchi, M. Nakano, R. Senga, H. Maruyama, S. H. Yoshimura, Y. Nakayama
    Proceeding of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics (BioMech 2011), pp. 23-28.
  • Effect of gas phase oxidation on the structure and intertube adhesion force of a brush-like assembly of carbon nanotubes
    A. Fallah Gilvaei, Y. Nakayama
    Carbon Vol. 50, Issue 5, 1879-1887 (2011).
  • Nanotorsional actuator using transition between flattened and tubular states in carbon nanotubes,
    R. Senga, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 100, pp. 083110 (2011).
  • In-situ Study of the Carbon Nanotube Yarn Drawing Process,
    A. Fallah Gilvaei, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama
    Carbon Vol. 49, Issue 14, 4928-4935 (2011).
    K. Hirahara, S. Ajioka, Y. Nakayama,
    AIP advances vol. 1, pp. 042105 (2011)., doi:10.1063/1.3651085
  • Molecular simulations on the chirality preference of single-walled carbon nanotubes upon ductile behavior under tensile stress at high temperature,
    H. Deguchi, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Chem. Phys. Lett. vol. 503, pp. 272-276  (2011).
  • Fabrication of Nanoframe Structures by Site-selective Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles on Silver Cubes in an Ionic Liquid,
    Ken-ichi Okazaki, Junya Sakuma, Jun-ichi Yasui, Susumu Kuwabata, Kaori Hirahara, Nobuo Tanaka, and Tsukasa Torimoto,
    Chem. Lett. vol. 40, pp. 84-86 (2010).
  • Adhesive Behavior of Single Carbon Nanotubes
    Y. Maeno, A. Ishikawa, Y. Nakayama
    Appl. Phys. Express, Vol.3, p.065102 (2010).
  • Determination of the chiralities of isolated carbon nanotubes during superplastic elongation process,
    K. Hirahara, K. Inose, Y. Nakayama,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 97, No. 5, pp.051905-1-051905-3 (2010).
  • Carbon Nanotube Sharpening Using an Induced Electrical Current,
    H. Maruyama, T. Ishibashi, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Appl. Phys. Express, Vol.3, No.2, p.025101 (2009).
  • Attachment of Carbon Nanotubes to a Substrate by Electron-Beam-Induced Structural Change of Fullerene Molecules,
    R. Senga, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Appl. Phys. Express Vol.3, No.2, p.025001(2009).
  • Effect of Oxygen Included in Substrates for Growth of Brushlike Carbon Nanotubes,
    T. Nagasaka, T. Sakai, K. Hirahara, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama,
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, Vol.48, No.6, pp. 091602-1 – 091602-5 (2009).
  • Synthesis of Brushlike Carbon Nanotubes Using Wet-Processed Catalyst
    T. Nagasaka, T. Sakai, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, Vol.48, No.6, pp. 06FF06-1 – 06FF06-4 (2009).
  • Growth of Highly Dense Brushlike Carbon Nanotubes Using Layered Catalysts and Rapid Heating,
    T. Nagasaka, T. Sakai, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama,
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, Vol.48, No.6, pp. 065006-1 – 065006-4 (2009).
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Molecular Linear Motor Inside Nanotube,
    Y. Ueno, H. Somada, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama, S. Akita,
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 48, pp.06FG03-1-06FG03-3 (2009).
  • Controlling Atomic Joints between Carbon Nanotubes by Electric Current,
    A. Nagataki, T. Kawai, Y. Miyamoto, O. Suekane, Y. Nakayama,
    Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 102, 176808 (2009).
  • Response of Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors to Vibrating Gate using Scanning Gate Microscopy
    K. Hata, Y. Nakayama, S. Akita, Jpn. J Appl. Phys., vol. 48, p.04C202(4) (2009).
  • A Molecular Linear Motor Consisting of Carbon Nanotubes,
    H. Somada, K. Hirahara, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama,
    Nano Lett., vol. 9 (1), pp 62_65 (2009).
  • Geckolike high shear strength by carbon nanotube fiber adhesives
    Y. Maeno, Y. Nakayama,
    Appl. Phys. Lett.,”Vol. 94, No. 1, pp.012103-1-012103-3 (2009).
  • Characteristics of 4H-SiC Pt-gate metal-semiconductor field-effect transistor for use at high temperatures
    Y. Ueda, Y. Nomura, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama, H. Naito”,Thin Solid Films,”Vol. 517, pp. 1468-1470 (2009).
  • Study of high temperature photocurrent properties of 6H-SiC UV sensor
    Y. Ueda, S. Akita, Y. Nomura, Y. Nakayama, H. Naito
    Thin Solid Films,Vol. 517, pp. 1471-1473 (2008).
  • Trapping Protein Molecules at a Carbon Nanotube Tip using Dielectrophoresis
    H. Maruyama, Y. Nakayama
    Appl. Phys. Express, Vol.1, p.24001(3) (2008).
  • Synthesis, Nanoprocessing, and Yarn Application of Carbon Nanotubes,
    Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys,”,”Vol.47, No.10, pp.8149-8156″,,
  • Vertically aligned double-walled carbon nanotube electrode prepared by transfer methodology for electric double layer capacitor
    Y. Honda, M. Takeshige, H. Shiozaki, T. Kitamura, K. Yoshikawa, S. Chakrabarti, O. Suekane, L. Pan, Y. Nakayama, M. Yamagata, M. Ishikawa
    J. Power Sources,”Vol.185, pp.1580-1584
  • Static friction force of carbon nanotube surfaces
    O. Suekane, A. Nagataki, H. Mori, Y. Nakayama
    Appl. Phys. Express,”Vol.1, pp.064001-1 – 064001-3.
