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Sustainable thermoelectric materials; Utilizing Fukushima weathered biotite via molten salt treatment

Honda, Mitsunori; Kaneta, Yui; Muraguchi, Masakazu*; Hayakawa, Kosetsu*; Oda, Masato*; Iino, Chiaki*; Ishii, Hiroyuki*; Goto, Takuya*

AIP Advances (Internet), 14(5), p.055034_1 - 055034_6, 2024/05

This study examines the utilization of Fukushima weathered biotite(WB)as an alternative to conventional thermoelectric materials traditionally derived from rare and toxic substances. WB underwent milling, classification, and subsequent heat treatment via molten-salt treatment to produce crystals exhibiting conductivity akin to semiconductors within from 650$$^{circ}$$C to 850$$^{circ}$$C range. Evaluation of WB and the derived crystal's electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient showcased their viability for high-temperature thermoelectric applications. Consequently, WB attained a dimensionless figure of merit (ZT) of 0.015, signaling its potential as a thermoelectric material that surpasses 650$$^{circ}$$C.

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EXAFS investigation of strontium adsorption onto weathered biotite

Honda, Mitsunori; Kaneta, Yui; Yaita, Tsuyoshi

AIP Advances (Internet), 13(1), p.015314_1 - 015314_6, 2023/01

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.00(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

The efficiency of the sorption of Sr$$^{2+}$$ on weathered biotite, a type of clay minerals was investigated. Removal of Sr$$^{2+}$$ and Cs$$^{+}$$ is important in the treatment of contaminated water from the 1F accident, which is one of the radionuclide waste treatment problems. We focused on developing an adsorption method for Sr ions using weathered biotite, which are abundant in Fukushima. Applying a molten salt treatment, the amount of sorbed Sr$$^{2+}$$ simply increased as the added mass ratio of strontium chloride (SrCl$$_{2}$$) increased from 1:1, 1:5, and 1:10 for the one-fold, five-fold, and ten-fold additions of SrCl$$_{2}$$, respectively. Then, the crystal structure of weathered biotite as an adsorbent was evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Thus, it was observed that the WB retained its original crystal structure even after the sorption of Sr$$^{2+}$$. Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis was performed to investigate the local sorption structure of Sr$$^{2+}$$ in the WB. The results revealed that Sr$$^{2+}$$ was preferentially sorbed into the SiO$$_{4}$$ and Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$ layers when Sr$$^{2+}$$ was in the low mass ratio, while, it was mainly sorbed into the SiO$$_{4}$$ layer when the ratio was high.

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Structural analysis of high-energy implanted Ni atoms into Si(100) by X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy

Entani, Shiro*; Sato, Shinichiro*; Honda, Mitsunori; Suzuki, Chihiro*; Taguchi, Tomitsugu*; Yamamoto, Shunya*; Oshima, Takeshi*

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 199, p.110369_1 - 110369_7, 2022/10

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:27.23(Chemistry, Physical)

Ni silicide synthesis by Ni ion beam irradiation into Si attracts attention due to its advantages including the ability of formation of local structures, the controllability of ion beams, the formability of silicide without heat treatment and the high reproducibility of the resulting specimen. In this work, we investigate the local atomic structure of Si implanted with 3.0 MeV Ni$$^{+}$$ ions. Analysis of Ni K-edge fluorescent-yield extended X-ray absorption fine structure reveals that Ni atoms have mixed structure of metallic-like face-centered cubic Ni and NiSi$$_{2}$$ phases at the initial stage of the irradiation and the formation of NiSi$$_{2}$$ promotes significantly with the ion fluence above 10 $$^{15}$$ ions cm$$^{-2}$$. With consideration of the agreement between the ion fluence threshold for the structural transition and the critical Si-amorphization fluence, it is concluded that the amorphization of Si plays an important role in the synthesis of the NiSi$$_{2}$$ phase in Ni$$^{+}$$-irradiated Si.

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Marking actinides for separation; Resonance-enhanced multiphoton charge transfer in actinide complexes

Matsuda, Shohei; Yokoyama, Keiichi; Yaita, Tsuyoshi; Kobayashi, Toru; Kaneta, Yui; Simonnet, M.; Sekiguchi, Tetsuhiro; Honda, Mitsunori; Shimojo, Kojiro; Doi, Reisuke; et al.

