Profile: Don N. Futaba

Don N. Futaba Name
Don N. Futaba
Academic Degree
Ph.D. Physics (UC Davis)
Specialization
Physical Surface Science
e-mail
d-futaba.remove@aist.go.jp

Academic Degree

1992AB Physics, University of California, Berkeley
1994MS Physics, San Jose State University
2000Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Davis

Career

1988-1989Teaching Assistant
Sacramento City College
1990Associated Western University Summer Fellow
Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, Davis
1991Information Developer
IBM, Santa Teresa Labs
1992Teaching Assistant
University of California, Berkeley
1993-1994Research Assistant
Ames Research Center, Mountain View
1993-1994Teaching Assistant
San Joes State University
1994-1995,
1999
Teaching Assistant
University of California, Davis
1995-2000Research Assistant
University of California, Davis
2000-2003CREST Postdoctoral Researcher
Hokkaido University
2003-2004Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow
Hokkaido University and University of Tsukuba
2004-2006Japan Fine Ceramic Post-Doctoral Researcher
Research Center for Advanced Nano Carbon Materials, @AIST
2006.4-2008.3Senior Research Scientist
Research Center for Advanced Nano Carbon Materials, @AIST
2008.4-2012.3Senior Research Scientist
Nanotube Research Center, @AIST
2012.4-2013.3 Leader, Super Growth CNT Synthesis Team
Nanotube Research Center, @AIST
2013.4- Leader, Super Growth CNT Team
Nanotube Research Center, @AIST

Paper

64. Diameter and Density Control of Single-wall Carbon Nanotube Forests by Modulating Ostwald Ripening through Decoupling the Catalyst Formation and Growth Processes
Shunsuke Sakurai, Masayasu Inaguma, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
(Small, accepted)

63. Torsion-Sensing Material from Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Wound onto a Rod Demonstrating Wide Dynamic Range
Takeo Yamada, Yuki Yamamoto, Yuhei Hayamizu, Atsuko Sekiguchi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kazufumi Kobashi, Don N. Futaba, and Kenji Hata
(ACS Nano, accepted)

62. Unexpectedly High Yield Carbon Nanotube Synthesis from Low Activity Carbon Feedstocks at High Concentrations
Hiroe Kimura, Jundai Goto, Satoshi Yasuda, Shunsuke Sakurai, Motoo Yumura, Don N. Futaba, and Kenji Hata
(ACS Nano, accepted)

61. Direct wall number control of carbon nanotube forests from engineered iron catalysts
Wei-Hung Chiang, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
(Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, accepted)

60. A Dispersion Strategy: Dendritic Carbon Nanotube Network Dispersion for Advanced Composites
Kazufumi Kobashi, Seisuke Ata, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Chemical Science, 4 (2), 727-733 (2013)

59. Hierarchical Three-dimensional Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Carbon Nanotube Wafers for Integrated Nanoelectronic Devices
Takeo Yamada, Natsumi Makimoto, Atsuko Sekiguchi, Yuki Yamamoto, Kazufumi Kobashi, Yuhei Hayamizu, Yoshiki Yomogida, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hisashi Shima, Hiroyuki Akinaga, Don Futaba and Kenji Hata
Nano Letters, 12 (9), 4540-4545 (2012)

58. Alignment Control of Carbon Nanotube Forest from Random to Nearly Perfectly Aligned by Utilizing the Crowding Effect
Ming Xu, Don Futaba, Motoo Yumura, Kenji Hata
ACS Nano, 6 (7), 5837-5844 (2012)

57. Mutual Exclusivity in the Synthesis of High Crystallinity and High Yield Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Hiroe Kimura, Don Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (22), 9219-9224 (2012)

56. Carbon Nanotube Loop Arrays for Low-Power, High Uniformity Field Emission with Lifetime over 10,000
Don N. Futaba, Hiroe Kimura, Bin Zhao, Takeo Yamada, Hiroyuki Kurachi, Sashiro Uemura, and Kenji Hata
Carbon, 50 (8), 2796-2803 (2012)

