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Makoto Aratono Last modified date:2023.12.07

Executive Vice President(Senior Vice President) / Physical Chemistry
Trustee(Vice President)

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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Physical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
In charge of plannings of organization and unversity action, safety and health, and risk management as the executive vice president.

Research Activities
The research interests are the adsorption and organization of molecules at soft interfaces such as gas/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces studied on the basis of thermodynamics and structural methods. They has been tried to be developed to the “interline science”.
A. Wetting behavior at soft interfaces
(1) interfaces near critical points, (2) phase behavior and interface formation of water/oil/amphiphile systems, (3)tricritical points and microemulsion, (4)solution structure and wetting transition, (5)the phase transition of interfacial films and wetting transition, (7) ionic liquid interfaces,(8) line tension
B. Phase transition at interfaces
(1) phase transition at oil/water interface, (2) phase transition at air/water interface,(3)phase transition and the miscibility of components at interfaces, (4) structure studies using X-ray reflectivity, FTIR, and Ellipsometry (5)Adsorption dynamics and surface rheology using surface light scattering.
C. self organized assemblies in the solution
(1) micelle and vesicle formation of single and binary surfactants systems, (2) phase diagram construction.(3)solvation structure of ions at interface
Research Interests
  • Physical Chemistry of Soft Interfaces
    keyword : Soft interfaces, Thermodynamics of Interfaces, Adsorption at soft interfaces, Phase transition of adsorbed films, wetting transitions, line tension, surface rheology
    2000.041.Interfacial adsorbed films and their phase transition has been investigated by tensiometry, its thermodynamic analysis, XAFS under total reflection condidion, and surface X-ray scattering techniques,and FTIR methods. 2. The wetting-nonwetting transition of air/oil lens/aqueous solution systems has been investigated by interfacial tension, dihedral angles, and ellipsometry. 3.Line tension at the three phase contact line of a lens system has been measured and its relation to the wetting transition has been examined. 4. Micelle and spontaneous vesicle formation has been investigated. 5.Interface Science has been extended to Interline science..
Current and Past Project
  • The electric double layer structure will be investigated from the viewpoint of ion solvation structure using XAFS under total reflection condition.Investigators of Japan and India should visit the partner universities with each other and promte the sience.
  • Conclusive Proof and Structure Analysis of Phase Transition of Oil/Water Adsorbed Films by Synchrotron X-ray Interface Scattering
Academic Activities
1. H. Matsubara and M. Aratono, Wetting Transition and Aggregation of Colloids
 in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
, American Scientific Publishers, 2008.05.
2. T. Takiue and M. Aratono, Adsorption at soft interfaces for understanding nanotechnology
 in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
, American Scientific Publishers, 2008.05.
3. H. Matsubara and M. Aratono , SURFACE FORCES IN WETTING PHENOMENA IN FLUID SYSTEMS, Wiley-VCH, II, 165-181, 2007.12.
4. H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Colloid Stability, Wiley-VCH, 2007.01.
5. M. Aratono, Comprehensive Handbook of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, 熱測定学会, Surface Tension, 2004.01.
1. Pressure Induced Phase Transition of the Adsorbed Films at Fluid Interfaces.
2. M Aratono T Takiue, Miscibility in Binary Mixtures of Surfactants, Marcel Dekker, Mixed Surfactant Systems(Surfactant Sci. Ser.124), 2005.03.
3. M. Aratono M.Villeneuve N. Ikeda, Adsorption of vesicle-forming surfactants at the air-water interface, Marcel Dekker, STRUCTURE-PERFORMANCE RELATIONS IN SURFACTANTS(surfactant sci.ser.112), 2003.10.
1. Huihui Li, Yosuke Imai, Takanori Takiue, Hiroki Matsubara, Makoto Aratono, Thermodynamic study on the interaction of imidazolium salts and POE-type nonionic surfactant in the adsorbed film, Colloid and Polymer Science, 427, 26-32, 2014.05.
