L. Tong, Y. Nabae, T. Hirai, H. Yabu, T. Hayakawa*
“Creation of Golf Ball-like Particles using Diblock Copolymers via 3D Confined Self-Assembly”


R. Kanda, M. Yokoyama, H. Abe, R. Shimada, H. Yabu*, A. Masuhara*
“Fabrication of Honeycomb-Structured α-Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles/Polypyrrole Hybrid Films and Application for Supercapacitor Electrodes”

(159) New!

Y. Terauchi*, M. Nagayama, T. Tanaka, H. Tanabe, A. Yoshimi, K. Nanatani, H. Yabu, T. Arita, T. Higuchi, K. Abe*
“Adsorption kinetics and self-assembled structures of Aspergillus oryzae hydrophobin RolA on hydrophobic and charged solid surfaces”
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 88(6), e02087-21(2022). link

(158) New!

S. Falak, B. Shin, H. Yabu*, D. S. Huh*
“Fabrication and characterization of pore-selective silver-functionalized honeycomb-patterned porous film and its application for antibacterial activity”
Polymer, 244, 124646 (2022). link

(157) New!

H. Yabu*, K. Ishibashi, M. S. Grewal, Y. Matsuo, N. Shoji and K. Ito
“Bifunctional Rare Metal-Free Electrocatalysis Synthesized Entirely from Biomass Resources”
Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM), 23(1) 31-40 (2022). link
published on 2022.1.18.

2022年1月19日 東北大学AIMR多元研)・北海道大学
        AZUL Energy(株)からプレスリリース
日本経済新聞時事通信社Japan NEWS東奥日報のHPに紹介。
2022年1月20日 fabcross for engineerに紹介されました。

(当該記事がexciteニュースgooニュースRAKUTEN InforseekニュースNews CollectBiglobeニュースmapionニュースに転載)
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2022年1月25日 ニュースイッチに記事が掲載。
2022年1月31日 大学ジャーナルオンラインに記事が掲載。

(156) New!

R. Kotani, S. Yokoyama, S. Nobusue, S. Yamaguchi, A. Osuka, H. Yabu*, S. Saito*
“Bridging pico-to-nanonewtons with a ratiometric force probe for nanoscale polymer physics before damage”
Nature Communications, 13, 303 (2022). link 
published on 2022.1.13.
arXiv preprint.

2022年1月13日 日本経済新聞のHPに紹介されました。link
2022年1月14日 京都大学東北大学からプレスリリースされました。

         Optronics Onlineに記事が掲載されました。link

(155) New!

B. Chen, T. Wada, H. Yabu*
“Amphiphilic Perforated Honeycomb Films for Gravimetric Liquid Separation”
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 9(1), 2101954 (2022). link
published on 2021.11.24.

2021年11月25日 東北大学からプレスリリースされましたlink
2021年11月25日 日本経済新聞のHPに紹介されました。link
2021年11月26日 日本の研究に転載されました link
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2022年1月14日  科学技術振興機構から日本の技術を発信する
2022年2月8日 科学技術振興機構から日本の技術を発信するウェブメディア「Science Japan」に英文記事が掲載されました。link


(154) New!

H. Yabu*, K. Nakamura, Y. Matsuo, Y. Umejima, H. Matsuyama, J. Nakamura and K. Ito
“Pyrolysis-free Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) Electrocatalysts Composed of Unimolecular Layer Metal Azaphthalocyanines Adsorbed onto Carbon Materials”
ACS Applied Energy Materials, 4(12), 14380-14389 (2021). link
published on 2021.12.14.

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2021年12月16日 東北大学からプレスリリースされました。link

2021年12月16日 日本経済新聞のHPに紹介されました。link
2021年12月18日 マイナビニュースに記事が掲載されました。 link
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2021年12月20日 ITmediaスマートジャパンに掲載されました。link
2021年12月22日 日刊工業新聞に記事が掲載されましたlink


M. S. Grewal*, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu*
“Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Electrocatalysts Prepared from Marine Biomass Cellulose Nanocrystals and Bio-inspired Polydopamine for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”
New Journal of Chemistry, 45, 19228 (2021). link

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T. T. Cao*, H. Yabu, D. S. Huh*
“Flower-like Ordered Porous Array by Combination of Breath Figure and Layer-by-Layer Technique”
Polymer, 233, 124206 (2021). link


K. Mukai, M. Hara, H. Yabu, S. Nagano*, T. Seki*
“Photoswitchable configuration of nematic liquid crystal droplets embedded in a honeycomb-patterned film”
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 8(20), 2100891 (2021). link


K. Oku, K. Ohno, D. Miyamoto, K. Ito, H. Yabu, K. Nakazawa*
“Spontaneous formation of capillary networks by co-culture of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) confined in a honeycomb-patterned polymer film”
Macromolecular Bioscience, 21(10), 2100113 (2021). link

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M. S. Grewal*, H. Abe, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu*
“Aqueous Dispersion and Tuning Surface Charges of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Particles by Bioinspired Polydopamine-Polyethyleneimine Coating via One-step Method”
Royal Society Open Science, 8, 210582 (2021). link


H. Abe*, H. Yabu
“Bio-inspired Incrustation Interfacial Polymerization of Dopamine and Crosslinking with Gelatin toward Robust, Biodegradable Three-dimensional Hydrogels”
Langmuir,  37(20), 6201-6207 (2021). link

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2021.05.20 東北大学からプレスリリースされました。link
2021.05.20 多元物質科学研究所のHPに掲載されました。 link