55. Role of Subsurface Diffusion and Ostwald Ripening in Catalyst Formation for SWNT Forest Growth

55. Role of Subsurface Diffusion and Ostwald Ripening in Catalyst Formation for SWNT Forest Growth
Shunsuke Sakurai, Hidekazu Nishino, Don N. Futaba, Satoshi Yasuda, Takeo Yamada, Alan Maigne, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (4), 2148-2153 (2012)

54. Gas Dwell Time Control for Rapid and Long Lifetime Growth of SWNT Forests
Satoshi Yasuda, Don N. Futaba, Takeo Yamada, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Nano Letters, 11 (9), 3617-3623 (2011)

53. Epoxy Composite Sheets with a Large Interfacial Area from a High Surface Area-Supplying Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Scaffold Filler
Kazufumi Kobashi, Hidekazu Nishino, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Carbon, 49 (15), 5090-5098 (2011)

52. Tailoring Temperature Invariant Viscoelasticity of Carbon Nanotube Material
Ming Xu, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Nano Letters, 11 (8), 3279-3284 (2011)

51. Carbon Nanotubes with Temperature-Invariant Creep and Creep-Recovery from -190 °C to 970 °C
Ming Xu, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Advanced Materials, 23 (32), 3686-3691 (2011)

50. Growth control of single-walled, double-walled, and triple-walled carbon nanotube forests by a priori electrical resistance measurement of catalyst films
Wei-Hung Chiang, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Carbon, 49 (13), 4368-4375 (2011)

49. Mechanics and actuation properties of bucky gel-based electroactive polymers
Luca Ceseracciu, Maurizio Biso, Alberto Ansaldo, Don N. Futaba, Kenji Hata, Alberto C. Barone, Davide Ricci
Sensors and Actuators B, 156 (2), 949-953 (2011)

48. A stretchable carbon nanotube strain sensor for human-motion detection
Takeo Yamada, Yuhei Hayamizu, Yuki Yamamoto, Yoshiki Yomogida, Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Don N. Futaba and Kenji Hata
Nature Nanotechnology, 6 (5), 296-301 (2011)

47. Macroscopic Wall Number Analysis of Single-Walled, Double-Walled, and Few-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by X-ray Diffraction
Don N. Futaba, Takeo Yamada, Kazufumi Kobashi, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, 5716-5719 (2011)

46. High Power Supercapacitor Electrodes from Single-Walled Carbon Nanohorn/Nanotube Composite
Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Masako Yudasaka, H. Takagi, Hiroaki Hatori, Sumio Iijima, Kenji Hata
ACS Nano, 5, 811-819 (2011)

45. Cross-linking super-growth carbon nanotubes to boost the performance of bucky gel actuators
Maurizio Biso, Alberto Ansaldo, Don N. Futaba, Kenji Hata and Davide Ricci
Carbon, 49, 2253-2257 (2011)

44. Benchmarking bucky gel actuators: Chemically modified commercial carbon nanotubes versus super-growth carbon nanotubes
Maurizio Biso, Alberto Ansaldo, Don N. Futaba, Kenji Hata, and Davide Ricci
Phys. Status Solidi B 247, No. 11-12, 3055-3058 (2010)

43. Ion Diffusion and Electrochemical Capacitance in Aligned and Packed Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Don N. Futaba, Sumio Iijima and Kenji Hata
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (51), 18017-18019 (2010)

42. Carbon Nanotubes with Temperature Invariant Viscoelasticity from -196°C to 1000°C
Ming Xu, Don N. Futaba, Takeo Yamada, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Science, 330 (6009), 1364-1368 (2010)

41. Impact of cell-voltage on energy and power performance of supercapacitors with single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes
Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Hiroaki Hatori, Sumio Iijima, Kenji Hata
Electrochemistry Communications, 12, 1678-1681 (2010)

