Original Papers


  1. A. Yamaguchi, T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Design of Metal-to-Metal Charge-Transfer Chromophores for Visible-Light Activation of Oxygen-Evolving Mn Oxide Catalysts in a Polymer Film, Chem. Mater., 2017, DOI
  2. H. Ooka, A. Yamaguchi, T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Efficiency of oxygen evolution on iridium oxide determined from the pH dependence of charge accumulation, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, DOI
  3. H. Ooka, T. Takashima, A. Yamaguchi, T. Hayashi, R. Nakamura, Element strategy of oxygen evolution electrocatalysis based on in situ spectroelectrochemistry, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 7149-7161. DOI
  4. M. Yamamoto, R. Nakamura, T. Kasaya, H. Kumagai, K. Suzuki, K. Takai, Spontaneous and Widespread Electricity Generation in Natural Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Fields, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 5725-5728. DOI
  5. K. Jin, H. Seo, T. Hayashi, M. Balamurugan, D. Jeong, Y. K. Go, J. S. Hong, K. H. Cho, H. Kakizaki, N. Bonnet-Mercier, M. G. Kim, S. H. Kim, R. Nakamura, K. T. Nam, Mechanistic investigation of water oxidation catalyzed by uniform, assembled MnO nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 2277-2285. DOI
  6. Y. Li, A. Yamaguchi, M. Yamamoto, K. Takai, R. Nakamura, Molybdenum Sulfide: A Bioinspired Electrocatalyst for Dissimilatory Ammonia Synthesis with Geoelectrical Current, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 2154-2164. DOI
  7. 2016

  8. T. Hayashi, A. Yamaguchi, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Stability of organic compounds on the oxygen-evolving center of photosystem II and manganese oxide water oxidation catalysts, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13760-13763. DOI
  9. T. Lee, A. Okamoto, S. Jung, R. Nakamura, J. R. Kim, K. Watanabe, K. Hashimoto, Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Producing Electricity and Valuable Chemicals from Biodegradation of Waste Organic Matters, Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition, 2016. DOI
  10. H. Ooka, Y. Wang, A. Yamaguchi, M. Hatakeyama, S. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Legitimate Intermediates of Oxygen Evolution on Iridium Oxide Revealed by In-situ Electrochemical Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 15199-15204. DOI
  11. T. Yamada, S. Kawaichi, A. Matsuyama, M. Yoshida, N. Matsushita, R. Nakamura, Extracellular Electron Transfer of Pseudomonas stutzeri Driven by Lithotrophic and Mixotrophic Denitrification, Electrochemistry, 2016, 84, 312-314. DOI
  12. A. Yamaguchi, T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Water Splitting Using Electrochemical Approach, Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion, Vol.32, pp175-189.
  13. A. Yamaguchi, Y. Li, T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, CO2 Reduction Using an Electrochemical Approach from Chemical, Biological, and Geological Aspects in the Ancient and Modern Earth, Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion, Vol.32, pp213-228.
  14. 2015

  15. S. Kawaichi, Takashi Yoshida, Yoshihiko Sako, R. Nakamura, Draft Genome Sequence of a Heterotrophic Facultative Anaerobic Thermophilic Bacterium, Ardenticatena maritima Strain 110ST, Genome Announc., 2015, 3, e01145-15. DOI
  16. T. Ishii, S. Kawaichi, H. Nakagawa, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, From chemolithoautotrophs to electrolithoautotrophs: CO2 fixation by Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria coupled with direct uptake of electrons from solid electron sources, Front. Microbiol., 6:994. DOI
  17. R. Ang, A. Khan, N. Tsujii, K. Takai, R. Nakamura, T. Mori, Thermoelectricity Generation and Electron-Magnon Scattering in a Natural Chalcopyrite Mineral from a Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 12909-12913. DOI
  18. K. Kondo, A. Okamoto, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Sulfur-Mediated Electron Shuttling Sustains Microbial Long-Distance Extracellular Electron Transfer with the Aid of Metallic Iron Sulfides, Langmuir, 2015, 31, 7427-7434. DOI
  19. X. Deng, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, A. Okamoto, Electron Extraction from an Extracellular Electrode by Desulfovibrio ferrophilus Strain IS5 Without Using Hydrogen as an Electron Carrier, Electrochemistry, 2015, 83, 529-531. DOI
  20. 2014

