Publications

  1. S. Toyama, T. Seki, S. Anada, H. Sasaki, K. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Quantitative electric field mapping of ap–n junction by DPC STEM,” Ultramicoscopy in press.

  2. Y.O. Murakami, T. Seki, A. Kinoshita, T. Shoji, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Magnetic-structure imaging in polycrystalline materials by specimen-tilt-series averaged DPC STEM,” Microscopy in press.

  3. T. Takata, J. Jiang, Y. Sakata, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, V. Nandal, K. Seki, T. Hisatomi and K, Domen, “Photocatalytic water splitting with a quantum efficiency of almost unity,” Nature, 581, 411-414 (2020).

  4. R. Ishikawa, N. Shibata, T. Taniguchi and Y. Ikuhara, “Three-Dimensional Imaging of a Single Dopant in a Crystal,” Phys. Rev. Appl., 13, 034064 (2020).

  5. SS. Chen, JJM. Vequizo, T. Hisatomi, M. Nakabayashi, L. Lin, Z. Wang, A. Yamakata, N. Shibata, T. Takata, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution on single-crystalline metal selenide particles with suitable cocatalysts,” Chem .Sci., in press.

  6. E. Nurlaela, M. Nakabayashi, Y. Kobayashi, N. Shibata, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition Ta 3 N 5 synthesis leading to high current density during PEC oxygen evolution,” Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 4, 2293-2300 (2020).

  7. J. Wei, R. T. Ogawa, B. Feng, T. Yokoi, R. Ishikawa, A. Kuwabara, K. Matsunaga, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct Measurement of Electronic Band Structures at Oxide Grain Boundaries,” Nano Lett., 20, 2530-2536 (2020).

  8. T. Higashi, H. Nishiyama, Y. Otsuka, Y. Kawase, Y. Sasaki, M. Nakabayashi, M. Katayama, T. Minegishi, N. Shibata, K. Takanabe, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Efficient Water Oxidation Using Ta3N5 Thin Film Photoelectrodes Prepared on Insulating Transparent Substrates,” ChemSusChem. (2020). 

  9. S. Sasano, R. Ishikawa, K. Kawahara, T. Kimura, Y.H. Ikuhara, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Grain boundary Li-ion conductivity in (Li0.33La0.56)TiO3 polycrystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 116, 043901 (2020).

  10.  X. Xiao, M. Iwase, G. Yin, M. Nakabayashi, T. Higashi, N. Shibata, K. Domen and T. Watanabe, “Upscaling of Temperature-Sensitive Particle Photocatalyst Electrodes: Fully Ambient and Scalable Roll-Press Fabrication of Ta3N5 Photoelectrodes on Metal Substrate,” ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 7, 19407-19414 (2019).

  11.  S. Ishihara, E. Tochigi, R. Ishikawa, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Coexistence of two different atomic structures in the sigma 13 pyramidal twin boundary in alpha-Al2O3,” Philos. Mag. Lett., 99, 435-443(2019).

  12.  K. Kawahara, R. Ishikawa, K. Nakayama, T. Higashi, T. Kimura, Y.H. Ikuhara, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Fast Li-ion conduction at grain boundaries in (La,Li)NbO3 polycrystals,” J. Power Source, 441, 227187 (2019).

  13.  K. Nakamura, T. Takahashi, T. Hosomi, T. Seki, M. Kanai, G.Z. Zhang, K. Nagashima, N. Shibata and T. Yanagida, “Redox-Inactive CO2 Determines Atmospheric Stability of Electrical Properties of ZnO Nanowire Devices through a Room-Temperature Surface Reaction,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 11, 40260-40266 (2019).

  14.  N. Shibata, “Atomic-resolution differential phase contrast electron microscopy,” J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 127, 708-714 (2019).

  15.  J. Seo, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, T. Minegishi, N. Shibata, T. Migenishi and K. Domen, “Solar-Driven Water Splitting over a BaTaO2N Photoanode Enhanced by Annealing in Argon,” ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2, 5777-5784 (2019).

  16.  Y. Kageshima, Y. Goto, H. Kaneko, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, K. Domen and T. Minegishi, “Sunlight-Driven Production of Methylcyclohexane from Water and Toluene Using ZnSe : Cu(In,Ga)Se-2-Based Photocathode,” CHEMCATCHEM, 11, 4266-4271 (2019).

  17.  SS. Chen, G.J. Ma, Q. Wang, S. Sun, T. Hisatomi, T. Higashi, Z. Wang, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, Z.H. Pan, T. Hayashi, T. Minegishi, T. Takata and K. Domen, “Metal selenide photocatalysts for visible-light-driven Z-scheme pure water splitting,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 7, 7415-7422(2019).

  18.  K. Nakayama, R. Ishikawa, A. Kuwabara, S. Kobayashi, T. Motohashi, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Transition-Metal Distribution in Brownmillerite Ca2FeCoO5,” Inorg. Chem., 58, 10209-10216 (2019).

  19.  J. Seo, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, T. Minegishi, N. Shibata, M. Katayama and K. Domen, “The effects of annealing barium niobium oxynitride in argon on photoelectrochemical water oxidation activity,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 7, 493-502(2019).

  20.  Q. Wang, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, S. Sun, S. Akiyama, Z. Wang, Z. Pan, X. Xiao, T. Watanabe, T. Yamada, N. Shibata, T. Takata and K. Domen, “Oxysulfide photocatalyst for visible-light-driven overall water splitting,” Nature Mater., 18, 827–832 (2019).

  21.  N. Shibata, Y. Kohno, A. Nakamura, S. Morishita, T. Seki, A. Kumamoto, H. Sawada. T. Matsumoto, S.D. Findlay and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic resolution electron microscopy in a magnetic field free environment,” Nature Comm., 10, 2380 (2019).

  22.  S. Kondo, A. Ishihara, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct observation of atomic-scale fracture path within ceramic grain boundary core,” Nature Comm., 10, 2112(2019).

  23.  M. Iwase, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, H. Matsuzaki, H. Kobayashi, T. Yamada, K. Domen and T. Watanabe, “One-dimensional Anisotropic Electronic States in Needle-shaped La5Ti2CuS 5O7 Single Crystals Grown in Molten Salt in Bridgman Furnace,” Cryst. Growth design, 19, 2419-2427 (2019).

  24.  K. Ooe, T. Seki, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “High Contrast STEM Imaging for Light Elements by an Annular Segmented Detector,” Ultramicoscopy 202, 148-155(2019).

  25.  H. Anzai, T. Takahashi, M. Suzuki, M. Kanai, G. Zhang, T. Hosomi, T. Seki, K. Nagashima, N. Shibata and T. Yanagida, “Unusual Oxygen Partial Pressure Dependence of Electrical Transport of Single-Crystalline Metal Oxide Nanowires Grown by the Vapor−Liquid−Solid Process,” Nano Lett., 19, 1675-1681(2019).

  26.  B. Miao, S. Kondo, E. Tochigi, J.K. Wei, B. Feng, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “The core structure of 60 degrees mixed basal dislocation in alumina (alpha-Al2O3) introduced by in situ TEM nanoindentation,” Scr. Mater., 163, 157-162 (2019).

