Teaching Undergraduate: NS VII: Experimental Approach to Natural Science; Foundation of Chemistry Laboratory I; Analytical Chemistry I, II; Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II; Natural Science III: The Chemical Basis of Nature; Teaching Methods in Natural Sciences I
Radiochemistry and analytical chemistry: 1. Synthesis and identification of new chemical species produced with radioisotope and neutron beams. 2. Chemical behavior of the positive muon. Analytical application of muonix X-rays. 3. Quantification of trace amounts of species in the atmosphere. 4. Development of new analytical methods using radiation and particle beams including Mossbauer spectroscopy and muon spectroscopy.
Example Publications 1. "Positive muons in condensed phase ammonia", M. K. Kubo, and K. Nishiyama, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 255(1), 175-178 (2003).
2. Y. Kobayashi, M. K. Kubo, Y. Yamada, T. Saito, A. Yoshida, H. Ogawa, H. Ueno, and K. Asahi: In-beam Mossbauer Study of 57Fe Species Arising from 57Mn Implanted into KMnO4", Hyperfine Interactions, (c) 5, 301-304 (2003).
3. "Structural conversion and spin separation in bis(ferrocenylethynyl)anthra-quinone triggered by proton-coupled intramolecular electron transfer", M. Murata, M. Yamada, T. Fujita, K. Kojima, M. Kurihara, K. Kubo, Y. Kobayashi, and H. Nishihara, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 123, 12903-12904 (2001).
4. "Determination of degradation constant of energetic 7*Li in liquid media using a thin boron film on silicon wafer", Y. Sakai, M. K. Kubo, C. Yonezawa, H. Matsue, M. Jimbo, J. Nucl. Radiochem. Soc., 2, R23-R26 (2001).
5. "Electroreductive deposition of anthraquinone derivative-attached Au clusters: optical properties and STM observation of the electrodeposited cluster film", M. Yamada, T. Tadera, K. Kubo, and H. Nishihara, Langmuir, 17(8), 2363-2370 (2001).