  21. A. Yamaguchi, M. Yamamoto, K. Takai, T. Ishii, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Electrochemical CO2 Reduction by Ni-containing Iron Sulfides: How Is CO2 Electrochemically Reduced at Bisulfide-Bearing Deep-sea Hydrothermal Precipitates?, Electrochim. Acta, 2014, 141, 311-318. DOI
  22. A. Okamoto, R. Nakamura, K. H. Nealson, K. Hashimoto, Bound Flavin Model Suggests Similar Electron-Transfer Mechanisms in Shewanella and Geobacter, ChemElectroChem, 2014, 1, 1808-1812. DOI
  23. A. Okamoto, S. Kalathil, X. Deng, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, K. H. Nealson, Cell-secreted Flavins Bound to Membrane Cytochromes Dictate Electron Transfer Reactions to Surfaces with Diverse Charge and pH, Sci. Rep., 2014, 4:5628. DOI
  24. A. Yamaguchi, R. Inuzuka, T. Takashima, T. Hayashi, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Regulating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer for Efficient Water Splitting by Manganese Oxides at Neutral pH, Nat. Commun., 2014, 5:4256. DOI
  25. T. Takashima, A. Yamaguchi, K. Hashimoto, H. Irie, R. Nakamura, In situ UV-vis Absorption Spectra of Intermediate Species for Oxygen-Evolution Reaction on the Surface of MnO2 in Neutral and Alkaline Media, Electrochemistry, 2014, 82, 325-327. DOI
  26. H. Ooka, T. Ishii, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Light-induced Cell Aggregation of Euglena gracilis Towards Economically Feasible Biofuel Production, RSC. Adv., 2014, 4, 20693-20698. DOI
  27. A. Okamoto, K. Saito, K. Inoue, K. H. Nealson, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Uptake of Self-secreted Flavins as Bound Cofactors for Extracellular Electron Transfer in Geobacter Species, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 1357-1361. (Selected to Inside Cover) DOI
  28. 2013

  29. M. Yamamoto, R. Nakamura, K. Oguri, S. Kawagucci, K. Suzuki, K. Hashimoto, K. Takai, Generation of Electricity and Illumination by an Environmental Fuel Cell in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 10758-10761. (Selected to Research Highlight by Nature) DOI
  30. Y. Zhao, R. Nakamura, K. Kamiya, S. Nakanishi, K. Hashimoto, Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanomaterials as Non-metal Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation, Nat. Commun., 2013, 4:2390. DOI
  31. K. Nishio, R. Nakamura, X. Lin, T. Konno, K. Ishihara, S. Nakanishi, K. Hashimoto, Extracellular Electron Transfer across Bacterial Cell Membranes via a Cytocompatible Redox‐Active Polymer, ChemPhysChem, 2013, 14, 2159-2163. DOI
  32. A. Okamoto, K. Hashimoto, K. H. Nealson, R. Nakamura, Rate Enhancement of Bacterial Extracellular Electron Transport Involves Bound Flavin Semiquinones, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2013, 110, 7856-7861. (Selected to HighWire Press-hosted articles by PNAS and Key Scientific Article in Global Medial Discovery) DOI
  33. R. Nakamura, F. Kai, A. Okamoto, K. Hashimoto, Mechanisms of Long-distance Extracellular Electron Transfer of Metal-reducing Bacteria Mediated by Nanocolloidal Semiconductive Iron Oxides, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 5148-5157. (Rising Stars and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science) DOI
  34. T. Mogi, T. Ishii, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Low-Voltage Electrochemical CO2 Reduction by Bacterial Voltage-Multiplier Circuits, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 3967-3969. DOI
  35. 2012

