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Self‐Assembly of Semiconductor Quantum Dots via Organic Templates​

M. Yamauchi*, S. Masuo*

Chem. Eur. J.MinireviewDOI: 10.1002/chem.201905807


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In situ Observation of Emission Behavior during Anion Exchange Reaction of a Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal at the Single Nanocrystal Level

H. Yoshimura, M. Yamauchi, and S. Masuo*

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. vol.11, pp.530-535 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03204



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Crystallization-Induced Emission of Azobenzene Derivatives

M. Yamauchi*, K. Yokoyama, N. Aratani, H. Yamada, S. Masuo*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., vol.58, pp.14173-14178 (2019), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908121







Kinetically and Thermodynamically Controlled Nanostructures of Perylene-Substituted Lophine Derivatives

R. Usui, M. Yamauchi, Y. Ishibashi, O. Tsutsumi, T. Asahi, S. Masuo, N. Tamai, and Y. Kobayashi*

J. Phys. Chem. C, vol.123, pp.10145-10152 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01391






Photoconversion of 6, 13-α-Diketopentacene Single Crystals Exhibiting Light Intensity-Dependent Morphological Change

M. Yamauchi, Y. Miyamoto, M. Suzuki, H. Yamada, S. Masuo*

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol. 21, pp.6348-6353 (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06594B

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Colloidal Quantum Dot Arrangement Assisted by Perylene Bisimide Self-Assembly

M. Yamauchi*, S. Masuo*

Chemistry-A Europian Journal, vol. 25, pp.167-172 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201805119

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Improvement in interlayer structure of p-i-n-type organic solar cells with use of fullerene-linked tetrabenzoporphyrin as additive

Y. Tamura, Mitsuharu Suzuki, T. Nakagawa, T. Koganizewa, S. Masuo, H. Hayashi, N. Aratani, H. Yamada*

RSC Advances, vol.8, pp.35237-35245 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C8RA07398H




Unravelling the Ultrafast Exciton Relaxation and Hidden Energy State in CH3NH3PbBr3 Nanoparticles

T. Katayama*, H. Suenaga, T. Okuhata, S. Masuo, N. Tamai*

J. Phys. Chem. C, vol.122, pp.5209-5214 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01051




In Situ Observation of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering From Silver Nanoparticle Dimers and Trimers Fabricated Using Atomic Force Microscopy Manipulation

T. Fukui, H. Naiki, S. Masuo*

J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 121, pp. 19329-19333 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03709




Side-Chain Engineering in a Thermal Precursor Approach for Efficient Photocurrent Generation with Insoluble Tetrabenzoporphyrin–Diketopyrrolopyrrole Conjugates

K. Takahashi, D. Kumagai, N. Yamada, D. Kuzuhara, Y. Yamaguchi, N. Aratani, T. Koganezawa, S. Koshika, N. Yoshimoto, S. Masuo, M. Suzuki,* K. Nakayama,* H. Yamada*

J. Mater. Chem. A, vol. 5, pp. 14003-140 (2017).  DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04162D





Multiphoton Emission Enhancement from a Single Colloidal Quantum Dot Using SiO2-Coated Silver Nanoparticles

H. Naiki, T. Uedao, L. Wang, N. Tamai, and S. Masuo*

ACS Omega, vol.2, pp.728-737 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00520



Modification of Emission Photon Statistics from Single Quantum Dots Using Metal/SiO2 Core/Shell Nanostructures

H. Naiki*, H. Oikawa, and S. Masuo*

Photochem. Photobio. Sci. vol.16, pp.489-498 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00342G



Detailed Observation of Multiphoton Emission Enhancement from a Single Colloidal Quantum Dot Using a Silver-Coated AFM Tip

H. Takata, H. Naiki, L. Wang, H. Fujiwara, K. Sasaki, N. Tamai, and S. Masuo*

Nano Lett., vol.16, pp. 5770-5778 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02479


Research Highlight in Nature Nanotechnology

“Semiconductor nanocrystals: How to get more photons” 


Photoprecursor Approach Enables Preparation of Well-Performing Bulk-Heterojunction Layers Comprising a Highly Aggregating Molecular Semiconductor

M. Suzuki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Takahashi, K. Takahara, T. Koganezawa, S. Masuo, K. Nakayama, and H. Yamada*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol.8, pp.8644-8651 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b00345