40. Extracting the Full Potential of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Durable Supercapacitor Electrodes Operable at 4V with High Power and Energy Density
Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Satoshi Yasuda, Kazufumi Kobashi, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Hiroaki Hatori, Motoo Yumura, Sumio Iijima and Kenji Hata
Advanced Materials, 22 (35), E235-E241 (2010)

39. Outer-Specific Surface Area as a Gauge for Absolute Purity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Forests
Don N. Futaba, Jundai Goto, Takeo Yamada, Satoshi Yasuda, Motoo Yumura, Kenji Hata
Carbon, 48, 4542-4546 (2010)

38. Hole Opening of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Capacitor Performance
Yasuhiro Yamada, Osamu Kimizuka, Kenji Machida, Shunzo Suematsu, Kenji Tamamitsu, Susumu Saeki, Yoshio Yamada, Noriko Yoshizawa, Osamu Tanaike, Junya Yamashita, Futaba Don, Kenji Hata and Hiroaki Hatori
Energy Fuels, 24, 3373-3377 (2010)

37. Compact and light supercapacitors from a surface-only solid by opened carbon nanotubes with 2200 m2/g
Tatsuki Hiraoka, Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Satoshi Yasuda, Osamu Tanaike, Hiroaki Hatori, Motoo Yumura, Sumio Iijima and Kenji Hata
Advanced Functional Materials, 20, (3), 422-428 (2010)

36. Improved and Large Area Singled-Walled Carbon Nanotube Forest Growth by Controlling the Gas Flow Direction
Satoshi Yasuda, Don N. Futaba, Takeo Yamada, Junichi Satou, Akiyoshi Shibuya, Hirokazu Takai, Kouhei Arakawa, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
ACN Nano, ACS Nano, Vol. 3, No. 12, 4164-4170 (2009)

35. General Rules Governing the Highly Efficient Growth of Carbon Nanotubes
Don N. Futaba, Jundai Goto, Satoshi Yasuda, Takeo Yamada, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Advanced Materials, Vol. 21, 4811-4815 (2009)

34. A Background Level of Oxygen-Containing Aromatics for Synthetic Control of Carbon Nanotube Structure
Don N. Futaba, Jundai Goto, Satoshi Yasuda, Takeo Yamada, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 15992–15993 (2009)

33. Dual Porosity Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Material
Don N. Futaba, Koji Miyake, Kazuhiro Murata, Yuhei Hayamizu, Takeo Yamada, Shinya Sasaki, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Nano Letters, 9 (9), 3302-3307 (2009)

32. Thermal Diffusivity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Forest Measured by Laser Flash Method
Megumi Akoshima, Kenji Hata, Don N. Futaba, Kohei Mizuno, Tetsuya Baba, and Motoo Yumura
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 48 (5), 05EC07 (2009)

31. Mechanical Properties of Beams from Self-Assembled Closely Packed and Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Yuhei Hayamizu, Robert C. Davis, Takeo Yamada, Don N. Futaba, Satoshi Yasuda, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Physical Review Letters, 102, 175505 (2009)

30. A Black Body Absorber from Vertically Aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Kohei Mizuno, Juntaro Ishii, Hideo Kishida, Yuhei Hayamizu, Satoshi Yasuda, Don N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura and Kenji Hata
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106 (15), 6044-6047 (2009)

29. Existence and Kinetics of Graphitic Carbonaceous Impurities in Carbon Nanotube Forests to Assess the Absolute Purity
Satoshi Yasuda, Tatsuki Hiraoka, Don N. Futaba, Takeo Yamada, Motoo Yumura, and Kenji Hata
Nano Letters, 9 (2), 769-773 (2009)

28. Exploring Advantages of Diverse Carbon Nanotube Forests with Tailored Structures Synthesized by Super-Growth from Engineered Catalysts
Bin Zhao, Don N. Futaba, Satoshi Yasuda, Megumi Akoshima, Takeo Yamada, Kenji Hata
ACS Nano, 3 (1), 108-114 (2009)