  36. T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Inhibition of Charge Disproportionation of MnO2 Electrocatalysts for Efficient Water Oxidation under Neutral Conditions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 18153-18156. DOI
  37. T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Mechanisms of pH-Dependent Activity for Water oxidation to Molecular Oxygen by MnO2 Electrocatalysts, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 1519-1527. DOI
  38. T. Ishii, T. Nakagawa, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans as a Bioelectrocatalyst for Conversion of Atmospheric CO2 into Extracellular Pyruvic Acid, Electrochemistry, 2012, 80, 327329. DOI
  39. T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Multielectron-Transfer Reactions at Single Cu(II) Centers Embedded in Polyoxotungstates Driven by Photo-Induced Metal-to-Metal Charge Transfer from Anchored Ce(III) to Framework W(VI), Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2964-2966. DOI
  40. A. Okamoto, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Long-range Electron Conduction of Shewanella Biofilms Mediated by Outer Membrane C-type Cytochromes, Bioelectrochemistry, 2012, 85, 61-65. (Selected to Key Scientific Article in Global Medial Discovery) DOI
  41. A. Okamoto, K. Hashimoto, R. Nakamura, Spectroelectrochemical Investigation on Biological Electron Transfer Associated with Anode Performance in Microbial Fuel Cells, Recent Trend in Electrochemical Science and Technology (Review), 2012, 207-222. DOI
  42. 2011

  43. S. Shibanuma, R. Nakamura, Y. Hirakawa, K. Hashimoto, K. Ishii, Observation of In Vivo Cytochrome-Based Electron Transport Dynamics using Time-Resolved Evanescent Wave Electroabsorption Spectroscopy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 9137-9140. DOI
  44. T. Takashima, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, Visible-Light-Absorbing Lindqvist-Type Polyoxometalates as Building Blocks for All-Inorganic Photosynthetic Assemblies, Electrochemistry, 2011, 79, 783-786. DOI
  45. A. Okamoto, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, In-vivo Identification of Direct Electron Transfer from Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 to Electrodes via Outer-membrane OmcA-MtrB Protein Complexes, Electrochim. Acta, 2011, 56, 5526-5531. DOI
  46. S. Mori, K. Ishii, K. Hirakawa, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, In vivo Participation of Artificial Porphyrins in Electron Transport Chains: Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Analyses of Microbial Metabolism, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 2037-2039. DOI
  47. 2010

  48. R. Nakamura, T. Takashima, S. Kato, K. Takai, M. Yamamoto, K. Hashimoto, Electrical Current Generation across a Black Smoker Chimney, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 7692-7694. (Selected to Hot Topics in Sustainable Chemistry) DOI
  49. H. Liu, G. J. Newton, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, S. Nakanishi, Electrochemical Characterization of a Single Electricity-Producing Bacterial Cell of Shewanella by Using Optical Tweezers, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 6596-6599. DOI
  50. R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, Molecular Mechanism of Water Oxidation Reaction at Photo-irradiated TiO2 and Related Metal Oxide Surfaces, Solid. State. Phenom. (Review), 2010, 162, 1-27. DOI
  51. R. Nakamura, K. Kamiya, K. Hashimoto, Direct Electron-transfer Conduits Constructed at the Interface Between Multicopper Oxidase and Nanocrystalline Semiconductive Fe oxides, Chem. Phys. Lett.. 2010, 498, 307-311. DOI
  52. S. Kato, R. Nakamura, F. Kai, K. Watanabe, K. Hashimoto, Respiratory Interactions of Soil Bacteria with (Semi)conductive Iron-oxide Minerals, Environ. Microbiol., 2010, 12, 3114-3123. DOI
  53. R. Nakamura, A. Okamoto, N. Tajima, G. J. Newton, F. Kai, T. Takashima, K. Hashimoto, Biological Iron-Monosulfide Production for Efficient Electricity Harvesting from a Deep-Sea Metal-Reducing Bacterium, ChemBioChem, 2010, 11, 643-645. (Selected to Front Cover) DOI
  54. Y. Zhao, K. Watanabe, R. Nakamura, S. Mori, H. Liu, K. Ishii, K. Hashimoto, Three-dimensional Conductive Nanowire Networks for Maximizing Anode Performance in Microbial Fuel Cells, Chem. -Eur. J., 2010, 16, 4982-4985. DOI
  55. 2009

