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Development of performance assessment models for glass dissolution

Goto, Takahiro*; Mitsui, Seiichiro; Takase, Hiroyasu*; Kurosawa, Susumu*; Inagaki, Manabu*; Shibata, Masahiro; Ishiguro, Katsuhiko*

MRS Advances (Internet), 1(63-64), p.4239 - 4245, 2016/00

NUMO and JAEA have conducted a joint research since FY2011, which is designed to enhance the methodology of repository design and performance assessment in preliminary investigation stage for deep geological disposal of radioactive waste. As a part of this joint research, we have been developing glass dissolution models which consider various processes in EBS, such as precipitation of Fe-silicates associated with iron overpack corrosion, and Si transport through corrosion products in the cracked overpack. The objectives of the modeling work are to evaluate relative importance of relevant processes and to identify further R&D issues towards development of a convincing safety case. Sensitivity analyses suggested that predicted glass dissolution time ranges from 1$$times$$10$$^3$$ to 1$$times$$10$$^7$$ years or more due to uncertainties in the current understanding of the key processes, namely precipitation of Fe-silicates and transport characteristics of the altered glass layer.

JAEA Reports

Enhancement of the methodology of repository design and post-closure performance assessment for preliminary investigation stage, 3; Progress report on NUMO-JAEA collaborative research in FY2013 (Joint research)

Shibata, Masahiro; Sawada, Atsushi; Tachi, Yukio; Makino, Hitoshi; Wakasugi, Keiichiro; Mitsui, Seiichiro; Kitamura, Akira; Yoshikawa, Hideki; Oda, Chie; Ishidera, Takamitsu; et al.

JAEA-Research 2014-030, 457 Pages, 2015/03

JAEA-Research-2014-030.pdf:199.23MB

JAEA and NUMO have conducted a collaborative research work which is designed to enhance the methodology of repository design and post-closure performance assessment in preliminary investigation stage. With regard to (1) study on rock suitability in terms of hydrology, based on some examples of developing method of hydro-geological structure model, acquired knowledge are arranged using the tree diagram, and model uncertainty and its influence on the evaluation items were discussed. With regard to (2) study on scenario development, the developed approach for "defining conditions" has been reevaluated and improved from practical viewpoints. In addition, the uncertainty evaluation for the effect of use of cementitious material, as well as glass dissolution model, was conducted with analytical evaluation. With regard to (3) study on setting radionuclide migration parameters, based on survey of precedent procedures, multiple-approach for distribution coefficient of rocks was established, and the adequacy of the approach was confirmed though its application to sedimentary rock and granitic rock. Besides, an approach for solubility setting was developed including the procedure of selection of solubility limiting solid phase. The adequacy of the approach was confirmed though its application to key radionuclides.

Journal Articles

Highly efficient extraction separation of lanthanides using a diglycolamic acid extractant

Shimojo, Kojiro; Aoyagi, Noboru; Saito, Takumi*; Okamura, Hiroyuki; Kubota, Fukiko*; Goto, Masahiro*; Naganawa, Hirochika

Analytical Sciences, 30(2), p.263 - 269, 2014/02

 Times Cited Count:29 Percentile:16.88(Chemistry, Analytical)

JAEA Reports

Enhancement of the methodology of repository design and post-closure performance assessment for preliminary investigation stage, 2; Progress report on NUMO-JAEA collaborative research in FY2012 (Joint research)

Shibata, Masahiro; Sawada, Atsushi; Tachi, Yukio; Hayano, Akira; Makino, Hitoshi; Wakasugi, Keiichiro; Mitsui, Seiichiro; Oda, Chie; Kitamura, Akira; Osawa, Hideaki; et al.

JAEA-Research 2013-037, 455 Pages, 2013/12

JAEA-Research-2013-037.pdf:42.0MB

Following FY2011, JAEA and NUMO have conducted a collaborative research work which is designed to enhance the methodology of repository design and performance assessment in preliminary investigation stage. With regard to (1) study on rock suitability in terms of hydrology, the tree diagram of methodology of groundwater travel time has been extended for crystalline rock, in addition, tree diagram for sedimentary rock newly has been organized. With regard to (2) study on scenario development, the existing approach has been improved in terms of a practical task, and applied and tested for near field focusing on the buffer. In addition, the uncertainty of some important processes and its impact on safety functions are discussed though analysis. With regard to (3) study on setting radionuclide migration parameters, the approaches for parameter setting have been developed for sorption for rocks and solubility, and applied and tested through parameter setting exercises for key radionuclides.

