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Emergence of nearly flat bands through a kagome lattice embedded in an epitaxial two-dimensional Ge layer with a bitriangular structure

Fleurence, A.*; Lee, C.-C.*; Friedlein, R.*; Fukaya, Yuki; Yoshimoto, Shinya*; Mukai, Kozo*; Yamane, Hiroyuki*; Kosugi, Nobuhiro*; Yoshinobu, Jun*; Ozaki, Taisuke*; et al.

Physical Review B, 102(20), p.201102_1 - 201102_6, 2020/11

no abstracts in English

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Conceptual plant system design study of an experimental HTGR upgraded from HTTR

Ohashi, Hirofumi; Goto, Minoru; Ueta, Shohei; Sato, Hiroyuki; Fukaya, Yuji; Kasahara, Seiji; Sasaki, Koei; Mizuta, Naoki; Yan, X.; Aoki, Takeshi*

Proceedings of 9th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology (HTR 2018) (USB Flash Drive), 6 Pages, 2018/10

Conceptual design study of an experimental HTGR is performed to upgrade the plant system from Japanese High Temperature engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) to a commercial HTGR. Safety systems of HTTR are upgraded to demonstrate the commercial HTGR concept, such as a passive reactor cavity cooling system, a confinement, etc. An intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) is replaced by a steam generator (SG) for a process heat supply to demonstrate the technology for a commercial use. This paper describes the conceptual design study results of the plant system of the experimental HTGR.

JAEA Reports

Evaluation items to attain safety requirements in fuel and core designs for commercial HTGRs

Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Sato, Hiroyuki; Fukaya, Yuji; Tokuhara, Kazumi; Ohashi, Hirofumi

JAEA-Technology 2017-022, 32 Pages, 2017/09

JAEA-Technology-2017-022.pdf:3.59MB

As for the design of commercial HTGRs, the fuel design, core design, reactor coolant system design, secondary helium system design, decay heat removal system design and confinement system design are very important and quite different from those of LWRs. To contribute the establishment of the safety standards for commercial HTGRs, the evaluation items to attain safety requirements in fuel and core designs were studied. In this study, the excellence features of HTGRs based on passive safety or inherent safety were fully reflected. Additionally, concerning the core design, the stability to spatial power oscillation in reactor core of HTGR was studied. The evaluation items as the result of the study are applicable to the safety design of commercial HTGRs in the future.

JAEA Reports

Stabilization of MOX dissolving solution at STACY

Kobayashi, Fuyumi; Sumiya, Masato; Kida, Takashi; Kokusen, Junya; Uchida, Shoji; Kaminaga, Jota; Oki, Keiichi; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sono, Hiroki

JAEA-Technology 2016-025, 42 Pages, 2016/11

JAEA-Technology-2016-025.pdf:17.88MB

A preliminary test on MOX fuel dissolution for the STACY critical experiments had been conducted in 2000 through 2003 at Nuclear Science Research Institute of JAEA. Accordingly, the uranyl / plutonium nitrate solution should be reconverted into oxide powder to store the fuel for a long period. For this storage, the moisture content in the oxide powder should be controlled from the viewpoint of criticality safety. The stabilization of uranium / plutonium solution was carried out under a precipitation process using ammonia or oxalic acid solution, and a calcination process using a sintering furnace. As a result of the stabilization operation, recovery rate was 95.6% for uranium and 95.0% for plutonium. Further, the recovered oxide powder was calcined again in nitrogen atmosphere and sealed immediately with a plastic bag to keep its moisture content low and to prevent from reabsorbing atmospheric moisture.