2021.05.20 AIMRのHPに掲載されました。 link
2021.05.20 日本経済新聞のWEBサイトに記事が掲載されました。 link


R. Shimura, H. Abe*, H. Yabu, M.-F. Chien, C. Inoue
“Biomimetic anti-biofouling oil-infused honeycomb films fabricated by breath figures”
Polymer Journal, 53, 713–717 (2021). link


G. Diguet*, J. Y. Cavaille, G. Sebald, T. Takagi, H. Yabu, A. Suzuki, R. Miura
“Physical behavior of electrostrictive polymers. Part 1: Polarization forces”
Computational Materials Science, 190, 110294 (2021). link


H. Yabu*, Y. Matsuo, T. Yamada, H. Maeda, J. Matsui
“Highly Porous Magnesium Silicide Honeycombs Prepared by Magnesium Vapor Annealing of Silica-Coated Polymer Honeycomb Films toward Ultralightweight Thermoelectric Materials”
Chemistry of Materials, 32(23), 10176-10183 (2020). link

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2020.11.26 Press released from Tohoku University. link
2020.11.26 Press released from AIMR, Tohoku University. link
2020.11.26 共同研究先である東北大多元研山形大学北海道大学名古屋工業大学からプレスリリースされました。
2020.11.26 日刊工業新聞に記事が掲載されました。
2020.11.26 日本の研究にプレスリリース情報が転載されました。
2020.11.27 fabcrossに紹介されました。
2020.11.30 マイナビニュースに紹介されました。(Biglobe News, gooニュースに転載)
2020.12.03 電波新聞に記事が掲載されました。
2020.12.04 ナノテクプラットホームのウェブサイトに記事が掲載されました。
2020.12.08 化学工業日報に記事が掲載されました。
2020.12.21 AIMResearch Highlightに英文記事が掲載されました。
      The paper has been featured in AIMResearch Highlight.

K. Matsunaga, W. Kuka, M. Ishizaki, M. Kurihara, S. Yamamoto, M. Mitsuishi, H. Yabu, S. Nagano, J. Matsui*
“Formation of perpendicularly aligned sub-10 nm nanocylinders in poly(N-dodecyl acrylamide-b-ethylene glycol) block copolymer films by hierarchical phase separation”
Macromolecules, 53(21), 9601–9610 (2020). link

H. Yabu*, J. Matsui, Y. Matsuo
“Site-Selective Wettability Control of Honeycomb Films by UV-O3 Assisted Sol-Gel Coating”
Langmuir, 36(40), 12023-12029 (2020). link

M. S. Grewal*, K. Kisu, S. Orimo, H. Yabu*
“Solid Photo-crosslinked Polymer Electrolytes Containing Solvate Ionic Liquids: An Approach to Achieve Both Good Mechanical and Electrochemical Performances for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries”
Chemistry Letters, 49(12), 1465-1469 (2020). link

T.-S. Deng, J. Parker, Y. Hirai, N. Shephered, H. Yabu, N. F. Scherer*
“Designing “Metamolecules” for Photonic Function: Reduced Back Scattering”
Physica Status Solidi B, 257(12), 2000169 (2020). link

T. T. Cao, H. Yabu, D. S. Huh*
“Hierarchical nano/micro moth eye-like polymer film using solid/liquid interfacial reaction at room temperature”
Langmuir, 36(31), 9064-9073 (2020). link

H. Abe*, K. Nozaki, S. Sokabe, A. Kumatani, T. Matsue, H. Yabu*
“Sulfur and nitrogen co-doped hollow spherical carbon particles for oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts prepared by calcination of polydopamine thin films spontaneously formed at oil-water interfaces of emulsion droplets”
ACS Omega, 5(29), 18391-18396 (2020). link

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J. K. R. Modigunta, J. M. Kim, T. T. Cao, H. Yabu*, D. S. Huh*
“Pore-selective modification of the honeycomb-patterned porous polystyrene film with poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) and application for thermo-responsive smart material”
Polymer, 201, 122630 (2020). link

B. Chen, T. Wada, H. Yabu*
“Underwater Bubble and Oil Repellency of Biomimetic Pincushion and Plastron-Like Honeycomb Films”
Langmuir, 36(23), 6365-6369 (2020). link

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S. Hirayama, T. Hayasaki, A. A. Almarasy, H. Yabu, M. Tokita, A. Fujimori*
“Influence of Uniaxial Orientation of Fluorinated Polymer/Phosphonate-Modified Needle-Like Nanofiller Composite by Drawing”
Polymer Composites, 41(8), 3062 (2020). link

M. S. Grewal, H. Yabu*
“Biomimetic Catechol based Adhesive Polymers for Dispersion of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Nanoparticles in an Aqueous Medium”
RSC Advances, 10, 4058-4063 (2020). link

Y. Terauchi, T. Tanaka, M. Mitsuishi, H. Yabu, A. Yoshimi, K. Nakatani, K. Abe*
“Analysis of the self-assembly process of Aspergillus oryzae hydrophobin RolA by Langmuir–Blodgett method”
Bioscience, Biotecnology, and Biochemistry, 84(4), 678-685 (2020). link

H. Abe*, H. Yabu, R. Kunikata, A. Suda, M. Matsudaira, T. Matsue*
“Redox cycling-based electrochemical CMOS imaging sensor for real time and selective imaging of redox analyte”
Sensors & Actuators: B Chemical, 304(1), 127245 (2020). link


H. Abe*, Y. Hirai, S. Ikeda, Y. Matsuo, T. Matsue, H. Matsuyama, J. Nakamura, H. Yabu*
“Fe Azaphthalocyanine Unimolecular Layers (AzUL) on Carbon Nanotubes for Realizing Highly Active Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) Catalytic Electrodes”
NPG Asia Materials, 11, Article number:57 (2019). link