  56. T. Takashima, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, Visible Light Sensitive Metal Oxide Nanocluster Photocatalysts: Photo-Induced Charge Transfer from Ce(III) to Keggin-Type Polyoxotungstates, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 17247-17253. DOI
  57. R. Nakamura, K. Ishii, K. Hashimoto, Electronic Absorption Spectra and Redox Properties of C Type Cytochromes in Living Microbes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 1606-1608. DOI
  58. G. J. Newton, S. Mori, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, K. Watanabe, Analyses of Current-Generating Mechanisms of Shewanella loihica PV-4 and Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 in Microbial Fuel Cells, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 2009, 75, 7674-7681. (Selected to SCIENCE Editor’s Choice) DOI
  59. A. Okamoto, R. Nakamura, K. Ishii, K. Hashimoto, In vivo Electrochemistry of C-Type Cytochrome-Mediated Electron-Transfer with Chemical Marking, ChemBioChem, 2009, 10, 2329-2332. DOI
  60. R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, Harnessing self-organizing bacterial networks for microbial fuel cells, SPIE, 2009. DOI
  61. R. Nakamura, F. Kai, A. Okamoto, G. J. Newton, K. Hashimoto, Self-Constructed Electrically Conductive Bacterial Networks, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 508-511. (Selected to Press released Article) DOI
  62. 2008

  63. A. Okamoto, R. Nakamura, H. Osawa, K. Hashimoto, Anchored Oxo-Bridged Bimetallic Complexes, (SiO)3-Ti-O-Fe(corrole), on Silica Mesopores as Multi-Electron-Transfer Photosystems, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 19777-19783. DOI
  64. A. Okamoto, R. Nakamura, H. Osawa, K. Hashimoto, Site-Specific Synthesis of Oxo-Bridged Mixed-Valence Binuclear Complexes on Mesoporous Silica, Langmuir, 2008, 24, 7011-7017. DOI
  65. H. Irie, S. Miura, R. Nakamura, K. Hashimoto, A novel visible-light-sensitive efficient photocatalyst, Cr-III-grafted TiO2, Chem. Lett., 2008, 37, 252-253. DOI
  66. H. Liu, A. Imanishi, R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, Highly active photocatalyst BixTiyVxO4x + 2y (x y) for oxygen evolution under visible-light illumination, Phys. Status Solidi B, 2008, 245, 1807-1815. DOI
  67. 2007

  68. R. Nakamura, A. Okamoto, H. Osawa, H. Irie, K. Hashimoto, Design of All-Inorganic Molecular-Based Photocatalysts Sensitive to Visible Light: Ti(IV)-O-Ce(III) Bimetallic Assemblies on Mesoporous Silica, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 9596-9597. DOI
  69. A. Imanishi, T. Okamura, N. Ohashi, R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, Mechanism of Water Photooxidation Reaction at Atomically Flat TiO2 (Rutile) (110) and (100) Surfaces: Dependence on Solution pH, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 11569-11578. DOI
  70. S. Nakanishi, T. Tanaka, Y. Saji, E. Tsuji, S. Fukushima, K. Fukami, T. Nagai, R. Nakamura, A. Imanishi, Y. Nakato, Ordered Nanogroove Arrays on n-TiO2 with a Variation of the Groove Depth, Formed by Self-Organized Photoetching, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111, 3934-3937. DOI
  71. 2006

  72. R. Nakamura, H. Frei, Visible Light-Driven Water Oxidation by Ir oxide Clusters Coupled to Single Cr Centers in Mesoporous Silica, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 10668-10669. DOI
  73. 2005