Direct Observation of Multiphoton Emission Enhancement from a Single Quantum Dot Using AFM Manipulation of a Cubic Gold Nanoparticle

S. Masuo*, K. Kanetaka, R. Sato, T. Teranishi

ACS Photonics, vol.3, pp.109-116, (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00496



Evaluation of the Charge Transfer Efficiency of Organic Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices Fabricated Using Photoprecursor Approach

S. Masuo*, W. Sato, Y. Yamaguchi, M. Suzuki, K. Nakayama, H. Yamada,

Photochem. Photobio. Sci., vol.14, pp.883-890 (2015). DOI:10.1039/C4PP00477



Photoconversion of 6,13-α-diketopentacene in the crystalline phase

S. Masuo*, K. Tanaka, M. Oe, H. Yamada,

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol.16, pp.13483-13488 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4CP01607F




Synthesis and optical reactivity of 6,13-α-diketoprecursors of 2,3,9,10-tetraalkylpentacenes in solution, film, and crystals

S. Katsuta, H. Saeki, K. Tanaka, Y. Murai, D. Kuzuhara, M. Misaki, N. Aratani, S. Masuo, Y. Ueda, H. Yamada,

J. Mater. Chem. C, vol.2, pp.986-993 (2014).




Highly Controlled Plasmonic Emission Enhancement from Metal-Semiconductor Quantum Dot Complex Nanostructures

H. Naiki, A. Masuhara, S. Masuo, T. Onodera, H. Kasai, and H. Oikawa

J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 117, pp.2455-2459 (2013)




Ultrafast dynamics and single particle spectroscopy of Au–CdSe nanorods

G. Sagarzazu, K. Inoue, M. Saruyama, M. Sakamoto, T. Teranishi, S. Masuo and N. Tamai

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol. 15, pp.2141-2152 (2013). 10.1039/C2CP43458J

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Photon Antibunching in Enhanced Photoluminescence of a Single CdSe/ZnS Nanocrystal by Silver Nanostructures

S. Masuo*, T. Tanaka, S. Machida, A. Itaya

J. Photochem. Photobio. A, vol. 237, pp.24-30 (2012). 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2012.04.001



Photofabrication of Fullerene-Shelled Quantum Dots Supramolecular Nanoparticles for Solar Energy Harvesting

E. S. Shibu, A. Sonoda, Z. Tao, Q. Feng, A. Furube, S. Masuo, L. Wang, N. Tamai, M. Ishikawa, V. Biju

ACS Nano, vol.6, pp.1601-1608 (2012). 10.1021/nn204567d




Fluorescence Behavior of Individual Charge-Transfer Complexes Revealed by Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Influence of the Host Polymer Matrix

S. Masuo*, Y. Yamane, S. Machida, A. Itaya

J. Photochem. Photobio. A, vol.227, pp.65-70 (2012).



Single-Photon Emission Behavior of Isolated CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots Interacting with the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance of Silver Nanoparticles

H. Naiki, S. Masuo*, S. Machida, A. Itaya

J. Phys. Chem. C, vol.115, pp. 23299-23304 (2011). 10.1021/jp207997j





Synthesis of Pentacene-, Tetracene- and Anthracene Bisimides using Double-Cyclization Reaction Mediated by Bismuth(Ⅲ) Triflate

S. Katsuta, K. Tanaka, Y. Maruya, S. Mori, S. Masuo, T. Okujima, H. Uno, K. Nakayama, H. Yamada,

Chem. Commun., vol.47 , pp.10112-10114 (2011). 10.1039/C1CC13980K




Dependence of Single-Photon Emission from Single Conjugated Polymer Chains on their Spatial Size as Determined by Photon Correlation Measurements in Fluid Solvent

S. Masuo*, N. Nishi, M. Hosugi, S. Machida, A. Itaya,

Chem. Lett., vol.39, pp.780-782 (2010).




Laser Ablation of Micro-sized Organic Dye Particles in Solvents with Limited Solubility for the Dye: Formation of a Supersaturated Solution

A. Itaya, T. Murakami, N. Yokoi, S. Masuo, S. Machida,

Chem. Lett., vol. 39, pp. 215-217 (2010).