Press release

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Y. Hirai, E. Avalos*, T. Teramoto*, Y. Nishiura*, H. Yabu* 
“Ashura Particles: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches for Creating Phase Separated Structures of Ternary Blended Polymers in Three-Dimensionally Confined Spaces”
ACS Omega, 4(8), 13106-13113 (2019). link

Press Release link
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Y. Hirai, H. Yabu*
“Self-Assembled Microrings of Au Nanoparticle and Au Nanorod Clusters Formed at the Equators of Janus Particles”
RSC Advances, 9(30), 17183-17186 (2019). link

N.Shimamura, R. Kanda, Y. Matsukubo, Y. Hirai, H. Abe, Y. Hirai, T. Yoshida, H. Yabu*, A. Masuhara*
“Preparation of Hierarchic Porous Films of alpha-MnO2 Nanoparticles by Using the Breath Figure Technique and Application for Hybrid Capacitor Electrodes”
ACS Omega, 4(2), 3827-3831 (2019). link

H. Abe*, K. Nozaki, Y. Hirai, A. Kumatani, T. Matsue, H. Yabu*
“N- and Fe-containing carbon films prepared by calcination of polydopamine composites self-assembled at air/water interface for oxygen reduction reaction”
Chemistry Letters, 48, 102-105 (2019). link

N.Sakamoto, Y. Hirai, T. Onodera, T. Dezawa, Y. Shibata, H. Kasai, H. Oikawa, H. Yabu*
“Enhanced Fluorescence and Magnetic Alignment Control of Biphasic Functionalized Composite Janus Particles”
Particles and Particle Systems Characterization, 36(1), 1800311 (2019). link 

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Featured in the Hot Topic: Magnetic Materials link


H.Abe, T. Iwama, H. Yabu, K. Ino, K. Y. Inoue, A. Suda, R. Kunikata, M. Matsudaira, T. Matsue* 
“Simultaneous and Selective Imaging of Dopamine and Glutamate Using an Enzyme-Modified LSI-Based Amperometric Electrochemical Device”
Electroanalysis, 30(12), 2841-2846 (2018) . link

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Y. Hirai, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu*
“Near Infrared Excitable-SERS Measurement Using Magneto-Responsive Metafluids for In Situ Molecular Analysis”
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1(9), 4980-4987 (2018). link

Press release link


D. Varadharajan, H. Turgut, J. Lahann, H. Yabu*, G. Delaittre*
“Surface-Reactive Patchy Nanoparticles and Nanodiscs Prepared by Tandem Nanopricipitation and Phase Separation”
Advanced Functional Materials, 28(39), 1800846 (2018). link

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Press release link
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H. Komiyama*, D. Hojo*, K. Z. Suzuki, S. Mizukami, T. Adschiri, H. Yabu*
“Binary Nanoparticles Co-Assembly in Bioinspired Block Copolymer Films: A Stepwise Synthesis Approach Using Multifunctional Catechol Groups and Magneto-Optical Properties”
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1(4), 1666-1674 (2018). link

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H. Yabu*, S. Nagano, Y. Nagao
“Core-Shell Cylinder (CSC) Nanotemplates Comprised of Mussel-Inspired Catechol-Containing Triblock Copolymers for Silver Nanoparticle Arrays and Ion Conductive Channels”
RSC Advances, 8(19), 10627-10632 (2018) link

E.Avalos*, T. Teramoto*, H. Komiyama, H. Yabu*, Y. Nishiura*
“Lamellae to onion transformation in block copolymer nanoparticles and dynamical control via coupled Cahn-Hilliard equations”
ACS Omega, 3(1), 1304-1314 (2018) link 

Y.Matsukubo, N. Shimamura, A. Toba, T. Arita, Y. Tsukasa, H. Yabu, K. Matsuda, A. Masuhara*
“Fabrication of hybridized micro particles composed of mesoporous manganese oxide and fullerene C60 nanocrystals”
Chemistry Letters, 47(3), 347-349 (2018) link


Y. Hirai, B. Sawano, T. Takaki, H. Yabu*
“A Fluorescence Indicator at Extreme Low pH Region Based on Dissolution of Zn Tetra-2,3-pyridoporphyradine (TPP) Nanocrystal”
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18(1), 455-458 (2018).


J. kamei and H. Yabu* 
“One Step Fabrication of Mesh-Reinforced Hierarchic Perforated Microporous Honeycomb Films With Tunable Filtering Property””
Soft Matter, 13(43), 7834-7839 (2017). link

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H. Yabu*
“Colored Magnetic Janus Particles”
IEICE Trans. Electron., E100-C (11), 955-957 (2017).

Invited paper 


H. Yabu* and S. Nagano
“Formation of Unusual Microphase-Separated Ultrathin Films of Poly(vinyl catechol-block-styrene) (PVCa-b-PSt) at the Air-Water Interface by Solution Casting onto Water”
RSC Advances, 7, 33086-33090 (2017). link


H. Abe*, T. Matsue, H. Yabu*
“Reversible Shape Transformation of Ultrathin Polydopamine-Stabilized Droplet”
Langmuir, 33(25), 6404-6409 (2017). link


Y. Hirai, B. Sawano, T. Takaki, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu*
“Metal Phtalocyanine Derivative Nano-Crystals: Colour Controlled and Transparent Dispersions by a One-pot UV-Assisted Synthetic Process”
Chemistry Letters, 46, 695-698 (2017). link


Y.Hirai, T. Wakiya, H. Yabu*
“Virus-Like Particles Composed of Sphere-Forming Polystyrene-block-Poly(t-butyl acrylate) (PS-b-PtBA) and Control of Surface Morphology by Homopolymer Blending”
Polymer Chemistry, 8(11), 1754-1759 (2017). link

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H. Yabu*, R. Koike, Y. Hirai
“Preparation of Poly(Vinyl Catechol-block-Styrene) (PVCa-b-PSt) Stabilized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by Ligand Exchange and Janus Particle Formation”
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17(12), 9251-9256 (2017).


