Electrochemistry, surface science, spectroscopy

[Associate Professor] Masanori Hara

Basic Information

Degree

Ph.D (Engineering)

Date of birth

1976/12/15

Laboratory Name

Surface Science Laboratory

Research Fields

Electrochemistry, surface science, spectroscopy

Keywords

Fuel cell, STM, FT-IR, in-situ measurement

Website

http://www.toyota-ti.ac.jp/surface/web2/index.html

E-mail Address

Academic Background

Tohoku University

Work History

Jülich research center (Germany), Tokyo metropolitan university, University of Yamanashi

Membership of Academic Societies

The Electrochemical Society of Japan, The Surface Science Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Original Papers

[1] L.-J. Wan, M. Hara, J. Inukai, K. Itaya, “In Situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Well-Defined Ir(111) Surface : High-Resolution Imaging of Adsorbed Sulfate.” J. Phys. Chem. B, vol.103, pp.6978-6983, August 1999.
[2] M. Hara, S. Yoshimoto, J. Inukai, K. Itaya, “In situ STM Study of CN Adlayer on Ir(111) Electrode in Solution.” Electrochemistry, vol.69, pp.934-936, December 2001.
[3] M. Hara, Y. Nagahara, S. Yoshimoto, J. Inukai, K. Itaya, “Underpotentially Deposited Layers of Bi on Au(100) in HClO4: Investigated by in situ STM.” J. Electrochem. Soc., vol.515, pp.E92-E96, March 2004.
[4] M. Hara, J. Inukai, S. Yoshimoto, K. Itaya, “Electrochemical and in situ STM studies of Submonolayer Deposition of Antimony on Au(100) in Perchloric acid solution.” J. Phys. Chem. B, vol.108, pp.17441-17447, November 2004.
[5] M. Hara, Y. Nagahara, S. Yoshimoto, J. Inukai, K. Itaya, “Electroreduction of Peroxide on Au(100) surface Modified with Underpotentially -Deposited Bi.” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol.43, pp.7232-7233, October 2004.
[6] Y. Nagahara, M. Hara, S. Yoshimoto, J. Inukai, S.-L. Yau, K. Itaya, “In situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Examination of Molecular Adlayers of Haloplatinate Complexes and Electrochemically Produced Platinum Nanoparticles on Au(111).” J. Phys. Chem. B, vol.108, pp.3224-3230, March 2004.
[7] M. Hara, Y. Nagahara, J. Inukai, S. Yoshimoto, K. Itaya, “An In situ STM Study of Underpotential Deposition of Bismuth on Au(110) in Perchloric Acid Solution.” Electrochim. Acta, vol.51, pp.2327-2332, February 2006.
[8] S. Pronkin, M. Hara, Th. Wandlowski, “Electrocatalytical Properties of Au (111- 25nm)-Pd quasi-single crystal film electrodes as probed by ATR-SEIRAS.” Russ. J. Electrochem., vol.42, pp.1177-1192, November 2006.
[9] M. Hara, U. Linke, Th. Wandlowski, “Preparation and Electrochemical Characterization of Palladium Single Crystal Electrodes in 0.1 M H2SO4 and HClO4 : Part I – Low-index Phases” Electrochim. Acta, vol.52, pp.5733-5748, May 2007.
[10] H. Nakano, K. Dokko, M. Hara, Y. Isshiki, K. Kanamura, “3-Dimensionally Ordered Composite Electrode between LiMn2O4 and Li1.5Al0.5Ti1.5(PO4)3” Ionics, vol.14, pp.173-177, April 2009.
[11] M. Hara, H. Nakano, K. Dokko, S. Okuda, A. Kaeriyama, K. Kanamura, “Fabrication of all solid-state lithium-ion batteries with three-dimensionally ordered composite electrode consisting of Li0.35La0.55TiO3 and LiMn2O4.” J. Power Sources, vol.189, pp.485-489, April 2009.
[12] M. Hara, J. Inukai, K. Miyatake, H. Uchida, M. Watanabe “Temperature dependence of the water distribution inside a Nafion membrane in an operating polymer electrolyte fuel cell. A micro-Raman study” Electrochim. Acta, vol.58, pp.449-455, December 2011.
[13] M. Hara, M. Lee, C.-H. Liu, B.-H. Chen, Y. Yamashita, M. Uchida, H. Uchida, M. Watanabe, “Electrochemical and Raman spectroscopic evaluation of Pt/graphitized carbon black catalyst durability for the start/stop operating condition of polymer electrolyte fuel cells” Electrochim. Acta, vol.70, pp.171-181, May 2012.
[14] M. Hara, J. Inukai, B. Bae, T. Hoshi, K. Miyatake, M. Uchida, H. Uchida, M. Watanabe, “Micro-Raman study on water distribution inside a Nafion membrane during operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cell” Electrochim. Acta, vol.82, pp.277-283, November 2012.
[15] M. Hara, D. Hattori, J. Inukai, B. Bae, T. Hoshi, M. Hara K. Miyatake, M. Watanabe, “Imaging Individual Proton-Conducting Spots on Sulfonated Multiblock-Copolymer Membrane under Controlled Hydrogen Atmosphere by Current-Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy” J. Phys. Chem. B, vol.117, pp.3892-3899, April 2013.
[16] S. Hirakata, M. Hara, K. Kakinuma, M. Uchida, D. A. Tryk, H. Uchida, M. Watanabe, “Investigation of the Effect of a Hydrophilic Layer in the Gas Diffusion Layer of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell on the Cell Performance and Cold Start Behavior” Electrochim. Acta, vol.120, pp.240-247, February 2014.
[17] M. Hara, H. Daiki, J. Inukai, M. Hara, K. Miyatake, M. Watanabe, “Reversible/ irreversible increase in proton-conductive areas on proton-exchange-membrane surface by applying voltage using current-sensing atomic force microscope” J. Electroanal. Chem., vol.716, pp.158-163, March 2014.
[18] M. Hara, T. Miyahara, T. Hoshi, J. Ma, M. Hara, K. Miyatake, J. Inukai, N. Alonso-Vante, M. Watanabe, “Proton Conductive Areas on Sulfonated Poly(Arylene Ketone) Multiblock Copolymer Electrolyte Membrane Studied by Current-Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy” Electrochemistry, vol.82, pp.369-375, May 2014.
[19] M. Hara, M. Hara, K. Miyatake, J. Inukai, M. Watanabe, “Effects of hot liquid-water treatment on local proton conductivity at surfaces of sulfonated poly(arylene ketone) block copolymer membrane for fuel cells studied by current-sensing atomic force microscopy.”, Electrochim. Acta, vol.143, pp.383-389 August 2014.
[20] Y. Chino, K. Taniguchi, Y. Senoo, K. Kakinuma, M. Hara, M. Watanabe, M. Uchida, “Effect of Added Graphitized CB on Both Performance and Durability of Pt/Nb-SnO2 Cathodes for PEFCs.”, J. Electrochem. Soc., vol.162, pp.F736-F743, April 2015.