2. Hiroki Matsubara, Baku Ushijima, Bruce Law, Takanori Takiue, Makoto Aratono, Line tension of alkane lenses on aqueous surfactant solutions at phase transitions of coexisting interfaces, Adv Colloid Interface Sci, 206, 186-194, 2014.02.
3. Hiroki Takumi, Yosuke Imai, Narumi Toh, Hiroki Matsubara, Takanori Takiue, Makoto Aratono, Miscibility of imidazolium and pyridinium ionic liquids includingBF4−at the air/water interface, Colloids Surfaces A, 441, 59-65, 2014.01.
4. Surrinder Mehta, Yosuke Imai, Hiroki Takumi, Kinue Shibata, Hiroyasu Sakamoto, Takanori Takiue, Hiroki Matsubara, Makoto Aratono, Temperature effect on the surface phase transitions of monolayer films of C12E1 at air/water interface, Colloid and Polymer Science, 291, 2647-2652, 2013.10.
5. Huihui Li, Yosuke Imai, Takanori Takiue, Hiroki Matsubara, Makoto Aratono, Effect and Mixing of Counter Anions at the Surface of Aqueous Solution of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids, Colloids Surfaces A, 427, 26-32, 2013.09.
6. Y Takajo, Michio Yamanaka, R G Rubio, Takanori Takiue, Hiroki Matsubara, Makoto Aratono, Synergistic Interaction of Short-Chain Phospholipids in the Adsorbed Film and Micelles: Study by Surface Tension and Dilational Viscoelasticity Measurements
, J Phys Chem C, 117, 1097-1104, 2013.01.
7. H Takumi, M Noda, Hiroki Matsubara, Takanori Takiue, Makoto Aratono, Dynamics of Condensed Monolayer and Multilayer Formation of Hexadecylpyridinium Chloride-SodiumDodecyl Sulfate Mixed Systems at the Air/Water Interface
, Chem. Lett., 41, 1218-1220, 2012.12.
8. Y Imai, H H Li, H Takumi, H Tanida, I Watanabe, Hiroki Matsubara, Takanori Takiue, Makoto Aratono, Study on the distribution of binary mixed counterions in surfactant adsorbed films by total reflection XAFS measurements
, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 388, 219-224, 2012.05.
9. M. Akaogi, M. Aratono, 21st International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT-2010), Preface, PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, 83, 4, 2011.12.
10. L.M. Bergström, M. Aratono, Synergistic effects in mixtures of two identically charged ionic surfactants with different critical micelle concentrations, Soft Matter, 7, 8890, 2011.09.
11. H.H. Li, Y. Imai, M. Yamanaka, T. Takiue, H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Specific counterion effect on the adsorbed film of cationic surfactant mixtures at the air/water interface, J.Colloid Interface Sci, 359, 189, 2011.05.
12. L M Bergstrom, Makoto Aratono, Synergistic effects in mixtures of two identically charged ionic surfactants with different critical micelle concentrations
, 7, 8870, 2011.01.
13. M Aratono H Matsubara T Takiue , Thermodynamic and structure studies of Gibbs films at soft interfaces
, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 99, 51-55, 2010.02.
14. K Shimamoto A Ohohara H Takumi I Watanabe H Tanida H Matsubara T Takiue M Aratono , Miscibility and Distribution of Counterions of Imidazolium Ionic Liquid Mixtures at the Air/Water Surface
, Langmuir, 25, 9954–9959, 2009.09.
15. M Aratono D Murakami H Matsubara T Takiue , Phase transition and domain formation in the gibbs adsorbed films of long-chain alcohols

, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 6347-6352, 2009.05.
16. M Aratono A Mori I Koga M Shigehisa N Onimaru K Tsuchiya T Takiue H Matsubara , Spontaneous Vesicle Formation of Mixtures of Double-Chain Cationic Surfactants with a Different Counterion
, J Physcial Chem. B, 112,12304-12311
, 2008.12.