J. Kamei, H. Abe, H. Yabu*
“Biomimetic Bubble Repellent Tubes; Micro Dimple Arrays Enhance Repellency of Bubbles Inside of Tubes”
Langmuir, 33(2), 585-590 (2017). link


Y. Iwai, Y. Uchida*, H. Yabu, N. Nishiyama
“3D Lattice Structure Control of Ordered Macroporous Materials by Self-Assembly of Liquid Droplets”
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 38(1), 16000502 (2017). link

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H. Yabu*, J. Matsui, M. Hara, S. Nagano, Y. Matsuo, Y. Nagao
“Proton Conductivities of Lamellae-forming Bio-inspired Block Copolymer Thin Films Containing Silver Nanoparticles”
Langmuir, 32(37), 9484-9491(2016). link


E. Avalos*, T. Higuchi*, T. Teramoto*, H. Yabu*, Y. Nishiura*
“Frustrated phases under three-dimensional confinement simulated by a set of coupled Cahn-Hilliard equation”
Soft Matter, 12(27), 5905-5914 (2016). link

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T. Higuchi*, M. Pina*, A. Zvelindovsky, H. Jinnai, H. Yabu*
“Phase behavior in three-dimensional confinement spaces of symmetrical diblock copolymers: experimental observation and theoretical simulation of multi-pod structures”
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 54(17), 1702-1709 (2016). link


H. Abe, Y. Hirai, H. Yabu*
“Thermally Stable Honeycomb-Patterned Porous Films of a Poly(L-Lactic Acid) and Poly(D-Lactic Acid) Stereo Complex Prepared Using the Breath Figure Technique”
Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, 301(5), 523-529 (2016). link


T. Higuchi, H. Sugimori, H. Yabu, H. Jinnai*
“Controlled incorporation behavior of gold nanoparticles into ABC triblock terpolymer with double-helcal morphology”
Polymer Journal, 48(4), 509-515 (2016). link


Y. Saito, T. Higuchi, H. Jinnai, M. Hara, S. Nagano, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu*
“Silver Nanoparticle Arrays Prepared by In Situ Automatic Reduction of Silver Ions in Mussel-Inspired Block Copolymer Films”
Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics, 217(6), 726-734 (2016). link

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H. Satoh, H. Yabu*
“One-Pot Preparation of Unique Structured Microspheres Comprised of Silica Nanoparticles and End-Functionalized Polymers”
Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, 301(3), 279-286 (2016). link

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H. Yabu*, K. Nagamine, J. Kamei, Y. Saito, T. Okabe, T. Shimazaki, M. Nishizawa*
“Stretchable, Transparent and Molecular Permeable Honeycomb Electrodes and Their Hydrogel Hybrids Prepared by Breath Figure Method and Sputtering of Metals”
RSC Advances, 5, 88414-88418 (2015). link


J. Kamei, H. Yabu*
“On-Demand Liquid Transportation Using Bioinspired Omniphobic Lubricated Surfaces Based on Self-Organized Honeycomb and Pincushion Films”
Advanced Functional Materials, 25(27), 4195-4201 (2015).link

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Y. Saito, T. Higuchi*, H. Sugimori, H. Yabu*
“One-pot UV-assisted Synthesis of Metal Phthalocyanine Nanocrystals”
ChemNanoMat, 1(2), 92-95 (2015) link

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Highlighted in Chemistry Views, Wiley, and Wiley Science Cafe, Wiley-Japan.
Featured as one of the “Hottest Papers in Photochemistry”, Wiley 


Y. Saito*, H. Yabu*
“Synthesis of Poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt) by the RAFT Process and Preparation of Organic-Solvent-Dispersive Metal Nanoparticles by Automatic Re-duction of Metal Ions in the Presence of PDHSt-b-PSt”
Chemical Communications, 51(18), 3743-3746 (2015) link

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M. Kanahara, H. Sato, T. Higuchi, A. Takahara, H. Jinnai, K. Harano, S. Okada, E. Nakamura, Y. Matsuo, H. Yabu*
“Fabrication of NIR-Excitable SERS-Active Composite Particles Comprised of Densely-Packed Au Nanoparticles on Polymer Microparticles”
Particles & Particle Systems Characterization, 32(4), 441-447 (2015) link

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Y. Saito, H. Yabu*
“Bio-Inspired Low Frictional Surfaces Having Micro Dimple Arrays”
Langmuir, 31(3), 959-963 (2015) link



J. Kamei, Y. Saito, H. Yabu*
“Biomimetic Ultra-Bubble Repellent Surfaces Based on Self-Organized Honeycomb Film”
Langmuir, 30(47), 14118-14122 (2014) link


H. Satoh, Y. Saito, H. Yabu*
“Robust Platforms for Creating Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Microspheres: Decorating Polymer Microspheres Containing Mussel-Inspired Adhesion Layers with Inorganic Nanoparticles ”
Chemical Communications, 50(94), 14786-14789 (2014) link


H. Yabu*, H. Ohshima, Y. Saito
“Double-Phase-Functionalized Magnetic Janus Polymer Microparticles Containing TiO2 and Fe2O3 Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Mussel-Inspired Amphiphilic Polymers”
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(20), 18122-18128 (2014) link


