ARAI Toyoko

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ARAI Toyoko
Kanazawa University
Institute of Science and Engineering Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Job title
Doctor of Engineering(Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 
: University of Tsukuba Associate Professor 
-: Kanazawa University 


Apr 1993
Mar 1996
Department of applied physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Institute of technology
Apr 1985
Mar 1987
applied physics, Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of technology
Apr 1981
Mar 1985
biotechnology, Graduate School, Division of Life Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of technology

Committee Memberships

The Japan Society of Applied Physics  
-: The Japan Society of Applied Physics 

Awards & Honors

Nanoprobe Technology Award

Published Papers

Toyoko Arai, Daiki Kura, Ryo Inamura, Masahiko Tomitori
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics   57 08NB04   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 The Japan Society of Applied Physics. The mechanical energy dissipation (DJ) of an oscillating atomic force microscopy (AFM) cantilever, which originated from Joule heat, was analyzed by noncontact (nc)-AFM, in relation to the electrostatic...
Norio Okabayashi, Norio Okabayashi, Angelo Peronio, Magnus Paulsson, Toyoko Arai, Franz J. Giessibl
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   115 4571-4576   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. The oscillation frequencies of a molecule on a surface are determined by the mass distribution in the molecule and the restoring forces that occur when the molecule bends. The restoring for...
Toyoko Arai, Ryo Inamura, Daiki Kura, Masahiko Tomitori
Physical Review B   97 115428   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 American Physical Society. The kinetic energy of the oscillating cantilever of noncontact atomic force microscopy (nc-AFM) at room temperature was considerably dissipated over regions between a Si adatom and its neighboring rest atom for Si...
Toyoko Arai, Kohei Sato, Asuka Iida, Masahiko Tomitori
Scientific Reports   7 4054   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 The Author(s). The interfaces between solids and water films in air play fundamental roles in physicochemical phenomena, biological functions, and nano-fabrication. Though the properties of the interfaces have been considered to be irreleva...
Norio Okabayashi, Norio Okabayashi, Alexander Gustafsson, Angelo Peronio, Magnus Paulsson, Toyoko Arai, Franz J. Giessibl
Physical Review B   93(16) 165415   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 American Physical Society. Achieving a high intensity in inelastic scanning tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) is important for precise measurements. The intensity of the IETS signal can vary by up to a factor of 3 for various tips without an ap...
Hiroaki Ooe, Dominik Kirpal, Daniel S. Wastl, Alfred J. Weymouth, Toyoko Arai, Franz J. Giessibl
Applied Physics Letters   109(14) 141603   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Author(s). In bimodal frequency modulation atomic force microscopy (FM-AFM), two flexural modes are excited simultaneously. We show atomically resolved images of KBr(100) in ambient conditions in both modes that display a strong correlation...
Makoto Nogami, Akira Sasahara, Toyoko Arai, Masahiko Tomitori
Applied Physics Express   9(4) 046601   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 The Japan Society of Applied Physics. Nanoscale surface analysis was performed by installing a charge amplifier (CA) in a non-contact atomic force microscopy system. Atomic-scale capacitance and contact potential difference (CPD) between th...
Toyoko Arai, Masashi Koshioka, Kouhei Abe, Masahiko Tomitori, Ryohei Kokawa, Masahiro Ohta, Hirofumi Yamada, Kei Kobayashi, Noriaki Oyabu, Noriaki Oyabu
Langmuir   31(13) 3876-3883   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 American Chemical Society An ionic KBr(001) crystal surface covered with a thin water layer was observed with a frequency modulation atomic force microscope (FM-AFM) with atomic resolution. By immersing only the tip apex of the AFM cantilev...
Hiroaki Ooe, Mikihiro Fujii, Masahiko Tomitori, Toyoko Arai
Review of Scientific Instruments   87(2) 023702   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 AIP Publishing LLC. High-Q factor retuned fork (RTF) force sensors made from quartz tuning forks, and the electric circuits for the sensors, were evaluated and optimized to improve the performance of non-contact atomic force microscopy (nc-...
Hiroaki Ooe, Tatsuya Sakuishi, Makoto Nogami, Masahiko Tomitori, Toyoko Arai
Applied Physics Letters   105 043107   Jul 2014   [Refereed]
Based on a two-prong type quartz tuning fork, a force sensor with a high Q factor, which we call a retuned fork sensor, was developed for non-contact atomic force microscopy (nc-AFM) with atomic resolution. By cutting a small notch and attaching a...
Takashi Nishimura, Akira Sasahara, Hideyuki Murata, Toyoko Arai, Masahiko Tomitori
Journal of Physical Chemistry C   118(43) 25104-25109   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Jeong Y, Hirade M, Kokawa R, Yamada H, Kobayashi K, Oyabu N, Arai T, Sasahara A, Tomitori M
Current Applied Physics   12(2) 581-584   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Arai T, Gritschneder S, Troger L, Reichling M
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B   28(6) 1279-1283   2010   [Refereed]
T. Nishimura, A. Itabashi, A. Sasahara, H. Murata, T. Arai, M. Tomitori
Journal of Physical Chemistry C   114(25) 11109-11114   2010   [Refereed]
Z.A. Ansari, T. Arai, and M. Tomitori
Phys. Rev. B   79 033302   Jan 2009   [Refereed]
Z.A. Ansari, T. Arai, M. Tomitori
Nanotechnology   18 084020   2007   [Refereed]
Z.A. Ansari, M. Tomitori, T. Arai
Applied Physics Letters   88 171902   2006   [Refereed]
M. Hirade, T. Arai, M. Tomitori
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics   45(3B) 2278-2282   2006   [Refereed]
Z.A. Ansari, T. Arai, M. Tomitori
Surface Science Letters   574 L17-L22   2005   [Refereed]


Energy dissipation detected by frequency modulation atomic force microscopy
ARAI Toyoko
Vacuum and Surface Science   61(10) 632-638   2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Masahiko TOMITORI, Toyoko ARAI
Hyomen Kagaku   29(4) 239-245   2008   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy
新井 豊子 (Part:Contributor, Chapter 4)
Springer-Verlag   2002   

Conference Activities & Talks

Quasi-stabilized hydration layer on a muscovite mica surface covered with a nanometer-thick water film [Invited]
新井 豊子
The 3rd International Symposium on “Recent Trends in the Elucidation and Function Discovery of Next Generation Functional Materials of Surface / Interface Properties”   2018   
Energy dissipation detected by frequency modulation atomic force microscopy [Invited]
新井 豊子
2018年日本表面真空学会学術講演会   2018   
Nanoscale manipulation and characterization using SPM-based instruments [Invited]
The Fifteenth International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering   2007   
Surface electron spectroscopy using scanning probe microscopy from field-emission to force interaction under a tip-sample bias voltage [Invited]
M. Tomitori, T. Arai and M. Hirade
2007 MRS Fall Meeting   2007   
Noncontact atomic force microscopy/spectroscopy with changing bias voltage for interaction analysis between two bodies [Invited]
M. Tomitori and T. Arai
11th International Ceramics Congress   2006   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): ARAI Toyoko
Force spectroscopy based on non-contact atomic force microscopy in UHV