  27.  B. Feng, R. Ishikawa, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic-scale origin of enhanced ionic conductivity at crystal defects,” Nano Lett., 19, 2162–2168 (2019).

  28.  K. Fujiwara, H. Minato, J. Shiogai, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata and A. Tsukazaki, “Thin-film stabilization of LiNbO3-type ZnSnO3 and MgSnO3 by molecular-beam epitaxy,” APL Mater., 7, 022505 (2019).

  29.  S. Anada, K. Yamamoto, H. Sasaki, N. Shibata, M. Matsumoto, Y. Hori, K. Kinugawa, A. Imamura and T. Hirayama, “Accurate measurement of electric potentials in biased GaAs compound semiconductors by phase-shifting electron holography,” Microscopy, 68, 159-166(2019).

  30.  J. Yu, Q. Cao, Y.B. Li, X. Long, S.H. Yang, J.K. Clark, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata and J.J. Delaunay, “Defect-Rich NiCeOx Electrocatalyst with Ultrahigh Stability and Low Overpotential for Water Oxidation,” ACS Catal., 9, 1605-1611 (2019).

  31.  H. Brown, R. Ishikawa, G. Sanchez-Santolino, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, L.J. Allen and S.D. Findlay, “Large angle illumination enabling accurate structure reconstruction from thick samples in scanning transmission electron microscopy,” Ultramicoscopy 197, 112-121 (2019).

  32.  J. Zhao, T. Minegishi, H. Kaneko, G.J. Ma, M. Zhong, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, M. Katayama, N. Shibata, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Efficient hydrogen evolution on (CuInS2)(x)(ZnS)(1-x) solid solution-based photocathodes under simulated sunlight,” Chem. Comm., 55, 470-473 (2019).

  33.  Y. Kageshima, T. Minegishi, S. Sugisaki, Y. Goto, H. Kaneko, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata and K. Domen, “Surface Protective and Catalytic Layer Consisting of RuO2 and Pt for Stable Production of Methylcyclohexane Using Solar Energy,” ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 10, 44396-44402 (2018).

  34.  Q. Wang, S. Okunaka, H. Tokudome, T. Hisatomi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Printable Photocatalyst Sheets Incorporating a Transparent Conductive Mediator for Z-Scheme Water Splitting,” Joule, 2, 2667-2680 (2018).

  35.  K. Kawahara, R. Ishikawa, H. Takuma, T. Kimura, Y.H. Ikuhara, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Unique fitting of electrochemical impedance spectra by random walk Metropolis Hastings algorithm,” J. Power Source, 403, 184-191 (2018).

  36.  R. Ishikawa, S.D. Findlay, T. Seki, G. Sánchez-Santolino, Y. Kohno, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Direct electric field imaging of graphene defects,” Nature comm., 9, 3878 (2018).

  37.  G. Sánchez-Santolino, N. R. Lugg, T. Seki, R. Ishikawa, S. D. Findlay, Y. Kohno, Y. Kanitani, S. Tanaka, S. Tomiya, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Probing the internal atomic charge density distributions in real-space,” ACS Nano, 12, 8875-8881 (2018).

  38.  Z. Wang, Y. Inoue, T. Hisatomi, R. Ishikawa, Q. Wang, T. Takata, S. Chen, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and K. Domen, “Overall water splitting by Ta3N5 nanorod single crystals grown on the edges of KTaO3 particles,” Nature Catal., 1, 756-763(2018).

  39.  E. Nurlaela, Y. Sasaki, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Towards zero bias photoelectrochemical water splitting: onset potential improvement on a Mg:GaN modified-Ta3N5 photoanode,” J. Mater. Chem. A., 6, 15265-15273 (2018).

  40.  Y. Asakura, T. Higashi, H. Nishiyama, H. Kobayashi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Minegishi, T. Hisatomi, M. Katayama, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Activation of a particulate Ta3N5 water-oxidation photoanode with a GaN hole-blocking layer,” Sus. Ener. Fuels, 2, 73-78 (2018).

  41.  J. Seo, T. Hisatomi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Minegishi, M. Katayama and K. Domen, “Efficient Solar‐Driven Water Oxidation over Perovskite‐Type BaNbO2N Photoanodes Absorbing Visible Light up to 740 nm,” Adv. Energy Mater., 8, 1800094 (2018).

  42.  P. Gao, S. Yang, R. Ishikawa, N. Li, B. Feng, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata, P. Yu and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic-scale measurement of flexoelectric polarization at SrTiO3 dislocations,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 120, 267601(2018).

  43. K. Szot, C. Rodenbucher, G. Bihlmayer, W. Speier, R. Ishikawa, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Influence of Dislocations in Transition Metal Oxides on Selected Physical and Chemical Properties,” Crystals, 8, 241 (2018).

  44.  T. Seki, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Theoretical framework of statistical noise in scanning transmission electron microscopy,” Ultramicoscopy 193, 118-125 (2018).

  45.  H. Kaneko, T. Minegishi, T. Higashi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata and K. Domen, “Stable hydrogen production from water on an NIR‐responsive photocathode under harsh conditions,” Small Methods, 2, 1800028 (2018).

  46.  B. Feng, N.R. Lugg, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “On the quantitativeness of grain boundary chemistry using STEM EDS: A ZrO2 Σ9 model grain boundary case study,” Ultramicoscopy 193, 33-38 (2018).

  47.  J. Hoemke, E. Tochigi, T. Tohei, H. Yoshida, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and Y. Sakka, “Inversion domain network stabilization and spinel phase suppression in ZnO,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 101, 2616-2626 (2018).

  48.  L. Clark, H. G. Brown, D. M. Paganin, M. J. Morgan, T. Matsumoto, N. Shibata, T. C. Petersen, and S. D. Findlay, “Probing the limits of the rigid-intensity-shift model in differential-phase-contrast scanning transmission electron microscopy,” Phys. Rev. A, 97, 043843 (2018).

  49.  T. Matsudaira, S. Kitaoka, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, M. Takeuchi and T. Ogawa, “Effects of an oxygen potential gradient and water vapor on mass transfer in polycrystalline alumina at high temperatures,” Acta mater., 151, 21-30 (2018).

  50.  E. Tochigi, T. Mizoguchi, E. Okunishi, A. Nakamura, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Dissociation reaction of the 1/3<-1101> edge dislocation in α–alumina,” J. Mater. Sci., 53, 8049-8058 (2018).

  51.  C. Chen, H. Li, T. Seki, D. Yin, G. Sánchez-Santolino, K. Inoue, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct Determination of Atomic Structure and Magnetic Coupling of Magnetite Twin Boundaries,” ACS Nano, 12, 2662–2668 (2018).

  52.  E. Tochigi, A. Nakamura, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Dislocation structures in low-angle grain boundaries of α-Al2O3, “ Crystals, 8, 133 (2018).

  53. T. Matsumoto, Y.-G. So, Y. Kohno, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Stable magnetic skyrmion states at room temperature confined to corrals of artificial surface pits fabricated by a focused electron beam,” Nano Lett., 18, 754-762 (2018).

  54.  S. Morishita, R. Ishikawa, Y. Kohno, H. Sawada, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Attainment of 40.5 pm spatial resolution using 300 kV scanning transmission electron microscope equipped with fifth-order aberration corrector,” Microscopy, 67, 46-50 (2018).