Y. Saito*, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu*
“Breath Figures of Nanoscale Bricks: A Universal Method for Creating Hierarchic Porous Materials from Inorganic Nanoparticles Stabilized with Mussel-inspired Copolymers”
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 35(20), 1763-1769 (2014) link

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H. Yamazaki, S. Goto, K. Ito, S. Kohashi, Y. Goto, Y. Yoshiura, Y. Sakai, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura, K. Nakazawa*
“Micropatterned culture of HepG2 spheroids using microwell chip with honeycomb-patterned polymer film”
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 118(4), 455-460 (2014)


M. Kanahara, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu*
“Preparation of Au Nanoparticles and End-Functionalized Poly(butadiene) Composites via Electrostatic Interactions”
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299(4), 478-484 (2014)link


Y. Hirai, M. Natsuisaka, T. Mashiko, M. Kanahara, Y. Saito, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura, K. Tsujii
“Effect of Micro Gravity on the Formation of Honeycomb-patterned Films by Dissipative Processes”
International Journal of Microgravity Science Application, 31(1), 3-10 (2014) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Saito, M. Shimomura
“Biomimetic Light Reflectors Prepared by Mimicking Structural Colors of Tiger Beetles”
Polymer Journal, 46(4), 212-215 (2014)


H. Yabu*, H. Satoh, M. Kanahara, Y. Saito, M. Shimomura
“Preparation of Silica-Polymer Composite Particles by Simple Co-precipitation Process”
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 53, 05FT02 (2014)link


H. Yamazaki*, K. Ito, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura
“Formation and Control of Line Defects Caused by Tectonics of Water Droplet Arrays During Self-Organized Honeycomb-Patterned Film Formation”
Soft Matter,10(16), 2741- 2747 (2014) link

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M. Kanahara, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu*
“Fabrication of Gold Nanoparticle/Polymer Composite Particles with Raspberry, Core-shell and Amorphous Morphologies at Room Temperature via Electrostatic Interactions and Diffusion”
Soft Matter, 10(2), 275-280 (2014) link

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T. Kawano, M. Sato, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Honeycomb-Shaped Surface Topography Induces Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs): Uniform Porous Polymer Scaffolds Prepared by Breath Figure Technique”
Biomaterials Science, 2(1), 52-56 (2014)link

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D. Ishii*, H. Horiguchi, Y. Hirai, H. Yabu, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, K. Tsujii, T. Shimozawa, T. Hariyama, M. Shimomura
“Direct analysis of water transport mechanism through open capillaries on organic surfaces”
Scientific Reports, 3, 3024 (2013)


Y. Hirai, H. Yabu, M. Kaido, A. Suzuki, M. Shimomura
“Ag Micro-Dimples Prepared by Self-Organization and Their Friction Properties”
Koubunshi Ronbunshu, 70(5), 193-198 (2013) link


H. Yabu*, H. Sato, M. Kanahara, Y. Saito, M. Shimomura
“Room Temperature Formation of SiO2 Particle Arrays Embedded in 1,2-Poly(butadiene) (PB) Matrices by Binary Colloidal Assembly and Application for Porous Film Templates”
Chemistry Letters, 42(9), 969-971 (2013) link


Y. Saito, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu*
“Dispersion of Al2O3 Nanoparticles with Mussel-Inspired Amphiphilic Copolymers in Organic Solvents and Formation of Hierarchic Porous Films by the Breath Figure Method”
Chemical Communications, 49, 6081-6083 (2013) link


T. Higuchi*, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu*
“Rapid Reorientation of Microphase Separated Structures in Block Copolymer Nanoparticles through Microwave Annealing”
Macromolecules, 46(10), 4064-4068 (2013) link


T. Kawano, Y. Nakamichi, S. Fujinami, K. Nakajima, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Mechanical Regulation of Cellular Adhesion onto Honeycomb Patterned Porous Scaffolds by Altering Elasticities of Material Surfaces”
Biomacromolecules, 14(4), 1208-1213 (2013) link


H. Yabu*, M. Kanahara, M. Shimomura, T. Arita*, K. Harano, E. Nakamura, T. Higuchi, H. Jinnai
“Magnetic Janus Microparticles: Preparation of Phase-separated Polymer Blend Particles Containing Magnetic Nanoparticles”
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5(8), 3262-3266 (2013) link


Y. Saito, T. Kawano, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu*
“Fabrication of Mussel-inspired Highly Adhesive Honeycomb Films Containing Catechol Groups and Their Applications for Substrate-independent Porous Templates”
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 34(8), 630-634 (2013) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Saito, M. Shimomura, Y. Matsuo
“Thermal Nanoimprint Lithorgaphy of Polymer Films on Non-Adhesive Substrates by Using Mussel-Inspired Adhesive Polymer Layers”
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(8), 1558-1561 (2013) link


H. Yabu*
“Bottom-up Approach to Creating Three-Dimensional Nanoring Arrays Composed of Au Nanoparticles”
Langmuir, 29(4), 1005-1009 (2013) link


T. Arita*, M. Kanahara, K. Motoyoshi, K. Koike, T. Higuchi, H. Yabu*
“Localization of Polymer-grafted Maghemite Nanoparticles in a Hemisphere of Janus Polymer Paticle Prepared by Self-organized Precipitation (SORP) Method”
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(2), 207-212 (2013) link

Selected as a cover article
Highlighted in the web collection of RSC Journals, “Rising Stars and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science”


H. Yabu* and S. Sato
“Controlled Assembly of Silica Microspheres in Spherically Confined Polymer Particles by Using Self-ORganized Precipitation (SORP) method”
Colloid Polymer Science, 291, 181-186 (2013) link