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Examination of analytical method of rare earth elements in used nuclear fuel

Ozawa, Mayumi; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sato, Makoto; Kamohara, Keiko*; Suyama, Kenya; Tonoike, Kotaro; Oki, Keiichi; Umeda, Miki

Proceedings of 53rd Annual Meeting of Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling Working Group (HOTLAB 2016) (Internet), 9 Pages, 2016/11

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Sensitivity analysis of xenon reactivity temperature dependency for HTTR LOFC test by using RELAP5-3D code

Honda, Yuki; Fukaya, Yuji; Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Baker, R. I.*; Sato, Hiroyuki

Proceedings of 8th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology (HTR 2016) (CD-ROM), p.704 - 713, 2016/11

A high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) has superior safety characteristics. A loss of forced cooling (LOFC) test using a high-temperature engineering test reactor (HTTR) has been carried out to verify the inherent safety of an HTGR when forced cooling is diminished without reactor scram. In the test, an all-gas circulator was tripped with an initial reactor power of 9 MW and re-criticality was shown. This study focuses on developing a point kinetics method with RELAP5-3D code for an LOFC accident. There is a large temperature difference between the inlet and outlet of the core in an HTGR, and the temperature fluctuation range has been large in several accidents. We analyze the temperature dependency of xenon-135 reactivity and show that the temperature dependency of xenon-135 microscopic absorption cross-section affected the re-criticality time of the LOFC test.

JAEA Reports

Study on engineering technologies in the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (FY 2013); Development of recovery and mitigation technology on excavation damage (Contract research)

Fukaya, Masaaki*; Hata, Koji*; Akiyoshi, Kenji*; Sato, Shin*; Takeda, Yoshinori*; Miura, Norihiko*; Uyama, Masao*; Kaneda, Tsutomu*; Ueda, Tadashi*; Toda, Akiko*; et al.

JAEA-Technology 2014-040, 199 Pages, 2015/03

JAEA-Technology-2014-040.pdf:37.2MB

The researches on engineering technology in the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project consists of (1) development of design and construction planning technologies, (2) development of construction technology, (3) development of countermeasure technology, (4) development of technology for security, and (5) development of technologies for restoration and/or reduction of the excavation damage. The researches on engineering technology such as verification of the initial design were being conducted by using data measured during construction as a part of the second phase of the MIU plan. Examination about the plug for reflood test in the GL-500m Access/Research Gallery-North as part of the development of technologies for restoration and/or reduction of excavation damage were carried out. Specifically, Literature survey was carried out about the plug, based on the result of literature survey, examination of the design condition, design of the plug and rock stability using numerical simulation, selection of materials for major parts, and grouting for water inflow from between rock and plug, were carried out in this study.

Journal Articles

Development of the method to assay barely measurable elements in spent nuclear fuel and application to BWR 9$$times$$9 fuel

Suyama, Kenya; Uchiyama, Gunzo; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Umeda, Miki; Yamamoto, Toru*; Suzuki, Motomu*

Nuclear Back-end and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal, p.47 - 56, 2015/00

In fission products in used nuclear fuel, there are several stable isotopes which have large neutron absorption effect. It is known that there are several hardly measurable elements in such important fission products. JAEA had been developed the method to assess the amount of fission products which are hardly measurable and have large neutron capture cross section, under the auspices of the JNES. In this development, the measurement method was developed combining a simple and effective chemical separation scheme of fission products from used nuclear fuel and ICP-MS with high-sensitivity and high-precision. This method was applied to the measurement program for used BWR 9$$times$$9 fuel assembly. This method is applicable to the required measurement for the countermeasure to the accident of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants of Tokyo Electric Power Company. This presentation describes the measurement method developed in the study as well as the future measurement plan in JAEA.

JAEA Reports

Examination of measurement method of isotopic composition of fission products in spent fuel

Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Suyama, Kenya; Sonoda, Takashi; Okubo, Kiyoshi; Umeda, Miki; Uchiyama, Gunzo

JAEA-Research 2013-020, 81 Pages, 2013/10

JAEA-Research-2013-020.pdf:3.81MB

Japan Atomic Energy Agency conducted a project "Isotopic Composition measurement of Fission Products in Spent Fuel from FY2008 to FY2011" by the entrustment of Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization. In that project, we measured the isotopic composition of neodymium isotopes which are important to evaluate the burnup value of spent nuclear fuel by using two different methods and obtained different results. So that we carried out the follow-up measurement in order to investigate the reason of the difference between two neodymium measurements. It was found that we needed correction to the measurement results of neodymium for two samples and a part of other fission products for all samples in total five samples. This report summarizes the all works carried out in this follow-up measurement and obtained results.

