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Shell evolution beyond $$Z$$=28 and $$N$$=50; Spectroscopy of $$^{81,82,83,84}$$Zn

Shand, C. M.*; Podoly$'a$k, Zs.*; G$'o$rska, M.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Nowacki, F.*; Otsuka, T.*; Sieja, K.*; Tostevin, J. A.*; Tsunoda, T.*; et al.

Physics Letters B, 773, p.492 - 497, 2017/10

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:12.73(Astronomy & Astrophysics)

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High-contrast, high-intensity petawatt-class laser and applications

Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Mori, Michiaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Ogura, Koichi; Sagisaka, Akito; Kon, Akira; Esirkepov, T. Z.; Hayashi, Yukio; Kotaki, Hideyuki; Kanasaki, Masato*; et al.

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 21(1), p.1601118_1 - 1601118_18, 2015/01

 Times Cited Count:48 Percentile:3.36(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

This paper reviews the development of a high-contrast high-intensity petawatt-class Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) laser for research on high field science. We discuss in detail the design, performance and characterization of the laser. We also describe the on-going upgrade of the laser system and some applications for the laser in relativistic dominated laser-matter interactions.

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Thermal transient test and strength evaluation of a tubesheet structure made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel, 1; Test model design and experimental results

Ando, Masanori; Hasebe, Shinichi; Kobayashi, Sumio; Kasahara, Naoto*; Toyoshi, Akira*; Omae, Takahiro*; Enuma, Yasuhiro*

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 275, p.408 - 421, 2014/08

AA2013-0395.pdf:2.65MB

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:88(Nuclear Science & Technology)

To clarify the failure mode of a semispherical tubesheet structure originally designed for SG in the JSFR, a cyclic thermal loading test was performed using a tubesheet model test structure. The tubesheet model made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel was subjected to 1,873 cycles of severe thermal transient loads using a large-scale sodium loop, in which sodium heated to 600$$^{circ}$$C and 250$$^{circ}$$C was flowed repeatedly with periods for each transient of 2 and 1 h, respectively. After the test, the test model was inspected by PT. Then, observation using a SEM and hardness testing were performed. A thermal-hydraulic analysis was also performed to validate the measured temperature history during the thermal transient. Through these examinations and evaluation with thermal-hydraulic analysis, the manner of failure in the tubesheet under cyclic thermal loading is discussed.

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Thermal transient test and strength evaluation of a tubesheet structure made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel, 2; Creep-fatigue strength evaluation

Ando, Masanori; Hasebe, Shinichi; Kobayashi, Sumio; Kasahara, Naoto*; Toyoshi, Akira*; Omae, Takahiro*; Enuma, Yasuhiro*

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 275, p.422 - 432, 2014/08

AA2013-0396.pdf:1.44MB

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:44.91(Nuclear Science & Technology)

In this study, the strength of a tubesheet test model simulating a semispherical tubesheet structure subjected to cyclic thermal transients was evaluated using the finite element analysis (FEA). A test model made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel was subjected to 1,873 cycles of severe thermal transient loading using a large-scale sodium loop, in which elevated-temperature sodium at 600$$^{circ}$$C and 250$$^{circ}$$C was flowed repeatedly and kept at the final temperature for 2 and 1 h, respectively. Heat transfer analysis and stress analysis were performed using the sodium temperature data measured during the test. Then, the elastic and inelastic stress analysis results were used to investigate the failure mechanism by creep-fatigue damage and evaluate the failure strength. The evaluation based on the results of inelastic analysis estimated the number of cycles to failure within a factor of 3.

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High power laser developments with femtosecond to nanosecond pulse durations for laser shock science and engineering

Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Mori, Michiaki; Suzuki, Masayuki*; Daito, Izuru*; Okada, Hajime; Ochi, Yoshihiro; Tanaka, Momoko; Sato, Masatoshi*; Tamaoki, Yoshinori*; Yoshii, Takehiro*; et al.