H. Yabu*, S. Sato, T. Higuchi, H. Jinnai, M. Shimomura
“Creating Suprapolymer Assemblies: Nanowires, Nanorings, and Nanospheres Prepared from Symmetric Block-Copolymers Confined in Spherical Particles”
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 7672-7675 (2012) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Saito, Y. Hirai, S. Fujinami, K. Nakajima, T. Nishi, M. Shimomura
“Self-assembled porous templates allow pattern transfer to poly(dimethyl siloxane) sheets through surface wrinkling”
Polymer Journal, 44(6), 573-578 (2012)


T. Higuchi*, K. Motoyoshi, H. Sugimori, H. Jinnai, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Three-dimensional Observation of Confined Phase Separated Structures in Block Copolymer Nanoparticles”
Soft Matter, 8(14), 3791-3797 (2012) link



H. Yabu*, K. Koike, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Nanoparticle Arrangements in Block-copolymer Particles Having Microphase Separated Structures”
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 49(24), 1717-1722 (2011) link

Selected as a Cover


T. Nakanishi, Y. Hirai, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Flexible, Optically Transparent, and Conductive Line-and-Space Patterned Films Prepared by Using a Simple Dewetting Process of Gold Nanoparticle Dispersions”
Applied Physics Express (APEX), 4, 117301 (2011)

Top 2nd (Nov.) and top 19th (Dec.) of the monthly most downloaded articles (2011)


H. Yabu*, T. Nakanishi, Y. Hirai, M. Shimomura
“Black Thin Layers Generate Strong Structural Colors; A Biomimetic Approach for Creating One-dimensional (1D) Photonic Crystals”
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 15154-15156 (2011) link


H. Yabu*, T. Jinno, K. Koike, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Three-dimensional Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles in Spherically Confined Microphase- Separation Structures of Block-copolymers”
Macromolecules, 44(15), 5868–5873 (2011) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Nakamichi, Y. Hirai, M. Shimomura
“A Biomimetic Approach for Creating Thermally Stable Polyimide-coated Honeycomb Films”
Chemistry Letters, 40, 597-599 (2011)


Y. Uraki*, Y. Tamai, T. Hirai, K. Koda, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura
“Fabrication of Honeycomb-patterned Cellulose Material That Mimics Wood Cell Wall Formation Process”
Materials Science and Engineering C, 31(6), 1201-1208 (2011) link


H. Yabu*, A. Endo, K. Koike, K. Motoyoshi, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Hierarchical Assembly of CdS Nanoparticles in Polymer Particles Having Phase Separation Structures”
Polymer Journal, 43(3), 301-305 (2011)


Y. Nakamichi*, Y. Hirai, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Fabrication of Patterned and Anisotropic Porous Films Based on Photo-crosslinking of Poly(1,2-butadiene) Honeycomb Films “
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 3884-3889 (2011) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Nakamichi, Y. Hirai, M. Shimomura
“Robust Anisotropic Polymer Meshes Prepared by Streching and Photo-crosslinking of Poly(1,2-butadiene) Honeycomb Films”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13(11), 4877-4880 (2011) link

Invited paper


H. Yabu*
“One-pot Synthesis of Blue Light Emitting Au Nanoclusters and Formation of Photo-patternable Composite Films”
Chemical Communications, 47(4), 1196-1197 (2011) link



H. Yabu*, Y. Hirai, M. Shimomura, M. Natsuisaka, K. Tsujii
“Effect of Hyper Gravity on Formation of Microporous Films Based on Dissipative Process”
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 49(11), 110210 (2010)


L. Le, K. Matsunaga, J. Zhu, T. Higuchi, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura, H. Jinnai, R. C. Hayward*, T. P. Russell
“Solvent-driven evolution of block copolymer morphology under 3D confinement”
Macromolecules, 43(18), 7807-7812 (2010) link


T. Higuchi*, K. Motoyoshi, H. Sugimori, H. Jinnai, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Phase Transition and Phase Transformation in Block Copolymer Nanoparticles”
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31(20), 1773-1778 (2010) link


H. Yabu*, K. Motoyoshi, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Hierarchical Structures in AB/AC type Diblock-copolymer Blend Particles”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12(38), 11944-11947 (2010) link

Invited paper


Y. Hirai*, H. Yabu, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura*
“Biomimetic Anti-Reflective and Superhydrophobic Silicon Structures Prepared by Using Self-Organized Honeycomb Templates”
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 10804-10808 (2010) link


T. Nakanishi, Y. Hirai, M. Kojima, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Patterned Metallic Honeycomb Films Prepared by Photo-patterning and Electroless Plating”
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(32), 6741-6745 (2010) link


M. Kojima*, T. Nakanishi, Y. Hirai, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Photo-patterning of Honeycomb Films Prepared from Amphiphilc Copolymer Containing Photochromic Spiropyran”
Chemical Communications, 46, 3970-3972 (2010) link


Y. Uraki*, C. Matsumoto, T. Hirai, Y. Tamai, M. Enoki, H. Yabu, M. Tanaka, M. Shimomura
“Mechanical effect of acetic acid lignin adsorption on honeycomb-patterned cellulosic films”
Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, 30(4), 348-359 (2010)


H. Yabu*, K. Koike, K. Motoyoshi, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“A Novel Route for Fabricating Metal-Polymer Composite Particles with Phase Separation Structures”
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31(14), 1267-1271 (2010) link

Selected as a back cover


Y. Hirai, H. Yabu, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura*
“Preparation of Self-Organization Porous Polymer Masks for Si Dry Etching”
Macromolecular Symposia, 295(1), 77-80 (2010) link