17. M Aratono K Shimamoto A Onohara D Murakami H Tanida I Watanabe T Ozeki H Matsubara T Takiue , Adsorption of 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide and solvation structure of bromide at the air-water interface, Analitical Sciences, 24,1279-1283
, 2008.12.
18. K Kashimoto K Shibata T Matsuda M Hoshide Y Jimura I Watanabe H Tanida H Matsubara T Takiue M Aratono , Preferential adsorption of cationic surfactant mixture studied by bromide ion selective total-reflection XAFS measurement
, Langmuir , 24,6693-6697
, 2008.11.
19. Y. Takata, H. Matsubara, T. Matsuda, Y. Kikuchi, T. Takiue, B. Law, M.Aratono, Study on line tension of air/hexadecane/aqueous surfactant system, Colloid & Polymer Sci, vol112, 5078-5084, 2008.03.
20. H. Matsubara, H. Obata, T. Matsuda, T. Takiue, M. Aratono, Surface adsorption and aggregate formation of aqueous binary mixture of cationic surfactant and sugar surfactant, Colloids & Surfaces A, vol 315, 183-188, 2008.02.
21. S. Azizian, H. Motani, K. Shibata, T. Matsuda, T. Takiue, H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Analysis of dynamic surface tension of tetraethyleneglycol monooctyl ether at air/water interface, Colloid & Polymer Science, 285, 1699 (2007)., vol285, 1699-1705, 2007.12.
22. T. Matsuda, Y. Mishima, S. Azizian, H. Matsubara, T. Takiue, M. Aratono, Interfacial tension and wetting behavior of air/oil/ionic liquid systems, Colloid & Polymer Science, vol285, 1601-1605, 2007.11.
23. H. Matsubara, T. Shigeta, Y. Takata, N. Ikeda, H. Sakamoto, T. Takiue, M.Aratono, Effect of molecular structure of oil on wetting transition on surfactant solutions
, Colloids & Surfaces A , 301, 141-
, 2007.03.
24. M. Aratono, N. Onimaru, Y. Yoshikai, M.Shigehisa, I.Koga, K.Wongwailikhit, A.Ohta, T.Takanori, B.Lhoussaine, R.Strey, Y.Takata, M.Villeneuve, H.Matsubara, Spontaneous vesicle formation of single chain and double chain cationic surfactant mixtures
, J. Phys. Chem. B , 111, 107-
, 2007.01.
25. Y. Hayami, A. Wataya, T. Takiue, N. Ikeda, H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Adsorption and micelle formation of alkylammonium chloride-alkyltrimethylammonium chloride mixtures
, J. Colloid Interface Sci. , 310, 240-245
, 2007.01.
26. K. Shibata, T. Matsuda, R. Fujimoto, T.Takiue, H.Matsubara, M.Aratono, Counter ion effect on phase behavior in adsorbed film of fluoroalkanol and cationic surfactant mixture
, Colloids & Surfaces A , 292, 36-41
, 2007.01.
27. K. Kashimoto, Y. Takata, T. Matsuda, N. Ikeda, H. Matsubara, T.Takiue, M.Aratono, H.Tanida, I.Watanabe, Study on the surface density of surface-active substances through total-reflection X-ray absorption fine structure measurement
, Langmuir , 22, 8403-, 2006.07.
28. S.Azizian, K. Shibata, T. Matsuda, T.Takiue, H.Matsubara, M.Aratono, Surface phase transition of C12E1 at the air/water interface: A study by dynamic surface tension, external RA FT-IR, and 2D IR correlation methods
, J. Phys. Chem. B , 110, 17034-, 2006.05.
29. H. Matsubsara, T. Nakano, T. Matsuda, T.Takiue, M.Aratono, Effect of preferential adsorption on the synergism of a homologous cationic surfactant mixture
, Langmuir , 22, 2511-, 2006.02.
