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  • Hugh Tanner is visiting our lab..
    Mr. Hugh Tanner(The University of Bristol) will be staying at our lab. from Jun. 19th to Aug. 20th under the support of JSPS Summer Program.

  • Presentation at the JSPS Kansai Chapter Symposium
    The JSPS Kansai Chapter Symposium was held at Kobe University on May.11, 2018. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • May 11 at 16:00-17:45, Poster Presentation
      Aoi Mochizuki, Kyoko Masui, Yasunori Nawa, Hidekazu Ishitobi, Chie Hosokawa, Vincet Daria, Katsumasa Fujita, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Raman Imaging Analysis of Live Hippocampal Neuronal Cells"
  • Prof. Sekkat visited us(2018年4月16日〜27日)
    Prof. Sekkat (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science Innovation and Research (MAScIR), Mohamed V University) visited us for discussing the collaboration research during Apr. 16-27, 2018.

  • Paper Publicaiton
    The paper entitled "Resolution Enhancement of Plasmonic Sensors by Metal‐Insulator‐Metal Structures"has been published in Annalen der Physik 530, 1700411 (2018).

  • New Members
    Following students have joined our group on Apr. 1, 2018.
    M1 Koichi Honda
    B4 Atsushi SawaB4 Yusuke NogamiB4 Shun Morishita
  • Graduation
    Following students have graduated on Mar. 25, 2018
    M2 Tomoko AkiyamaM2 Hiroki SakagamiM2 Tsutomu Baba
  • The 13th Osamu Nakamura Conference
    The 13th Osamu Nakamura Conference was held at Awaji International Conference Center on Mar. 29-30, 2018.

  • Presentation at the 65th JSAP Spring Meeting
    The 65th JSAP Spring Meeting was held at Nishi-waseda Campus, Waseda University, Tokyo on Mar.17-20, 2018. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Mar. 19 at 9:00-9:15, [19a-C303-1] 3.8 Optical measurement, instrumentation, and sensor, Oral Presentation
      Hiroki Sakagami, Tomoya Yoshida, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Brillouin Spectroscopy Using a Virtually-Imaged Phased Array (VIPA)"
    • Mar. 20 at 13:30-15:30, [20p-P2-13] 3.4 Biomedical optics, Poster Presentation
      Kyoko Masui, Yasunori Nawa, Aoi Mochizuki, Hidekazu Ishitobi, Chie Hosokawa, Vincet Daria, Katsumasa Fujita, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Raman Imaging Analysis of Live Hippocampal Neuronal Cells"
  • Presentation at the 17th Meeting of AIST & LS-BT
    The 17th Meeting of AIST & LS-BT was held at AIST, Tsukuba on Feb.6-7, 2018. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Feb. 6 at 12:00 - Feb. 7 at 12:00, P54, Poster Presentation
      Kyoko Masui, Yasunori Nawa, Aoi Mochizuki, Hidekazu Ishitobi, Chie Hosokawa, Vincet Daria, Katsumasa Fujita, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Raman Imaging Analysis of Live Hippocampal Neurnal Cells"
  • Presentation at the 43th Meeting & Symposium of the Japan Society for Laser Microscopy(SLM-43)
    The 43th Meeting & Symposium of the Japan Society for Laser Microscopy(SLM-43) was held at Photonics Center, Osaka University on Jan.19, 2018. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Jan. 19 at 17:10-20:10, Poster Presentation
      Tsutomu Baba, Minami Fujieda, Kyoko Masui, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Fluorescence Metal Nanoclusters: Synthesis and application to bio-imaging"
  • Prof. Sekkat visited us.
    Prof. Sekkat (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science Innovation and Research (MAScIR), Mohamed V University) visited us for discussing the collaboration research during Dec 11-15, 2017.

  • Presentation at the Global Nanophotonics 2017
    The Global Nanophotonics 2017 was held at Palawan, Philippines on Dec.6-8, 2017. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Dec. 7 at 16:30-19:00, Poster Presentation
      A. Mochizuki, K. Masui, H. Ishitobi, V. Daria, and Y. Inouye
      "Raman spectroscopy of glutamic acid"
    • Dec. 8 at 9:00-9:30, Oral Presentation
      Y. Inouye
      "Fluorescent platinum nanoclusters for bio-imaging"
  • Prof. Inouye was awarded JSAP fellow.
    Prof. Inouye was awarded 11th JSAP fellow. "JSAP fellow" is presented to individuals who have remarkably contributed to the progress of applied physics through the continuous activities in JSAP.He was awarded by the accomplishment of Near-field Nano-optics Based on Metal Nanostructures.