Y. Hirai*, H. Yabu, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura*
“Arrays of Triangular Shaped Pincushions for SERS Substrates Prepared by Using Self-Organization and Vapor Deposition”
Chemical Communications, 46, 2298-2300 (2010) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, F. Nishino, T. Takaki, M. Kuwahara, M. Shimomura
“Spontaneous Formation of Microwrinkles on Metal Microdot Arrays by Shrinking of Thermal Shrinkable Substrate”
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2(1), 23-27 (2010) link


K. Motoyoshi*, A. Tajima, T. Higuchi, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Static and Dynamic Control of Phase Separation Structures in Nanoparticles of Polymer Blends”
Soft Matter, 6(5), 1253-1257 (2010) link



H. Yabu*, K. Koike, K. Motoyoshi, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Preparation of Core-Shell Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Particles Based on Phase Separation of Polymer Blend”
Chemistry Letters, 38(10), 964-965 (2009)


H. Yabu*, K. Motoyoshi, A. Tajima, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Preparation and Metallization of Block-copolymer Particles with Phase Separation Structures “
Koubunshi Ronbunshu, 66(10), 438-441 (2009)


M. Kojima*, Y. Hirai, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“The Effects of Interfacial Tensions of Amphiphilic Copolymers on Honeycomb-patterned Films”
Polymer Journal, 41(8), 667-671(2009)

The most downloaded paper at June, 2012 in Polymer Journal


T. Higuchi*, A. Tajima, K. Motoyoshi, H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Suprapolymer structures from nanostructured polymer particles”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 48(28), 5125-5128 (2009) link


H. Yabu*, M. Kojima, Y. Hirai, M. Shimomura
“Simple Fabrication of Honeycomb- and Pincushion-structured Films Containing Thermo-responsive Polymers and Their Surface Wettability”
Chemistry of Materials, 21(9), 1787-1789 (2009) link


Y. Fukuhira, H. Yabu, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura*
“Interfacial Tension Governs the Formation of Self-organized Honeycomb-patterned Polymer Films”
Soft Matter, 5(10), 2037-2041 (2009) link


D. Ishii, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“A Novel Biomimetic Surface Based on a Self-Organized Metal-Polymer Hybrid Structure”
Chemistry of Materials, 21(9), 1799-1801 (2009) link


H. Yabu*, K. Akagi, M. Shimomura
“Micropatterning of Liquid Crystalline Polyacetylene Derivative by Using Self-organization Processes”
Synthetic Metals, 159, 762-764 (2009) link



T. Higuchi*, A. Tajima, K. Motoyoshi, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura
“Frustrated Phases of Block Copolymers in Their Nanoparticles”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 47(42), 8044-8046 (2008) link


H. Yabu*, A. Tajima, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura
“Simple Route for Fabricating Poly(para-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) Particles by Using Ionic Liquids and a Solvent Evaporation Process”
Chemical Communications, 38, 4588-4589 (2008) link


H. Yabu*, R. Jia, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, F. Nishino, T. Takaki, M. Kuwahara, M. Shimomura
“Preparation of Highly Ordered Nano-pit Arrays by Thermal Shrinking of Honeycomb-patterned Polymer Films”
Advanced Materials, 20(21), 4200-4204 (2008) link


T. Higuchi*, A. Tajima, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura
“Spontaneous Formation of Polymer Nanoparticles with Inner Phase Separation Structures ”
Soft Matter, 4(5), 1302-1305 (2008) link


H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura
“Miniaturization of Surface Patterns by Combination of Contact Etching Lithography and Multi-step Shrinking of Stretched Polymer Films “
Polymer Journal, 40(6), 534-538 (2008)

Selected as a cover article


Y. Hirai, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Preparation of Metal Microdots and Microdiscs by Using Honeycomb Template Prepared by Self-organization”
Macromolecular Symposia, 267, 95-99 (2008) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Hirai, Y. Matsuo, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura
“Double-layered Metal Mesh Film Having a Limited Viewing Angle Property Prepared by Electroless Plating of Self-organization Honeycomb Film”
Macromolecular Symposia, 267, 100-104 (2008) link

Selected as a cover article


M. Kojima, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Direct Observation of Dye-containing Amphiphilic Copolymer in the Honeycomb-patterned Film”
Macromolecular Symposia, 267, 109-112 (2008) link


H. Yabu*, Y. Hirai, M. Kojima, M. Shimomura
“Surface Properties of Honeycomb and Pincushion Structures of Various Polymer Materials Prepared by Self-organization Process”
Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 22, 277-284 (2008)


M. Kojima, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Preparation of microporous and microdot structures from photo-crosslinkable resin by self-organization”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 313-314, 343-346 (2008) link


A. Tajima, T. Higuchi, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Hemispherical Polymer Nano-particles of Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Polyisoprene Blend with Core-shell Structure”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 313-314, 332-334 (2008) link


Y. Hirai, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Electroless Deposition of Zinc Oxide on Pincushion Polymer Films Prepared by Self-Organization”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 313-314, 312-315 (2008) link


T. Higuchi, H. Yabu, S. Onoue, T. Kunitake, M. Shimomura*
“Preparation of lamella-structured block-copolymer particles and their irreversible lamella-disorder phase taransition”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 313-314, 87-90 (2008) link


D. Ishii, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Selective metal deposition in hydrophobic porous cavities of selforganized honeycomb-patterned polymer films by all-wet electroless plating”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 313-314, 590-594 (2008) link



