Lett.96, 263105 (2010).
A layered ionic crystal of polar Li@C60 superatoms
Shinobu Aoyagi et al.,
2, 678-683 (2010).
Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Through Micropores of Surface-Treated Zeolites by Catalyst-Supported Chemical Vapor Deposition
Keita Kobayashi, Ryo Kitaura, and Hisanori Shinohara
Regrowth of Carbon Nanotubes Array on Al Layer Coated Substrate
Chien-Chao Chiu, Masamichi Yoshimura, Kazuyuki Ueda, Yuya Kamizono, Hisanori Shinohara, Yutaka Ohira, and Takayoshi Tanji
High-Performance Thin-Film Transistors with DNA-Assisted Solution Processing of Isolated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Yuki Asada, Yasumitsu Miyata, Yutaka Ohno, Ryo Kitaura, Toshiki Sugai,Takashi Mizutani, and Hisanori Shinohara
This website gives a great overview of aerogels and is really helpful in enhancing understanding. I am doing a research project for a grad level electrochemistry course and I am exploring the electrochemical applications of carbon materials. I have come across various types of carbon foam and aerogel articles however I have found conflicting information as to whether a carbon foam is or is not the same as a carbon aerogel…one source suggested that carbon foams are made up of small graphite-like crystals, however they are not good electrical conductors. I can’t seem to find how the composition of a foam differs from a carbon aerogel that is a good conductor…any help clarifying the differences in chemical composition and electrical properties would be great!
Lett. 1, 3243 (2010).
Solution-Phase Extraction of Ultrathin Inner Shells from Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Yasumitsu Miyata, Marie Suzuki, Miho Fujihara, Yuki Asada, Ryo Kitaura, and Hisanori Shinohara
4, 5807 (2010).
Molecular recognition of La@C82 endohedral metallofullerene by an isophthaloyl-bridged porphyrin dimer
Georgia Pagona, Solon P.
His major contributions to the molecular recognition field comprise the unravelling of the molecular basis of the recognition of ligands (glycans & small molecules, carbohydrate mimics) by receptors in solution, using a multidisciplinary approach, which employs organic synthesis, protein biochemistry and molecular biology, biophysics, molecular modeling, and NMR, using a wide network of collaborations worldwide. In this context, he has achieved major developments of general methodological aspects of NMR and, particularly, in its applications to the study of the dynamic features of molecular recognition processes involving sugars and proteins. The first NMR-based lectin-glycan structure was unravelled in his lab. From the drug discovery perspective, he has systematically scrutinized the employment of glycomimetics (C-, S-, N-glycoside analogues) as sugar analogues.
C 115, 270 (2011)
Chemically Induced, Thermally Controlled Peel-Off of the External Walls of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Nikolaos Karousis, Keita Kobayashi, Hisanori Shinohara, and Nikos Tagmatarchis
24, 2826 (2010)
Exfoliation and Chemical Modification Using Microwave Irradiation Affording Highly Functionalized Graphene
C.115, 3968 (2011)
Templating rare-earth hybridization via ultrahigh vacuum annealing of ErCl3 nanowires inside carbon nanotubes
Paola Ayala, Ryo Kitaura, Ryo Nakanishi, Hidetsugu Shiozawa, Daisuke Ogawa, Patrick Hoffmann,Hinsanori Shinohara, and Thomas Pichler
83, 085407 (2011)
Thin-Film Transistors with Length-Sorted DNA-Wrapped Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Yuki Asada, Yasumitsu Miyata, Kazunari Shiozawa, Yutaka Ohno, Ryo Kitaura,Takashi Mizutani, and Hisanori Shinohara
Prof. Torres′s contributions mainly include the synthesis of unsymmetric phthalocyanines and subphthalocyanines, their conjugation with carbon nanostructures (fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene), supramolecular organization in solution and condensed phases, and applications of these compounds in non-linear optics (NLO), photoinduced electron transfer, molecular photovoltaics (organic solar cells, hybrids and perovskites), and more recently in areas of nanotechnology (organization and synthesis in surfaces) and nanomedicine (photodynamic therapy, PDT, cancer and atherosclerosis, and inactivation of bacteria and viruses). Torres has published more than 500 articles, reviews and patents, and has an h-index of 74, with 14 "highly cited papers" (Thomson Reuters).
Lett.98, 174103 (2011)
Nanohybridization of Polyoxometalate Clusters and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes: Applications in Molecular Cluster Batteries
Naoya Kawasaki, Heng Wang, Ryo Nakanishi, Shun Hamanaka, Ryo Kitaura, Hisanori Shinohara, Toshihiko Yokoyama, Hirofumi Yoshikawa, and Kunio Awaga
Thank you very much for replying, Prof. Steiner. Since reading your comment, I have attempted to determine the lift of Hydrogen gas, density of mylar, etc. Forgive me if my numbers are off:
Lift of Hydrogen gas 1.08927 milligrams/cc
Density of mylar (Dupont brand name for polyester film) 1.39 grams/cc
Flexible, carbon nanotube multi-walled aerogel [this site] 4mg/cc
So while my sphere of solid aerogel would not float, it appears lighter than air balloons with skins and/or internal partitions made of aerogels could be manufactured with existing technological limits. Key, I think, is whether the substitution of aerogels could make safer the containment of hydrogen for use in lighter than air craft. Helium is rare and expensive, hydrogen abundant and relatively cheap. Safe, lighter than air transportation would be ecologically friendly and wonderful.
Hi Aerogel gurus:) We manufacture paddle boards and surfboards. Currently, we wrap carbon fiber fabric around a core of 2 lb density EPS foam. I am wondering if aerogel could be utilized to replace the foam core? We are looking for the strongest and lightest components possible in our manufacturing process. The foam core is shaped using a CNC, is rigid and bonds well to the epoxy which is used to attach the carbon fiber. Also the foam can withstand most sudden shocks caused by impacts with rocks, etc. Would aerogel be a suitable alternative to the foam? Any comments would be appreciated. Thank you!