Journal Articles

A Small-sized HTGR system design for multiple heat applications for developing countries

Ohashi, Hirofumi; Sato, Hiroyuki; Goto, Minoru; Yan, X.; Sumita, Junya; Tazawa, Yujiro*; Nomoto, Yasunobu; Aihara, Jun; Inaba, Yoshitomo; Fukaya, Yuji; et al.

International Journal of Nuclear Energy, 2013, p.918567_1 - 918567_18, 2013/00

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has conducted a conceptual design of a 50 MWt small-sized high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) for multiple heat applications, named HTR50S, with the reactor outlet coolant temperature of 750 $$^{circ}$$C and 900 $$^{circ}$$C. It is first-of-a-kind of the commercial plant or a demonstration plant of a small-sized HTGR system to deploy it in developing countries in the 2020s. The design concept of HTR50S is to satisfy the user requirements for multipurpose heat application, to upgrade its performance compared to that of HTTR without significant R&D utilizing the knowledge obtained by the HTTR design and operation, and to fulfill the high level of safety by utilizing the inherent features of HTGR and a passive decay heat removal system.

Journal Articles

Nuclear design study on a small-sized high temperature gas-cooled reactor with high burn-up fuel and axial fuel shuffling

Goto, Minoru; Seki, Yasuyoshi; Fukaya, Yuji; Inaba, Yoshitomo; Ohashi, Hirofumi; Sato, Hiroyuki; Tachibana, Yukio

Proceedings of 6th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology (HTR 2012) (USB Flash Drive), 10 Pages, 2012/10

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has started a conceptual design study of a small-sized High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) with 50 MW thermal power (HTR50S) to be deployed in developing countries in the 2020s. The nuclear design of the HTR50S is performed by upgrading that of a High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR), which is the Japanese HTGR with 30 MW thermal power. In the HTTR design, 12 kinds of fuel enrichment was used to optimize the power distribution. In the previous study of the HTR50S, we succeeded in reducing the number of the fuel enrichment to 3. The present study challenges the nuclear design for effective use of uranium by utilizing high burn-up fuel and axial fuel shuffling, in which a half of the loaded fuel elements is discharged from the core every 2 years and the remains are reloaded. The core burn-up calculations were performed and the nuclear characteristics were confirmed to satisfy the design requirement.

JAEA Reports

Conceptual design of small-sized HTGR system, 2; Nuclear design

Goto, Minoru; Seki, Yasuyoshi; Inaba, Yoshitomo; Ohashi, Hirofumi; Sato, Hiroyuki; Fukaya, Yuji; Tachibana, Yukio

JAEA-Technology 2012-017, 29 Pages, 2012/06

JAEA-Technology-2012-017.pdf:1.87MB

Japan Atomic Energy Agency has started a conceptual design of a small-sized HTGR with 50 MW thermal power (HTR50S), which is a first-of-a-kind commercial or demonstration plant of a small-sized HTGR to be deployed in developing countries in the 2020s. The nuclear of the HTR50S was performed by upgrading the proven technology of High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) to reduce cost for the construction. In the nuclear design, reduce the number of fuel enrichment comparing with the HTTR is one of the important subject to be upgraded. The optimization of the power distribution in the core, which is required to suppress the maximum fuel temperature below the limitation, was completed successfully by using only three fuel enrichment and the number of fuel enrichment was reduced significantly compared with the HTTR.

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Nuclear design of small-sized high temperature gas-cooled reactor for developing countries

Goto, Minoru; Seki, Yasuyoshi; Inaba, Yoshitomo; Ohashi, Hirofumi; Sato, Hiroyuki; Fukaya, Yuji; Tachibana, Yukio

Proceedings of 2012 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP '12) (CD-ROM), p.341 - 348, 2012/06

Japan Atomic Energy Agency has started a conceptual design of a small-sized HTGR with 50 MW thermal power (HTR50S), which is a first-of-a-kind commercial or demonstration plant of a small-sized HTGR to be deployed in developing countries in the 2020s. The nuclear of the HTR50S was performed by upgrading the proven technology of High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) to reduce cost for the construction. In the nuclear design, reduce the number of fuel enrichment comparing with the HTTR is one of the important subject to be upgraded. The optimization of the power distribution in the core, which is required to suppress the maximum fuel temperature below the limitation, was completed successfully by using only three fuel enrichment and the number of fuel enrichment was reduced significantly compared with the HTTR.

