Akihito Kumamoto

Yayoi 2-11-16, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 113-8656
Phone +81-3-5841-7689
Fax +81-3-5841-7694
mail: kumamoto[a]sigma.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp


  • 2011-present Project Researcher, The University of Tokyo
  • 2010-2011 JSPS Research Fellow

  • Ritsumeikan University, Ph.D. in Science 2011
  • Ritsumeikan University, B.S. in Physical Sciences 2006

  • Research

    Industrial application of aberration corrected (Scanning) Transmission Elelctron Microscopy

    Atomic resolved Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopic Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

    Publication list

    Publication list

    1. Gao, P. Ishikawa, R., Tochigi, E., Kumamoto, A., Shibata, N. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Atomic-Scale Tracking of a Phase Transition from Spinel to Rocksalt in Lithium Manganese Oxide",
      Chemistry of Materials 29, 1006-1013 (2016).

    2. An, H., Kumamoto, A., Takezaki, H., Ohyama, S., Qian, Y., Inoue, T., Ikuhara, Y., Chiashi, S., Xiang, R. and Maruyama, S.,
      "A Chirality specific and spatially uniform synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes from a sputtered Co-W bimetallic catalyst",
      Nanoscale 8, 14523-14529 (2016).

    3. Imanaka, Y., Amada, H., Kumasaka, F., Awaji, N. and Kumamoto, A.,
      "Atomically ordered solute segregation behaviour in an oxide grain boundary",
      J. Nanoparticle Res. 18, 1-9 (2016).

    4. Feng, B., Yokoi, T., Kumamoto, A., Yoshiya, M., Ikuhara, Y. and Shibata, N.,
      "Atomically ordered solute segregation behaviour in an oxide grain boundary",
      Nat. Commun. 7, 11079 (2016).

    5. Kumamoto, A., Shibata, N., Nayuki, K., Tohei, T., Terasaki, N., Nagatomo, Y., Nagase, T., Akiyama, K., Kuromitsu, Y. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Atomic structures of a liquid-phase bonded metal/nitride heterointerface",
      Sci. Rep. 6, 22936 (2016).

    6. Cui, K., Kumamoto, A., Xiang, R., An, H., Wang, B., Inoue, T., Chiashi, S., Ikuhara, Y. and Maruyama, S.,
      "Synthesis of subnanometer-diameter vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes with copper-anchored cobalt catalysts",
      Nanoscale 8, 1608-1617 (2016).

    7. Matsui, K., Nakamura, K., Kumamoto, A., Yoshida, H. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Low-temperature degradation in yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal doped with small amounts of alumina: Effect of grain-boundary energy",
      J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 36, 155-162 (2016).

    8. Gorgoll, R. M., Yücelen, E., Kumamoto, A., Shibata, N., Harano, K. and Nakamura, E.,
      "Electron Microscopic Observation of Selective Excitation of Conformational Change of a Single Organic Molecule",
      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 3474-3477 (2015).

    9. Kogure, T., Raimbourg, H., Kumamoto, A., Fujii, E. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Subgrain boundary analyses in deformed orthopyroxene by TEM/STEM with EBSD-FIB sample preparation technique",
      Earth, Planets and Space 66, 84 (2014).

    10. Kumamoto, A., Kogure, T., Raimbourg, H. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Dislocation imaging for orthopyroxene using an atom-resolved scanning transmission electron microscopy",
      Microscopy 63, i17 (2014).

    11. Suzuki, H., Miura, Y., Kumamoto, A., Nishioka, M., Abe, R., Onagawa, J. and Kaito, C.,
      "Oriented crystallization of carbon by heating of an amorphous C-Co mixture film",
      Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 53, 035202 (2014).

    12. Uchida, S., Ogasawara, Y., Maruichi, T., Kumamoto, A., Ikuhara, Y., Yamada, T., Kitagawa, H. and Mizuno, N.,
      "Morphology-Controlled Synthesis of Cubic Cesium Hydrogen Silicododecatungstate Crystals",
      Cryst. Growth Des. 14, 6620-6626 (2014).

    13. Wang, J., Katahara, J. K., Kumamoto, A., Tohei, T., Sugawara-Narutaki, A., Shimojima, A. and Okubo, T.,
      "Synthesis of string-bean-like anisotropic titania nanoparticles with basic amino acids",
      RSC Adv. 4, 9233-9235 (2014).

    14. Liu, C., Kumamoto, A., Sodabanlu, H., Sugiyama, M. and Nakano, Y.,
      "In-situ growth condition analysis of AlN interlayers for wafer curvature control in GaN MOVPE on Si (111)",
      Phys. Status Solidi C 11, 598-603 (2014).

    15. Zhao, P., Kumamoto, A., Kim, S., Chen, X., Hou, B., Chiashi, S., Einarsson, E., Ikuhara, Y. and Maruyama, S.,
      "Self-Limiting Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Monolayer Graphene from Ethanol",
      J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 10755-10763 (2013).

    16. Thurakitseree, T., Kramberger, C., Kumamoto, A., Chiashi, S., Einarsson, E. and Maruyama, S.,
      "Reversible Diameter Modulation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Acetonitrile-Containing Feedstock",
      ACS Nano 7, 2205-2211 (2013).

    17. Shimizu, H., Kumamoto, A., Shima, K., Kobayashi, Y., Momose, T., Nogami, T. and Shimogaki, Y.,
      "Self-Assembled Nano-Stuffing Structure in CVD and ALD Co(W) Films as a Single-Layered Barrier/Liner for Future Cu-Interconnects",
      ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol. 2, P471-P477 (2013).

