親水性表面への数μmのエアロゾル液滴の沈着 Micrometer-sized aerosols/ droplets on a hydrophilic surface

Droplet generator: Ultrasonic nebulizer (1.7 MHz). Micrometer sized sprayed droplets include silica nanoparticles (average particle diameter of 145 nm). A single substrate with areas having different “level” of hydrophilicity was used as a model surface. A low-pressure analysis method (electron-microscope SEM) and ordinary (1 atm) pressure methods (Raman spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence) analytical results indicated…

卒業生の論文が米国化学会ES&T Letters最優秀論文賞 ACS Environ. Sci. Tech. Lett. BEST PAPER AWARD (by Alumni)

The winner of the Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2019 Best Paper Award. 卒業生Alumni (TUAT, B/M/D) Masao Gen’s paper published (with Prof. Chak K. Chan, Energy & Environment, City Univ. of Hong Kong) in Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ACS米国化学会の雑誌) was selected as Best ES&T Letters Papers of 2019.  (Gen, Zhang, Huang, Chan) “Heterogeneous SO2 Oxidation in Sulfate Formation by Photolysis of Particulate…

マスク装着に関して(エアロゾル学会)On Mask-wearing

Point-1.「繊維の隙間より小さい粒子はマスクのフィルターを通過する」は間違い “Particles smaller than the fiber gap pass through the filter of the mask” is not accurate

Point-2. 大事なことはマスクのフィルター性能より,マスクの縁と顔表面との隙間からの漏れ(侵入)を少しでもなくすこと。It is important to eliminate the leakage (intrusion) from the gap between the mask edge and the face surface, rather than the filter performance of the mask.

卒業生に日本エアロゾル学会奨励賞 (Alumni) Dr. Naoya Hama: Young Researcher Award (Association of Aerosol Science & Tech.)

受賞対象研究:さまざまな粒子発生源に対するエアロゾル(気中)計測装置の適用性に関する研究、および企業会員と学会の連携強化に対する貢献。Research on the applicability of aerosol (gas-phase) measurement devices to a variety of particle sources and contributions to strengthening collaboration between company members and academic societies.

40℃の表面に気中微粒子を沈着させた流体制御 Can aerosol particles move/deposit, from 25 to 40 ℃ surface?

閉鎖空間における沈着を考慮したエアロゾルフローシステムを構築した。沈着効率が悪い従来法に代わって本手法を気液界面細胞曝露に応用できれば有用である。An aerosol flow system has been constructed to mimic the delivery of particles to the air-liquid interface. Potentially be applied for the deposition and analysis of submicron particles on various types of substrate without the need for vacuum imaging analysis..

液中粒子の表面電荷とそれらのエアロゾル化時の荷電との関係 Between surface charges of colloidal particles and their corresponded aerosols.

Interaction between surface charge (zeta potential) of colloidal nanoparticles and the charge induced droplets suspended in the gas phase by electrospray is investigated for the first time. 液相中のナノ粒子の表面電荷(ゼータ電位)と気相中操作(静電噴霧)により懸濁液滴の荷電(電荷)の間の相互作用について初めての研究。

同一ロウソクから親水性と疎水性の両方の粒子層が製造可能 From a single candle: we can make both hydrophilic & hydrophobic layers.

Using “soot” from a candle burning, we developed assembly routes to form hydrophilic or hydrophobic layers of carbonaceous nanoparticles. ロウソク燃焼の「煤」を用いて、親水性または疎水性を有するナノ粒子膜の作製する方法を開発。5000年前に中国で開発された、従来の「墨」技術と同じかどうか?

PAPER: Charge of Particle by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. ケルビンフォース顕微鏡で粒子の帯電を計測

呼吸により人体に入る微粒子の帯電状態が注目された。本研究では大気中に浮遊する微粒子の帯電状態を評価できる手法を考案。The importance of electrostatic charging state to particle deposition in the human airways has been suggested. We developed a measurement method of electrostatic charging state of individual ambient aerosol particles

PAPER: Fine particles on bio-composite surface. ココナツ殻由来素材の表面に微粒子を集積

Other “intro” of papers from our lab >> /tag/paper/   HIGHLIGHTS:* Physical treatment on the biocomposite increases the surface roughness.* Single bond COOH network on the treated biocomposite promotes the particle deposition.* The network reduces the particles repulsion during the deposition process. # Bio-composite(バイオコンポジット)is a composite material formed by a matrix (resin) and a reinforcement of…

How small can the enzyme be ? 酵素(粒子)はどこまで小さくできるのか?

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enzmictec.2014.06.002 Transformation of an enzyme: from aqueous suspension to fine solid particles via electrospraying route 静電噴霧法による糖転移酵素の微粒化 by* Dept. of Process and Food Engineering, Univ. Putra Malaysia; * Biotechnology Research Institute, Univ. Malaysia Sabah; * Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Univ. Teknologi MARA; * Grad. School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology…

Are the particles deposited to the back of a sheet? 薄板の裏側まで微粒子が沈着するのか?

Simultaneous deposition of submicron aerosols onto both surfaces of a plate substrate by electrostatic forces M. Gen, S. Ikawa, S. Sagawa, I. W. Lenggoro e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1380/ejssnt.2014.238 Open access. サブミクロンの帯電粒子を気中に浮遊させて、目的の平板の両面に粒子群が沈着しているメカニズムを説明した。 【展開】植物の葉に沈着する微粒子の挙動(農薬等の散布法)の理解 【展開】自動車等の静電塗装の分野

PAPER: Effect of water-soluble particles on the growth of plants (2 years) 植物に水溶性微粒子を与えていたら?

JOURNAL: Atmospheric Environment (2014) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231014000405 Effects of 2-years exposure to (sub-micron) ammonium sulfate particles on growth and gas exchange rates of Fagus crenata (ブナ), Castanopsis sieboldii (スダジイ), Larix kaempferi (唐松) and Cryptomeria japonica (スギ) seedlings •No significant effect of the particles on growth was observed after 2 years. •Net photosynthetic rates of 3 species were not significantly changed….