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Hayashi Nobuya Last modified date:2019.08.03

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Academic Degree
Dr. of Sciences
Field of Specialization
plasma application (medicine and agriculture)
Outline Activities
Plasma application to engineering:
plasma medicine (Sterilization, Cell activity control)
plasma sterilizer for medicine and food industry
Stimulation of plant growth by plasma irradiation to seeds
Research Interests
  • Control of immune cell activity by oxygen plasma irradiation
    keyword : Oxygen plasma, immune cells, B cells, activity control
  • Decomposition of hard-degradable proteins using oxygen plasma
    keyword : oxygen plsama hard-degradable proteins
  • Activation control of osteoclast and its precursor cells using active species in plasmas
    keyword : plasma, actve species, osteoblast
  • Inactiation of oral cancer cells using active species produced in plasmas
    keyword : plasma, cancer cells, selective inactivation
  • Development of sterilizer using atmospheric plasma for agricultural products
    keyword : atmospheric plasma, UV light, sterilization of agricultural products
  • Plant growth enhancement induced by active oxygen species and its application to agriculture
    keyword : Oxygen plasma, redox reactions, plant, plasma agriculture
  • Development of Medical Sterilizer Using Active Oxygens in Plasma
    keyword : plasma, medical sterilization, active oxygen
Current and Past Project
  • Evaluation of medium scale sterilizer and process development based on Japanese Patent No. 4006491 (P 4006491)
  • Effect of VUV ozone gas on freshness maintenance and functional improvement of vegetables.
  • Development of sterilization techniques at various places in food manufacturing cites using plasmas and electric fields.
  • Sterilize the bacteria attached inside the Itoshima oyster with ozone water.
Academic Activities
1. Hayashi Nobuya, Yoshinobu Kawai, Industrial Plasma Technology, WILEY VCH, Chapter 2, 2010.10.
2. Hayashi Nobuya, Akikazu Sakudo, Hideharu Shintani, Sterilization and Disinfection by Plasma: Sterilization Mechanisms, Biological and Medical Application, NOVA Publishers, 2010.04.
1. Nobuya Hayashi, Yukie Miyamaru, Reona Aijima, Yoshio Yamashita, Activation of p53-Mediated Apoptosis Pathway in HSC3 Cancer Cell Irradiated by Atmospheric DBD Oxygen Plasma, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 10.1109/TPS.2018.2867431, 47, 2, 1093-1099, 2019.02, Oral cancer cell HSC3 is inactivated by the direct irradiation of oxygen plasma generated by torch-type oxygen dielectric barrier discharge. Selective inactivation of the cancer cells is observed at the discharge voltage of 4.2 kV, where normal cells suffer no damages from the plasma. Inactivation mechanism of HSC3 cells irradiated by the plasma is considered as the apoptosis. Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase and p53 proteins owing to the phosphorylation is one of the pathways to the cancer cell apoptosis..
2. Hayashi Nobuya, Ono Reoto, Yonesu Akira, Antioxidative activity of plant and regulation of Brassicaceae induced by oxygen radical irradiation, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 10.7567/JJAP.54.06GD01, 54, 06GD01-1-06GD01-6, 2015.05.
3. Hayashi Nobuya, Yagyu, Yoshihito, Yonesu Akira, Masaharu Shiratani, Sterilization characteristics of the surfaces of agricultural products using active oxygen species generated by atmospheric plasma and UV light, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 10.7567/JJAP.53.05FR03, 53, 5, 05FR03-1-05FR03-5, 2014.05.
4. Nobuya Hayashi, Takaomi Nakashima, Akira Yonesu, Sterilization of Medical Equipments Using Air Torch Plasma Produced by Microwave Discharge, IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science, 39, 2976-2977, 2011.12, Sterilization of non-heat-proof equipments was
performed by irradiation from air torch plasma produced by
microwave discharge. The downstream region of the torch
plasma exhibits a yellowish color. Light emission spectra and chemical indicators show that nitrogen oxide radicals are the origin of this color. Inactivation of spore-type Geobacilius stearothermophilus with the population of 105 was successful for a treatment period of 10 minutes..
