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  1. T. Tohei, Y. Watanabe, N. Takahashi, T. Nakagawa, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara,”First principles study of oxygen diffusion in a alpha-alumina {10-11} twin grain boundary,” Philos. Mag., 95, 3985-3999 (2015).

  2. R. Close, Z. Chen, N. Shibata and S.D. Findlay, “Towards quantitative, atomic-resolution reconstruction of the electrostatic potential via differential phase contrast using electrons,” Ultramicroscopy, 159, 124-137 (2015).

  3. Y. Miyamoto, Y. Kuroda, T. Uematsu, H. Oshikawa, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, K. Suzuki, M. Hibino, K. Yamaguchi and N. Mizuno, “Synthesis of ultrasmall Li–Mn spinel oxides exhibiting unusual ion exchange, electrochemical, and catalytic properties,” Sci.Rep., 2, 15011 (2015).

  4. S. Kobayashi, Y. Mizumukai, T. Ohnishi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, “High electron mobility of Nb-doped SrTiO3 films stemming from rod-type Sr vacancy clusters,” ACS Nano, 9, 10769-10777 (2015).

  5. J.W. Liu, M.Y. Liao, M. Imura, T. Matsumoto, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and Y. Koide, “Control of normally-on/off in hydrogenated-diamond metal-insulator-semiconductor filed effect transistor,” J. Appl. Phys., 118, 115704 (2015).

  6. J. Seo, T. Tanaka, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, N. Shibata, T. Minegishi and K. Domen, “Mg–Zr Cosubstituted Ta3N5 Photoanode for Lower-Onset-Potential Solar-Driven Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 12780-12783(2015).

  7. S-Y. Choi, S-D Kim, M Choi, J. Ryu, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, E. Tochigi, T. Yamamoto, S-J L. Kang, and Y. Ikuhara, ”Assessment of strain-generated oxygen vacancies using SrTiO3 bicrystals,” Nano Lett., 15, 4129-4134 (2015).

  8. M. Zhong, T. Hisatomi, Y. Kuang, J. Zhao, M. Kiu, A. Iwase, Q. Jia, H. Nishiyama, T. Minegishi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, R. Niishiro, C. Katayama, H. Shibano, M. Katayama, A. Kudo, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Surface modification of the CoOx loaded BiVO4 photoanodes with ultrathin p-type NiO layers for the improved solar water oxidation,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 5053-5060(2015).

  9. N. Shibata, S.D. Findlay, H. Sasaki, T. Matsumoto, H. Sawada, Y. Kohno, S. Otomo, R. Minato and Y. Ikuhara, “Imaging of built-in electric field at a p-n junction by scanning transmission electron microscopy,” Sci. Rep., 5, 10040(2015).

  10. R. Sun, Z.C. Wang, M. Saito, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomistic Mechanisms of Nonstoichiometry-Induced Grain Boundary Reconstruction in Titanium Dioxide,” Nature Comm., 6, 7120 (2015).

  11. E. Tochigi, A. Nakamura, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, and Y. Ikuhara, “Dissociation of the 1/3 Dislocation and Formation of the Anion Stacking Fault on the Basal Plane in α-Al2O3, Acta Mater., 91, 152-161(2015).

  12. H. Sawada, N. Shimura, F. Hosokawa, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Resolving 45-pm-separated Si-Si atomic columns with aberration corrected STEM,” Microscopy, 64, 213-217(2015).

  13. N.R. Lugg, G. Kothleitner, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “On the quantitativeness of EDS STEM,” Ultramicroscopy, 151, 150-159(2015).

  14. R.M. Gorgoll, E. Yücelen, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata, K. Harano and E. Nakamura, “Electron microscopic observation of selective excitation on conformational change of a single organic molecule,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 3474-3477(2015).

  15. T. Takata, C. Pan, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata and K. Domen, “Fabrication of a Core–Shell-Type Photocatalyst via Photodeposition of Group IV and V Transition Metal Oxyhydroxides: An Effective Surface Modification Method for Overall Water Splitting,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 9627-963412783(2015).

  16. R. Sun, Z.C. Wang, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “A dislocation core in titanium dioxide and its electronic structure,” RSC Adv., 5, 18506-18510 (2015).

  17. C. Chen, Z. Wang, T. Kato, N. Shibata, T. Taniguchi and Y. Ikuhara, “Misfit accommodation mechanism at the heterointerface between diamond and cubic boron nitride,” Nature Comm., 6, 6327 (2015).

  18. C. Li, T. Hisatomi, O. Watanabe, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, K. Domen and J.-J. Delaunay, “Positive onset potential and stability of Cu2O-based photocathodes in water splitting by atomic layer deposition of a Ga2O3 buffer layer,” Energy and Environ. Sci., 8, 1493-1500 (2015).

  19. L. Zhang, T. Minegishi, M. Nakabayashi, Y. Suzuki, K. Seki, N. Shibata, J. Kubota and K. Domen, “Durable hydrogen evolution from water driven by sunlight using (Ag,Cu)GaSe2 photocathodes modified with CdS and CuGa3Se5,” Chem. Sci., 6, 894-901 (2015).

  20. K. Ueda, T. Minegishi, J. Clune, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, H. Nishiyama, M. Katayama, N. Shibata, J. Kubota, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Water Using BaTaO2N Photoanodes Prepared by Particle Transfer Method,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 2227-2230(2015).

  21. Q. Wang, Y. li, T. Hisatomi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, J. Kubota and K. Domen, “Z-scheme water splitting using particulate semiconductors immobilized onto metal layers for efficient electron relay,” J. Catal., 328, 308-315 (2015).

  22. A. Nakamura, Y. Gu, K. Taniguchi, N. Shibata, H. Takagi and Y. Ikuhara, “Phase interface structures in Li1+xRh2O4 zero strain cathode material analyzed by scanning transmission electron microscopy,” Chem. Mater., 27, 938-943 (2015).​

  23. C. Pan, T. Takata, M. Nakabayashi, T. Matsumoto, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and K. Domen, “A Complex Perovskite-Type Oxynitride: The First Photocatalyst for Water Splitting Operable at up to 600 nm,” Angew. Chem.54, 2955-2959 (2015).

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