Science Advances (Internet), 8(20), p.eabn1991_1 - eabn1991_11, 2022/05

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:53.32(Multidisciplinary Sciences)

no abstracts in English

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EXAFS studies for atomic structural change induced by ion irradiation of a reactor pressure vessel steel

Iwata, Keiko; Takamizawa, Hisashi; Ha, Yoosung; Shimodaira, Masaki; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Honda, Mitsunori; Katsuyama, Jinya; Nishiyama, Yutaka

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 511, p.143 - 152, 2022/01

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:48.47(Instruments & Instrumentation)

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Synchrotron X-ray standing wave Characterization of atomic arrangement at interface between transferred graphene and $$alpha$$-Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$(0001)

Entani, Shiro*; Honda, Mitsunori; Naramoto, Hiroshi*; Li, S.*; Sakai, Seiji*

Surface Science, 704, p.121749_1 - 121749_6, 2021/02

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:38.55(Chemistry, Physical)

Graphene is expected to be one of the most promising materials for nanoelectronics and spintronics. In most graphene-based devices, the graphene channel is placed on insulating substrates. Therefore, the study of inter-facial interactions between graphene and the insulator surface is of critical importance. In this study, the vertical arrangement of graphene which is transferred on $$alpha$$-Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$(0001) has been studied by normal incidence X-ray standing wave (NIXSW) technique. The analysis of the NIXSW profile reveals that the graphene layer is located at 3.57 (${AA}$) above the $$alpha$$-Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$(0001) surface, which is larger than the interlayer distance of graphite at 3.356 (${AA}$). Micro- Raman spectroscopy shows that the transferred graphene has a limited spatial distribution of hole concentration. The present study shows that transferred graphene on the sapphire substrate followed by vacuum-annealing has an atomically flat surface free from residual contaminations such as organic compounds and there occurs the hole-doping in graphene.

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Electrochemical Cs removal and crystal formation from Fukushima weathered biotite in molten NaCl-CaCl$$_{2}$$

Honda, Mitsunori; Goto, Takuya*; Sakanaka, Yoshihide*; Yaita, Tsuyoshi; Suzuki, Shinichi*

AIMS Electronics and Electrical Engineering (Internet), 3(2), p.102 - 110, 2019/03

The possibility of removal and controlling crystal formation from weathered biotite (WB) in clay minerals were investigated using molten salt electrochemistry (EC) in molten NaCl-CaCl$$_{2}$$ under an electrochemical reductive reaction. Cyclic Voltammogram (CV) measurements were performed in the range of +0.5 V to -2.2 V. Several peaks were confirmed in the CV spectra. The peak at -1.4 V represents a reduction reaction of Fe in WB, so we conducted an experiment at -1.4 V for 2 h to reduce Iron (Fe). The Cs removal rate after EC treatment was determined by X-ray fluorescence analysis, and almost 100% Cs removal was confirmed. To understand the effect of the reductive reaction, we performed X-ray Adsorption Fine Structure (XAFS) analysis. Before EC treatment, the Fe in WB was present as a mixture of Fe$$^{3+}$$ and Fe$$^{2+}$$. After EC treatment, the presence of Fe$$^{2+}$$ was confirmed by XAFS analysis. Based on this finding, EC treatment is effective for reducing Fe in WB. This result indicated that Fe$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$ formation was suppressed, and the reduction reaction was effective for controlling crystal formation.

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Effective adsorption and collection of cesium from aqueous solution using graphene oxide grown on porous alumina

Entani, Shiro*; Honda, Mitsunori; Shimoyama, Iwao; Li, S.*; Naramoto, Hiroshi*; Yaita, Tsuyoshi; Sakai, Seiji*

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 57(4S), p.04FP04_1 - 04FP04_4, 2018/04

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:14.39(Physics, Applied)

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Microstructure analysis using X-ray absorption on heat-affected zone of reactor pressure vessel steel

Iwata, Keiko; Takamizawa, Hisashi; Ha, Yoosung; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Shimoyama, Iwao; Honda, Mitsunori; Hanawa, Satoshi; Nishiyama, Yutaka

Photon Factory Activity Report 2017, 2 Pages, 2018/00

no abstracts in English

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Proposed cesium-free mineralization method for soil decontamination; Demonstration of cesium removal from weathered biotite

Honda, Mitsunori; Shimoyama, Iwao; Kogure, Toshihiro*; Baba, Yuji; Suzuki, Shinichi; Yaita, Tsuyoshi

ACS Omega (Internet), 2(12), p.8678 - 8681, 2017/12

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:26.13(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

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Challenges for enhancing Fukushima environmental resilience, 4; Development of physical and heat treatment methods on aiming at decontamination, volume reduction and reuse of contaminated soil

Yaita, Tsuyoshi; Honda, Mitsunori; Shimoyama, Iwao; Ito, Kenichi*; Mampuku, Yuzo*; Tsuji, Takuya; Matsumura, Daiju

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai-Shi ATOMO$$Sigma$$, 59(8), p.483 - 487, 2017/08

no abstracts in English

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Development of cesium-free mineralization for decontamination and reuse of radioactive contaminated soil in Fukushima

Shimoyama, Iwao; Honda, Mitsunori; Kogure, Toshihiro*; Baba, Yuji; Hirao, Norie*; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Yaita, Tsuyoshi; Suzuki, Shinichi

Photon Factory News, 35(1), p.17 - 22, 2017/05

We introduce Cs-free mineralization (CFM) for Cs removal and reuse of radioactive-contaminated soil in Fukushima and report recent work conducted in the BL27A beamline in Photon Factory. In this work, we investigated compositional and structural changes of Cs-sorbed weathered biotite (WB) before and after heating treatment with addition of NaCl-CaCl$$_{2}$$ salts under low-pressure condition, to study Cs desorption mechanism from clay minerals. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy clarified that almost all Cs and K were removed with the salts at 700 $$^{circ}$$C. On the other hand, Ca increased with heating temperature. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analysis clarified that phase transitions from WB to some Ca-rich silicate minerals, e.g., augite, were caused by the heating treatment with the salt. Based on these results, CFM is proposed for Cs removal utilizing the mechanism in which large monovalent cations are discharged with accompanying the phase transition. We also discuss the role of Cl in this reaction showing chemical bonding change of Cl observed using X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the early stage of the chemical reaction.

