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Akira TERASAKI Last modified date:2024.05.03

Professor / Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School
Administration Post
Dean of the Faculty of Sciences
Dean of the Graduate School of Sciences
Dean of the School of Sciences

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Academic Degree
D. Sc.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Physical Chemistry, Cluster Science, Laser Spectroscopy
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Physical chemistry of atomic and molecular clusters
    keyword : physical chemistry, atoms, molecules, clusters, laser spectroscopy, chemical reaction
Academic Activities
1. A. Terasaki, Dynamics of a liquid droplet excited by infrared multi-photon absorption, World Scientific, In Advances in Multi-Photon Processes and Spectroscopy, Vol. 19, Chap. 2, ed. by S. H. Lin, A. A. Villaeys, and Y. Fujimura, 2010.05.
1. Y. Suzuki, K. Matsumoto, R. Nomi, M. Arakawa, T. Horio, and A. Terasaki, Photoelectron imaging signature for selective formation of icosahedral anionic silver cages encapsulating group 5 elements: M@Ag12 (M = V, Nb, and Ta), J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10.1021/acs.jpclett.4c00775, 15, 4327-4332 , 2024.04.
2. K. Minamikawa, T. Nishizato, H. Hashimoto, K. Matsumoto, M. Arakawa, T. Horio, and A. Terasaki, Probing superatomic orbitals of Sc-doped and undoped silver cluster anions via photoelectron angular anisotropy, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c00538, 14, 4011-4018, 2023.04.
3. T. Horio, K. Minamikawa, T. Nishizato, H. Hashimoto, K. Matsumoto, M. Arakawa, and A. Terasaki, Photoelectron imaging of size-selected metal cluster anions in a quasi-continuous mode, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 10.1063/5.0097968, 93, 083302, 2022.08.
4. K. Minamikawa, S. Sarugaku, M. Arakawa, and A. Terasaki, Electron counting in cationic and anionic silver clusters doped with a 3d transition-metal atom: endo- vs. exohedral geometry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10.1039/D1CP04197E, 24, 1447-1455, 2022.01, 遷移金属を1原子含む銀クラスターと酸素分子との反応性を、銀原子数と添加元素種を系統的に変えながら網羅的に測定し、18電子則(電子閉殻構造)で形成される一連の安定化学種を発見した。合わせて、遷移金属原子が内包された幾何構造が3d電子の非局在化を促すことを見出した。.
5. M. Arakawa, M. Horioka, K. Minamikawa, T. Kawano, and A. Terasaki, Reaction kinetics of nitric oxide on size-selected silver cluster cations, J. Phys. Chem. C, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08890, 124, 26881-26888, 2020.11.
6. S. Sarugaku, M. Arakawa, T. Kawano, and A. Terasaki, Electronic and geometric effects on chemical reactivity of 3d-transition-metal-doped silver cluster cations toward oxygen molecules, J. Phys. Chem. C, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05117, 123, 25890-25897, 2019.09.
7. K. Ando, M. Arakawa, and A. Terasaki, Freezing of micrometer-sized liquid droplets of pure water evaporatively cooled in a vacuum, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10.1039/C8CP05955A, 20, 28435-28444, 2018.10, 真空中で急速に蒸発冷却される水液滴の冷却過程と凍結過程を画像観測法で初めて測定し、極限的な過冷却状態で凍結に至る水の熱力学挙動を明らかにした。.
8. M. Arakawa, K. Ando, S. Fujimoto, S. Mishra, G. Naresh Patwari, and A. Terasaki, The role of electronegativity on the extent of nitridation of group 5 metals as revealed by reactions of tantalum cluster cations with ammonia molecules, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10.1039/C8CP00424B, 20, 13974-13982, 2018.05.
9. T. Hayakawa, M. Arakawa, S. Sarugaku, K. Ando, K. Tobita, Y. Kiyomura, T. Kawano, and A. Terasaki, Characterization of cerium and oxygen atoms in free clusters of cerium oxide by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Top. Catal., 10.1007/s11244-017-0869-y, 61, 119-125, 2018.03.
10. A. Langenberg, K. Hirsch, A. Ławicki, V. Zamudio-Bayer, M. Niemeyer, P. Chmiela, B. Langbehn, Akira TERASAKI, B. von Issendorff, J. T. Lau, Spin and orbital magnetic moments of size-selected iron, cobalt, and nickel clusters, Phys. Rev. B, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.184420, 90, 184420/1-14, 2014.11.
