Operando Measurement

  • SDG7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • SDG9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Shik Shin
Institute for Solid State Physics
“Operando” is a recent Latin word meaning “working” or “operating” and has been used in the field of catalyst research from 2002. Rapid development of laser and synchrotron radiation spectroscopy has made it possible to perform "Operando measurement" which is a spectroscopic evaluation during reactions in catalysts, or during operating processes in devices. Operando measurement serves as one of the main research subjects at the Laser and Synchrotron Research (LASOR) Center in ISSP founded in 2012. Operando measurement has been an essential method not only in the basic science but also in industries for its variety of applications including catalytic reactions in exhaust gas treatment of vehicles, water photolysis, photosynthesis of proteins, operation of semiconductors, memories, and solar cells, thus contributing to sustainable industrialization. In collaboration with AIST, we have embarked on an effort to industrialization with the project called "AIST-UTokyo Advanced Operando-Measurement Technology Open Innovation Laboratory; OPERANDO-OIL."
Operando imaging of the electronic state of working devices
Operando measurement of the electronic structure of graphene device by applying a voltage

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Research collaborators

- National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Related publications

- [1] H. Niwa, Hisao Kiuchi, J. Miyawaki, Y. Harada, M. Oshima, Y. Nabae T. Aoki, “Operando Soft X-ray Emission Spectroscopy of Iron Phthalocyanine-based Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, Electrochemistry communications, 35 (2013) 57.
- [2] R. Yukawa, S. Yamamoto, K. Akikubo, K. Takeuchi, K. Ozawa, H. Kumigashira, I. Matsuda, “Tailoring photovoltage response at SrRuO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures”, Adv. Mat. Interfaces 3(2016)1600527.
- [3] Y. Wang, Y. Hayamizu, H. Akiyama, "Spectroscopic Study of Firefly Oxyluciferin in Enzymatic Environment on the Basis of Stability Monitoring", J. Phys. Chem. B 118 (2014)2070.
- [4] T. Taniuchi, Y. Motoyui, K. Morozumi, T. C. Rodel, F. Fortuna, A. F. Santander-Syro, S. Shin, “Imaging of room-temperature ferromagnetic nano-domains at the surface of a non-magnetic oxide”, Nature Commun.7 (2016) 11781.

Related patents

- H. Akiyama, et al., “Light-emitting element, reference light source and method for observing luminous body”, patent publication number WO2015-098796, US-2017-0191872, DE112014005877
- H. Akiyama, et al., “Method for characterizing photovoltaic cell, characterization equipment, program, and manufacturing method of photovoltaic cells”, patent publication number 2015-228784
- H. Akiyama, et al., “Reference container and measuring method of absolute total flux of luminescence”, patent number 4883501

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