Photon Statistics in Enhanced Fluorescence from a Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot in the Vicinity of Silver Nanoparticles

S. Masuo*, H. Naiki, S. Machida, A. Itaya,

Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 95, p.193106 (2009).



Fluorescence Dynamics of Individual Charge-Transfer Complexes in Polymer Films Revealed by Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy

S. Masuo, Y. Yamane, T. Endo, S. Machida, A. Itaya

J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 113, pp.11590-11596 (2009). 10.1021/jp901206k




Single-Photon Emission from a Single Nanoparticle Consisnting of a Single Conjugated Polymer Chain

S. Masuo*, T. Tanaka, T. Murakami, A. Masuhara, S. Machida, H. Kasai, H. Oikawa, A. Itaya

Synth. Met., vol. 159, pp.805-808 (2009).



Theoritical Study on Photon Emission Statistics from Single Conjugated Polymer Molecules Excited by Laser Pulses

K. Seki, S. Masuo, S. Abe, M. Tachiya

Synth. Met., vol. 159, pp.769-772 (2009).



Fluorescence Properties of Individual Charge-transfer Complexes in Polymer Films Revealed by Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy

S. Masuo, T. Endo, Y. Yamane, S. Machida, A. Itaya

Chem. Lett., vol.39, pp916-917 (2008).



Anomalous excimer formation of a pyrenyl derivative having a mesogen group of alkoxycyanobiphenyl in its smectic mesophase

K. Kuwamura, T. Ikegami, S. Masuo, S. Machida, N. Tanaka, A. Itaya

J. Photochem. Photobio. A, vol. 200, pp.232-238 (2008).



Influence of Molecular Weight and Conformation on Single-Photon Emission from Isolated Conjugated Polymer Chains

S. Masuo*, T. Tanaka, S. Machida, A. Itaya

Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 92, p.233114 (2008).



Photoluminescence Properties of Dye-Doped Polymer Multilayer Films with Periodic Structure

S. Machida, T. Sugihara, S. Masuo, A. Itaya

Thin Solid Films, vol. 516, pp.2382-2386 (2008).



Morphology and Photophysical Properties of Polymer Thin Films Dispersed with Dye Nanoparticle

S. Machida, T. Wakamatsu, S. Masuo, H. Jinnai, A. Itaya

Thin Solid Films, vol.516, pp.2615-2619 (2008).



Site-Selective Doping of Dyes into Polystyrene-block-Poly(4-vinylpyridine) Diblock Copolymer Films and Selective Laser Ablation of the Dye-Doped Films

Z. Wang, S. Masuo, S. Machida, A. Itaya

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. vol.46, pp.7569-7576 (2007).



Photon Antibunching in the Emission from a Single Organic Dye Nanocrystal

S. Masuo*, A. Masuhara, T. Akashi, M. Muranushi, S. Machida, H. Kasai, H. Nakanishi, H. Oikawa, A. Itaya

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. vol. 46 (12), pp. L268-L270 (2007)

Introduced by “RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS” of Nature Photonics, vol.1, p.253 (2007).



Photophysical Properties of a Carbazolyl Derivative with a Mesogen Group of Alkoxycyanobiphenyl in Mesophase

S. Fukuma, K. Irie, T. Ikegami, S. Masuo, S. Machida, N. Tanaka, A. Itaya

J. Photochem. Photobio. A, vol.189, pp.55-64 (2007).



Nanoparticle Formation of Pentacene by Laser Irradiation in Ethanol Solution

S. Kita, S. Masuo, S. Machida, A. Itaya

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 45, p.6501-6507 (2006).



Application of Dopant-Induced Laser Ablation to Site-Selective Modification of Sea-Island Structures of Polystyrene-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine) Films

Z. Wang, S. Masuo, S. Machida, A. Itaya

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 44, pp.L402 (2005).



Electron Transfer at the Single-Molecule Level in a Triphenylamine-Perylene Imide Molecule

T. D. M. Bell, A. Stefan, S. Masuo, T. Vosch, M. Lor, M. Cotlet, J. Hofkens, S. Bernhardt, K. Müllen, M. van der Auweraer, J. W. Verhoeven, F. C. De Schryver

ChemPhysChem, vol. 6, p. 942-948 (2005).



