Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
Japan Society of Applied Physics
About: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics is an academic journal published by Japan Society of Applied Physics. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Thin film & Silicon. It has an ISSN identifier of 0021-4922. Over the lifetime, 75050 publications have been published receiving 1007180 citations. The journal is also known as: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part I.
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: In this paper, the progress of the scientific research on TiO2 photocatalysis as well as its industrial applications are reviewed, and future prospects of this field mainly based on the present authors' work.
Abstract: Photocatalysis has recently become a common word and various products using photocatalytic functions have been commercialized. Among many candidates for photocatalysts, TiO2 is almost the only material suitable for industrial use at present and also probably in the future. This is because TiO2 has the most efficient photoactivity, the highest stability and the lowest cost. More significantly, it has been used as a white pigment from ancient times, and thus, its safety to humans and the environment is guaranteed by history. There are two types of photochemical reaction proceeding on a TiO2 surface when irradiated with ultraviolet light. One includes the photo-induced redox reactions of adsorbed substances, and the other is the photo-induced hydrophilic conversion of TiO2 itself. The former type has been known since the early part of the 20th century, but the latter was found only at the end of the century. The combination of these two functions has opened up various novel applications of TiO2, particularly in the field of building materials. Here, we review the progress of the scientific research on TiO2 photocatalysis as well as its industrial applications, and describe future prospects of this field mainly based on the present authors' work.
TL;DR: In this paper, a new high-Tc oxide superconductor of the BiSrCa-Cu-O system without any rare earth element was discovered, which has Tc of about 105 K, higher than that of YBa2Cu3O7 by more than 10 K.
Abstract: We have discovered a new high-Tc oxide superconductor of the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system without any rare earth element. The oxide BiSrCaCu2Ox has Tc of about 105 K, higher than that of YBa2Cu3O7 by more than 10 K. In this oxide, the coexistence of Sr and Ca is necessary to obtain high Tc.
TL;DR: In this article, the InGaN multi-quantum-well (MQW) structure was used for laser diodes, which produced 215mW at a forward current of 2.3
Abstract: InGaN multi-quantum-well (MQW) structure laser diodes (LDs) fabricated from III-V nitride materials were grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition on sapphire substrates. The mirror facet for a laser cavity was formed by etching of III-V nitride films without cleaving. As an active layer, the InGaN MQW structure was used. The InGaN MQW LDs produced 215 mW at a forward current of 2.3 A, with a sharp peak of light output at 417 nm that had a full width at half-maximum of 1.6 nm under the pulsed current injection at room temperature. The laser threshold current density was 4 kA/cm2. The emission wavelength is the shortest one ever generated by a semiconductor laser diode.
TL;DR: In this paper, a rhombohedral (Fα)-tetragonal (Fβ) morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) is shown to exist at x=0.06~0.07 by X-ray data, and dielectric and piezoelectric properties are investigated.
Abstract: One of the (Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3 (BNT)-based solid solutions, Ba-modified bismuth sodium titanate, (Bi1/2Na1/2)1-xBaxTiO3 (BNBT), is studied for its dielectric and piezoelectric properties as a new group of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics. A rhombohedral (Fα)-tetragonal (Fβ) morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) is shown to exist at x=0.06~0.07 by X-ray data, and dielectric and piezoelectric properties. BNBT ceramics with the MPB composition are superior as piezoelectric ceramics in high-frequency ultrasonic applications or as piezoelectric actuator materials because of a lower free permittivity, e33T/e0, and a high electromechanical coupling factor, kt or k33, along with high mechanical strength.
TL;DR: In this article, the incident photon to current efficiency (IPCE) of DSCs increases with increase in the haze of the TiO2 electrodes, especially in the near infrared wavelength region.
Abstract: Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) using titanium dioxide (TiO2) electrodes with different haze were investigated. It was found that the incident photon to current efficiency (IPCE) of DSCs increases with increase in the haze of the TiO2 electrodes, especially in the near infrared wavelength region. Conversion efficiency of 11.1%, measured by a public test center, was achieved using high haze TiO2 electrodes. This indicates that raising the haze of TiO2 electrodes is an effective technique for improvement of conversion efficiency.