  55.  P. Gao, R. Ishikawa, B. Feng, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic-Scale Structure Relaxation, Chemistry and Charge Distribution of Dislocation Cores in SrTiO3,” Ultramicoscopy 184, 217-224 (2018).

  56.  P. Gao, A. Kumamoto, R. Ishikawa, N. Lugg, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Picometer-scale atom position analysis in annular bright-field STEM imaging,” Ultramicoscopy 184, 177-187 (2018).

  57.  S. Anada, K. Yamamoto, H. Sasaki, N. Shibata, Y. Hori, K. Kinugawa, A. Imamura and T. Hirayama, “Precise measurement of electric potential, field, and charge density profiles across a biased GaAs p-n tunnel junction by in situ phase-shifting electron holography,” J. Appl. Phys., 122, 225702 (2017).

  58.  A. Ishizuka, M. Oka, T. Seki, N. Shibata and K. Ishizuka, “Boundary-artifact-free determination of potential distribution from differential phase contrast signals”, Microscopy, 66, 397-405 (2017).

  59.  B. Feng, N.R. Lugg, A. Kumamoto, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Direct observation of oxygen vacancy distribution across oxide grain boundaries,” ACS Nano, 11, 11376–11382 (2017).

  60.  Y. Goto, T. Minegishi, Y. Kageshima, T. Higashi, H. Kaneko, Y. Kuang, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, H. Ishihara, T. Hayashi, A. Kudo, T. Yamada, K. Domen, “A particulate (ZnSe)0.85(CuIn0.7Ga0.3Se2)0.15 photocathode modified with CdS and ZnS for sunlight-driven overall water splitting,” J. Mater. Chem. A., 5, 21242-21248 (2017).

  61.  T. Seki, G. Sánchez-Santolino, R. Ishikawa, S. D. Findlay, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Quantitative electric field mapping in thin specimens using a segmented detector: revisiting the transfer function for differential phase contrast,” Ultramicoscopy 182, 258-263 (2017).

  62.  R. Ishikawa, Y. Shimbo, I. Sugiyama, N.R. Lugg, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara,“Room temperature dilute ferromagnetic dislocations in (Sr1-x Mnx)TiO3-δ,” Phys. Rev. B., 96, 024440 (2017).

  63.  J. Hoemke, E. Tochigi, T. Tohei, H. Yoshida, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and Y. Sakka, “Inversion domain boundaries in Mn and Al dual-doped ZnO: Atomic structure and electronic properties,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 100, 4252-4262 (2017).

  64.  H. Anzai, M. Suzuki, K. Nagashima, M. Kanai, Z. Zhu, Y. He, M. Boudt, G. Zhang, T. Takahashi, K. Kanemoto, T. Seki, N. Shibata and T. Yanagida, “True vapor-liquid-solid process suppresses unintentional carrier doing of single crystalline metal oxide nanowires,” Nano Lett., 16, 4698-4705 (2017).

  65.  H.G. Brown, N. Shibata, H. Sasaki, T.C. Petersen, D.M. Paganin, M.J. Morgan and S.D. Findlay, “Measuring nanometer-scale electric fields in scanning transmission electron microscopy using segmented detectors,” Ultramicroscopy 182, 169-178 (2017).

  66.  N. Shibata, S. D. Findlay, T. Matsumoto, Y. Kohno, T. Seki, G. Sánchez-Santolino and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct Visualization of Local Electromagnetic Field Structures by Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy,” Acc. Chem. Res., 50, 1502-1512 (2017).

  67.  H.Y. Zhao, K. Cai, Z.R. Fan, Z.D. Huang, Z.B. Ma, T.T. Jia, H. Kimura, Y.G. Yang, T. Matsumoto, T. Tohei, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Ferroelectric domains and phase evolution in (Fe:) KTa1-xNbxO3 crystals,” Appl. Surf. Sci., 413, 1-6 (2017).

  68.  S. Sasano, R. Ishikawa, I. Sugiyama, T. Higashi, T. Kimura, Y.H. Ikuhara, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Relative Li-ion mobility mapping in Li0.33La0.56TiO3 polycrystalline by electron backscatter diffraction and electrochemical strain microscopy,” Appl. Phys. Exp., 10, 061102 (2017).

  69.  N. Shibata, T. Seki, G. Sánchez-Santolino, S.D. Findlay, Y. Kohno, T. Matsumoto, R. Ishikawa and Y. Ikuhara, “Electric field imaging of single atoms,” Nature Comm. 8, 15631 (2017).

  70.  A. Nakamura, K. Matsunaga, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and K.P.D. Lagerlöf, “Another origin of yield drop behavior in sapphire deformed via basal slip: Recombination of climb-dissociated partial dislocations,” Scri. Mater. 138, 109-113 (2017).

  71.  P. Gao, Z. Zhang, M. Li, R. Ishikawa, B. Feng, H.-J. Liu, Y.-L. Huang, N. Shibata, S. Chen, J. Zhang, K. Liu, E.-G. Wang, D. Yu, L. Liao, Y.-H. Chu and Y. Ikuhara, “Possible absence of Critical Thickness and Size Effect in Ultrathin Perovskite Ferroelectric Films,” Nature Comm. 8,15549 (2017).

  72.  E. Tochigi, Y. Kezuka, A. Nakamura, A. Nakamura, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct observation of impurity segregation at dislocation cores in an ionic crystal,” Nano Lett. 17, 2908–2912 (2017).

  73.  M. Iwase, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, C. Izawa, M. Katayama, T. Yamada, Y. Inoue, K. Domen and T. Watanabe, “Molten salt flux synthesis of La5Ti2CuS5O7 towards elongated single crystallites,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 56, 055503 (2017).

  74.  M. Zhong, T. Hisatomi, Y. Sasaki, S. Suzuki, K. Teshima, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, H. Nishiyama, M. Katayama, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Highly active GaN-stabilized Ta3N5 thin-film photoanode for solar water oxidation,”Angew. Chem. 55, 4739-4743 (2017).

  75.  P. Gao, R. Ishikawa, E. Tochigi, A. Kumamoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic-scale tracking of a phase transition from spinel to rocksalt in lithium manganese oxide,” Chem. Mater., 29, 1006-1013 (2017).

  76.  K. Inoue, B. Feng, N. Shibata, M. Kotani and Y. Ikuhara, “Structure of <110>-Tilt Boundaries in Cubic Zirconia,” J. Mater. Sci. 52, 4278-4287 (2017).

  77.  H. Brown, R. Ishikawa, G. Sánchez-Santolino, N. Lugg, Y. Ikuhara, L.J. Allen and N. Shibata, “A new method to detect and correct sample tilt in scanning transmission electron microscopy bright-field imaging,” Ultramicoscopy, 137, 76-83 (2017).

  78.  J. Liu, T. Hisatomi, D.H.K. Murthy, M. Zhong, M. Nakabayashi, T. Higashi, Y. Suzuki, H. Matsuzaki, K. Seki, A. Furube, N. Shibata, M. Katayama, T. Minegishi and K. Domen, “Enhancement of Charge Separation and Hydrogen Evolution on Particulate La5Ti2CuS5O7 Photocathodes by Surface Modification,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 375-379 (2017).