30. H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, KM. Wilkinson, CD. Bain, Lattice model for the wetting transition of alkanes on aqueous surfactant solutions
, Langmuir , 22, 982-, 2006.01.
31. R Murakami, H Sakamoto, Y Hayami, H Matsubara, T Takiue, M Aratono, Adsorption and phase transition of alkanol and fluoroalkanol at electrified mercury/aqueous solution interface
, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 295, 209-
, 2006.01.
32. H Matsubara, T Nakano, T Matsuda, T Takiue, M Aratono, Effects of Alkyl Chain Length on Synergetic Adsorption and Micelle Formation in Homologous Cationic Surfactant Mixtures
, Langmuir , 10.1021/la0508543, 21, 18, 8131-8137, 21, 8131-
, 2005.10.
33. K. M. Wilkinson, C. D. Bain, H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Wetting of Surfactant Solutions by Alkanes, Chem Phys Chem, 10.1002/cphc.200400514, 6, 3, 547-555, 6, 547-555, 2005.10.
34. M Aratono, K Kashimoto, T Matsuda, S Muroi, Y Takata, N Ikeda, T Takiue, I Watanabe, Selective determination of surface density of bromide ion through XAFS and its application to verification of a criterion of an ideal mixing of surfactant mixture.
, Langmuir , 10.1021/la050876p, 21, 16, 7398-7404, 21, 7398-
, 2005.09.
35. Y. Takata, H. Matsubara, Y. Kikuchi, N. Ikeda, T. Matsuda, T. Takiue,, Line Tension and Wetting Behavior of an Air/Hexadecane/Aqueous Surfactant 
System, Langmuir, 10.1021/la040098l, 21, 19, 8594-8596, 21, 8594-8596, 2005.05.
36. M. Aratono, K. Kashimoto, T. Matsuda, S. Muroi, Y. Takata, N. Ikeda,, Selective Determination of Surface Density of Bromide Ion through XAFS and its Application to Verification of a Criterion of an Ideal Mixing of Surfactant Mixture., Langmuir, 10.1021/la050876p, 21, 16, 7398-7404, 21, 7398-7404, 2005.01.
37. D. Murakami, Y. Takata, H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, T. Takiue, Effect of omega-Hydrogenation on the Adsorption of Fluorononanols at the Hexane/Water Interface: Miscibility in the Adsorbed Film of Fluorononanols, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 10.1021/jp0581227, 109, 47, 22366-22370, 109, 22366-22370, 2005.01.
38. T. Takiue, D. Hirose, D. Murakami, Sakamoto, H. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Effect of omega-Hydrogenation on the Adsorption of Fluorononanols at the Hexane/Water Interface: Pressure Effect on the Adsorption of Fluorononanols, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 10.1021/jp0581375, 109, 34, 16429-16434, 109, 16429-16434, 2005.01.
39. T. Takiue, D. Murakami, T. Tamura, H. Sakamoto, H. Matsubara, M. AratonoH. Matsubara, M. Aratono, Effect of -Hydrogenation on the Adsorption of Fluorononanols at the Hexane/Water Interface: Temperature Effect on the Adsorption of Fluorononanols, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 10.1021/jp058118v, 109, 29, 14154-14159, 109, 14154-14159, 2005.01.
40. SV Pingali T Takiue G Luo A Tilhonov N Ikeda M Aratono M Schlossman, X-ray Reflectivity and Interfacial Tension Study of the Structure and Phase Behavior of the Interface between Water and Mixed Surfactant Solutions of CH3(CH2)19OH and CF3(CF2)7(CH2)2OH in Hexane, J Phys Chem B, 10.1021/jp045887q, 109, 3, 1210-1225, 109 1210-1225, 2005.01.
