I  U  P  A  C






News & Notices
.. Prize for Young Chemists
.... 2008 winners

Organizations & People

Standing Committees

Divisions

Projects

Reports

Publications

Symposia

AMP

Links of Interest

Search the Site

Home Page

 

 

Winner of the IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists - 2008

 

Akinori Saeki wins one of the five IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, for his Ph.D. thesis work entitled "Nanometer-Scale Dynamics of Charges Generated by Radiations in Condensed Matter."

Current address (at the time of application)

The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Osaka University
8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan

E-mail: saeki-a@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, June 2007, Osaka University
  • Master in Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, March 2001, Osaka University
  • Bachelor in Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, March 1999, Osaka University

Ph.D. Thesis

Title Nanometer-Scale Dynamics of Charges Generated by Radiations in Condensed Matter

Adviser Professor Seiichi Tagawa

Thesis Committee Prof. Toshikazu Hirao (Div. of Appl. Chem., Grad. Sch. of Eng., Osaka Univ.); Prof. Susumu Kuwabata (Div. of Appl. Chem., Grad. Sch. of Eng., Osaka Univ.); Prof. Takumi Ohshima (Div. of Appl. Chem., Grad. Sch. of Eng., Osaka Univ.); Prof. Takashi Hayashi (Div. of Appl. Chem., Grad. Sch. of Eng., Osaka Univ.); Prof. Nobuhito Imanaka (Div. of Appl. Chem., Grad. Sch. of Eng., Osaka Univ.); Prof. Hiroshi Uyama (Div. of Appl. Chem., Grad. Sch. of Eng., Osaka Univ.); and Prof. Ken-ichi Machida (Center for Adv. Sci. and Innovation, Osaka Univ.)

Essay

Nanosicence and nanotechnology have been one of the most famous terminologies in this several years for not only academic research fields but also industrial applications such as cosmetic, health care, and so on. Regarding the technology to inspect nanometer-scale topology, microscopes such as an atomic force microscope and a scanning tunneling microscope were developed and have served as the indispensable tool for the direct observation of ultra-small structure with high resolution on nanometer scale or less. Although the state-of the-art microscope technologies provide the method to approach ultra-small structures with high-spatial resolution, their time-resolutions have not been enough to investigate the chemical and physico chemical reactions which occur on femto-, pico-, and nano-second time scale. With respect to the spectroscopies of bulk materials without spatial resolution, ultrahigh-time resolution have been achieved with the advent of femto- or atto-second laser, which enables us to explore many kinds of chemical reactions.
The objective of the present work is to elucidate nanometer-scale dynamics of transient charges generated by radiations (photon and electron beam in this case) in condensed matter (organic solvents, polymers, and organic semiconductors). .....[full text; pdf file - 642 KB]

> Back to Prize index page

 


Page last modified 14 May 2008.
Copyright ©2008 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions or comments about IUPAC, please contact, the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website, please contact Web Help.