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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Yoshiyasu MATSUMOTO (Professor)

Field of Expertise:
Physical Chemistry,
Molecular Spectroscopy,
Surface Science
Research Interests:
  1. Photo-induced ultrafast surface dynamics
  2. Non-adiabatic coupling at surfaces and interfaces
  3. Development of surface sensitive nonlinear spectroscopy
  4. Mechanisms of catalytic reactions
  5. Charge transfer and transport at interfaces of organic semiconductors
Recent Papers:
  1. K. Watanabe, K.-I. Inoue, I. F. Nakai, and Y. Matsumoto, "Nonadiabatic coupling between C-O stretching and Pt substrate electrons enhanced by frustrated mode excitations", Phys. Rev B, 81, 241408 (4 pages) (2010).
  2. I. F. Nakai, M. Tachioka, A. Ugawa, T. Ueda, K. Watanabe, and Y. Matsumoto, "Molecular structure and carrier distributions at semiconductor/dielectric interfaces in organic field-effect transistors studied with sum frequency generation microscopy", Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 243304-3 (2009).
  3. M. Nagao, K. Watanabe, and Y. Matsumoto, "Ultrafast Vibrational Energy Transfer in the Layers of D2O and CO on Pt(111) Studied with Time-Resolved Sum-Frequency-Generation Spectroscopy", J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 11712-11719 (2009).
  4. I. Nakai, Y. Matsumoto, N. Takagi, and S. Okazaki, "Structure and thermal fluctuation of one-dimensional AgO chains on Ag(110) surfaces studied with density functional theory and Monte Carlo simulations", J. Chem. Phys, 129, 154709 (8 pages) (2008).
  5. K. Watanabe, K. Inoue, I. F. Nakai, M. Fuyuki, and Y. Matsumoto, "Ultrafast electron and lattice dynamics at potassium-covered Cu(111) surfaces", Phys. Rev. B, 80, 075404 (10 pages) (2009).
  6. M. Fuyuki, K. Watanabe, D. Ino, H. Petek, and Y. Matsumoto, "Electron-phonon coupling at an atomically defined interface: Na quantum well on Cu(111)", Phys. Rev. B, 76, 115427 (4 pages) (2007).
  7. O. Nakagoe, N. Takagi, K. Watanabe, and Y. Matsumoto, "Explosive evolution of hydrogen abstraction of water on oxidized Ag(110) surfaces studied by scanning tunnelling microscopy", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 9, 5274-5278 (2007).
  8. Y. Matsumoto and K. Watanabe, "Coherent Vibrations of Adsorbates Induced by Femtosecond Laser Excitation", Chem. Rev., 106, 4234-4260 (2006).
  9. D. Ino, K. Watanabe, N. Takagi and Y. Matsumoto, "The electronic structure and femtosecond electron transfer dynamics at noble metal/tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum interfaces", Phys Rev, B, 71, 115427 (10 pages)(2005).
  10. O. Nakagoe, K. Watanabe, N. Takagi and Y. Matsumoto, "Role of structural fluctuation in a surface reaction studied by scanning tunneling microscopy: The CO + O → CO2 clean-off reaction on Ag(110)(2x1)-O", Phys Rev Lett, 90, 226105 (4 pages) (2003).
Contact Information:
Phone: 81(Japan)-75-753-4047
Fax: 81(Japan)- 75-753-4050
E-mail: matsumoto + @kuchem.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Molecular Spectroscopy laboratory (internal link)
Matsumoto Research Group web site

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