Award/学会賞 KPF-microscope for charging state of particles collected from air 大気中から捕集した粒子の帯電状態をKPF顕微鏡で調べた

呼吸により人体に入る微粒子の帯電状態が注目された。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

Aerosols deposit behind the sheet (Plant leaf model)?(植物葉モデル)薄板の裏側までエアロゾルが沈着する?

Simultaneous deposition of submicron aerosols onto both surfaces of a plate substrate by electrostatic forces We demonstrate one-step deposition of submicrometer-sized particles suspended in the gas-phase onto a plate type substrate using an electrostatic-assisted spray system. The particles were deposited on plate-type metallic surfaces, on both front and rear sides of the substrate. This “both-side”…

Doctoral presentation (2014/5), 博士公聴会 Immobilization of particles from gas phase onto surfaces 気相からの粒子の基板への固定化

Immobilization of submicron- and nano-particles from gas phase onto solid surfaces by external forces (外力を用いたサブミクロン粒子とナノ粒子の気相から固体基板への固定化)(Thesis is written in English) 2014/5/23 Friday, 15:00 ~ 16:30, BASE1階会議室 発表者: 玄 大雄 (GEN, Masao) ** ** After working with WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University as Assistant Professor, he joined City University of Hong Kong Keywords: Deposition/assembly of particles, Particle exposure system for…

What happens when we spray water-soluble “air pollution” particles to plants for 2 years? 水溶性 「大気汚染」 粒子を植物に2年間散布したらどうなるでしょう?

JOURNAL: Atmospheric Environment (2014) 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.•Net photosynthesis…

Deposition process of aerosols into forest/ 森林へのエアロゾル沈着過程を解明

Particulate matter strongly adsorbed onto leaf surfaces is not washed away by rainfall and contributes to the EC (Elemental Carbon) flux. Leaf-surface particles must be included when evaluating the dry and total fluxes of particulate matter, in particular for water-insoluble constituents such as EC. 葉面に強く「付着」した粒子状物質は降雨によって洗い流されず、EC(元素炭素)フラックスに寄与する。粒子状物質、特にECのような水不溶性成分の乾燥流束および全流束を評価する場合には、葉表面粒子を含めなければならない。

Aerosol & colloid route for Raman-substrate. To detect organic molecules at ppb levels. ラマン分光用基材の調製にエアロゾルやコロイド手法。有機分子をppbレベルまで検出

The substrate (chip) was made by structuring nanoparticles, and the detection accuracy of a trace (model: a pesticide) component using Raman scattering spectroscopy was improved. ナノ粒子の構造化による基板(チップ)形成を行い、ラマン散乱分光を用いた微量な(モデル:農薬)成分の検出精度を向上させた。