Last update: 2017/3/1

Japanese

Kenta MOTOBAYASHI 

Assistant Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology
(Lab. HP)


Visiting Scientist, Surface and interface science laboratory, RIKEN
(Lab. HP)
Visiting Associate Professor, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University
(Lab. HP)





Research interests

Surface Science, Nanotechnology, and Electrochemistry



Current research topics

Structures and dynamics of ionic liquid-electrode interfaces



Mechanistic studies of electrochemical reactions in ionic liquids and in aqueous solutions





Previous research

Mechanism of heterogeneous catalysis reactions: chirally modified metal particles, nano-porous gold and etc.

-- Probing the orientation of chiral modifiers that catalyzes the enantio-selective hydrogenation reactions.

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Establishing single molecule vibrational spectroscopy :
-- Development of curve fitting analysis method for Action Spectroscopy using STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscope).



Structures, dynamics, and vibrational properties of adsorbates :
-- Isolated water molecules and clusters on transition metal surfaces and etc.



Energy dissipation process and reaction mechanisms of single molecule reactions :
-- Dissociation of dimethyl disulfide on Cu(111) and etc.





Education

2008-2011 : Department of Advanced Materials Science, The University of Tokyo (Ph.D)
2006-2008 : Department of Advanced Materials Science, The University of Tokyo (M.S.)
2002-2006 : Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo (B.S.)

(Supervisor: Maki Kawai)



Academic Position

2015- present : Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
2011-2015 : Assistant Professor, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University
2008-2011 : Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS Research Fellow DC1)




Publications

17

Potential-Induced Restructuring Dynamics of Ionic Liquids on a Gold Electrode: Steric Effect of Constituent Ions Studied by Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy

 

Kenta Motobayashi, Naoya Nishi, Yuki Inoue, Kazuya Minami, Tetsuo Sakka, and Masatoshi Osawa
Electroanal. Chem., in press (2017)

16

Interfacial Structure at the Quaternary Ammonium-Based Ionic Liquids|Gold

Electrode Interface Probed by Surface Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy: Anion Dependence of the Cationic Behavior

 

Naoya Nishi, Kazuya Minami, Kenta Motobayashi, Masatoshi Osawa, and Tetsuo Sakka
J. Phys. Chem. C, 121 (2017) 1658-1666.

15

Speciation of Adsorbed Phosphate at Gold Electrodes: A Combined Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy and DFT Study

 

Momo Yaguchi, Taro Uchida, Kenta Motobayashi, and Masatoshi Osawa
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7 (2016) 3097-3102.

14

Tracking a Common Surface-Bound Intermediate during CO2-to-Fuels Catalysis

 

Anna Wuttig, Can Liu, Qiling Peng, Momo Yaguchi, Christopher H. Hendon, Kenta Motobayashi, Shen Ye, Masatoshi Osawa, and Yogesh Surendranath
ACS Cent. Sci., 2 (2016) 522-528.

13

Inhibited Proton Transfer Enhances Au-Catalyzed CO2-to-Fuels Selectivity

 

Anna Wuttig, Momo Yaguchi, Kenta Motobayashi, Masatoshi Osawa, and Yogesh Surendranath
PNAS, 113 (2016) E4585-E4593.

12

Potential-dependent Condensation of Water at the Interface between Ionic Liquid [BMIM][TFSA] and an Au Electrode

 

Kenta Motobayashi and Masatoshi Osawa
Electrochem. Commun., 65 (2016) 14-17.

11

Confinement of the Pt(111) Surface State in Graphene Nanoislands

Hyo Won Kim, Seiji Takemoto, Emi Minamitani, Tomonari Okada, Takeshi Takami, Kenta Motobayashi, Michael Trenary, Maki Kawai, Nobuhiko Kobayashi, and Yousoo Kim
J. Phys. Chem. C, 120 (2016) 345-349.

10

The Role of Thermal Excitation in the Tunneling-Electron-Induced Reaction: Dissociation of Dimethyl Disulfide on Cu(111)

 

Kenta Motobayashi, Yousoo Kim, Michiaki Ohara, Hiromu Ueba, and Maki Kawai
Surf. Sci. 643 (2016) 18-22.

9

Effect of Hydrogen on the Orientation of Cinchonidine Adsorbed on Platinum: An ATR-SEIRAS study

Kenta Motobayashi, Ryota Tomioka, Taro Uchida, and Masatoshi Osawa
Chem. Lett. 44 (2015) 770-772.

8

Action Spectroscopy for Single-Molecule Reactions -Experiments and Theory

Yousoo Kim, Kenta Motobayashi, Thomas Frederiksen, Hiromu Ueba, and Maki Kawai
Prog. Surf. Sci 90 (2015) 85-143.