  • Presentation at the 78th JSAP Autumn Meeting
    The 78th JSAP Autumn Meeting was held at Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka on Sep.5-8, 2017. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Sep. 8 at 9:30-9:45, [8a-A409-3] 4.3 Nano- and Micro-Photonics, Oral Presentation
      Tsutomu Baba, Hidekazu Ishitobi, Kyoko Masui, Yasushi Inouye
      "Synthesis and evaluation of fluorescent palladium nanoclusters"
  • Presentation at The 24th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO-24)
    The 24th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO-24) was held at Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo on Aug.21-25, 2017. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Aug. 22 at 15:30-17:30, P12-01, Poster Presentation
      H. Ishitobi, T. Akiyama, T. Kobayashi, Y. Inouye
      "Sub-diffraction Imaging of Optical Near-Field around Single Gold Nano Particles using Photoinduced Movement of Azo-Polymers"
  • Prof. Sekkat visited us.
    Prof. Sekkat (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science Innovation and Research (MAScIR), Mohamed V University) visited us for discussing the collaboration research during July 3-14, 2017.

  • Presentation at the JSPS Kansai Chapter Symposium
    The JSPS Kansai Chapter Symposium was held at Egret Himeji on May.26, 2017. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • May 26 at 16:30-18:30, Poster Presentation
      Tsutomu Baba, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Synthesis and optical characteristic evolution of fluorescent palladium nanoclusters"
  • Presentation at the 8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics(SPP8)
    The 8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics(SPP8) was held at Taipei, Taiwan on May.22 - 26, 2017. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • May 26 at 10:45-11:15, IN-44, Invited Talk
      Y. Inouye
      "Nano-Metal Structures for Bio-Sensing and Bio-Imaging"
  • Prof. Sekkat visited us.
    Prof. Sekkat (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science Innovation and Research (MAScIR), Mohamed V University) visited us for discussing the collaboration research during May 8-12, 2017.

  • Graduate School Session
    We held a graduate school session of department of applied physics on Apr. 22, 2017.Please attend this event if you are interested in. You can also attend lab. tour. Pleae see the details at HP of department of applied physics.

  • New members
    Following students have joined our group on Apr. 1, 2017.
    M1 Aoi Mochizuk
    B4 Hirokazu TanakaB4 Minami FujiedaB4 Tomoya Yoshida

  • Graduation
    Following students have graduated on Mar. 31, 2017.
    M2 Takashi YukimoriM2 Kazuki Tsutsukawa
    B4 Kento Nakanishi
  • The 12th Osamu Nakamura Conference
    The 12th Osamu Nakamura Conference was held at Awaji International Conference Center on Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 2017.

  • Presentation at Global Nanophotonics 2016
    Global Nanophotonics 2016 was held at Nakanoshima center, Osaka University on Nov.30 - Dec.1, 2016. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Nov. 30 at 15:40-16:30, Poster 41, Poster Presentation
      K. Tsutsukawa, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Fluorescent Platinum Nanoclusters"
    • Nov. 30 at 15:40-16:30, Poster 42, Poster Presentation
      H. Ishitobi and Y. Inouye
      "Near-field Mapping of Single Gold Nano-Particles Utilizing Light-induced Mass Movement in Azo-polymers"
  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Near-field optical mapping of single gold nano particles using photoinduced polymer movement of azo-polymers" has been published in Optics Communications 387, 24-29 (2017)!!

  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Light-tunable Fano resonance in metal-dielectric multilayer structures" has been published in Scientific Reports 6, 33144 (2016)!!