Reza Kenkyu, 42(6), p.441 - 447, 2014/06

We describe three specific high power laser systems that are being developed in our laboratory for many applications in high field science, nonlinear optics and material processing. We report on a femtosecond petawatt-class Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification laser system that can produce a pulse energy of 20 J of 40 fs pulse duration, a picosecond high intensity Yb:YAG chirped-pulse amplification laser system that can generate a pulse energy of 100 mJ of 0.5 ps pulse duration, and a nanosecond high repetition rate Nd:YAG laser system that can provide an average power of 360 W with a pulse duration of 30 ns delivered at a 1 kHz repetition rate. We discuss the basic design aspects and present the results from our experimental investigations of these laser systems.

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Current status and future prospects of "J-KAREN"; High contrast, high intensity laser for studying relativistic laser-matter interactions

Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Mori, Michiaki; Okada, Hajime; Shimomura, Takuya; Nakai, Yoshiki*; Tanoue, Manabu; Kondo, Shuji; Kanazawa, Shuhei; Yogo, Akifumi; Sagisaka, Akito; et al.

JPS Conference Proceedings (Internet), 1, p.015095_1 - 015095_5, 2014/03

We present the design and characterization of a high-contrast, petawatt-class Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) laser system. Two saturable absorbers and low-gain optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) preamplifier in the double CPA laser chain have improved the temporal contrast to 1.4$$times$$10$$^{12}$$ on the subnanosecond time scale at 70 terawatt level. Final uncompressed broadband pulse energy is 28 J, indicating the potential for reaching peak power near 600 terawatt. We also discuss our upgrade to over petawatt level at a 0.1 Hz repetition rate briefly.

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Creep-fatigue evaluation of a structural model made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel subjected to the cyclic thermal loading

Ando, Masanori; Hasebe, Shinichi; Kobayashi, Sumio; Kasahara, Naoto*; Toyoshi, Akira*; Omae, Takahiro*; Enuma, Yasuhiro*

Nippon Kikai Gakkai M&M 2013 Zairyo Rikigaku Kanfarensu Koen Rombunshu (CD-ROM), p.OS1510_1 - OS1510_3, 2013/10

To validate the failure mode and assess creep-fatigue damage evaluation, a thick cylinder test model made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel was subjected to 1,873 cycles of accelerated thermal transient loading using a large-scale sodium loop through which liquid sodium at 600$$^{circ}$$C and 250$$^{circ}$$C flowed repeatedly, with the period of each transient being 2 h and 1 h, respectively. After completion of the test, liquid penetrant testing, a surface observation and hardness testing were performed to characterize failure mode. Based on the finite element analysis, creep-fatigue life was evaluated by applying the JSME FRs code. The failure cycles evaluated by rules described in the JSME FRs code was shown to have a safety margin of greater than 300 times for this system.

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Ultra-intense, high spatio-temporal quality petawatt-class laser system and applications

Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Shimomura, Takuya; Mori, Michiaki; Nakai, Yoshiki*; Tanoue, Manabu; Kondo, Shuji; Kanazawa, Shuhei; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Esirkepov, T. Z.; Hayashi, Yukio; et al.

Applied Sciences (Internet), 3(1), p.214 - 250, 2013/03

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:43.11(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

This paper reviews techniques for improving the temporal contrast and spatial beam quality in an ultra-intense laser system that is based on chirped-pulse amplification (CPA). We describe the design, performance, and characterization of our laser system, which has the potential for achieving a peak power of 600 TW. We also describe applications of the laser system in the relativistically dominant regime of laser-matter interactions and discuss a compact, high efficiency diode-pumped laser system.

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Thermal transient test and strength evaluation of a thick cylinder model made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel

Ando, Masanori; Hasebe, Shinichi; Kobayashi, Sumio; Kasahara, Naoto*; Toyoshi, Akira*; Omae, Takahiro*; Enuma, Yasuhiro*

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 255, p.296 - 309, 2013/02

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:15.08(Nuclear Science & Technology)

To verify the failure mode and assess creep-fatigue damage, a thick cylinder test model made of Mod.9Cr-1Mo steel was subjected to 1,873 cycles of accelerated thermal transient loading using a large-scale sodium loop through which liquid sodium at 600 $$^{circ}$$C and 250 $$^{circ}$$C flowed repeatedly, with the period of each transient being 2 h and 1 h, respectively. After completion of the test, the test model was inspected using liquid penetrant testing. Observations using a scanning electron microscope and hardness testing were then performed to characterize creep-fatigue damage in the structural model subjected to cyclic thermal transient loading in a sodium environment. Finite element analysis were performed to evaluate the relationship between creep-fatigue damage and the observed crack conditions.