Conference Presentations

[1] M. Hara, Y. Nagahara, S. Yoshimoto, J. Inukai, K. Itaya, “Underpotentially Deposited Layers of Bismuth on Au(100) : Their Structures and Electrocatalytic Activitie.” 10th International Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis, Beijing China, 2003.10.
[2] M.Hara, S.Pronkin, Th.Wandlowski, “Electrocatalytic studies on formic acid oxidation” 2st Euregio Workshop and 86th - AGEF Seminar, the Netherlands, 2006.05.
[3] M. Hara, Th.Wandlowski, “Catalytic reactivity for CO oxidation with Pt-deposits on Au(hkl) and Au(111-25nm) film electrodes” The 57th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Edinburgh UK, 2006.08.
[4] M. Hara, S. Pronkin, Th. Wandlowski, “Catalytic reactivity for CO electro-oxidation on Pt-and Pd-modified quasi single crystal Au thin film electrodes” Workshop “Fuel Cell Catalysis : a surface Science approach, Leiden, the Netherlands, 2006.10.
[5] M. Hara, J. Inukai, K. Miyatake, H. Uchida, M. Watanabe, “Water Distribution inside Electrolyte Membrane in Operating PEFC Using Micro-Raman Spectroscopy” The 62th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Nigata, Japan, 2011.10.
[6] J. Inukai, M. Hara, D. Hattori, B. Bae, K. Miyatake, M. Watanabe, “Proton Conductive Paths on Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Detected by AFM under Controlled Hydrogen Atmosphere” The 222nd ECS Meeting, Honolulu, USA, 2012.10.
[7] M. Hara, J. Inukai, K. Miyatake, M. Uchida, H. Uchida, M. Watanabe, “Micro-Raman Study of Water Distribution inside Electrolyte Membrane in Operating PEFC” The 224th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2013.10.
[8] M. Hara, K. Kunimatsu, M. Watanabe, H. Uchida, “In Situ ATR-FTIR Analysis of the Structure of Nafion−Pt/C Interface by Use of MEA-type Cell” The 228th ECS Meeting, Phoenix, USA, 2015.10.

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