  • Presentation at the 77th JSAP Autumn Meeting(
    The 77th JSAP Autumn Meeting was held at TOKI MESSE(Niigata City) on Sep. 13-16, 2016. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Sep. 14 at 11:30-11:45, [14a-B9-10], 3.1 Basic Optics and Frontier of Optics, Oral Presentation
      Hidekazu Ishitobi, Mana Hosokawa, Xin Huang, Yasushi Inouye
      "Structural Evaluation of Polyethyleneimine Capping Pt Nanoclusters by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy"
  • Presentation at NFO14
    The 14th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Techniques (NFO14) was held at Act City Hamamatsu on Sep. 4-8, The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Sep. 6 at 17:30-19:00, Tu-9P-52, Poster Presentation
      H. Ishitobi, T. Kobayashi, and Y. Inouye
      "Near-field Mapping of Single Gold Nano-Particles using Photosensitive Polymers"
    • Sep. 6 at 17:30-19:00, Tu-9P-73, Poster Presentation
      Kazuki Tsutsukawa, Xin Huang, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Investigation for the Interaction between Pt Nanoclusters and Capping Polymer Ligands"
    • Sep. 7 at 12:00-12:15, We-11A-6, Oral Presentation
      Xin Huang, Kazuki Tsutsukawa, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "The Bio-application of Yellow Fluorescent Polymer-stabilized Platinum Nanoclusters"
  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Plasmonic coupled modes in metal-dielectric multilayer structures: Fano resonance and giant field enhancement" has been published in Optics Express 24(18), 20080-20088 (2016)!!

  • Summer School
    Shirahama Summer School 2016 was held at Shirahama on Aug. 5 - 6, 2016.

  • Wafae Qandar form MAScIR stays at our lab..
    Wafae Qandar from MAScIR, Morocco, stays at our lab. to study plasmonic sensors under the promoting international joint research program from 30 Jul. 2016 to 3 Oct. 2016.

  • Presentation at IEEE-NEMS 2016
    The 11th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2016) was held at Matsushima Bay and Sendai MEMS City on Apr. 17-20, 2016. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Apr. 20 at 9:55-10:20, C1L-E Nanophotonics/Microoptics 2, Invited Talk
      H. Ishitobi
      "Light-Induced Polymer Movement for Nano Imaging"
  • The 11th Osamu Nakamura Conference
    The 11th Osamu Nakamura Conference was held at Awaji International Conference Center on Apr. 1-2, 2016.

  • New members
    New three B4 students have joined our group on Apr. 1, 2016.

  • Presentation at the 63rd JSAP Spring Meeting
    The 63rd JSAP Spring Meeting was held at Ookayama Campus,Tokyo Institute of Technology on Mar. 19-22, 2016. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Mar. 21 at 16:15-16:30, [21p-S422-10] 3.4 Biomedical optics, Oral Presentation
      X. Huang, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Bio-Imaging of Cancer Cells Using Polymer-Stabilized Platinum Nanoclusters as Fluorescent Probes"
  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Formation of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters using hyper-branched polyethylenimine and their conjugation to antibodies for bio-imaging" has been published in RSC Advances 6(12), 9709-9716 (2016)!!

  • Presentation at Nanophotonics in Asia 2015
    Nanophotonics in Asia 2015 was held at Nakanoshima center, Osaka University on Dec. 10-11, 2015. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Dec. 10 at 12:15-14:45, Poster 1, Poster Presentation
      S. Refki, S. Hayashi, Z. Sekkat, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Metal-insulator-metal plasmonic sensor for high sensing sensitivity"
    • Dec. 10 at 12:15-14:45, Poster 2, Poster Presentation
      X. Huang, K. Tsutsukawa, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Polymer-stabilized fluorescent platinum nanoclusters"
  • Presentation at the 76th JSAP Autumn meeting
    The 76th JSAP Autumn meeting was held at Nagoya Congress Center on Sep. 13-16, 2015. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Sep. 13 at 12:15-12:30, [13a-2C-11] 4.1 Plasmonics, Oral Presentation
      S. Refki, S. Hayashi, H. Ishitobi, Z. Sekkat, Y. Inouye, and S. Kawata
      "Anticrossing behavior of surface plasmon polariton dispersions in metal-insulator-metal structure"
  • Summer School
    Shirahama Summer School 2015 was held at Shirahama on Aug. 19 - 21, 2015.

  • Presentation at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
    The 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition was held at Boston on Aug. 16-20, 2015. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Aug. 16 at 18:00 - 20:00, INOR: Division of Inorganic Chemistry/Nanoscience, INOR 184, Poster Presentation
      X. Huang, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Synthesis of polymer ligand stabilized fluorescent platinum nanoclusters and their applications as metal ions sensor and bio-imaging fluorophore"
  • Siham Refki form MAScIR stayed at our lab..
    Siham Refki from MAScIR, Morocco, stayed at our lab. to study plasmonic sensors under the promoting international joint research program from 18 May 2015 to 12 Feb. 2016.

