Assoc. Prof. Takao Namihira, Assoc. Prof. Takashi Sakugawa,
 Assoc. Prof. Toshihiro Ihara

In the Division of Environmental Bioelectrics, the intense electric and magnetic fields, the discharge plasmas, and the shock waves resulted in the application of the electric energy on gas, liquid and solid, are utilized to pollution control and recycling. Recently, the harmful exhaust gas treatment, the ozone generation, the concrete recycling and the energy quality improvement are going as the projects.

  1. Ihara, T., Ishii, T., Araki, N., Wilson, A. W., Jyo, A. (2009) Silver Ion Unusually Stabilizes the Structure of a Parallel-Motif DNA Triplex, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, in press.
  2. Mukae, M., Ihara, T., Tabara, M., Jyo, A. (2009) Anthracene-DNA Conjugates as Building Blocks of Designed DNA Structures Constructed by Photochemical Reactions, Org. Biomol. Chem. in press. - featured as Front Cover -
  3. Choi, J., Matsuo, K., Yoshida, H., Hosseini, S.H.R., Namihira, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., (2009) Fluid mechanics of torch appearance in capillary microplasma jet, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 48, 016001-016004.
  4. Ihara, T. Uemura, A., Futamura, A., Shimizu, M., Baba, N., Nishizawa, S., Teramae, N., Jyo, A. (2009) Cooperative DNA Probing Using a β-Cyclodextrin-DNA Conjugates and a Nucleobase-specific Fluorescent Ligand, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 1386-1387.
  5. Namihira, T., Wang, D., Matsumoto, T., Okada, S., Akiyama, H. (2009) Introduction of nano-seconds pulsed discharge plasma and its applications, IEEJ Trans. FM., 129, 7-14. (in Japanese)
  6. Arslan, P., Ihara, T., Mukae, M., Jyo, A. (2008) The Effect of Local Structural Disruption on the Yield of Photochemical Ligation between Anthracene-Oligonucleotide Conjugates, Anal. Sci. 24, 173-176.
  7. Choi, J., Matsuo, K., Yoshida, H., Namihira, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., (2008) Characteristics of a dc-driven atmospheric pressure air microplasma jet, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 47, 6459-6463.
  8. Choi, J., Wang, D., Namihira, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., Lin, X., Sato, H., Seta, H., Matsubara, H., Saeki, T., (2008) Inactivation of spores using pulsed electric field in a pressurized flow system, Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 094701.
  9. Fudamoto, T., Namihira, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., Imakubo, T., Majima, T., (2008) Sterilization of E. coli by underwater pulsed streamer discharges in a continuous flow system, Electrical Engineering in Japan, 164, 1-7.
  10. Ihara, T., Mukae, M. (2007) Homogeneous DNA-Detection Based on the Non-Enzymatic Reaction Promoted by Target DNA, Anal. Sci. 23, 625-629. - featured as Hot Article -
  11. Ihara, T., Sato, Y., Shimada, H., Jyo, A. (2008) Metallo-regulation of Triple Helix Formation by Control of the Loop Conformation, Nucleosides, Nucleotides Nucleic Acids 27, 1084-1096.
  12. Kitamura, Y., Ihara, T., Tsujimura, Y., Osawa, Y., Sasahara, D., Yamamoto, M., Okada, K., Tazaki, M., Jyo, A. (2008) Template-Directed Formation of Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes: Versatile Tools for Colorimetric Identification of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, J. Inorg. Biochem. 102, 1921-1931.
  13. Kitano, K., Taniguchi, K., Sakai, W., Takaki, K., Namihira, T., Hattori, K., (2008) Let’s obtain an atmospheric pressure plasma-4. Practice, J. Plasma Fusion Res., 84, 19-28.
  14. Kiyan, T., Takade, M., Namihira, T., Hara, M., Sasaki, M., Goto, M., Akiyama, H., (2008) Polarity effect in dc breakdown voltage characteristics of pressurized carbon dioxide up to supercritical conditions, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 36, 821-827.
  15. Li, Z., Ohno, T., Sato, H., Sakugawa, T., Akiyama, H., Kunitomo, S., Sasaki, K., Ayukawa, M., Fujiwara, H. (2008) A method of water-bloom prevention using underwater pulsed streamer discharge, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 43, 1209-1214.
  16. Maeda, S., Shigeishi, M., Namihira, T., Ohtsu, M., Akiyama, H., (2008) Recycling technology for concrete aggregate using underwater electric pulse discharge, Role for Concrete in Global Development, 325-226.
  17. Sato, M., Akiyama, H., Namihira, T., Hatakeyama, R., Kaneko, T., (2008) Bio-processing using underwater discharge plasma, J. Plasma Fusion Res., 84, 685-691. (in Japanese)
  18. Ueno, T., Sakugawa, T., Akiyama, M., Namihira, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., (2008) Development of miniaturized marx generator and its application to micro-plasma jet, 32, 216-221. (in Japanese)
  19. Yasuoka, K., Maehara, T., Katsuki, S., Namihira, T., Kaneko, T., Hatakeyama, R., (2008) Generation of underwater discharge plasma and its property, J. Plasma Fusion Res., 84, 666-673. (in Japanese)
  20. Akiyama, H., Sakugawa, T., Namihira, T., Takaki, K., Minamitani, Y., Shimomura, N., (2007) Industrial applications of pulsed power technology, IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, 14, 1051-1064.
  21. Choi, J., Namihira, T., Sakugawa, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., (2007) Loss characteristics of a magnetic core for pulsed power applications, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 35, 1791-1796.
  22. Namihira, T., Sakai, S., Matsuda, M., Wang, D., Kiyan, T., Katsuki, S., Akiyama, H., Okamoto, K., Toda, K., (2007) Temperature of and NO generation in pulsed arc discharge plasma, Plasma Science and Technology, 9, 747-751.
  23. Nozaki, T., Takaki, K., Namihira, T., Kitano, K., Kim, J., Nomura, S., Ichikawa, N., Tomita, H., Hayashi, S., Iwao, T., (2007) Let’s obtain an atmospheric pressure plasma-3. How to practice, J. Plasma Fusion Res., 83, 942-956.