7

Adsorption of Water Dimer on Platinum(111): Identification of the -OH···Pt Hydrogen Bond

Kenta Motobayashi, Líney Árnadóttir, Chikako Matsumoto, Eric M. Stuve, Hannes Jónsson, Yousoo Kim, and Maki Kawai
ACS Nano 8 (2014) 11583-11590.

6

Dissociation pathways of a single dimethyl disulfide on Cu(111): Reaction induced by simultaneous excitation of two vibrational modes

Kenta Motobayashi, Yousoo Kim, Ryuichi Arafune, Michiaki Ohara, Hiromu Ueba, and Maki Kawai
J. Chem. Phys. 140 (2014) 194705, 1-8.

5

Hysteresis of Potential-Dependent Changes in Ion Density and Structure of an Ionic Liquid on a Gold Electrode: In Situ Observation by Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy

Kenta Motobayashi, Kazuya Minami, Naoya Nishi, Tetsuo Sakka, and Masatoshi Osawa
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4 (2013) 3110-3114.

4

Spectral Fitting of Action Spectra for Motions and Reactions of Single Molecules on Metal Surfaces

Kenta Motobayashi, Satoshi Katano, Yousoo Kim, and Maki Kawai
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 86 (2013) 75-79.

3

Insight into Action Spectroscopy for Single Molecule Motion and Reactions through Inelastic Electron Tunneling

Kenta Motobayashi, Yousoo Kim, Hiromu Ueba, and Maki Kawai
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010) 076101,1-4.

Press release (Japanese)
Other media

2

State-selective dissociation of a single water molecule on an ultrathin MgO film

Hyung-Joon Shin, Jaehoon Jung, Kenta Motobayashi, Susumu Yanagisawa, Yoshitada Morikawa, Yousoo Kim, and Maki Kawai
Nature Mater. 9 (2010) 442-447.

Press release (Japanese / English)

1

Vibrational study of water dimers on Pt(111) using a scanning tunneling microscope.

Kenta Motobayashi, Chikako Matsumoto, Yousoo Kim and Maki Kawai
Surf. Sci. 602 (2008) 3136-3139.





Publications in Japanese

5

電極表面上のイオン液体の挙動が見えた

 

本林健太
月刊化学 71 (2016) 63-64.

4

電極との界面におけるイオン液体の構造とその電位応答:表面増強赤外分光法による研究 (Structure and its Potential Dependence of Ionic Liquids on Electrode Surfaces: A Surface-Enhanced Infrared Study)

本林健太、西直哉、作花哲夫、大澤雅俊 (Kenta Motobayashi, Naoya Nishi, Tetsuo Sakka, and Masatoshi Osawa)
溶融塩および高温化学 (Molten Salts) 58 (2015) 55-62.

3

STM を用いた単分子振動分光 (Single Molecule Vibrational Spectroscopy using STM)

川合真紀、金有洙、上羽弘、本林健太 (Maki Kawai, Yousoo Kim, Hiromu Ueba and Kenta Motobayashi)
表面科学 (J. Surf. Sci. Soc. Jap.) 35 (2014) 565-570.

2

STM を用いた表面吸着分子のアクションスペクトル―定量解析から得られる新知見― (Action Spectroscopy of Molecules Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces using STM: Insights Obtained from Quantitative Analysis)

本林健太、金有洙、上羽弘、川合眞紀 (Kenta Motobayashi, Yousoo Kim, Hiromu Ueba and Maki Kawai)
表面科学 (J. Surf. Sci. Soc. Jap.) 32 (2011) 597-602.

1

Pt(111)表面に吸着した水分子モノマーおよび ダイマーの表面ダイナミクス (Surface Dynamics of Water Monomers and Dimers on Pt(111) Surface)

本林健太、松本周子、金有洙、川合眞紀 (Kenta Motobayashi, Chikako Matsumoto, Yousoo Kim and Maki Kawai)
表面科学 (J. Surf. Sci. Soc. Jap.) 28 (2007) 354-360.





Awards

2014 :

5th Meeting of Ionic Liquid Research Association (Japanese), Poster Award
"Behavior of Li ions at ionic liquid | electrode interfaces studied by surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy"

2010 :

SSSJ, student Award (The Surface Science Society of Japan)
"Action Spectroscopy of Molecules Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces using STM : Insights Obtained from Quantitative Analysis"

2009 :

ICESS11, Best Poster Award (11-th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure)
"Quantitative analysis of action spectrum for a single molecule reaction induced by vibrational excitation with an STM"

2007 :

DIET XI, Student Award (The Eleventh International workshop on Desorption Induced by Electron Transition)
"Vibrational study of water dimers on Pt(111) through the surface dynamics traced by STM"





Contact

Department of Engineering Physics, Electronics and Mechanics,

Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology

Gokisocho, Syowaku, Nagoya, Japan

+81(52)735-5496

kmotobayashi_at_nitech.ac.jp





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