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Temporal contrast enhancement of petawatt-class laser pulses

Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Shimomura, Takuya; Sasao, Hajime; Nakai, Yoshiki*; Tanoue, Manabu; Kondo, Shuji; Kanazawa, Shuhei; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Mori, Michiaki; Fukuda, Yuji; et al.

Optics Letters, 37(16), p.3363 - 3365, 2012/08

 Times Cited Count:33 Percentile:13.05(Optics)

We demonstrate the temporal contrast enhancement in a petawatt-class Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) laser system. An extra saturable absorber, introduced downstream a low gain optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) preamplifier, has improved the temporal contrast in the system to 1.4$$times$$10$$^{12}$$ on the sub-nanosecond time scale at 70 TW power level. We have achieved 28 J of uncompressed broadband output energy with this system, indicating the potential for reaching peak powers near 600 TW.

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Stabilization of laser accelerated electron bunch by the ionization-stage control

Mori, Michiaki; Kando, Masaki; Kotaki, Hideyuki; Hayashi, Yukio; Kawase, Keigo; Bulanov, S. V.; Ogura, Koichi; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Kondo, Kiminori; Sugiyama, Akira; et al.

Proceedings of 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '10) (Internet), p.4062 - 4064, 2010/05

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Electron optical injection with head-on and countercrossing colliding laser pulses

Kotaki, Hideyuki; Daito, Izuru; Kando, Masaki; Hayashi, Yukio; Kawase, Keigo; Kameshima, Takashi*; Fukuda, Yuji; Homma, Takayuki; Ma, J.*; Chen, L. M.*; et al.

Physical Review Letters, 103(19), p.194803_1 - 194803_4, 2009/11

 Times Cited Count:50 Percentile:11.24(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

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Experimental studies of the high and low frequency electromagnetic radiation produced from nonlinear laser-plasma interactions

Kando, Masaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Fukuda, Yuji; Esirkepov, T. Z.; Daito, Izuru; Kawase, Keigo; Ma, J. L.*; Chen, L. M.*; Hayashi, Yukio; Mori, Michiaki; et al.

European Physical Journal D, 55(2), p.465 - 474, 2009/09

 Times Cited Count:17 Percentile:33.4(Optics)

Nonlinear interaction of intense laser beams with plasma causes a number of different regimes of generation of high energy particle beams and of strong radiation with the emitted photon energy from the X-ray to THz frequency range. The review of the first proof-of-principle experiment and the latest progress on the flying mirror is presented. A low frequency EM radiation emission has also been observed in our experiments. The interpretation invokes the relativistic electromagnetic solitons. The solitons are formed in an underdense plasma in the process of the laser pulse frequency downshift. They store a portion of EM wave energy with the polarization inherited from the laser and emit it at the plasma-vacuum interface in a form of the low frequency EM bursts. We present the results of the polarization-resolved measurements.

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Creep behavior of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steels irradiated at 573 and 773K up to 5dpa

Ando, Masami; Li, M.*; Tanigawa, Hiroyasu; Grossbeck, M. L.*; Kim, S.-W.; Sawai, Tomotsugu; Shiba, Kiyoyuki; Kono, Yutaka*; Koyama, Akira*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 367-370(1), p.122 - 126, 2007/08

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:27.46(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

Irradiation creep behavior of the F82H and several JLF-1 steels have been measured up to 5 dpa, using helium-pressurized creep tubes irradiated in HFIR. These tubes were pressurized with helium to hoop stress levels of 0 to 400 MPa for irradiation temperature. The results of F82H and JLF-1 with 200 MPa hoop stress showed small creep strains ($$<$$ 0.15%) after irradiation. Irradiation creep rate in these steels is linearly dependent on the applied stress less than 200 MPa. However, at higher hoop stress level, the creep rate of them is nonlinear. The creep compliance coefficient for F82H and JLF-1 at 300 $$^{circ}$$C is very small values. These data contribute to a part of materials database for ITER Test blanket design work.