27. Highly Conductive Sheets from Millimeter-Long Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Ionic Liquids: Application to Fast-Moving, Low-Voltage Electromechanical Actuators Operable in Air
Ken Mukai, Kinji Asaka, Takushi Sugino, Kenji Kiyohara, Ichiroh Takeuchi, Naohiro Terasawa, Don N. Futaba, Kenji Hata, Takanori Fukushima, and Takuzo Aida
Advanced Materials, 20, 1-4 (2009)

26. Revealing the Secret of Water-Assisted Carbon Nanotube Synthesis by Microscopic Observation of the Interaction of Water on the Catalysts
Takeo Yamada, Alan Maigne, Masako Yudasaka, Kouhei Mizuno, Don Futaba, Motoo Yumura, Sumio Iijima, Kenji Hata
Nano Letters, 8 (12), 4288-4292 (2008)

25. Electrochemical doping of pure single-walled carbon nanotubes used as supercapacitor electrodes
Osamu Kimizuka, Osamu Tanaike, Junya Yamashita, Tatsuki Hiraoka, Don N. Futaba, Kenji Hata, Kenji Machida, Shunzo Suematsu, Kenji Tamamitsu, Susumu Saeki, Yoshio Yamada, Hiroaki Hatori
Carbon, 46, 1999-2001 (2008)

24. Diagnostics and Growth Control of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Forests Using a Telecentric Optical System For in-situ Height Monitoring
Satoshi Yasuda, Don. N. Futaba, Motoo Yumura, Sumio Iijima and Kenji Hata
Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 143115 (2008)

23. Integrated three-dimensional microelectromechanical devices from processable carbon nanotube wafers
Y. Hayamizu, T. Yamada, K. Mizuno, R. C. Davis, D. N. Futaba, M. Yumura, K. Hata
Nature Nanotechnology. 3, 289-294 (2008)

22. Water-Assisted Highly Efficient Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Forests from Colloidal Nanoparticle Catalysts
H. Nishino, S. Yasuda, T. Namai, D. N. Futaba, T. Yamada, M. Yumura, S. Iijima, K. Hata
Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 111, 17961-17965 (2007)

21.Efficiency of C60 incorporation in and release from single-wall carbon nanotubes depending on their diameters
J. Fan, M. Yudasaka, R. Yuge, D.N. Futaba, K. Hata, S. Iijima
Carbon. 45, 722-726,(2007)

20.Shape-engineerable and highly densely packed single-walled carbon nanotubes and their application as super-capacitor electrodes
D.N. Futaba, Kenji Hata,Takeo Yamada, Tatsuki Hiraoka, Yuhei Hayamizu, Yozo Kakudate, Osamu Tanaike, Hiroaki Hatori, Motoo Yumura and Sumio Iijima
Nature Material. 5, 987-994,(2006)

19. Size selective growth of double-walled carbon nanotubes forests from engineered iron catalysts
Takeo Yamada, Tatsunori Namai, Kenji Hata, D.N. Futaba, Kohei Mizuno, Jing Fan, Masako Yudasaka, Motoo Yumura, Sumio Iijima
Nature Nanotechnology vol 1 131-136 (2006)

18. Synthesis of Single- and Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube Forests on Conducting Metal Foils
Tatsuki Hiraoka, Takeo Yamada, Kenji Hata, D.N. Futaba, Hiroyuki Kurachi, Sashirou Uemura, Motoo Yumura, Sumio Iijima
J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 128; 13338-13339.(2006)

17. 84 % Catalyst Activity of Water Assisted Growth, Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Forest Characterization by a Statistical and Macroscopic Approach
D.N. Futaba, T. Namai, K. Hata, T. Yamada, K. Mizuno, M. Yumura, and S. Iijima
J. Phs. Chem.B,110,8035-8038(2006)

16. Kinetics of Water-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Revealed by a Time Evolution Analysis
D.N. Futaba, K. Hata, T. Yamada, K. Mizuno, T. Namai, M. Yumura, and S. Iijima
Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 056104 (2005)

15. Mono-Cycle Photonics and Optical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Route to Femtosecond Angstrom Technology
Chap. 9: Atomic-Level Surface Phenomena Controlled by Femtosecond Optical Pulses