  • The 10th Osamu Nakamura Conference
    The 10th Osamu Nakamura Conference was held at Awaji International Conference Center on Apr. 2-3, 2015.

  • New members
    New four B4 students and one M1 student have joined our group on Apr. 1, 2015.

  • Japan-Singapore Workshop on Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials
    Japan-Singapore Workshop on Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials was held at on Dec. 11 - 12, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Dec. 11 at 10:20 - 10:45 Oral Presentation
      Y. Inouye
      "Functional nano-metal for bio-sensing and imaging"
    • Dec. 11 at 13:20 - 15:15 and Dec. 12 at 13:05 - 14:05 Poster Presentation
      H. Ishitobi, T. Kobayashi, and Y. Inouye
      "Plasmonically Enhanced Field Mapping using Photo-sensitive Polymers"
    • Dec. 11 at 13:20 - 15:15 and Dec. 12 at 13:05 - 14:05 Poster Presentation
      K. Somekawa, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Single Molecule FRET Combined with Defocus Imaging"
  • Presentation at the 75th JSAP Autumn meeting
    The 75th JSAP Autumn meeting was held at Hokkaidou Univ. Sapporo Campus on Sep. 17-20, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Sep. 18 at 10:45-11:00 [18a-A3-7] 12.3 Functional materials and novel devices
      Yasushi Inouye,Xin Huang ,and Hidekazu Ishitobi
      "Synthesis of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters using hyperbranched polymers"
    • Sep. 18 at 11:15-11:30 [18a-C4-6] 18.2 Bio- and Medical Photonics
      Kazuma Somekawa, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Single Molecule FRET Combined with Defocus Imaging"
    • Sep. 19 at 15:00-15:15 [19p-C3-4] 18.1 Plasmonics
      Shinji Hayashi,Dmitry Nesterenko,Zouheir Sekkat,Yasushi Inouye,and Satoshi Kawata
      "Sharp resonances in waveguide-coupled surface plasmon sensors for super-resolution sensing"
    • Sep. 19 at 15:15-15:30 [19p-C3-5] 18.1 Plasmonics
      Siham Refki,Shinji Hayashi,Dmitry Nesterenko,Zouheri Sekkat,Yasushi Inouye,and Satoshi Kawata
      "Metal-insulator-metal structures for high-resolution sensing"
  • Presentation at the International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters(ISSPIC ⅩⅦ)
    International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters(ISSPIC ⅩⅦ) was held at Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine on Sep. 7-12, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • 9月11日 16:30-18:30 Poster Presentation
      Xin Huang, Hidekazu Ishitobi, and Yasushi Inouye
      "Polymer ligand protected fluorescent platinum nanoclusters and their application"
  • Summer School
    Shirahama Summer School 2014 was held at Shirahama on Jul. 30 - Aug. 1, 2014.

  • The 9th Osamu Nakamura Conference
    The 9th Osamu Nakamura Conference was held at Kyoto on Apr. 1-2, 2014.

  • New members
    New three B4 students have joined our group on Apr. 1.

  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Nanomovement of Azo Polymers Induced by Longitudinal Fields" has been published in ACS Photonics 1(3), 190-197 (2014)!!

  • Presentation at the 61st JSAP Spring meeting
    The 61st JSAP Spring meeting was held at Aoyama Gakuin Univ. Sagamihara Campus on Mar. 17-20, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Mar. 19 at 10:00-10:15 [19a-E6-5] 12.3 Functional materials and novel devices
      T. Kobayashi, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Near-field mapping of single gold nano-particles using photo-induced polymer movement of azo-polymers"
  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Preparation of Pt Nanoclusters with Different Emission Wavelengths and Their Application in Co2+ Detection" has been published in ChemPhysChem 15(4), 642-646 (2014)!!