T. Higuchi, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Irreversible Lamella-disorder Phase Transition in Block-copolymer Particles”
Koubunshi Ronbunshu, 64(3), 177-180 (2007)


Y. Uraki*, H. Yabu, M. Tanaka, M. Shimomura, et. al.
“Honeycomb-Like Architecture Produced by Living Bacteria, Gluconacetobacter xylinus”
Carbohydrate Polymers, 69(1), 1-6 (2007)


T. Higuchi, H. Yabu, M. Shimomura*
“Difference of Internal Structures between Amphiphilic and Hydrophobic Block-copolymer Nanoparticles”
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7(3), 856-858 (2007)



H. Yabu*, Y. Hirai, M. Shimomura*
“Electroless Plating of Honeycomb and Pincushion Polymer Films Prepared by Self-organization “
Langmuir, 22(23), 9760-9764 (2006) link


H. Yabu*, M. Shimomura*
“Mesoscale Pincushion, Microrings, and Microdots Prepared by Annealing and Peeling of the Self-organized Honeycomb-patterned Films Deposited on a Solid Substrate”
Langmuir, 22(11), 4992-4997 (2006) link


A. Tsuruma, M. Tanaka*, S. Yamamoto, N. Fukushima , H. Yabu, M. Shimomura
“Topological Control of Neurites Extension on Stripe-patterned Polymer Films”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 284-285, 470-474 (2006) link


K. Tamaki, H. Yabu, T. Isoshima, M. Hara, and M. Shimomura*
“Fabrication of luminescent polymeric nanoparticles doped with a lanthanide complex by self-organization process”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 284-285, 355-358 (2006) link


T. Higuchi, H. Yabu, and M. Shimomura*
“Simple Preparation of Hemispherical Polystyrene Nanoparticles”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 284-285, 250-253 (2006) link


H. Yabu, M. Kojima, M. Tsubouchi, S. Onoue, M. Sugitani, and M. Shimomura*
“Fabrication of Photo Cross-Linked Honeycomb-patterned Films”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 284-285, 254-256 (2006) link


H. Yabu, K. Inoue, and M. Shimomura*
“Multiple-periodic Structures of Self-organized Honeycomb-patterned Films and Polymer Nanoparticles Hybrids”
Colloids and Surfaces A, 284-285, 301-304 (2006) link

H. Yabu*, T. Higuchi, and M. Shimomura
“Preparation of hollow nanoparticles of amphiphilic block-copolymers”
International Journal of Nanoscience, 5(3), 195-198 (2006)


H. Yabu* and M. Shimomura
“Surface properties of honeycomb-patterned films of fluorinated polymer”
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 445, 125-129 (2006).



H. Yabu, T. Higuchi, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura*
“Spontaneous Formation of Polymer Nanoparticles by Good-solvent Evaporation as Non-equilibrium Process”
Chaos, 15(4), 047505( focus issue), (2005)

Selected for the January 1, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research,11(1)


H. Yabu* and M. Shimomura
“Single-step Preparation of Transparent Superhydrophobic Porous Polymer Films”
Chemistry of Materials, 17(21), 5231-5234, (2005) link

Top 19th accesses published in Chemistry of Materials through Oct.-Dec., 2005.
Highly cited paper, ESI-ISI Web of Knowledge


H. Yabu*, T. Higuchi and M. Shimomura
“Unique Phase Separation Structures on Block-copolymer Nanoparticles”
Advanced Materials,17(17), 2062-2065 (2005) link


J. Nemoto, Y. Uraki*, T. Kishimoto, Y. Sano, R. Funada, N. Obata, H. Yabu, M. Tanaka, M. Shimomura
“Preparation of Mesoscopically Patterned Cellulose Films”
Bioresource Tecnologies, 96(17), 1955-1958 (2005) link


H. Yabu*, M. Takebayashi, M. Tanaka, and M. Shimomura
“Super hydrophobic and lipophobic properties of self-organized honeycomb and pincushion structures”
Langmuir, 21(8), 3235-3237 (2005) link

Top 19th accesses published in Langmuir through Apl.-Jun. of 2005.
Highly cited paper, ESI-ISI Web of Knowledge


H. Yabu* and M. Shimomura
“Simple fabrication of micro lens arrays”
Langmuir, 21(5), 1709-1711 (2005) link

Top 7th accesses published in Langmuir through the first half year of 2005.


H. Yabu* and M. Shimomura
“Preparation of Self-Organized Mesoscale Polymer Patterns on Solid Substrate: Continuous Pattern Formation from Receding Meniscus”
Advanced Functional Materials,15(4), 575-581 (2005) link



H. Yabu*, M. Tanaka, K. Ijiro, and M. Shimomura
“Preparation of Polyimide Honeycomb Patterned Films by Self-Organization”
Langmuir, 19(15), 6297-6300 (2003) link



H. Yabu* and M. Shimomura
“Fabrication of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Meso-structures by Self-organization”
International Journal of Nanoscience, 1(5-6), 673-676 (2002) link



O. Karthaus*, H. Yabu, T. Koito, K. Akagi, and M. Shimomura,
“Substrate Effect on the Surface Structures of Liquid Crystalline Polymers”,
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 370, 353-358 (2001) link


O. Karthaus*, H. Yabu, K. Akagi, and M. Shimomura,
“Mesoscopic Surface Structures in Dewetted Films of Liquid Crystalline Polymers”,
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 364, 395-401 (2001) link


O. Karthaus*, N. Maruyama , H. Yabu, T. Koito, K. Akagi, and M. Shimomura,
“Pattern Formation on Polymer Films by Non-Linear Processes”,
Macromolecular Symposia, 160, 137-142 (2001) link