D.N. Futaba (eds. M. Yamashita, H. Shigekawa, and R. Morita),
Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2005

14. Water-Assisted Highly Efficient Synthesis of Impurity-Free Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
K. Hata*, D.N. Futaba*, K. Mizuno, T. Namai, M. Yumura, and S. Iijima *(Co-authors)
Science, 306, 1362-1364 (2004)

13. Site-Selective Silicon Adatom Desorption Using Femtosecond Laser Pulse Pairs and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
D.N. Futaba, R. Morita, M. Yamashita, S. Tomiyama, and H. Shigekawa
Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 2333 (2003)

12. Characteristic intra- and interunit interactions of Kr atoms adsorbed on Si(111)-7x7 surface
Y. J. Li, O. Takeuchi, D.N. Futaba, H. Oigawa, K. Miyake, H. Shigekawa, and Y. Kuk
Phys. Rev. B 68, 033301 (2003)

11. A Unique Facility for Surface Microscopy
C. L. H. Devlin, D.N. Futaba, A. Loui, J. D. Shine, and S. Chiang
Mater. Sci. and Eng. B, 96 (215) 2002

10. Characteristic adsorption of Xe on a Si(111)-7x7 surface at low temperature
Y. J. Li, O. Takeuchi, D.N. Futaba, H. Oigawa, K. Miyake, H. Shigekawa, and Y. Kuk
Phys. Rev. B 65, 113306 (2002)

9. Observations and Calculations of Xylene Isomers on Pd(111) using STM
D.N. Futaba, J.P. Landry, A. Loui, S. Chiang
Phys. Rev. B Phys. Rev. B 65, 45106 (2002)

8. Interactive Force between Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy
S. Oyama, K. Miyake, S. Yasuda, O. Takeuchi, J. Sumaoka, M. Komiyama, D.N. Futaba, R. Morita, M. Yamashita, and H. Shigekawa
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 40, 4419 (2001)

7. Monolayer Formation of 6-deoxy-6-thiol-b-cyclodextrin on a Au(111) Surface Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
S. Yasuda, D.N. Futaba, O. Takeuchi, I. Suzuki, K. Yase, J. Sumaoka, M. Komiyama, and H. Shigekawa
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 19 (4), 1266 (2001)

6. Characteristic Structures of the Si(111)-7x7 Surface Step Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
K. Miyake, S. Okawa, O. Takeuchi, D.N. Futaba, K. Hata, R. Morita, M. Yamashita, and H. Shigekawa
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 19 (4), 1549 (2001)

5. Adsorption and Wetting Structures of Kr on Pt(111) at 8K and 45K Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Y.J. Li, K. Miyake, O. Takeuchi, D.N. Futaba, M. Matsumoto, T. Okano, and H. Shigekawa
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 40, 4399 (2001)

4. Scanning tunneling microscopy study of the molecular arrangement of meta- and para-xylene on Pd(111)
D.N. Futaba, J.P. Landry, A. Loui, and S. Chiang
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 19(4), 1993 (2001)

3. Calculated Images of Xylene on Rh(111)
D.N. Futaba and S. Chiang
Surf. Sci., 448, L175 (2000)

2. Calculations of Scanning Tunneling Microscope Images of Benzene on Pt(111) and Pd(111), and Thiophene on Pd(111)
D.N. Futaba and S. Chiang
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 38, 3809 (1999)

1. Predictions of STM Images of Furan and Pyrrole on Pd(111)
D.N. Futaba and S. Chiang
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 15(3), 1295 (1997)

Patent

Patent No. No.05F047PCT-A method and instruments to synthesize SWNTs and aligned SWNT structures and their applications

Prize

2002Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
1999AVS Dorothy and Earl Hoffman Award
1996,1999UC Davis Graduate Fellowships
1994Numata College Scholorship
1994Anthony Fellowship (UC Davis Teaching Grant)
1990Associated Western University Summer Fellowship
1987Eagle Scout