  79.  T.T. Jia, H. Kimura, Z.X. Cheng, H.Y. Zhao, Y.H. Kim, M. Osada, T. Matsumoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Mechanical force involved multiple fields switching of both local ferroelectric and magnetic domain in a Bi5Ti3FeO15 thin film,” NPG Asia Mater. 9, e349 (2017).

  80.  Y.B. Kuang, Q.X. Jia, G.J. Ma, T. Hisatomi, T. Minegishi, H. Nishiyama, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Yamada, A. Kudo and K. Domen, “Ultrastable low-bias water splitting photoanodes via photocorrosion inhibition and in situ catalyst regeneration,” Nature Energy, 2, 16191(2016).

  81.  J. Hoemke, A.U. Khan, H. Yoshida, T. Mori, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, Y. Sakka, Sintering characteristics and thermoelectric properties of Mn-Al co-doped ZnO ceramics. J. Ceram. Soc. Japan 124, 515 (2016).

  82.  D. Chiba, N. Shibata and A. Tsukazaki, “Co thin films directly deposited on ZnO polar surfaces,” Sci. Rep., 6, 38005 (2016).

  83.  H. Kaneko, T. Minegishi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata and K. Domen, “Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution under Simulated Sunlight from Neutral Electrolytes on (ZnSe)0.85 (CuIn0.7 Ga0.3 Se2 )0.15 Photocathodes Prepared by a Bilayer Method,” Angw. Chem. (Int, ed.), 55, 15329-15333 (2016).

  84.  Z.H. Pan, T. Hisatomi, Q. Wang, S.S. Chen, A. Iwase, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Takata, M. Katayama, T. Minegishi, A. Kudo and K. Domen, “Photoreduced Graphene Oxide as a Conductive Binder to Improve the Water Splitting Activity of Photocatalyst Sheets,” Adv. Fun. Mater., 26, 7011-7019 (2016).

  85.  R. Ishikawa, S.J. Pennycook, A.R. Lupini, S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Single atom visibility in STEM optical depth sectioning,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 109, 163102 (2016).

  86.  S. Kondo, T. Mitsuma, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct observation of individual dislocation interaction processes at grain boundaries,” Sci. Adv., 2, e1501926 (2016).

  87.  T. Matsumoto, Y.-G. So, Y. Kohno, H. Sawada, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata,” Jointed magnetic skyrmion lattice at a small-angle grain boundary visualized by advanced electron microscopy,” Sci, Rep, 6, 35880 (2016).

  88.  G.J .Ma, S.S. Chen, Y.B. Kuang, S. Akiyama, T. Hisatomi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, M. Katayama, T. Minegishi and K. Domen, “Visible Light-Driven Z-Scheme Water Splitting Using Oxysulfide H-2 Evolution Photocatalysts”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 3892-3896 (2016).

  89.  S.D. Findlay, R. Huang, R. Ishikawa, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct visualization of lithium via annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy: a review,” Microscopy, 66, 3-14 (2017).

  90.  S. Akiyama, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, T. Minegishi, Y. Asakura , Md. Abdulla-Al-Mamun, T. Hisatomi, H. Nishiyama, M. Katayama, T. Yamada and K. Domen,“Highly Efficient Water Oxidation Photoanode Made of Surface Modified LaTiO2N Particles,” Small, 12, 5468-5476(2016).

  91.  D.J. Taplin, N. Shibata, M. Weyland and S.D. Findlay, “Low magnification differential phase contrast imaging of electric field in crystals with fine electron probes,” Ultramicroscopy, 169, 69-79 (2016).

  92.  Z.H. Pan, T. Hisatomi, Q. Wang, S.S. Chen, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, C.S. Pan, T. Takata, M. Katayama, T. Minegishi and K. Domen,”Photocatalyst Sheets Composed of Particulate LaMg1/3Ta2/3O2N and Mo-Doped BiVO4 for Z-Scheme Water Splitting under Visible Light”, ACS Catal., 6, 7188-7196 (2016).

  93.  H. Kaneko, T. Minegishi, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, Y.B. Kuang, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “A Novel Photocathode Material for Sunlight-Driven Overall Water Splitting: Solid Solution of ZnSe and Cu(In,Ga)Se-2,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 26, 4570-4577 (2016).

  94.  Z.H. Pan, T. Hisatomi, Q. Wang, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, C.S. Pan, T. Takata and K. Domen, “Application of LaMg1/3Ta2/3O2N as a hydrogen evolution photocatalyst of a photocatalyst sheet for Z-scheme water splitting,” Appl. Catal. A, 521, 26-33 (2016).

  95.  C. Li, T. Hisatomi, O. Watanabe, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, K. Domen and J.-J. Delaunay, “Simultaneous enhancement of photovoltage and charge transfer in Cu2O-based photocathode using buffer and protective layers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 109, 033902 (2016).

  96.  H.-J. Yu, Y.-G. So, A. Kuwabara, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, T. Kudo, H.-S. Zhou and Y. Ikuhara, “Crystalline grain interior configuration affects lithium migration kinetics in Li-rich layered oxide,” Nano Lett., 16, 2907-2915(2016).

  97.  P. Gao, H.-J. Liu, Y.-L. Huang, Y.-H. Chu, R. Ishikawa, B. Feng, Y. Jiang, N. Shibata. E.-G. Wang and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic mechanism of polarization-controlled surface reconstruction in ferroelectric thin films,” Nature Comm. 7, 11318 (2016).

  98.  Y. Miyamoto, Y. Kuroda, T. Uematsu, H. Oshikawa, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, K. Suzuki, M. Hibino, K. Yamaguchi and N. Mizuno, “Rational Low-Temperature Synthesis of Ultrasmall Nanocrystalline Manganese Binary Oxide Catalysts under Controlled Metal Cation Hydration in Organic Media,” ChemNanoMat, 2, 297-306 (2016).

  99.  R. Ishikawa, N.R. Lugg, K. Inoue, H. Sawada, T. Taniguchi, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Interfacial Atomic Structure of Twisted Few-Layer Graphene,” Sci. Rep., 6, 21273 (2016).

  100.  K. Matsunaga, T.-Y. Chang, R. Ishikawa, Q. Dong, K. Toyoura, A. Nakamura, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Adsorption sites of single noble metal atoms on the rutile TiO2 (110) surface influenced by different surface oxygen vacancies,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter., 28, 175002 (2016).

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

  102.  B. Feng, T. Yokoi, A. Kumamoto, M. Yoshiya, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Atomically ordered solute segregation behavior in an oxide grain boundary,” Nature Comm. 7, 11079 (2016).

  103.  Q. Wang, T. Hisatomi, Q. Jia, H. Tokudome, M. Zhong, C. Wang, Z. Pan, T. Takata, M. Nakabayashi, N. Shibata, Y. Li, I. D. Sharp, A. Kudo, T. Yamada and K. Domen, “Scalable water splitting on particulate photocatalyst sheets with a solar-to-hydrogen energy conversion efficiency exceeding 1%,” Nature Mater. 15, 611-615 (2016).

  104.  C. Pan, T. Takata, K. Kumamoto, S. Ma, K. Ueda, T. Minegishi, M. Nakabayashi, T. Matsumoto, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and K. Domen, “Band Engineering of Perovskite-type Transition Metal Oxynitrides for Photocatalytic Overall Water Splitting,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 4544-4552 (2016).