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Enzymatic fabrication of protein-decorated gold nanoparticles by the aid of artificial peptides with gold-binding affinity

Niide, Teppei*; Shimojo, Kojiro; Wakabayashi, Rie*; Goto, Masahiro*; Kamiya, Noriho*

Langmuir, 29(50), p.15596 - 15605, 2013/12

 Times Cited Count:11 Percentile:52.83(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

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A Study of tungsten spectra using Large Helical Device and Compact Electron Beam Ion Trap in NIFS

Morita, Shigeru*; Dong, C. F.*; Goto, Motoshi*; Kato, Daiji*; Murakami, Izumi*; Sakaue, Hiroyuki*; Hasuo, Masahiro*; Koike, Fumihiro*; Nakamura, Nobuyuki*; Oishi, Tetsutaro*; et al.

AIP Conference Proceedings 1545, p.143 - 152, 2013/07

 Times Cited Count:21 Percentile:0.6

Tungsten spectra have been observed from Large Helical Device (LHD) and Compact electron Beam Ion Trap (CoBIT) in wavelength ranges of visible to EUV. The tungsten spectra from LHD are well analyzed based on the knowledge from CoBIT tungsten spectra. The C-R model code has been developed to explain the UTA spectra in details. Radial profiles of EUV spectra from highly ionized tungsten ions have been measured and analyzed by impurity transport simulation code with ADPAK atomic database code to examine the ionization balance determined by ionization and recombination rate coefficients. The ablation cloud of the impurity pellet is directly measured with visible spectroscopy.

JAEA Reports

Enhancement of the methodology of repository design and post-closure performance assessment for preliminary investigation stage; Progress report on NUMO-JAEA collaborative research in FY2011 (Joint research)

Shibata, Masahiro; Sawada, Atsushi; Tachi, Yukio; Makino, Hitoshi; Hayano, Akira; Mitsui, Seiichiro; Taniguchi, Naoki; Oda, Chie; Kitamura, Akira; Osawa, Hideaki; et al.

JAEA-Research 2012-032, 298 Pages, 2012/09

JAEA-Research-2012-032.pdf:33.68MB

JAEA and NUMO have conducted a collaborative research work which is designed to enhance the methodology of repository design and performance assessment in preliminary investigation phase. The topics and the conducted research are follows; (1) Study on selection of host rock: in terms of hydraulic properties, items for assessing rock property, and assessment methodology of groundwater travel time has been organized with interaction from site investigation. (2) Study on development of scenario: the existing approach has been embodied, in addition, the phenomenological understanding regarding dissolution of and nuclide release from vitrified waste, corrosion of the overpack, long-term performance of the buffer are summarized. (3) Study on setting nuclide migration parameters: the approach for parameter setting has been improved for sorption and diffusion coefficient of buffer/rock, and applied and tested for parameter setting of key radionuclides. (4) Study on ensuring quality of knowledge: framework for ensuring quality of knowledge has been studied and examined aimed at the likely disposal facility condition.

Journal Articles

Facile, rapid and efficient biofabrication of gold nanoparticles decorated with functional proteins

Shimojo, Kojiro; Niide, Teppei*; Taguchi, Tomitsugu; Naganawa, Hirochika; Kamiya, Noriho*; Goto, Masahiro*

Analyst, 137(10), p.2300 - 2303, 2012/02

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:77.45(Chemistry, Analytical)

We report a one-pot biological approach to fabricate gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-ZZ domain conjugates using peptide-functionalized proteins that can simultaneously direct both biomineralization and surface modification of AuNPs. In addition, immuno-AuNPs are readily prepared through the specific binding of antibodies to the ZZ domain on the AuNPs.

Journal Articles

Ionic liquid extraction systems utilizing ion recognition

Shimojo, Kojiro; Goto, Masahiro*

Nippon Ion Kokan Gakkai-Shi, 22(2), p.65 - 72, 2011/06

Ionic liquids have attracted much attention as the third liquid because they possess different properties from those of water and organic solvents. Their unique properties have encouraged us to develop liquid-liquid extraction systems using ionic liquids as extracting media. In this review, we describe metal ion and protein extractions in ionic liquid-water biphasic systems using the size recognition ability of macrocyclic compounds. Furthermore, we report the potential utility of ionic liquids as novel reaction media for biological catalysis with proteins extracted.