  74. R. Nakamura, T. Okamura, N. Ohashi, A. Imanishi, Y. Nakato, Molecular Mechanisms of Photo-induced Oxygen Evolution, PL Emission, and Surface Roughening at Atomically Smooth (110) and (100) n-TiO2 (Rutile) Surfaces in Aqueous Acidic Solutions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 12975-12983. DOI
  75. R. Nakamura, T. Tanaka, Y. Nakato, Oxygen Photoevolution on Tantalum Oxynitride Photocatalyst under Visible-light Irradiation: How Does Water Photooxidation Proceed on an Oxynitride Surface?, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109, 8920-8927. DOI
  76. R. Nakamura, N. Ohashi, A. Imanishi, T. Osawa, Y. Matsumoto, H. Koinuma, Y. Nakato, Crystal-Face Dependences of Surface Band Edges and Hole Reactivity, Revealed by Preparation of Essentially Atomically Smooth and Stable (110) and (100) n-TiO2 (Rutile) Surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109, 1648-1651. DOI
  77. Y. Nanjo, R. Nakamura, S. Takabayashi, Y. Nakato, Surface alkylated and metal nano-dotted n-Si electrodes for efficient and low-cost solar energy conversion, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng., 2005, 5938, 81-86. DOI
  78. H. Liu, R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, Bismuth-copper vanadate BiCu2VO6 as a novel photocatalyst for efficient visible-light-driven oxygen evolution, ChemPhysChem, 2005, 6, 2499-2502. DOI
  79. H. Liu, R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, Promoted photo-oxidation reactivity of particulate BiVO4 photocatalyst prepared by a photoassisted sol-gel method, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2005, 152, 856-861. DOI
  80. S. Sato, R. Nakamura, S. Abe, Visible-light sensitization of TiO2 photocatalysts by wet-method N doping, Appl. Catal., A, 2005, 284, 131-137. DOI
  81. 2004

  82. R. Nakamura, T. Tanaka, Y. Nakato, Mechanism for Visible Light Responses in Anodic Photocurrents at N-doped TiO2 Film Electrodes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 106, 10617-10620. DOI
  83. R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, Primary Intermediates of Oxygen Photoevolution Reaction on TiO2 (Rutile) Particles, Revealed by in Situ FTIR Absorption and Photoluminescence Measurements, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 1290-1298. DOI
  84. S. Takabayashi, R. Nakamura, Y. Nakato, A Nano-Modified Si/TiO2 Composite Electrode for Efficient Solar Water Splitting, J. Photochem. Photobiol., A, 2004, 166, 107-113. DOI
  85. 2003

  86. R. Nakamura, A. Imanishi, K. Murakoshi, Y. Nakato, In Situ FTIR Studies of Primary Intermediates of Photocatalytic Reactions on Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films in Contact with Aqueous Solutions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 7443-7450. DOI
  87. 2002

  88. R. Nakamura, S. Sato, Oxygen Species Active for Photooxidation of n-Decane over TiO2 Surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2002, 106, 5893-5896. DOI
  89. R. Nakamura, S. Sato, Surface-Enhanced IR Absorption of Pt and Its Application to In-Situ Analysis of Surface Species, Langmuir, 2002, 18, 4433-4436. DOI
  90. S. Sato, K. Ueda, Y. Kawasaki, R. Nakamura, In-situ IR Observation of Surface Species during the Photocatalytic Decomposition of Acetic Acid over TiO2 films, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2002, 106, 9054-9058. DOI
  91. 2001

  92. R. Nakamura, K. Ueda, S. Sato, In-Situ Observation of the Photoenhanced Adsorption of Water on TiO2 Films by Surface-Enhanced IR Absorption Spectroscopy, Langmuir, 2001, 17, 2298-2300. DOI
  93. 2000

  94. K. Esumi, R. Nakamura, A. Suzuki, K. Torigoe, Preparation of Platinum Nanoparticles in Ethyl Acetate in the Presence of Poly (amidoamine) Dendrimers with a Methyl Ester Terminal Group, Langmuir, 2000, 16, 7842-7846. DOI