  105.  T. Matsumoto, Y.-G. So, Y. Kohno, H. Sawada, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Direct observation of Σ7 grain boundary core structure in magnetic Skyrmion lattice,” Sci. Adv. 2, e1501280 (2016).

  106.  B. Feng, I. Sugiyama, H. Hojo, H. Ohta, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic structures and oxygen dynamics of CeO2 grain boundaries,” Sci. Rep., 6, 20288(2016).

  107.  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).

  108.  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).

  109.  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).

  110.  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).

  111.  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).

  112.  J. Seo, T. Tanaka, M. Nakabayashi, T. Hisatomi, N. Shibaya. 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).

  113.  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).

  114.  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).

  115.  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).

  116.  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).

  117.  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).

  118.  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).

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

  120.  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).

  121.  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).

  122.  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).

  123.  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).

  124.  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).

  125.  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).

  126.  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).

  127.  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).

  128.  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).

  129.  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).

  130.  K. Matsunaga, Y. Tanaka, K. Toyoura, A. Nakamura, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Existence of basal oxygen vacancies on the rutile TiO2 surface,” Phys. Rev. B., 90, 195303 (2014).

  131.  I. Sugiyama, Y. Kim, S. Jesse, E. Strelcov, A. Kumar, A. Tselev, E.K. Rahani, V.B. Shenoy, T. Yamamoto, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and S.V. Kalinin, “Spatially-resolved mapping of history-dependent coupled electrochemical and electronical behaviors of electroresistive NiO,” Scientific Reports, 4, 6725 (2014).

  132.  A. Nakamura, S. Furutsuki, S. Nishimura, T. Tohei, Y. Sato, N. Shibata, A. Yamada and Y. Ikuhara, “Phase boundary structure of LixFePO4 cathode materials revealed by atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy,” Chem. Mater., 26, 6178-6184 (2014)

  133.  J. Zhao, T. Minegishi, L. Zhang, M.Z. Gunawan, M. Nakabayashi, G. Ma, T. Hisatomi, M. Katayama, S. Ikeda, N. Shibata, T. Yamada and K. Domen,” Enhancement of solar hydrogen evolution from water by surface modification with CdS and TiO2 on porous CuInS2 photocathodes prepared by an electrodeposition–sulfurization method,” Angew. Chem., 53, 11808-11812 (2014).

  134.  H.Y. Zhao, H. Kimura, Z.X. Cheng, M.R. Osada, J.L. Wang, X.L. Wang, S.X. Dou, Y. Liu, J.D. Yu, T. Matsumoto, T. Tohei, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, “Large magnetoelectric coupling in magnetically short-range ordered Bi5Ti3FeO15 film,” Scientific Reports, 4, 5225 (2014).

  135.  S. Okuoka, Y. Ogasawara, Y. Suga, M. Hibino, T. Kudo, H. Ono, K. Yonehara, Y. Sumida, Y. Yamada, A. Yamada, M. Oshima, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and N. Mizuno, “A New Sealed Lithium-Peroxide Battery with a Co-Doped Li2O Cathode in a Superconcentrated Lithium Bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide Electrolyte,” Scientific Reports, 4, 5684 (2014).

  136.  M. Hibino, R. Harimoto, Y. Ogasawara, R. Kido, A. Sugahara, T. Kudo, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, N. Mizuno, “A New Rechargeable Sodium Battery Utilizing Reversible Topotactic Oxygen Extraction/Insertion of CaFeOz (2.5 ≤ z ≤ 3) in An Organic Electrolyte”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (1), 488–494(2014).

  137.  R. Ishikawa, A.R. Lupini, F. Oba, S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, H. Hayashi, T. Sakai, I. Tanaka, Y. Ikuhara and S.J. Pennycook, “Atomic structure of luminescent centers in high-efficiency Ce-doped w-AlN single crystal,” Scientific Reports, 4, 3778 (2014).

  138.  M. Matsukawa, R. Ishikawa, T. Hisatomi, Y. Moriya, N. Shibata, J. Kubota, Y. Ikuhara and K. Domen, “Enhancing photocatalytic activity of LaTiO2N by removal of surface reconstruction layer,” Nano Lett., 14, 1038-41 (2014).

  139.  K. Takehara, Y, Sato, T. Tohei, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara, “Titanium enrichment and strontium depletion near edge dislocation in strontium titanate [001]/(110) low-angle tilt grain boundary,” J. Mater. Sci., 49, 3962-3969 (2014).

  140.  K. Tsuruta, E. Tochigi, Y. Kezuka, K. Takata, N. Shibata, A. Nakamura and Y. Ikuhara, “Core structure and dissociation energetics of basal edge dislocation in α–Al2O3: A combined atomistic simulation and transmission electron microscopy analysis,” Acta Mater., 65, 76-84 (2014).

  141.  T.-Y. Chang, Y. Tanaka, R. Ishikawa, K. Toyoura, K. Matsunaga, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata,“ Direct imaging of Pt single atoms adsorbed on TiO2 (110)surfaces,” Nano Lett., 14, 134-138 (2014).

  142.  S.D. Findlay, Y. Kohno, L.A. Cardamone, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Enhanced light element imaging in atomic resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy,“ Ultramicroscopy, 136, 31-41 (2014).

  143.  T. Matsumoto, R. Ishikawa, T. Tohei, H. Kimura, Q. Yao, H. Zhao, X. Wang, D. Chen, Z. Cheng, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Multivariate statistical characterization of charged and uncharged domain walls in multiferroic hexagonal YMnO3 single crystal visualized by a spherical aberration-corrected STEM,” Nano Lett., 13, 4594-4601 (2013).

  144.  A. Nakamura, T. Mizoguchi, K. Matsunaga, T. Yamamoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Periodic nanowire array at the crystal interface,” ACS Nano, 7, 6297-6302 (2013).

  145.  S. Azuma, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, S.D. Findlay, K. Nakamura and Y. Ikuhara. “Atomic structure, energetics and chemical bonding of Y doped Σ13 grain boundaries in α-Al2O3,” Phil. Mag., 93, 1158-1171 (2013).

  146.  Y. Ogasawara, S. Uchida, T. Maruichi, R. Ishikawa, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and N. Mizuno, “Cubic cesium hydrogen silicododecatungstate with anisotropic morphology and polyoxometalate vacancies exhibiting selective water sorption and cation-exchange properties,” Chem. Mater., 25, 905-911 (2013).

  147.  H. Yu, R. Ishikawa, Y.-G. So, N. Shibata, T. Kudo, H. Zhou and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct observation of two phases in the Li1.2Mn0.567Ni0.166Co0.067O2 cathode material for lithium-ion battery at atomic resolution,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 5969-5973 (2013).

  148.  C. Chen, S. Lv, Z. Wang, M. Saito, N. Shibata, T. Taniguchi and Y. Ikuhara, “Oxygen segregation at coherent grain boundaries of cubic boron nitride,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 091607 (2013).

  149.  I. Sugiyama, N. Shibata, ZC. Wang, S. Kobayashi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Ferromagnetic dislocations in antiferromagnetic NiO,” Nature Nanotech., 8, 266-270 (2013).