JAEA Reports

Analytical work at NUCEF in FY 2007

Abe, Hiroyoshi; Haga, Takahisa; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sonoda, Takashi; Sakazume, Yoshinori; Ito, Mitsuo; Shirahashi, Koichi

JAEA-Technology 2009-008, 24 Pages, 2009/03

JAEA-Technology-2009-008.pdf:5.62MB

Analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel is carried out at the analytical laboratory of NUCEF (Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility), which provides essential data for operation of STACY (Static Experiment Critical Facility), TRACY (Transient Experiment Critical Facility) and the fuel treatment system. Analyzed in FY 2007 were uranyl nitrate solution fuel samples taken before and after experiments of STACY and TRACY, samples for the preparation and pulification of uranyl nitrate solution fuel in the fuel treatment system and samples for nuclear material accountancy purpose. The total number of the samples analyzed in FY 2007 was 143. This report summarizes work related to the analysis and management of the analytical laboratory in the FY 2007.

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Analytical work at NUCEF in FY 2006

Sakazume, Yoshinori; Aoki, Hiromichi; Haga, Takahisa; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sonoda, Takashi; Shimizu, Kaori; Niitsuma, Yasushi*; Ito, Mitsuo; Inoue, Takeshi

JAEA-Technology 2007-069, 44 Pages, 2008/02

JAEA-Technology-2007-069.pdf:4.55MB

Analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel is carried out at the analytical laboratory of NUCEF (Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility), which provides essential data for operation of STACY (Static Experiment Critical Facility), TRACY (Transient Experiment Critical Facility) and the fuel treatment system. Analyzed in FY 2006 were uranyl nitrate solution fuel samples taken before and after experiments of STACY and TRACY, samples for the preparation of uranyl nitrate solution fuel, and samples for nuclear material accountancy purpose. The total number of the samples analyzed in FY 2006 was 254. This report summarizes work related to the analysis and management of the analytical laboratory in the FY 2006.

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Analytical work at NUCEF in FY 2005

Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Aoki, Hiromichi; Haga, Takahisa; Nishizawa, Hidetoshi; Sonoda, Takashi; Sakazume, Yoshinori; Shimizu, Kaori; Niitsuma, Yasushi*; Shirahashi, Koichi; Inoue, Takeshi

JAEA-Technology 2007-005, 27 Pages, 2007/03

JAEA-Technology-2007-005.pdf:1.97MB

Analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel is carried out at the analytical laboratory of NUCEF (Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility), which provides essential data for operation of STACY (Static Experiment Critical Facility), TRACY (Transient Experiment Critical Facility) and the fuel treatment system. Analyzed in FY 2005 were uranyl nitrate solution fuel samples taken before and after experiments of STACY and TRACY, samples for the preparation of uranyl nitrate solution fuel, and samples for nuclear material accountancy purpose. Also analyzed were the samples from raffinate treatment and its preliminary tests. The raffinate was generated, since FY 2000, during preliminary experiments on U/Pu extraction-pulification to fix the operation condition to prepare plutonium solution fuel to be used for criticality experiments at STACY. This report summarizes work related to the analysis and management of the analytical laboratory in the FY 2005.

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Annual report on analytical works at NUCEF in FY 2004

Nishizawa, Hidetoshi; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sonoda, Takashi; Sakazume, Yoshinori; Shimizu, Kaori; Haga, Takahisa; Sakai, Yutaka*; Akutsu, Hideyuki*; Niitsuma, Yasushi; Inoue, Takeshi; et al.

JAEA-Technology 2006-007, 24 Pages, 2006/03

JAEA-Technology-2006-007.pdf:1.81MB

Analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel is carried out at the analytical laboratory of NUCEF(Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility), which provides essential data for operation of STACY(Static Experiment Critical Facility), TRACY(Transient Experiment Critical Facility)and the fuel treatment system. Analyzed in FY 2004 were uranyl nitrate solution fuel samples taker before and after experiments of STACY and TRACY, samples for the preparation of uranyl nitrate solution fuel, and samples for nuclear material accountancy purpose. Also analyzed were the samples from raffinate treatment and its preliminary tests. The raffinate was generated, since FY 2000, during preliminary experiments on U/Pu extraction-pulification to fix the operation condition to prepare plutonium solution fuel to be used for criticality experiments at STACY. The total number of the samples analyzed in FY 2004 was 160. This report summarizes works related to the analysis and management of the analytical laboratory in the FY 2004.