41. K Kashimoto H Matsubara H Takahara T Nakano T Takiue M Aratono, Effect of molecular packing on adsorption and micelle formation of a homologous cationic surfactant mixture of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide and dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide, Colloid Polym Sci, 10.1007/s00396-004-1147-7, 283, 3, 329-334, 283, 2004.10.
42. K Shibata R Fujimoto H Matsubara T Takiue M Aratono, Novel phase behavior in adsorbed film of fluoroalkanol and cationic surfactant mixture , Colloid & Surfaces A, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2004.04.080, 250, 1-3, 443-448, 250 443-448, 2004.09.
43. Ryo Murakami, Youichi Takata, Akio Ohta, Takanori Takiue and Makoto Aratono, Aggregate formation in oil and adsorption at oil/water interface: thermodynamics and its application to the oleyl alcohol system, J. Colloid Interface Sci, 10.1016/j.jcis.2003.08.036, 270, 2, 262-269, 270(2), Feb, 262-269 (2004), 2004.03.
44. Takashi Matsuda, Yoko Asoh, Masumi Villeneuve, Hiroki Matsubara, Takanori Takiue and Makoto Aratono, Nonideal mixing of dodecyltrimethylammonium halides and nonionic surfactant in adsorbed films and micelles, Colloid Polymer Sci, 10.1007/s00396-003-0931-0, 282, 4, 324-329, 282 (4): 324-329, 2004.02.
45. H Iyota T Tomimitsu R Sugii K Motomura M Aratono, Negative azeotropy in mixed adsorption of hexanol and dodecylammonium chloride at water/air interface, J Colloid Interface Sci, 10.1016/j.jcis.203.10.040, 273, 1, 73-79, 273 73-79, 2004.01.
46. T. Takiue, Y. Kawagoe, S. Muroi, R. Murakami, N. Ikeda, M. Aratono, H. Tanida,, Surface Density Measurement of Bromide Ion by Total-Reflection X-ray Absorption
Fine Structure at the Air/Aqueous Dodecyltrimethylammonium Bromide Solution
Interface, Langmuir, 10.1021/la0300582, 19, 26, 10803-10807, 19 (26): 10803-10807, 2003.12.
47. Villeneuve M, Kaneshina S, Aratono M, Effect of equimolar salt to decyltrimethylammonium decyl sulfate on vesicle formation and surface adsorption, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 10.1016/S0021-9797(02)00252-7, 262, 1, 227-234, 262 (1): 227-234, 2003.06.
48. H. Matsubara, N. Ikeda, T. Takiue, M. Aratono, and C. D. Bain, Interfacial Films and Wetting Behavior of Hexadecane on Aqueous Solutions of
Dodecyltrimethylammonium Bromide, Langmuir, 10.1021/la020861g, 19, 6, 2249-2253, 19 (6): 2249-2253, 2003.03.
49. Wongwailikhit K, Tasakorn P, Prasassarakich P, Aratono M, Gold recovery by pH-switching process via cloud point extraction, SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 10.1081/SS-120023420, 38, 14, 3591-3607, 38 (14): 3591-3607, 2003.01.
50. Ohta A, Matsubara H, Matsukubo T, Takiue T, Ikeda N, Aratono M, Phase transition and miscibility of binary surfactant mixtures in adsorbed film at the air/water surface, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 10.1006/jcis.2002.8607, 256, 2, 411-417, 256 (2): 411-417, 2002.12.
51. Takata Y, Murakami R, Taura J, Maki T, Mitsutake K, Suzuki M, Takiue T, Aratono M, Thermodynamic study on the adsorption of oleyl alcohol at oil/water interface, LANGMUIR, 10.1021/la020269r, 18, 20, 7544-7548, 18 (20): 7544-7548, 2002.10.
52. Murakami R, Takata Y, Ohta A, Suzuki M, Takiue T, Aratono M, Calorimetric studies of aggregate formation of oleyl alcohol in oil solutions, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 10.1021/jp011466m, 106, 25, 6548-6553, 106 (25): 6548-6553, 2002.06.