Journal Articles

Identified charged hadron production in $$p + p$$ collisions at $$sqrt{s}$$ = 200 and 62.4 GeV

Adare, A.*; Afanasiev, S.*; Aidala, C.*; Ajitanand, N. N.*; Akiba, Yasuyuki*; Al-Bataineh, H.*; Alexander, J.*; Aoki, Kazuya*; Aphecetche, L.*; Armendariz, R.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 83(6), p.064903_1 - 064903_29, 2011/06

 Times Cited Count:136 Percentile:0.67(Physics, Nuclear)

Transverse momentum distributions and yields for $$pi^{pm}, K^{pm}, p$$, and $$bar{p}$$ in $$p + p$$ collisions at $$sqrt{s}$$ = 200 and 62.4 GeV at midrapidity are measured by the PHENIX experiment at the RHIC. We present the inverse slope parameter, mean transverse momentum, and yield per unit rapidity at each energy, and compare them to other measurements at different $$sqrt{s}$$ collisions. We also present the scaling properties such as $$m_T$$ and $$x_T$$ scaling and discuss the mechanism of the particle production in $$p + p$$ collisions. The measured spectra are compared to next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations.

Journal Articles

Application of ionic liquids to extraction separation of rare earth metals with an effective diglycol amic acid extractant

Kubota, Fukiko*; Shimobori, Yosuke*; Baba, Yuzo*; Koyanagi, Yusuke*; Shimojo, Kojiro; Kamiya, Noriho*; Goto, Masahiro*

Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 44(5), p.307 - 312, 2011/05

 Times Cited Count:43 Percentile:17.07(Engineering, Chemical)

The application of ionic liquids as alternatives to conventional organic solvents in extraction processes has been actively investigated. A crucial step towards the practical use of ionic liquids is the development of extractants that work effectively within these new media. In the present study, the extraction separation of rare earth metals into ionic liquids, 1-butyl, 1-octyl, and l-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide ([C$$_{n}$$ min][Tf$$_{2}$$N], ${it n}$ = 4, 8, 12), was performed using a novel extractant, ${it N}$,${it N}$-dioctyldiglycol amic acid (DODGAA). Quantitative extraction of metal ions such as Y$$^{3+}$$ and Eu$$^{3+}$$ was selectively achieved in the presence of the base metal ion Zn$$^{2+}$$, which was not extracted at all under the present experimental conditions. The extraction efficiency was enhanced for the shorter-alkyl-chain imidazolium ionic liquid [C$$_{4}$$mim] [Tf$$_{2}$$N] compared to that for a conventional organic solvent system. Extraction mechanism studies elucidated that the metal extraction proceeds via proton exchange reactions between DODGAA and the metal ions in the ionic liquid (the same mechanism as in the conventional organic solvent). The stripping reaction, or recovery, of the metal ions from the extracting phase was readily accomplished with an acid solution such as nitric acid.

Journal Articles

Azimuthal correlations of electrons from heavy-flavor decay with hadrons in $$p+p$$ and Au+Au collisions at $$sqrt{s_{NN}}$$ = 200 GeV

Adare, A.*; Afanasiev, S.*; Aidala, C.*; Ajitanand, N. N.*; Akiba, Yasuyuki*; Al-Bataineh, H.*; Alexander, J.*; Aoki, Kazuya*; Aphecetche, L.*; Aramaki, Y.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 83(4), p.044912_1 - 044912_16, 2011/04

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:49.24(Physics, Nuclear)

Measurements of electrons from the decay of open-heavy-flavor mesons have shown that the yields are suppressed in Au+Au collisions compared to expectations from binary-scaled $$p+p$$ collisions. Here we extend these studies to two particle correlations where one particle is an electron from the decay of a heavy flavor meson and the other is a charged hadron from either the decay of the heavy meson or from jet fragmentation. These measurements provide more detailed information about the interaction between heavy quarks and the quark-gluon matter. We find the away-side-jet shape and yield to be modified in Au+Au collisions compared to $$p+p$$ collisions.

Journal Articles

New strategy to enhance catalytic performance of ${it Escherichia coli}$ whole cell biocatalysts harboring P450cam mutants

Mouri, Tsuyoshi; Kamiya, Noriho*; Goto, Masahiro*

Biochemical Engineering Journal, 53(2), p.229 - 233, 2011/01

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:78.17(Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

In this paper, we have developed a new ${it Escherichia coli}$ whole-cell biocatalytic system that affords the efficient microbial indigo production by cytochrome P450cam mutants (Y96F or F87W-Y96F) in the cells. The novel system is comprised of two types of P450cam mutants (Y96F or F87W-Y96F), putidaredoxin, putidaredoxin reductase, and bacterial glycerol dehydrogenase. The present ${it E. coli}$ whole-cell biocatalysts might be applicable to practical microbial indigo production.