5. Nobuya Hayashi, Akari Nakahigashi, Masaaki Goto, Satoshi Kitazaki, Kazunori Koga, Masaharu Shiratani, Redox Characteristics of Thiol Compounds Using Radicals Produced by Water Vapor RF Discharge, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 50, 08JF04-1 - 08JF04-5, 2011.08.
6. Nobuya Hayashi, Shinsuke Tsutsui, Tetsushi Tomari, Weimin Guan, Sterilization of Medical Equipments Using Oxygen Radicals Produced by Water Vapor RF Plasma, IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science, 36, 1302-1303, 2008.10.
7. Nobuya Hayashi, Weimin Guan, Shinsuke Tsutsui, Tetsushi Tomari, Yasushi Hanada, Sterilization characteristics for medical equipments using radicals produced by oxygen/water vapor RF plasma, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 45, 8358-8363, 2006.12.
8. N. Hayashi, Observation of Submicron Dust Particles Trapped in a Diffused Region of a Low Pressure Radio Frequency Plasma, Physics of Plasmas, 8, 6, 3051-3057, 2001.06, Submicron dust particles (Cu, ϕ 50 nm) were observed to be trapped in an rf plasma at relatively low pressure. The laser light scattering by particles shows the time evolution of the dust particles for several hours after pulsed injection of the particles. The dust particles were localized in the diffused region as a large volume cloud. The suspension mechanism of the dust particles in the diffused plasma was explained by an electrostatic force due to the potential structure. The spatial distribution of the charge of the dust particles was determined by this potential structure. The dispersion relations of the self-excited dust acoustic waves were adopted to confirm the spatial distribution and the time evolution of the charge of the dust particles. .
1. 林 信哉、小野大帝、米須 章、田代康介、合島怜於奈, Growth enhancement and gene expression of plants induced by oxygen plasma irradiation, International Toki Conference 2017, 2017.12, 植物種子の遺伝子発現解析とDNAメチル化定量分析を行い、プラズマ照射効果の発現機構としてのエピジェネティクスを確認した。シロイヌナズナの葉面積と全長の増加は、活性酸素種の照射線量に関係する。プラズマ照射された種子から生長した植物の生長速度は、生育期間中の未処理の種子の生育速度よりも速い。シロイヌナズナの種子の遺伝子発現は、酸素プラズマ照射のために数十の遺伝子がアップレギュレートされていることを示している。クロマチン構造およびDNAメチル化などの染色体領域の構造が改変されることが見出され、エネルギー産生系の増強を示す。ヒストンH1.2の減少およびDMEの増加は、ヒストン周辺の遺伝子巻取りおよび遺伝子の脱メチル化をそれぞれ緩やかに誘発する。したがって、遺伝子のエピジェネティックな改変により、酸素プラズマの照射効果の継承が起こることが明らかとなった。.
2. 林 信哉、三根圭介、宮丸由紀恵、合島怜於奈、山下佳雄、後藤昌昭, Regulation of activity and differentiation of animal cells using active oxygen species in atmospheric plasma, Asia-Pacific International Symposium on the Basics and Applications of Plasma Technology (APSPT-10), 2017.12, プラズマを用いた細胞不活性化技術は、がんや骨粗鬆症の治療に有効であると期待されている。 しかし、細胞へのプラズマ照射の影響とその不活性化メカニズムは依然として不明であり、特にがん細胞と正常細胞との選択性の機構解明がなされておらず,実用化の障壁となっている。 本研究では、DBDプラズマによって生成された活性酸素種の口腔がん細胞および正常細胞に対する不活性化効果を調べた。.
3. 林 信哉,中野 陸,小野大帝,田代康介,久原 哲,合島怜於奈, Modification of gene expression of plants induced by active oxygen species in oxygen plasma, IUMRS-ICAM 2017, 2017.09, 遺伝子発現解析とDNAメチル化定量解析を行い、エピジェネティクスがプラズマ照射効果の遺伝機構であることを確認した。 ヒストンH1.2の減少およびDMEの増加から、ヒストンの周りの遺伝子巻取りの緩和および遺伝子の脱メチル化が明らかとなった。 DNA脱メチル化が緩慢であることから、遺伝子発現の増加が示唆された。 また、DNAメチル化量とプラズマ中の励起酸素量が酸素ガス圧力に関して同様の傾向を有することが分かった。 以上の結果から、活性酸素種の照射により遺伝子のエピジェネティックな改変が生じ、増殖促進効果の遺伝機構がエピジェネティクスに起因すると結論づけられた。.
4. Tetsuya Ohtsubo, Nobuya Hayashi, Effect of active species on animal cells in culture media induced by DBD Plasma irradiation using air, 68th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference held jointly with 9th Annual International Conference Plasma & 33rd Symposium on Plasma Processing, 2015.10.
5. Yasuhiro Sakai, Nobuya Hayashi, Sterilization Performance and Material Compatibility of Sterilizer for Dental Instruments using RF Oxygen Plasma, 68th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference held jointly with 9th Annual International Conference Plasma & 33rd Symposium on Plasma Processing, 2015.10.
6. Nobuya Hayashi, Masaharu Shiratani, Sterilization of Agricultural Products Using Oxygen Radicals Produced by Barrier Discharge, 8th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas and 31st Symposium on Plasma Processing, 2014.02.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
  • Institute of Applied Plasma Science
  • Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
  • The Japanese Biochemical Society
  • The Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Educational Activities
Lecture on plasma fundamental physics for graduate students.

Plasma application research using plasma generation equipment for graduate students (medical / bio application, agricultural application).

Lecture on electromagnetics for undergraduate students.