  150.  R. Ishikawa, N. Shibata, F. Oba, T. Taniguchi, S.D. Findlay, I. Tanaka and Y. Ikuhara, “Functional complex point-defect structure in a huge-size-mismatch system,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 065504 (2013).

  151.  C.L. Chen, R. Huang, Z. Wang, N. Shibata, T. Taniguchi and Y. Ikuhara, “Microstructures and grain boundaries of cubic boron nitrides,” Diamond Relat. Mater., 17, 27-31 (2013).

  152.  T.-Y. Chang, Y. Ikuhara and N. Shibata, “Effects of TiO2 Support on the Initial Stage of Pt Nanoparticle Growth,” Appl. Phys. Express, 6, 025503 (2013).

  153.  T. Sasaki, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, Direct observation of the cleavage plane of sapphire by in-situ indentation TEM,” J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 120, 473-477 (2012).

  154. N. Shibata, S.D. Findlay, Y. Kohno, H. Sawada, Y. Kondo and Y. Ikuhara, "Differential phase-contrast microscopy at atomic resolution," Nature Phys., 8, 611-615 (2012).

  155.  S. Kobayashi, S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, Y. Sato, E. Okunishi, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, "Simultaneous visualization of oxygen vacancies and the accompanying cation shifts in a perovskite oxide by combining annular imaging techniques," Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 193112 (2012).

  156.  S. Kondo, N. Shibata, T. Mitsuma, E. Tochigi and Y. Ikuhara, "Dynamic observations of dislocation behavior in SrTiO3 by in situ nanoindentation in a transmission electron microscope," Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 181906 (2012).

  157.  B. Feng, H. Hojo, T. Mizoguchi, H. Ohta, S.D. Findlay, Y. Sato, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Atomic structure of a Σ3 [110]/(111) grain boundary in CeO2," Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 073109 (2012).

  158.  E. Tochigi, Y. Kezuka, N. Shibata, A. Nakamura and Y. Ikuhara, "Structure of screw dislocations in a (0001)/[0001] low-angle twist grain boundary of alumina (α-Al2O3)," Acta Mater., 60, 1293-1299 (2012).

  159.  Y. Kezuka, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, "TEM analysis of dislocation structures formed in the Cr-doped grain boundary of alumina," J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 119, 817-821 (2011).

  160.  J.P. Buban, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, E. Abe, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Zr segregation and associated Al vacancies in alumna grain boundaries," J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 119, 840-844 (2011).

  161.  Y. Tokuda, S. Kobayashi, T. Ohnishi, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, "Growth of ruddlesden-popper type faults in Sr-excess SrTiO3 homoepitaxial thin films by pulsed laser deposition," Appl. Phys. Lett., 99, 173109 (2011).

  162.  Y. Tokuda, S. Kobayashi, T. Ohnishi, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, "Sr vacancy clustering in Ti-excess SrTiO3 thin film," Appl. Phys. Lett., 99, 033110 (2011).

  163.  H. Hojo, E. Tochigi, T. Mizoguchi, H. Ohta, N. Shibata, B. Feng and Y. Ikuhara, "Atomic structure and strain field of threading dislocations in CeO2 thin films on yttria-stabilized ZrO2," Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 153104 (2011).

  164.  Y. Kezuka, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, "Formation of a Cr3+-rich luminescent thin phase along a grain boundary of alpha-Al2O3," J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 119, 620-622 (2011).

  165.  T. Nakagawa, H. Nishimura, I. Sakaguchi, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Grain boundary character dependence of oxygen grain boundary diffusion in alpha-Al2O3 bicrystals," Scripta Mater., 65, 544-547 (2011).

  166.  T. Matsudaira, S. Kitaoka, N. Shibata, T. Nakagawa and Y. Ikuhara, "Mass transfer through a single grain boundary in alumina bicrystals under oxygen potential gradients," J. Mater. Sci., 46, 4407-4412(2011).

  167.  E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, A. Nakamura, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Dislocation structures in a {10-14}/<11-20> low-angle tilt grain boundary of alumina (alpha-Al2O3)," J. Mater. Sci., 46, 4428-4433 (2011).

  168.  T. Mitsuma, T. Tohei, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi and Y. Ikuhara, "Structures of a Σ=9, [110]/{221} symmetric tilt grain boundary in SrTiO3," J. Mater. Sci., 46, 4162-4168 (2011).

  169.  C. M. Montesa, N, Shibata, T. Tohei and Y. Ikuhara, " TEM observation of liquid-phase bonded aluminum-silicon/aluminum nitride hetero interface," J. Mater. Sci., 46, 4392-4396 (2011).

  170.  S. Kobayashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Ohnishi, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, Y. Sato, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, "Cation off-stoichiometric SrMnO3-δ thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition," J. Mater. Sci., 46, 4354-4360 (2011).

  171.  S.D. Findlay, N.R. Lugg, N. Shibata, L.J. Allen and Y. Ikuhara, "Prospects for lithium imaging using annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy: A theoretical study," Ultramicrsocopy, 111, 1144-1154 (2011).

  172.  N.R. Lugg, S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, A.J.D' Alfonso, L.J. Allen and Y. Ikuhara, "Scanning transmission electron microscopy imaging dynamics at low accelerating voltages," Ultramicroscopy, 111, 999-1013(2011).

  173.  S.D. Findlay, S. Azuma, N. Shibata, E. Okunishi and Y. Ikuhara, "Direct oxygen imaging within a ceramic interface, with some observations upon the dark contrast at the grain boundary," Ultramicroscopy, 111, 285-289 (2011).

  174.  C. Moon, S. Kanehira, K. Miura, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and K. Hirao, "Morphology change from nanocrack into periodic pore array formed by femtosecond laser pulses," J. Appl. Phys., 109, 013517 (2011).

  175.  T. Nakagawa, A. Nakamura, I. Sakaguchi, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto, H. Haneda, N. Ohashi and Y. Ikuhara, " Cation diffusion along basal dislocations in sapphire," Acta Mater., 59, 1105-1111 (2011).

  176.  N. Takahashi, T. Mizoguchi, T. Nakagawa, T. Tohei, I. Sakaguchi, A. Kuwabara, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto, N. Ohashi and Y. Ikuhara, "Cr diffusion in α-Al2O3: Secondary ion mass spectroscopy and first-principles study, " Phys. Rev. B., 82, 174302 (2010).

  177.  H. Hojo, T. Mizoguchi, H. Ohta, S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Atomic Structure of a CeO2 Grain Boundary: The Role of Oxygen Vacancies," Nano Lett., 10, 4668-4672 (2010).

  178.  S.D. Findlay, T. Saito, N. Shibata, Y. Sato, J. Matsuda, K. Asano, E. Akiba, T. Hirayama and Y. Ikuhara, "Direct imaging of hydrogen within a crystalline environment," Appl. Phys. Express, 3, 116603 (2010).

  179.  C.M. Montesa, N. Shibata, T. Tohei, K. Akiyama, Y. Kuromitsu and Y. Ikuhara, “Application of coincidence of reciprocal lattice point model to metal/sapphire hetero interfaces,” Mater. Sci. Eng. B, 173, 234-238 (2010).

  180.  S. Kobayashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, Y. Sato, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, “Quantitative analyses of oxidation states for cubic SrMnO3 and orthorhombic SrMnO2.5 with electron energy loss spectroscopy,” J. Appl. Phys., 108, 124903 (2010).

