Sugai-Kuwahara Research Group

Department of Chemistry, Toho University

ナノ物質の構造と物理的・化学的物性の関係性を明らかにし、新奇物性発現とその応用を目指して、ナノ物質の構造制御法の開発と構造評価測定装置の開発を行っています。

また、異なる物質が接する界面におけるダイナミクス観察を通して、色素増感太陽電池における光電変換など機能発現機構を明らかにし、エネルギーの高効率利用を目指したデバイス作製へと展開していきます。

Recent publication

"Diameter-controlled Cu nanoparticles on saponite and preparation of film by using spontaneous phase separation"
M. Miyagawa, A. Shibusawa, K. Maeda, A. Tashiro, T. Sugai and H. Tanaka
RSC Adv., 7, 4186 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7RA08659H

"Anomalous enhancement by alkylamine of the dye-sensitized solar cells using TEMPO redox"
T. Nishimura, W. Y. Sohn, Q. Shen, S. Kuwahara and K. Katayama
J. Photochem. Photobio. A, 346, 281 (2017). DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.06.015

"Investigation of photo-excited carrier dynamics in hematite and the effect of surface modifications by advanced transient grating technique"
W. Y. Sohn, S. Kuwahara, J. Throne, D. Wang and K. Katayama
ACS Omega, 2, 1031 (2017). DOI:10.1021/acsomega.7b00021

"Two-way correspondence between carbon nanotubes and caps: Development of a numerical algrithm and a tool for organic cap synthesis"
T. Sugai and H. Sakurai
Carbon, 116, 678 (2017). DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.02.038

"Specific Interaction between Dyes and Ions in Dye-sensitized solar cells Observed with Temporal Spectral Shift of Dyes"
R. Hosokawa, S. Kuwahara and K. Katayama,
J.Photochem. Photobio. A, 334, 107 (2017). DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.11.004