• Dependence and homeostasis of membrane impedance on cell morphology in cultured hippocampal neurons.
    R. Matsumura, H. Yamamoto, T. Hayakawa, S. Katsurabayashi, M. Niwano, A. Hirano-Iwata
    Sci. Rep. 8, 9905 (2018).
  • Amphiphobic septa enhance the mechanical stability of free-standing bilayer lipid membranes.
    D. Yamaura, D. Tadaki, S. Araki, M. Yoshida, K. Arata, T. Ohori, K. Ishibashi, M. Kato, T. Ma, R. Miyata, H. Yamamoto, R. Tero, M. Sakuraba, T. Ogino, M. Niwano, A. Hirano-Iwata
    Langmuir 34, 5615-5622 (2018).
  • Effective subnetwork topology for synchronizing interconnected networks of coupled phase oscillators.
    H. Yamamoto, S. Kubota, F. A. Shimizu, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    Front. Comput. Neurosci. 12, 17 (2018).
  • Unveil the full potential of integrated-back-contact perovskite solar cells using numerical simulation.
    T. Ma, Q. Song, D. Tadaki, M. Niwano, A. Hirano-Iwata
    Appl. Energy Mater. 10, 1021/acsaem.8b00044 (2018).
  • Micro- and nano-fabrication methods for ion-channel reconstitution in bilayer lipid membranes.
    D. Tadaki, D. Yamaura, K. Arata, T. Ohori, T. Ma, H. Yamamoto, M. Niwano, A. Hirano-Iwata
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 57, 03EA01 (2018).
  • In situ modification of cell-culture scaffolds by photocatalysis of visible-light-responsive TiO2 film.
    S. Kono, K. Furusawa, A. Kurotobi, K. Hattori, H. Yamamoto, A. Hirano-Iwata, T. Tanii
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 57, 027001 (2018).


  • Mechanically stable solvent-free lipid bilayers in nano- and micro-tapered apertures for reconstruction of cell-free synthesized hERG channels.
    D. Tadaki, D. Yamaura, S. Araki, M. Yoshida, K. Arata, T. Ohori, K. Ishibashi, M. Kato, T. Ma, R. Miyata, Y. Tozawa, H. Yamamoto, M. Niwano, A. Hirano-Iwata
    Sci. Rep. 7, 17736 (2017).
  • Charge transport properties of bulk-heterojunction organic solar cells investigated by displacement current measurement technique.
    T. Ma, J. Zhang, D. Tadaki, Y. Kimura, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    Org. Electron. 51, 269-276 (2017).
  • Formation of cell membrane component domains in artificial lipid bilayer.
    R. Tero, K. Fukumoto, T. Motegi, M. Yoshida, M. Niwano & A. Hirano-Iwata
    Sci. Rep. 7, 17905 (2017).
  • Astrocytes with previous chronic exposure to amyloid β-peptide fragment 1–40 suppress excitatory synaptic transmission
    H. Kawano, K. Oyabu, H. Yamamoto, K. Eto, Y. Adaniya, K. Kubota, T. Watanabe, A. Hirano-Iwata, J. Nabekura, S. Katsurabayashi, K. Iwasaki
    J. Neurochem. 143, 624-634 (2017).
  • Fabrication of Au-nanoparticle-embedded lipid bilayer membranes supported on solid substrates.
    N. Sakaguchi, Y. Kimura, A. Hirano-Iwata, T. Ogino
    J. Phys. Chem. B. 121, 4474-4481 (2017).
  • Gate-tuned negative differential resistance observed at room temperature in an array of gold nanoparticles.
    T. T. T. Huong, K. Matsumoto, M. Moriya, H. Shimada, Y. Kimura, A. Hirano-Iwata, Y. Mizugaki
    Appl. Phys. A. 123, 268 (2017).
  • Response characteristics of hydrogen gas sensor with porous piezoelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride) film.
    Y. Imai, D. Tadaki, T. Ma, Y. Kimura, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    Sens. Actuators B Chem. 247, 479-489 (2017).
  • Fabrication and characterization of high-quality perovskite films with large crystal grains.
    T. Ma, Q. Zhang, D. Tadaki, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 720-726 (2017).
  • Fabrication and characterization of front-illuminated dye-sensitized solar cells with anodic titanium oxide nanotubes.
    R. Kojima, Y. Kimura, T. Ma, K. Ishibashi, D. Tadaki, R. A. Rosenberg, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 164, H78-H84 (2017).


  • Live-cell, label-free identification of GABAergic and non-GABAergic neurons in primary cortical cultures using micropatterned surface.
    S. Kono, H. Yamamoto, T. Kushida, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano, T. Tanii
    PLoS ONE 11, e0160987 (2016).
  • Unidirectional signal propagation in primary neurons micropatterned at a single-cell resolution.
    H. Yamamoto, R. Matsumura, H. Takaoki, S. Katsurabayashi, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 043703 (2016).
  • Label-free detection of DNA molecules moving in micro-fluidic channels by infrared absorption spectroscopy.
    T. Miyoshi, K. Ishibashi, K. Miyamoto, A. Hirano-Iwata, Y. Kimura, M. Niwano
    Sens. Actuators B Chem. 238, 917-922 (2017).
  • Size-dependent regulation of synchronized activity in living neuronal networks.
    H. Yamamoto, S. Kubota, Y. Chida, M. Morita, S. Moriya, H. Akima, S. Sato, A. Hirano-Iwata, T. Tanii, M. Niwano
    Phys. Rev. E 94, 012407 (2016).
  • Reconstitution of human ion channels into solvent-free lipid bilayers enhanced by centrifugal forces.
    A. Hirano-Iwata, Y. Ishinari, M. Yoshida, S. Araki, D. Tadaki, R. Miyata, K. Ishibashi, H. Yamamoto, Y. Kimura, M. Niwano
    Biophys. J. 110, 2207-2215 (2016).
  • Fabrication and characterization of p+-i-p+ type organic thin film transistors with electrodes of highly doped polymer.
    D. Tadaki, T. Ma, J. Zhang, S. Iino, A. Hirano-Iwata, Y. Kimura, R. A. Rosenberg, M. Niwano
    J. Appl. Phys. 119, 154503 (2016).
  • Interaction of plasma-generated water cluster ions with chemically-modified Si surfaces investigated by infrared absorption spectroscopy.
    A. Hirano-Iwata, R. Matsumura, T. Ma, Y. Kimura, M. Niwano, K. Nishikawa
    AIP Advances 6, 035017 (2016).
  • 光触媒作用を用いた液中表面改質による培養神経細胞の操作.
    山本英明, 平野愛弓, 谷井孝至, 庭野道夫
    表面科学 37, 224-229 (2016).
  • Effects of interfacial chemical states on the performance of perovskite solar cells.
    T. Ma, D. Tadaki, M. Sakuraba, S. Sato, A. Hirano-Iwata, M. Niwano
    J. Mater. Chem. A 4, 4392-4397 (2016).
  • An electrically resistive sheet of glial cells for amplifying signals of neuronal extracellular recordings.
    R. Matsumura, H. Yamamoto, M. Niwano, A. Hirano-Iwata
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 023701 (2016).