  • Effect of residual acetylene gas on growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes
    M. Yamaguchi, L. Pan, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, Vol.47, No.4, pp.1937_1940
  • Alignment of carbon nanocoils in polymer matrix using dielectrophoresis
    Y. Fujiyama, R. Tomokane, K. Tanaka, S. Akita, Y. Higashi, L. Pan, T. Nosaka, Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys,”,”Vol.47, No.4, pp.1991_1993.
  • Synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanocoils using codeposited thin film of Fe-Sn as catalyst
    R. Kanada, L. Pan, S. Akita , N. Okazaki, K. Hirahara, Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, vol. 47, No.4 , pp.1949-1951.
  • Improved Field Emission Characteristics of Individual Carbon Nanotube Coated with Boron Nitride Nanofilm
    Y. Morihisa, C. Kimura, M. Yukawa, H. Aoki, T. Kobayashi, S. Hayashi, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama, and T. Sugino
    J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B,”Vol.26, No.2, pp.872-875
  • Single-step synthesis of gold-silver alloy nanoparticles in ionic liquids by a sputter deposition technique
    K. Okazaki, T. Kiyama, K. Hirahara, N. Tanaka, S. Kuwabata, T. Torimoto”,Chemical communications,pp. 691-694
  • Covalent attachment of protein to the tip of a multiwalled carbon nanotube without sidewall decoration,
    H. Maruyama, S. H. Yoshimura, S. Akita, A. Nagataki, Y. Nakayama
    Journal of Applied Physics,”vol. 102, pp. 94701 1-5.
  • Energy Barrier for Disappearance of Buckling to Form a Plastic Bend in Carbon Nanotubes
    H. Somada, Y. Yoshikawa, A. Nagataki, K. Hirahara, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J Appl. Phys., vol.46, No.44, pp.L1055-L1057.
  • Plastic bending and shape-memory effect of double-wall carbon nanotubes
    H. Mori, S. Ogata, J. Li, S. Akita,and Y. Nakayama
    Phys. Rev. B Vol. 76 (16), p.165405(7)
  • Effect of MgO coating on field emission of a stand-alone carbon nanotube
    L. Pan, Y. Konishi, H. Tanaka, S. Chakrabarti, S. Hokushin. S. Akita, Y. Nakayama”,J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B,”Vol. 25 (5), pp.1581- 1583
  • Energy Loss of Carbon Nanotube Cantilevers for Mechanical Vibration
    S. Akita, S. Sawaya, and Y. Nakayama”,Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (9B), pp.6295_6298
  • Plasticity of Carbon Nanotubes: Aiming at Their Use in Nanosized Devices,
    Y. Nakayama,Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (8A), pp.5005_5014
  • Diameter Control of Carbon Nanocoils by the Catalyst of Organic Metals
    S. Hokushin, L. Pan, Y. Nakayama”,Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (8A), pp.5383_5385
  • Stable Field Emission Property of Patterned MgO Coated Carbon Nanotube Arrays
    S. Chakrabarti, L. Pan, H. Tanaka, S. Hokushin, Y. Nanakayama”,Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (7A), pp.4364_4369
  • Field Emission Properties of Titanium Carbide Coated Carbon Nanotube Arrays
    L. Pan, T. Shoji, A. Nagataki, Y. Nakayama
    Advanced Engineering Materials Vol. 9 (7), pp.584-587
  • Field Emission Properties and Structural Changes of a Stand-Alone Carbon Nanocoil
    S. Hokushin, L. Pan , Y. Konishi, H. Tanaka, Y. Nakayama
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (23), pp.L565_L567
  • Molecular dynamics study of electron-irradiation effects in single-walled carbon nanotubes
    M. Yasuda, Y. Kimoto, K. Tada, H. Mori, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama, and Y. Hirai”,Phys. Rev. B ,Vol. 75, p.205406(5)
  • Barrier modification at contacts between carbon nanotube and Pt electrode using well-controlled Joule heating
    Y. Yoshikawa, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama”,Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (15), pp.L359_L361
  • Determination of Carbon Nanocoil Orientation by Dielectrophoresis
    R. Tomokane, Y. Fujiyama, K. Tanaka, S. Akita, Y. Higashi, L. Pan, T. Nosaka, and Y. Nakayama”,Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.,”Vol. 46 (4A), pp.1815_1817″,,
  • Correlation between diamagnetic susceptibility and electron spin resonance feature for various multiwalled carbon nanotubes
    S. Bandow, S. Numao, M. Jinno, K. Hirahara, S. Iijima”,”Appl, Phys. A”,”vol. 87, pp.13-16″
  • Number of walls controlled synthesis of milimeter-long vertically aligned brushlike carbon nanotubes
    S. Chakrabarti, H. Kume, L. Pan, T. Nagasaka, and Y. Nakayama”,J. Phys. Chem. C,”Vol. 111, pp.1929-1934″,,
  • Correlation between mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes
    S. Sawaya, S. Akita, Y. Nakayama “,Nanotechnology,”Vol. 18, p.035702(3)