  • Presentation at UK-Japan Workshop on Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Plasmonics
    UK-Japan Workshop on Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Plasmonics was held at Photonics Center, Osaka Univ. on Mar. 14, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Mar. 14 at 14:30-16:30 Poster Presentation
      H. Morimura, M. Oki, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Optical nano-investigation of DNA conformation change induced by transcription factors"
    • Mar. 14 at 14:30-16:30 Poster Presentation
      T. Kobayashi, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Near-field mapping of single gold nano-particles using photo-induced polymer movement of azo-polymers"
  • Presentation at the 3rd meeting in JSAP Kansai chapter
    The 3rd meeting in JSAP Kansai chapter was held at Photonics Center, Osaka Univ. on Feb. 28, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Feb. 28 at 15:20-17:15 Poster Presentation
      T. Kobayashi, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Near-field optical mapping of single gold nano-particles using photo-induced polymer movement of azo-polymers"
    • Feb. 28 at 15:20-17:15 Poster Presentation
      T. Tokuyama, K. Aoki, X. Huang, H, Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Photoluminescent Platinum Nanoclusters"
  • Japan Taiwan Bilateral Conference on Biomedical and Plasmonic Imaging
    Japan Taiwan Bilateral Conference on Biomedical and Plasmonic Imaging was held at National Taiwan University, Taiwan on Feb. 25-26, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Feb. 26 at 11:50-13:45 Poster Presentation
      X. Huang, K. Aoki, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Facile preparation of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters with different emission wavelengths using hyperbranched PEI as the stabilizing agent"
    • Feb. 26 at 11:50-13:45 Poster Presentation
      M. Oki, H. Morimura, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Plasmonic nanodimers for investigation of DNA conformation change induced by transcription factors"
    • Feb. 26 at 15:20-15:45 Invited Talk
      Yasushi Inouye
      "Nano-metal for nano-biosensing and biomedical imaging"
  • Presentation at the International Workshop on Atomically Controlled Fabrication Technology
    The International Workshop on Atomically Controlled Fabrication Technology was held at Osaka University Nakanoshima Center on Feb. 5-6, 2014. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Feb. 6 at 9:30-12:30 Poster presentation
      H. Morimura, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Real-time observation of DNA conformation change using plasmonic nanodimers"
  • Paper Publication
    The paper entitled "Nano-Analysis of DNA Conformation Changes Induced by Transcription Factor Complex Binding Using Plasmonic Nanodimers" has been published in ACS Nano 7, 10733-10740 (2013)!!

  • Presentation at annual meeting of The Spectroscopical Society of Japan
    The annual meeting of The Spectroscopical Society of Japan was held at Osaka University on Nov. 19-21, 2013. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Nov. 19 at 16:20-17:50 [P35]Poster presentation
      X. Huang and Y. Inouye
      "Facile and environment-friendly preparation of the fluorescent platinum nanoclusters with various emission wavelengths"
  • Presentation at UV-DUV Plasmonics and Nanophotonics Workshop (UPN2013)
    UV-DUV Plasmonics and Nanophotonics Workshop (UPN2013) was held at Icho-Kaikan, Osaka University on Oct. 28-29, 2013. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Oct. 28 at 14:50-15:50 Poster presentation
      K. Aoki, X. Huang, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Photoluminescent platinum nanoclusters"
  • Presentation at the 2nd meeting in JSAP Kansai chapter
    The 2nd meeting in JSAP Kansai Chapter was held at NAIST on Oct. 9, 2013. The title of the talk and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Oct. 9 at 16:00-17:40 [P-8]Poster presentation
      T. Kobayashi, H. Ishitobi, and Y. Inouye
      "Light Induced Polymer Nanomovement"
  • Presentation at the 74th JSAP Autumn meeting
    The 74th JSAP Autumn meeting was held at NAIST on Sep. 16-20, 2013. The titles of the talks and the presentation date were as follows.
    • Sep. 18 at 16:45-17:00 [19p-D4-10]JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia
      H. Morimura, H. Ishitobi, T. Mikami, Y. Kamachi, H. Kondoh, and Y. Inouye
      "Real-time observation of DNA conformational change using gold nanodimers"
    • Sep. 17 at 13:30-14:00 [18p-C13-1]3.2 Optical Materials(Invited talk)
      H. Ishitobi
      "Light-induced Polymer Nanomovement of Azo-polymers by a Focused Light Spot"
  • Shirahama Summer School 2013
    Shirahama Summer School 2013 was held at Shirahama on Aug. 1-2, 2013.

  • New member
    New three B4 and one M1 students have joined our group on Apr. 1.

  • The 8th Osamu Nakamura Conference
    The 8th Osamu Nakamura Conference was held at Kobe on Mar. 31- Apr. 1.

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