53. Aratono M, Hayami Y, Takiue T, Comment on "Phase transition in adsorption layers at the water/hexane interface", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 10.1021/jp0131166, 106, 17, 4560-4561, 106 (17): 4560-4561, 2002.05.
54. Hayami Y, Nomura T, Villeneuve M, Takiue T, Aratono M, The effect of counterions on the surface adsorption and micelle formation in mixed surfactant systems of dodecyl sulfates, COLLOID AND POLYMER SCIENCE, 10.1007/s003960100586, 280, 2, 146-151, 280 (2): 146-151, 2002.02.
55. Takiue T, Sugino K, Higashi T, Toyomasu T, Hayami Y, Ikeda N, Aratono M, Temperature effect on the adsorption of fluorooctanols at the hexane/water interface, LANGMUIR, 10.1021/la001345y, 17, 26, 8098-8103, 17 (26): 8098-8103, 2001.12.
56. Matsubara H, Muroi S, Kameda M, Ikeda N, Ohta A, Aratono M, Interaction between ionic and nonionic surfactants in the adsorbed film and micelle. 3. Sodium dodecyl sulfate and tetraethylene glycol monooctyl ether, LANGMUIR, 10.1021/la0104020, 17, 25, 7752-7757, 17 (25): 7752-7757, 2001.12.
57. Aratono M, Kawagoe H, Toyomasu T, Ikeda N, Takiue T, Matsubara H, Interfacial films and wetting behavior of the air/hexadecane/aqueous solution of a surfactant system, LANGMUIR, 10.1021/la0108961, 17, 23, 7344-7349, 17 (23): 7344-7349, 2001.11.
58. Ohta A, Matsubara H, Ikeda N, Aratono M, Miscibility of binary surfactant mixtures in the adsorbed film and micelle: the effect of size of polar head group, COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A, 10.1016/S0927-7757(01)00521-0, 183, 403-413, 183: 403-413, 2001.07.
59. Ohta A, Miyagishi S, Aratono M, Calorimetry of micelle formation of binary nonionic surfactant mixtures, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 10.1021/jp003521h, 105, 14, 2826-2832, 105 (14): 2826-2832, 2001.04.
60. Iyota H, Shimada K, Abe K, Ikeda N, Motomura K, Aratono M, Effect of the head group of surfactant on the miscibility of sodium chloride and surfactant in an adsorbed film and micelle, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 10.1006/jcis.2000.7243, 234, 2, 322-327, 234 (2): 322-327, 2001.02.
1. Spontaneous vesicle formation of surfactant mixtures.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The American Chemical Society
  • The Chemical Society of Japan
Educational Activities
(Graduate courses)
Physical chemistry of solutions and interfaces: thermodynamics of solution, statistical thermodynamics of solutions, basis and applied sciences of interfacial phenomena

(Undergraduate courses)
Physical chemistry I: thermodynamic laws and thermodynamic functions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics of materials
Physical Chemistry II: chemical equilibrium, solution properties and phase equilibrium, electrolyte solutions, electrochemical equilibrium
Colloid Chemistry: physical chemistry of colloidal systems, thermodynamics of soft and solid interfaces,

Basic chemical thermodynamics
Advanced chemistry
Chemical Materials and human environments
Other Educational Activities
  • 2013.09, I have been teaching physical chemistry of interfaces to a PhD student of Beijing Agricultual University as a KyushuUniversity Friendship scholarship for one year..
  • 2008.05, I teached the theoretical and experimental subjects on colloid and surface chemistry to the professor and two students from Rangsuit university in Thailand at our lab for two weeks..
  • 2007.05, I was invited to National Taiwan University by The National Science Council of Taiwan and delivered a lecture on surface chemistry at the National Taiwan University. Also I was invited to other national universities in Taiwan to enhance progresses in academic changes..