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Irradiation creep behavior of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel irradiated in HFIR

Ando, Masami; Tanigawa, Hiroyasu; Shiba, Kiyoyuki; Jitsukawa, Shiro; Kono, Yutaka*; Koyama, Akira*; Li, M.*; Stoller, R. E.*

Nippon Kinzoku Gakkai-Shi, 71(7), p.559 - 562, 2007/07

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering)

no abstracts in English

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New detection device for Thomson parabola spectrometer for diagnosis of the laser-plasma ion beam

Mori, Michiaki; Kando, Masaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Hayashi, Yukio; Yogo, Akifumi; Yoshimura, Norihisa; Ogura, Koichi; Takai, Mamiko; Sagisaka, Akito; Orimo, Satoshi; et al.

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 1(9), p.042_1 - 042_4, 2006/09

A new detection device for evaluating ion energy distributions for laser-plasma ion source is demonstrated. The Imaging Plate (IP) with no protective layer as ion detector device for the Thomson Parabola spectrometeris used. The Imaging Plate Thomson Parabola spectrometer (IPTPS) is applicable for the analysis of the energydistribution of the laser-driven ion beam using an opto-electric digitizing technique.

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Low-density tin targets for efficient extreme ultraviolet light emission from laser-produced plasmas

Okuno, Tomoharu*; Fujioka, Shinsuke*; Nishimura, Hiroaki*; Tao, Y.*; Nagai, Keiji*; Gu, Q.*; Ueda, Nobuyoshi*; Ando, Tsuyoshi*; Nishihara, Katsunobu*; Norimatsu, Takayoshi*; et al.

Applied Physics Letters, 88(16), p.161501_1 - 161501_3, 2006/04

 Times Cited Count:60 Percentile:11.36(Physics, Applied)

no abstracts in English

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Opacity effect on extreme ultraviolet radiation from laser-produced tin plasmas

Fujioka, Shinsuke*; Nishimura, Hiroaki*; Nishihara, Katsunobu*; Sasaki, Akira; Sunahara, Atsushi*; Okuno, Tomoharu*; Ueda, Nobuyoshi*; Ando, Tsuyoshi*; Tao, Y.*; Shimada, Yoshinori*; et al.

Physical Review Letters, 95(23), p.235004_1 - 235004_4, 2005/12

 Times Cited Count:128 Percentile:4.53(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

no abstracts in English

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Development of advanced superconducting coil technologies for the National Centralized Tokamak

Kizu, Kaname; Miura, Yushi*; Tsuchiya, Katsuhiko; Ando, Toshinari*; Koizumi, Norikiyo; Matsui, Kunihiro*; Sakasai, Akira; Tamai, Hiroshi; Matsukawa, Makoto; Ishida, Shinichi; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 45(11), p.1302 - 1308, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:84.43(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

no abstracts in English

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Probe measurements; Fundamentals to advanced applications

Amemiya, Hiroshi*; Wada, Motoi*; Toyoda, Hirotaka*; Nakamura, Keiji*; Ando, Akira*; Uehara, Kazuya; Oyama, Koichiro*; Sakai, Osamu*; Tachibana, Kunihide*

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 81(7), p.482 - 525, 2005/07

This article is asked to write by the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research. The probe diagnostics in fusion plasma is explaind for many readers of the Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research, who have much concerned on various aspects.In section one, the method to estimate the electron temperature and the density as well as the electron energy distribution function with the single probe is given. In section two, the method to estimate the ion temperature and the flow velocity with the double probe is given. The practical measurements are explained introducing the data obtained at JFT-2, JFT-2a and JFT-2M in JAERI tokamak.

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