    18. Nishida, S., Kobayashi, S., Kumamoto, A., Ikeno, H., Mizoguchi, T., Tanaka, I., Ikuhara, Y. and Yamamoto, T.,
      "Effect of local coordination of Mn on Mn-L-2,L-3 edge electron energy loss spectrum",
      J. Appl. Phys. 114, 054906 (2013).

    19. Shimizu, H., Kumamoto, A. and Imamura, S.,
      "Direct Observation of Au Nanoclusters at Au/Si Interface and Enhanced SiO$_2$ Growth Due to Catalytic Action by Au in Thermally Oxidized Au-Precipitated n-Type Si(001) Surfaces",
      Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 52, 041802 (2013).

    20. Wang, J., Winardi, S., Sugawara-Narutaki, A., Kumamoto, A., Tohei, T., Shimojima, A. and Okubo, T.,
      "Chain-like nanostructures from anisotropic self-assembly of semiconducting metal oxide nanoparticles with a block copolymer",
      Chem. Commun. 48, 1115-1117 (2012).


    1. Kumamoto, A.
      「原子分解能STEM-EDSを用いた結晶材料の局所構造解析」"Local Structure Analysis Using Atom-Resolved STEM-EDS",
      2016年度 超高分解能顕微鏡法分科会 研究会,マホロバ・マインズ三浦,2017年2月18-19日,(Oral).

    2. 熊本 明仁,柴田 直哉,名雪 桂一郎,藤平 哲也,寺崎 伸幸,長友 義幸,長瀬 敏之,秋山 和裕,黒光 祥郎,幾原 雄一,

    3. 熊本 明仁,柴田 直哉,名雪 桂一郎,藤平 哲也,寺崎 伸幸,長友 義幸,長瀬 敏之,秋山 和裕,黒光 祥郎,幾原 雄一,
      日本顕微鏡学会第72回学術講演会,仙台国際センター,2016年6月14-16日,(Invited talk).

    4. 熊本 明仁,LUGG Nathan,柴田 直哉,幾原 雄一,
      公益社団法人 日本セラミックス協会 第28回秋季シンポジウム,富山大学・五福キャンパス,2015年9月16-18日,(Oral).

    5. 熊本 明仁,柴田 直哉,名雪 桂一郎,藤平 哲也,幾原 雄一,寺崎 伸幸,長友 義幸,長瀬 敏之,秋山 和裕,黒光 祥郎,
      微細構造解析プラットフォーム 2015年度 第1回ワークショップ,京都リサーチパーク・西地区4号館,2015年8月30日,(Oral)

    6. 熊本 明仁,LUGG Nathan,柴田 直哉,幾原 雄一,FINDLAY Scott,
      XPS・EDS ユーザーズフォーラム2015,東京コンファレンスセンター品川,2015年7月8日,(Invited talk).

    7. 熊本 明仁,LUGG Nathan,FINDLAY Scott,柴田 直哉,幾原 雄一,
      「原子分解能STEM-EDSを用いた重元素近傍の軽元素カラムマッピング」 "Atomic resolved STEM-EDS mapping for the light atomic column located near the heavy atoms",

    8. Kumamoto, A., Kogure, T., Raimbourg, H. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Dislocation imaging for orthopyroxene using an atom-resolved scanning transmission electron microscopy",

    9. Kumamoto, A., Lugg, N. R., Findlay, S. D., Shibata, N., Sato, Y. and Ikuhara, Y.,
      "Atomic Resolution EDS Mapping in Oxide Materials",
      AMTC4,Hamamatsu, Japan, 8-10 May 2014, (Poster).

    10. 熊本 明仁,小暮 敏博,RAIMBOURG Hugues,幾原 雄一,
      「収差補正STEMを用いた斜方輝石中の小傾角粒界転位構造の直接観察」 "CS-corrected STEM observation of the dislocation structure in orthopyroxene",

    11. 熊本 明仁,LUGG Nathan,FINDLAY Scott,柴田 直哉,佐藤 幸生,幾原 雄一,
      「BaTiO3の原子分解能全元素STEM-EDSマッピング」 "Atomic Resolved STEM-EDS Mapping of the All Elements in BaTiO3",

    12. 熊本 明仁,LUGG Nathan R.,FINDLAY Scott,柴田 直哉,佐藤 幸生,幾原 雄一,
      共用・計測 合同シンポジウム2014 最先端計測の共用化によるイノベーション,独立行政法人物質・材料研究機構 千現地区,2014年3月14日,(Oral)

    13. 熊本 明仁,柴田 直哉,FINGLAY Scott,LEE Hak Sung,幾原 雄一,
      「原子分解能分析電子顕微鏡法による SrTiO3粒界の観察」,"Atomic-resolution analytical electron microscopy of SrTiO3 grain boundary",


    1. 日本セラミックス協会第42回学術写真賞 優秀賞(2017年3月18日)

    2. Ceramographic Competition at MS&T 2016 Meeting, Salt Lake City, U.S.A. 1st place winner(2016.10.24)

    3. 日本セラミックス協会第41回学術写真賞 優秀賞(2016年5月18日)

    4. 日本セラミックス協会第28回秋季シンポジウム 優秀講演賞(2015年9月18日)

    5. 共用・計測合同シンポジウム2014 the Excellent Poster Award(2014年3月14日)

    6. 日本顕微鏡学会第65回学術講演会 優秀学生ポスター賞(2009年5月28日)