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Annual report on analytical works in NUCEF in FY. 2003

Shimizu, Kaori; Gunji, Kazuhiko*; Haga, Takahisa*; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sonoda, Takashi; Sakazume, Yoshinori; Sakai, Yutaka*; Akutsu, Hideyuki; Niitsuma, Yasushi*; Inoue, Takeshi; et al.

JAERI-Tech 2004-078, 27 Pages, 2005/02

JAERI-Tech-2004-078.pdf:1.84MB

Analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel are carried out at the analytical laboratory, NUCEF (the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility), which provide essential data for the operations of STACY (the Static Experiment Critical Facility), TRACY (the Transient Experiment Critical Facility) and the fuel treatment system.In the FY 2003, analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel from STACY/TRACY on its pre- and post-operations, analysis of the uranyl nitrate solution under preparation stage for the fuel and analysis for nuclear material accountancy purpose, have been conducted. In addition, analysis on the third U/Pu extraction/separation tests among the preliminary tests to confirm adjustment condition of plutonium solution fuel for its further use at STACY from 2000, and analysis on the experiments to treat extraction waste, were conducted. A total number of analytical samples in the FY 2003 were 156.This report summarizes works related to the analysis and management of the analytical laboratory in the FY 2003.

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Annual report on analytical works in NUCEF in FY. 2002

Sakai, Yutaka; Gunji, Kazuhiko; Haga, Takahisa*; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sonoda, Takashi; Sakazume, Yoshinori; Akutsu, Hideyuki; Niitsuma, Yasushi; Shirahashi, Koichi; Sato, Takeshi

JAERI-Tech 2004-006, 25 Pages, 2004/02

JAERI-Tech-2004-006.pdf:1.72MB

Analyses of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel are carried out at the analytical laboratory, NUCEF (the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility), which provide essential data for the operations of STACY (the Static Experiment Critical Facility), TRACY (the Transient Experiment Critical Facility) and the fuel treatment system. In the FY 2002, analyses of the uranyl nitrate solution fuel from STACY/TRACY on its pre- and post-operations, analyses of the uranyl nitrate solution under preparation stage for the fuel and analyses for nuclear material accountancy purpose, have been conducted. In addition, analyses on the preliminary tests to confirm adjustment condition of plutonium solution fuel for its further use at STACY, and analyses on the americium extraction/separation tests to provide americium for the research on high temperature chemistry of TRU, were conducted. A total number of analytical samples in the FY 2002 were 275. This report summarizes works related to the analyses and management of the analytical laboratory in the FY 2002.

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Present status of chemical analysis of uranyl nitrate solution used for the criticality experiments in NUCEF

Haga, Takahisa*; Gunji, Kazuhiko; Fukaya, Hiroyuki; Sonoda, Takashi; Sakazume, Yoshinori; Sakai, Yutaka; Niitsuma, Yasushi; Togashi, Yoshihiro; Miyauchi, Masakatsu; Sato, Takeshi; et al.

JAERI-Tech 2004-005, 54 Pages, 2004/02

JAERI-Tech-2004-005.pdf:2.06MB

Criticality experiments using uranyl nitrate solution fuel are being conducted at STACY (the Static Experiment Critical Facility) and TRACY (the Transient Experiment Critical Facility) in NUCEF (the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Safety Engineering Research Facility). Chemical analyses of the solution have been carried out to take necessary data for criticality experiments, for treatment and control of the fuel, and for safeguards purpose at the analytical laboratory placed in NUCEF. About 300 samples are analyzed annually that provide various kinds of data, such as uranium concentration, isolation acid concentration, uranium isotopic composition, concentration of fission product (FP) nuclides, tri-butyl phosphoric acid (TBP) concentration, impurities in the solution fuel and so on. This report summarizes the analytical methods and quality management of the analysis for uranyl nitrate solution relating to the criticality experiments.

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