11. T. Majima, G. Santambrogio, C. Bartels, Akira TERASAKI, T. Kondow, J. Meinen, T. Leisner, Spatial distribution of ions in a linear octopole radio-frequency ion trap in the space-charge limit, Phys. Rev. A , 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.053414, 85, 053414/1-7 , 2012.05.
12. M. Niemeyer, K. Hirsch, V. Zamudio-Bayer, A. Langenberg, M. Vogel, M. Kossick, C. Ebrecht, K. Egashira, A. Terasaki, T. Möller, B. von Issendorff, and J. T. Lau, Spin coupling and orbital angular momentum quenching in free iron clusters, Phys. Rev. Lett. , 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.057201, 108, 057201/1-5, 2012.02.
13. A. Terasaki, T. Majima, and T. Kondow, Photon-trap spectroscopy of mass-selected ions in an ion trap: Optical absorption and magneto-optical effects, J. Chem. Phys. (Communication), 127, 231101, 2007.12.
14. A. Terasaki, K. Egashira, and T. Kondow, Continuous-wave cavity ringdown spectroscopy applied to solids: Properties of a Fabry-Perot cavity containing a transparent substrate, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 22, 675-686, 2005.03.
15. A. Terasaki, M. Hosoda, T. Wada, H. Tada, A. Koma, A. Yamada, H. Sasabe, A. F. Garito, and T. Kobayashi, Femtosecond spectroscopy of vanadyl phthalocyanines in various molecular arrangements, J. Phys. Chem., 96, 10534-10542, 1992.12.
1. A. Terasaki, T. Horio, and M. Arakawa, Silver and doped-silver clusters studied by photoelectron-imaging spectroscopy and chemical processes, The 17th DAE-BRNS Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (TSRP-2024), 2024.01.
2. T. Horio, M. Arakawa, and A. Terasaki, Probing orbital characters of silver and doped-silver cluster anions by photoelectron imaging spectroscopy, 21st International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC 21), 2023.09.
3. A. Terasaki, Photoabsorption and photoelectron-imaging spectroscopy of size-selected free silver clusters and their doped variants, The 8th Asian Spectroscopy Conference (ASC2023), 2023.09.
4. A. Terasaki, Electronic properties of silver and doped-silver clusters studied by laser spectroscopy and chemical reaction, Pacifichem 2021: Symposium #416 “ Advanced Functional Clusters and Nanostructured Materials”, 2021.12.
5. A. Terasaki, K. Minamikawa, and M. Arakawa, Transition-metal-doped silver clusters: Examining electron-counting effect in cations and anions, Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters (S3C), 2020.02.
6. A. Terasaki, K. Ando, and M. Arakawa, Supercooling and freezing of water droplets evaporating in a vacuum, Workshop on ‘One hundred years of hydrogen bonding’, 2020.01.
7. A. Terasaki, Size-dependent optical responses of free silver clusters studied by trapped-ion spectroscopy, The 15th DAE-BRNS Biennial Trombay symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (TSRP-2020), 2020.01.
8. A. Terasaki, Evolution of optical responses of free silver clusters as a function of size, The 76th Fujihara Seminar, International Workshop on Designer Nanocluster Materials –From Gas Phase to Condensed Phase–, 2019.09.
9. A. Terasaki, Evaporative cooling of liquid droplets in a vacuum, 第35回化学反応討論会, 2019.06.
10. A. Terasaki, Transition-Metal-Doped Silver Clusters: Cations vs. Anions, Gordon Research Conference on Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry: From Fundamentals to Applications, 2019.02.
11. A. Terasaki, Finite-size effect in dilute magnetic alloy of silver in the small cluster regime, 7th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC-2018), 2018.12.
12. A. Terasaki, Electronic structures of size-selected metal clusters studied by optical and chemical probes, Asian Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2018, 2018.05.
13. A. Terasaki, T. Hayakawa, and M. Arakawa, X-ray absorption spectroscopy of size-selected cerium-oxide cluster ions, The 14th Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemsitry (TSRP-2018), 2018.01.
14. Akira Terasaki, Size-dependent reactivity of transition-metal-doped silver clusters: A study of electronic and geometric structures, The Eighth International Symposium Atomic Cluster Collisions (ISACC 2017), 2017.10.
15. Akira TERASAKI, Advances in high-sensitivity laser spectroscopy for clusters and nanostructures, Sixteenth International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC 16), 2012.07.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Chemical Society of Japan
  • Physical Society of Japan
  • Japan Society for Molecular Science
  • Society of Nano Science and Technology
  • The Materials Reserach Society of Japan
Other Educational Activities
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  • 2013.09.