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Mechanism of Cs removal from Fukushima weathered biotite by heat treatment with a NaCl-CaCl$$_{2}$$ mixed salt

Honda, Mitsunori; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Shimoyama, Iwao; Shiwaku, Hideaki; Suzuki, Shinichi; Yaita, Tsuyoshi

ACS Omega (Internet), 2(2), p.721 - 727, 2017/02

 Times Cited Count:19 Percentile:54.67(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

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X-ray absorption fine structure at the cesium $$L$$3 absorption edge for cesium sorbed in clay minerals

Honda, Mitsunori; Shimoyama, Iwao; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Baba, Yuji; Suzuki, Shinichi; Yaita, Tsuyoshi

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(10), p.5534 - 5538, 2016/03

 Times Cited Count:20 Percentile:55.61(Chemistry, Physical)

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Development of fluorescence XAFS system in soft X-ray region toward operando conditions using polycapillary X-ray lens

Honda, Mitsunori; Shimoyama, Iwao; Baba, Yuji; Suzuki, Shinichi; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Yaita, Tsuyoshi

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (Internet), 14, p.35 - 38, 2016/02

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Observation of oriented organic semiconductor using Photo-Electron Emission Microscope (PEEM) with polarized synchrotron

Sekiguchi, Tetsuhiro; Baba, Yuji; Hirao, Norie; Honda, Mitsunori; Izumi, Toshinori; Ikeura, Hiromi*

Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 622(1), p.44 - 49, 2015/12


 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.01(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

The molecular orientation is one of the important factors for controlling various properties in organic semiconductor materials. Films are usually heterogeneous. Thus they exist as a mixture of microscopic domains which have a variety of orientation directions. Therefore, it is essential to observe selectively microscopic domains with different orientation direction. In this work, we have developed the photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) system combined with the linearly polarized vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light or synchrotron radiation (SR) X-rays. PEEM images (FOV = ca.50 micro m) for poly(3-hexylthiophene), P3HT thin films were observed under the UV irradiation with various polarization angles, including in-plain and out-of-plain polarization. Morphologies at some bright parts are different each other. The resultant observation suggests that it enables us to distinguish oriented micro-domains with specific directions of polymer chain axis from other amorphous parts.

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Integrated tokamak modelling with the fast-ion Fokker-Planck solver adapted for transient analyses

Toma, Mitsunori; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Honda, Mitsuru; Ide, Shunsuke

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 57(9), p.095007_1 - 095007_9, 2015/09

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:18.25(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Integrated tokamak modelling that enables the simulation of an entire discharge periodis indispensable for designing advanced tokamak plasmas. For this purpose, we extend the integrated code TOPICS to make it more suitable for transient analyses in the fast-ion part. The fast-ion Fokker-Planck solver is integrated into TOPICS at the same level as the bulk transport solver so that the time evolutions of the fast ion and the bulk plasma are consistent with each other as well as with the equilibrium magnetic field. The integrated code is applied to ramp-up simulations for JT-60SA and ITER to confirm its capability and effectiveness in transient analyses. In the integrated simulations, the coupled evolution of the fast ions, plasma profiles, and equilibrium magnetic fields are presented.

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Advance in integrated modelling towards prediction and control of JT-60SA plasmas

Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Honda, Mitsuru; Shiraishi, Junya; Miyata, Yoshiaki; Wakatsuki, Takuma; Hoshino, Kazuo; Toma, Mitsunori; Suzuki, Takahiro; Urano, Hajime; Shimizu, Katsuhiro; et al.

Europhysics Conference Abstracts (Internet), 39E, p.P5.145_1 - P5.145_4, 2015/06

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A Fluorescence XAFS measurement instrument in the Soft X-ray region toward observation under operando conditions

Honda, Mitsunori; Baba, Yuji; Shimoyama, Iwao; Sekiguchi, Tetsuhiro

Review of Scientific Instruments, 86(3), p.035103_1 - 035103_5, 2015/03

 Times Cited Count:10 Percentile:42.31(Instruments & Instrumentation)

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Investigation of the influence of coadsorbent dye upon the interfacial structure of dye-sensitized solar cells

Honda, Mitsunori; Yanagida, Masatoshi*; Han, L.*; Miyano, Kenjiro*

Journal of Chemical Physics, 141(17), p.174709_1 - 174709_7, 2014/11


 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:29.47(Chemistry, Physical)

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