  181.  S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, S. Azuma and Y. Ikuhara, "Prospects for 3D imaging of dopant atoms in ceramic interfaces, " J. Electron Microscopy, (2010) 59(Supplement)S29-S38.

  182.  Y. Nohara, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto, and Y. Ikuhara, "Dislocation structures and strain fields in [111] low-angle tilt grain boundaries in zirconia bicrystals," J. Electron Microscopy, (2010) 59(Supplement)S117-S121.

  183.  S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, H. Sawada, E. Okunishi, Y. Kondo and Y. Ikuhara, " Dynamics of annular bright field imaging in scanning transmission electron microscopy," Ultramicroscopy, 110, 903-923 (2010).

  184.  N. Shibata, Y. Kohno, S.D. Findlay, H. Sawada, Y. Kondo and Y. Ikuhara, "New area detector for atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy," J. Electron Microscopy, 59, 473-479 (2010).

  185.  S. Amma, Y. Tokumoto, K. Edagawa, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Electrical current flow at conductive nanowires formed in GaN thin films by a dislocation template technique," Appl. Phys. Lett, 96, 193109 (2010).

  186.  S. Azuma, N. Shibata, S.D. Findlay, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "HAADF STEM observations of a Σ13 grain boundary in α-Al2O3 from two orthogonal directions," Philos. Mag. Lett.,90, 539-546 (2010).

  187.  C. Moon, S. Kanehira, M. Nishi, K. Miura, T. Nakaya, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and K. Hirao, "Crack propagation in a ruby single crystal by femtosecond laser irradiation," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 92, 3118-3121(2009).

  188.  K. Nakamura, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "First-principles sliding simulation of Al-terminated Sigma 13 pyramidal twin grain boundary in alpha-Al2O3, Phil. Mag. Lett., 90, 159-172 (2010).

  189.  P.F. Becher, N. Shibata, G.S. Painter, F. Averill, K. van Benthem, H.-T. Lin and S.B Waters, "Observations on the influence of secondary Me oxide additives (Me = Si, Al, Mg) on the microstructural evolution and mechanical behavior of silicon nitride ceramics containing RE2O3 (RE = La, Gd, Lu)," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 93 [2] 570–580 (2010).

  190.  E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, A. Nakamura, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Structures of dissociated <1-100> dislocations and {1-100} stacking faults of alumina (α-Al2O3)," Acta Mater., 58, 208-215 (2010).

  191.  Y. Tokumoto, S. Amma, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, K. Edagawa, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, " Fabrication of electrically conductive nanowires using high-density dislocations in AlN thin films", J. Appl. Phys., 106, 124307 (2009).

  192.  Y. Tokumoto, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Atomic structure of threading dislocations in AlN thin films," Physica B, 404, 4886–4888(2009).

  193.  S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, H. Sawada, E. Okunishi, Y. Kondo, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, "Robust atomic resolution imaging of light elements using scanning transmission electron microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 191913 (2009).

  194.  S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, " What atomic resolution annular dark field imaging can tell us about gold nanoparticles on TiO2 (110)," Ultramicroscopy, 109, 1435-1446 (2009).

  195.  Y. Sato, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto, T. Hirayama and Y. Ikuhara, "Atomic-scale segregation behavior of Pr at a ZnO [0001] Ʃ49 tilt grain boundary," Phys. Rev. B, 80, 094114 (2009).

  196.  N. Shibata, S.D. Findlay, S. Azuma, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic-scale imaging of individual dopant atoms in a buried interface,” Nature Mater., 8, 654-658 (2009).

  197.  Y. Sato, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, H. Moriwake, T. Hirayama and Y. Ikuhara, "Transmisson electron microscopy study on B-site cation ordered structures in a (1-x)Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-xPbTiO3 single crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 022906 (2009).

  198.  N. Takahashi, T. Mizoguchi, T. Tohei, K. Nakamura, T. Nakagawa, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “First principles calculations of vacancy formation energies in Σ13 pyramidal twin grain boundary of α-Al2O3, “Mater. Trans., 50, 1019-1022 (2009).

  199.  A. Nakamura, E. Tochigi, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Structure and configuration of boundary dislocations on low angle tilt grain boundaries in alumina, “ Mater. Trans., 50, 1008-1014 (2009).

  200.  Y. Ishikawa, H. Nagayama, H. Hoshino, M. Ohgai, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Transmission electron microscopy study of Sn-doped indium oxide sintered body,” Mater. Trans., 50, 959-963 (2009).

  201.  C.M. Montesa, N. Shibata, S.-Y. Choi, H. Tonomura, K. Akiyama, Y. Kuromitsu and Y. Ikuhara, “High-resolution transmission electron microscopy observation of liquid-phase bonded aluminum/sapphire interfaces,” Mater. Trans., 50, 1037-1040 (2009).

  202.  N. Shibata, A.Goto, K. Matsunaga, T. Mizoguchi, S.D. Findlay, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Interface structures of gold nanoparticles on TiO2 (110),” Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 136105 (2009).

  203.  N. Shibata, A.Goto, S.-Y. Choi, T. Mizoguchi, S.D. Findlay, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct imaging of reconstructed atoms on TiO2 (110) surfaces,” Science 322, 570-573 (2008).

  204.  M. Imaeda, T. Mizoguchi, Y. Sato, H.-S. Lee, S.D. Findlay, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic structure, electronic structure, and defect energetics in [001](310)Σ5 grain boundaries of SrTiO3 and BaTiO3,” Phys. Rev. B (2008)78, 245320-1-12.

  205.  G. S. Painter, F.W. Averill, P.F. Becher, N. Shibata, K. van Benthem and S.J. Pennycook, “First-principles study of rare earth adsorption at β–Si3N4 interfaces,” Phys. Rev. B (2008)78, 21426.

  206.  Y. Tokumoto, N. Shibata, T. Mizoguchi, M. Sugiyama, Y. Shimogaki, J.-S. Yang, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “HRTEM observation of dislocation structures in AlN thin films,” J. Mater. Res., 23[8]2188-2194(2008).

  207.  P.F. Becher, G.S. Painter, N. Shibata, S.B. Waters and H.-T. Lin, “Effects of rare-earth (RE) intergranular adsorption on the phase transformation, microstructure evolution, and mechanical properties in silicon nitride with RE2O3+MgO additives: RE=La, Gd, and Lu.” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 91[7]2328-2336(2008).

  208.  T. Nakagawa, N. Shibata, A. Nakamura, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Partial dislocation configurations in a low-angle boundary in -Al2O3,” Acta Mater., (2008) 56, 2015-2021.

  209.  T. Nakagawa, I. Sakaguchi, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, T. Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto, H. Haneda and Y. Ikuhara, “Yttrium doping effect on oxygen grain boundary diffusion in alpha-Al2O3,” Acta Mater., (2007)55, 6627-6633.

  210.  K. Nakamura, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “First-principles study of grain boundary sliding in α-alumina,” Phys. Rev. B., (2007)75, 184109.

  211.  S. Kanehira, K. Kimura, K. Fujita, K. Hirao, J. Si, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Optically produced cross patterning based on local dislocations inside MgO single crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett., (2007) 90, 163110.