Assembling and Orientation of Polyfluorenes in Solution Controlled by a Focused Near-Infrared Laser Beam

S. Masuo, H. Yoshikawa, H. -Georg Nothofer, Andrew C. Grimsdale, U. Scherf, K. Müllen, H. Masuhara

J. Phys. Chem. B, vol.109, pp.6917-6921 (2005).



Stretched Exponential Decay and Correlations in the Catalytic Activity of Fluctuating Single Lipase Molecules

O. Flomenbom, K. Velonia, D. Loos, S. Masuo, M. Cotlet, Y. Engelborghs, J. Hofkens, A. E. Rowan, R. J. M. Nolte, M. Van der Auweraer, F. C. De Schryver, J. Klafter

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., vol.102, pp.2368-2372, 2005.



Single-Enzyme Kinetics of CALB-Catalyzed Hydrolysis

K. Velonia, O. Flomenbom, D. Loos, S. Masuo, M. Cotlet, Y. Engelborghs, J. Hofkens, A. E. Rowan, J. Klafter, R. J. M. Nolte, F. C. De Schryver

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., vol. 44, pp.560-564 (2005).



Single Photon Emission from a Dendrimer Containing Eight Perylene Diimide Chromophores

T. D. M. Bell, S. Habuchi, S. Masuo, I. Oesterling, K. Müllen, P. Tinnefeld, M. Sauer, M. van der Auweraer, J. Hofkens, F. C. De Schryver

Aust. J. Chem., vol. 57, pp.1169-1173 (2004).



Higher-Excited-State Photophysical Pathways in Multichromophoric Systems Revealed by Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy

P. Tinnefeld, J. Hofkens, D. -P. Herten, S. Masuo, T. Vosch, M. Cotlet, S. Habuchi, K. Müllen, F. C. De Schryver, M. Sauer

ChemPhysChem, vol. 5, pp. 1786-1790 (2004).



Probing the Influence of O2 on Photo-induced Reversible Electron Transfer in Perylenediimide-Triphenylamine-Based Dendrimers by Single Molecule Spectroscopy

M. Cotlet, S. Masuo, M. Lor, E. Fron, M. Van der Auweraer, K. Müllen, J. Hofkens, F. C. De Schryver

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., vol. 43, pp. 6116-6120 (2004).



Probing Conformational Dynamics in Single Donor-Acceptor Synthetic Molecules by means of Photoinduced Reversible Electron Transfer

S. Masuo, M. Cotlet, G. Luo, J. Hofkens, M. Vanderauweraer, J. Verhoeven, K. Müllen, X. S. Xie, F. C. De Schryver

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USAvol.101, pp.14343-14348 (2004).



Multichromophoric Dendrimers as Single Photon Sources: A Single Molecule Study

S. Masuo, T. Vosch, M. Cotlet, P. Tinnefeld, S. Habuchi, T. D. M. Bell, I. Oesterling, D. Beljonne, B. Champagne, K. Müllen, M. Sauer, J. Hofkens, F. C. De Schryver

J. Phys. Chem. Bvol.108, pp.16686-16696 (2004).



Single Molecule Spectroscopy to Probe Competitive Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Pathways in Bichromophoric Synthetic Systems

M. Cotlet, T. Vosch, S. Masuo, M. Sauer, K. Müllen, J. Hofkens, F. C. De Schryver

Proc. SPIE, vol.5322, pp.20-28 (2004).



Fluorescence Spectroscopic Properties and Single Aggregate Structures of p-Conjugated Wire-type Dendrimers

S. Masuo, H. Yoshikawa, T. Asahi, H. Masuhara, T. Sato, D. –L. Jiang, T. Aida

J. Phys. Chem. B, vol.107, pp.2471-2479 (2003).



Repetitive Contraction and Swelling Behavior of Gel-like Wire-Type Dendrimer Assemblies in Solution Layer by Photon Pressure of a Focused Near-Infrared Laser Beam

S. Masuo, H. Yoshikawa, T. Asahi, H. Masuhara, T. Sato, D.-L. Jiang, T. Aida

J. Phys. Chem. Bvol.106, pp.905-909 (2002).



Fluorescent Doughnut-like Assembling of Wire-type Dendrimers Depending on Their Generation Numbers and Degrees of Polymerization

S. Masuo, H. Yoshikawa, T. Asahi, H. Masuhara, T. Sato, D. –L. Jiang, T. Aida

J. Phys. Chem. B, vol. 105, pp. 2885-2889 (2001).



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