Journal Articles

Trapping of multiple hydrogen atoms in a tungsten monovacancy from first principles

Osawa, Kazuhito*; Goto, Junya*; Yamakami, Masahiro*; Yamaguchi, Masatake; Yagi, Masatoshi*

Physical Review B, 82(18), p.184117_1 - 184117_6, 2010/11

 Times Cited Count:84 Percentile:5.82(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

The configuration of multiple hydrogen atoms trapped in a tungsten monovacancy is investigated using first-principles calculations. Unlike previous computational studies, which have reported that hydrogen in BCC metal monovacancies occupies octahedral interstitial sites, it is found that the stable sites shift towards tetrahedral interstitial sites as the number of hydrogen atoms increases. As a result, a maximum of twelve hydrogen atoms can become trapped in a tungsten monovacancy.

Journal Articles

Investigation of the helical divertor function and the future plan of a closed divertor for efficient particle control in the LHD plasma periphery

Shoji, Mamoru*; Masuzaki, Suguru*; Kobayashi, Masahiro*; Goto, Motoshi*; Morisaki, Tomohiro*; Yamada, Hiroshi*; Komori, Akio*; Iwamae, Atsushi; Sakaue, Atsushi*; LHD Experimental Group*

Fusion Science and Technology, 58(1), p.208 - 218, 2010/07

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:39.89(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Journal Articles

Uphill transport of rare-earth metals through a highly stable supported liquid membrane based on an ionic liquid

Kubota, Fukiko*; Shimobori, Yosuke*; Koyanagi, Yusuke*; Shimojo, Kojiro; Kamiya, Noriho*; Goto, Masahiro*

Analytical Sciences, 26(3), p.289 - 290, 2010/03

 Times Cited Count:39 Percentile:18(Chemistry, Analytical)

We have developed a highly stable supported liquid membrane based on ionic liquids (ILs) for the separation of rare-earth metals, employing $$N,N$$-dioctyldiglycol amic acid as a mobile carrier. The quantitative transport of Y and Eu through the membrane was successfully attained, and separation from metal impurities, Zn, was efficiently accomplished. A membrane stable enough for long-term operation was constructible from imidazolium-based ILs having a longer alkyl chain, such as octyl or dodecyl groups in an imidazolium cation.

Journal Articles

Application of enzymes to ionic liquids

Shimojo, Kojiro; Goto, Masahiro*

Ion Ekitai III; Nano, Baiosaiensu Eno Chosen, p.169 - 177, 2010/02

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Molecular recognition on ionic liquids-water interface

Shimojo, Kojiro; Goto, Masahiro*

Zukai, Saisentan Ion Kokan Gijutsu No Subete, p.156 - 159, 2009/03

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Extraction behavior of indium with TOPO into ionic liquids

Kubota, Fukiko*; Shimobori, Yosuke*; Koyanagi, Yusuke*; Nakashima, Kazunori*; Shimojo, Kojiro; Kamiya, Noriho*; Goto, Masahiro*

Solvent Extraction Research and Development, Japan, 16, p.142 - 146, 2009/00

Journal Articles

Extraction of lanthanide ions with an organophosphorous extractant into ionic liquids

Kubota, Fukiko*; Koyanagi, Yusuke*; Nakashima, Kazunori*; Shimojo, Kojiro; Kamiya, Noriho*; Goto, Masahiro*

Solvent Extraction Research and Development, Japan, 15, p.81 - 87, 2008/00

Extraction of lanthanide ions was carried out with the organophosphorous extractant PC-88A dissolved in an imidazolium-based ionic liquid. PC-88A was soluble in ionic liquids having long-chain alkyl substituents such as octyl and dodecyl groups, [C$$_{8}$$mim] and [C$$_{12}$$mim][TFSI], although short-chain imidazolium ionic liquids could not solubilize the extractant. The extraction equilibrium observed in the ionic liquid system was similar to that in the n-dodecane system, and the extraction behavior could be explained by the same proton exchange mechanism as for the conventional organic solvent system, although the extraction efficiency was not improved. An ionic liquid having shorter alkyl chain [C$$_{8}$$mim] showed a higher extraction ability than [C$$_{12}$$mim][TFSI]. Stripping of the metal ions from the ionic liquids was also examined. Quantitative stripping of the metal ions was achieved by nitric acid in the [C$$_{12}$$mim][TFSI] system.

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