  212.  N. Shibata, M.F. Chisholm, A. Nakamura, S.J. Pennycook, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Non-stoichiometric dislocation cores in α-alumina,” Science, (2007) 316, 82-85 .

  213.  K. Matsunaga, T. Sasaki, N. Shibata, T, Mizoguchi, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara,” Bonding nature of metal/oxide incoherent interfaces by first-principles calculations,” Phys. Rev. B., (2006)74, 125423.

  214.  Y. Sato, J.P. Buban, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Role of Pr segregation in acceptor-state formation at ZnO grain boundaries,” Phys. Rev. Lett., (2006) 97, 106802.

  215.  N. Shibata, G. S. Painter, P. F. Becher and S. J. Pennycook, “Atomic ordering at an Amorphous / Crystal Interface,” Appl. Phys. Lett., (2006) 89, 051908.

  216.  T. Nakagawa, A. Nakamura, I. Sakaguchi, N. Shibata, K.P.D. Lagerlöf, T. Yamamoto, H. Haneda and Y. Ikuhara, “Oxygen pipe diffusion in sapphire basal dislocation,” J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., (2006)114, 1013-1017.

  217.  Y. Tokumoto, T. Mizoguchi, Y. Sato, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic structure and relaxation behavior at AlN(0001)/Al2O3(0001) interface,” J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., (2006)114, 1018-1021.

  218.  M. Igarashi, Y. Sato, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “HRTEM study of [001] low-angle tilt grain boundaries in fiber-textured BaTiO3 thin films,” J. Mater. Sci. (2006)41, 5146-5150.

  219.  C. Dwyer, A. Ziegler, N. Shibata, G.B. Winkelmann, R.L. Satet, M.J. Hoffmann, M.K. Cinibulk, P.F. Becher, G.S. Painter, N.D. Browning, D.J.H. Cockayne, R.O. Ritchie and S.J. Pennycook, “Interfacial structure in silicon nitride sintered with lanthanide oxide,” J. Mater. Sci.,(2006) 41,4405-4412.

  220.  P.F. Becher, G.S. Painter, N. Shibata, R.L. Satet, M.J. Hoffmann and S.J. Pennycook, “Influence of Additives on Anisotropic Grain Growth in Silicon Nitride Ceramics,” Mater. Sci. & Eng., (2006) 422, 85-91.

  221.  S.-Y. Choi, J.P. Buban, M. Nishi, H. Kageyama, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto, S.-J.L. Kang and Y. Ikuhara, “Dislocation structures of low-angle boundaries in Nb-doped SrTiO3 bicrystals,” J. Mater. Sci., (2006)41 2621-2625.

  222.  T. Nakagawa, Y. Sato, N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Atomic structure of AlN/Al2O3 interface fabricated by pulsed laser deposition,” J. Mater. Sci., (2006)41 2553-2557.

  223.  J.P. Buban, K. Matsunaga, J. Chen, N. Shibata, W.Y. Ching, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Grain Boundary Strengthening in Alumina by Rare Earth Impurities, “ Science, (2006) 311 212-215.

  224.  N. Shibata, G. S. Painter, R. L. Satet, M. J. Hoffmann, S. J. Pennycook and P. F. Becher, “Rare-earth adsorption at intergranular interfaces in silicon nitride ceramics: Subnanometer observations and theory,” Phys. Rev. B, (2005) 72 140101(R).

  225.  T. Nakagawa, M. Yodogawa, T. Yamamoto, N. Shibata and Y. Ikuhara, “Dopant-segregation-controlled ZnO single grain boundary varistors,” Appl. Phys. Lett., (2005) 86 152112.

  226.  M. Varela, A.R. Lupini, K. van Benthem, A.Y. Borisevich, M.F. Chisholm, N. Shibata, E. Abe, and S. J. Pennycook, “Materials Characterization in the Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope,” Annual Review of Materials Research 2005 (2005) 35 539–69.

  227.  T. Nakagawa, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, T. Yamamoto, I. Sakaguchi, H. Haneda and Y. Ikuhara, “Oxygen diffusion blocking of yttria-doped zirconia bicrystals,” J. Mater. Sci., (2005) 40, 3185-3190.

  228.  N. Shibata, F. Oba, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Systematic study of grain-boundary atomistic structures and related properties in cubic zirconia bicrystals,” Zeitschrift für Metallkunde, (2005) 96 177-185.

  229.  A. Nakamura, N. Shibata, N. Morishige, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Direct evidence of Dopant-enhanced Grain-Boundary Sliding in Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Bicrystals,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., (2005)88 938-942. 

  230.  T. Ohno, S. Ii, N. Shibata, K. Matsunaga, Y. Ikuhara and T. Yamamoto, “High resolution Microscopy study for [001] symmetric tilt boundary with a tilt angle of 66 degrees in rutile-type TiO2 bicrystal,” Mater. Trans., (2004) 45 (7), 2117-2121.

  231.  N. Shibata, F. Oba, T. Yamamoto and Y. Ikuhara, “Structure, energy and solute segregation behavior of [110] symmetric tilt grain boundaries in yttria stabilized cubic zirconia,” Philos. Mag., (2004)84[23], 2381-2415.

  232.  H. Yoshida, K. Yokoyama, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, “High-temperature grain boundary and grain boundary energy in cubic sliding behavior zirconia bicrystals,” Acta Mater., (2004)52 (8): 2349-2357.

  233.  N. Shibata, S.J. Pennycook, T.R. Gosnell, G.S. Painter, W.A. Shelton and P.F. Becher, “Observation of rare-earth segregation in silicon nitride ceramics at subnanometre dimensions,” Nature, (2004) 428 730-733.

  234.  N. Shibata, F. Oba, T. Yamamoto, T. Sakuma and Y. Ikuhara, “Grain boundary faceting at Σ = 3, [110]/{112} grain boundary in cubic zirconia bicrystal,” Philos. Mag.,(2003) 83[19]2221-2246.

  235.  N. Shibata, F. Oba, T. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, “Atomic structure and solute segregation of Σ =3, [110] / {111} grain boundary in yttria stabilized cubic zirconia bicrystal,” Philos. Mag. Lett., (2002)82[7] 393-400.

  236.  N. Shibata, N. Morishige, T. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, “Stacking-fault formation in [001] small-angle symmetric tilt grain boundaries in cubic zirconia bicrystals,” Philos. Mag. Lett., (2002) 82[4] 175-181.

  237.  N. Shibata, T. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, “Structure of [110] tilt grain boundaries in zirconia bicrystals,” J. Electron Microscopy, (2001) 50[6] 429-433.

  238.  N. Shibata, J. Katamura, A. Kuwabara, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, “The instability and resulting phase transition of cubic zirconia,” Mater. Sci. and Eng. A, (2001) 312[1-2] 90-98.

  239.  J. Katamura, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, "Transmission electron microscopy- energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis of the modulated structure in ZrO2-6mol%Y2O3,” Philos. Mag. Lett., (1998) 78[1] 45-49.

  240.  H. Ogawa, A. Yasuda, N. Shibata, Y. Ikuhara and T. Sakuma, "Segregation of Yttrium Ions to Domain Boundaries of Tetragonal Zirconia," Philos. Mag. Lett., (1998) 77[4] 199-203.

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