Yang, Z. H.*; Kubota, Yuki*; Corsi, A.*; Yoshida, Kazuki; Sun, X.-X.*; Li, J. G.*; Kimura, Masaaki*; Michel, N.*; Ogata, Kazuyuki*; Yuan, C. X.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 126(8), p.082501_1 - 082501_8, 2021/02
A quasifree (,) experiment was performed to study the structure of the Borromean nucleus B, which had long been considered to have a neutron halo. By analyzing the momentum distributions and exclusive cross sections, we obtained the spectroscopic factors for and orbitals, and a surprisingly small percentage of 9(2)% was determined for . Our finding of such a small component and the halo features reported in prior experiments can be explained by the deformed relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov theory in continuum, revealing a definite but not dominant neutron halo in B. The present work gives the smallest - or -orbital component among known nuclei exhibiting halo features and implies that the dominant occupation of or orbitals is not a prerequisite for the occurrence of a neutron halo.
Plompen, A. J. M.*; Cabellos, O.*; De Saint Jean, C.*; Fleming, M.*; Algora, A.*; Angelone, M.*; Archier, P.*; Bauge, E.*; Bersillon, O.*; Blokhin, A.*; et al.
European Physical Journal A, 56(7), p.181_1 - 181_108, 2020/07
The Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion nuclear data library 3.3 is described. New evaluations for neutron-induced interactions with the major actinides U, U and Pu, on Am and Na, Ni, Cr, Cu, Zr, Cd, Hf, W, Au, Pb and Bi are presented. It includes new fission yileds, prompt fission neutron spectra and average number of neutrons per fission. In addition, new data for radioactive decay, thermal neutron scattering, gamma-ray emission, neutron activation, delayed neutrons and displacement damage are presented. JEFF-3.3 was complemented by files from the TENDL project. The libraries for photon, proton, deuteron, triton, helion and alpha-particle induced reactions are from TENDL-2017. The demands for uncertainty quantification in modeling led to many new covariance data. A comparison between results from model calculations using the JEFF-3.3 library and those from benchmark experiments for criticality, delayed neutron yields, shielding and decay heat, reveals that JEFF-3.3 is excellent for a wide range of nuclear technology applications, in particular nuclear energy.
Al-Shayeb, B.*; Sachdeva, R.*; Chen, L.-X.*; Ward, F.*; Munk, P.*; Devoto, A.*; Castelle, C. J.*; Olm, M. R.*; Bouma-Gregson, K.*; Amano, Yuki; et al.
Nature, 578(7795), p.425 - 431, 2020/02
Sun, M. D.*; Liu, Z.*; Huang, T. H.*; Zhang, W. Q.*; Andreyev, A. N.; Ding, B.*; Wang, J. G.*; Liu, X. Y.*; Lu, H. Y.*; Hou, D. S.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 800, p.135096_1 - 135096_5, 2020/01
Qiu, Z.*; Hou, D.*; Barker, J.*; Yamamoto, Kei; Gomonay, O.*; Saito, Eiji*
Nature Materials, 17(7), p.577 - 580, 2018/05
Colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) refers to a large change in electrical conductivity induced by a magnetic field in the vicinity of a metal-insulator transition. CMR occurs due to a correlation between the magnetic structure and electron conduction and has inspired extensive studies for decades. Here, in the antiferromagnetic insulator CrO, we found a sharp transition between conducting and nonconducting states for spin currents at room temperature. The spin-current transmission changes by two orders of magnitude within a narrow temperature window of 14K around the Neel temperature. The spin conductor-nonconductor transition can be modulated by a magnetic field, giving an isothermal change of spin-current transmission of up to 500%, effectively an on-off switch for spin currents.
Samarakoon, A. M.*; Takahashi, Mitsuru*; Zhang, D.*; Yang, J.*; Katayama, Naoyuki*; Sinclair, R.*; Zhou, H. D.*; Diallo, S. O.*; Ehlers, G.*; Tennant, D. A.*; et al.
Scientific Reports (Internet), 7(1), p.12053_1 - 12053_8, 2017/09
Wang, H.*; Hou, D.*; Qiu, Z.*; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Saito, Eiji; Jin, X.*
Journal of Applied Physics, 122(8), p.083907_1 - 083907_6, 2017/08
Hioki, Tomosato*; Iguchi, Ryo*; Qiu, Z.*; Hou, D.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Saito, Eiji
Applied Physics Express, 10(7), p.073002_1 - 073002_4, 2017/06
Hou, D.*; Qiu, Z.*; Barker, J.*; Sato, Koji*; Yamamoto, Kei; Vlez, S.*; Gomez-Perez, J. M.*; Hueso, L. E.*; Casanova, F.*; Saito, Eiji
Physical Review Letters, 118(14), p.147202_1 - 147202_6, 2017/04
Qiu, Z.*; Li, J.*; Hou, D.*; Arenholz, E.*; N'Diaye, A. T.*; Tan, A.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Sato, Koji*; Okamoto, Satoshi*; Tserkovnyak, Y.*; et al.
Nature Communications (Internet), 7, p.12670_1 - 12670_6, 2016/08
Hou, D.*; Qiu, Z.*; Iguchi, Ryo*; Sato, Koji*; Vehstedt, E. K.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Bauer, G. E. W.*; Saito, Eiji
Nature Communications (Internet), 7, p.12265_1 - 12265_6, 2016/07
Uchida, Kenichi*; Oe, Junichiro*; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Daimon, Shunsuke*; Hou, D.*; Qiu, Z.*; Saito, Eiji
Physical Review B, 92(1), p.014415_1 - 014415_8, 2015/07
Qiu, Z.*; Uruichi, Mikio*; Hou, D.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Yamamoto, Hiroshi*; Saito, Eiji
AIP Advances (Internet), 5(5), p.057167_1 - 057167_7, 2015/05
Qiu, Z.*; Hou, D.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Saito, Eiji
Journal of Physics D; Applied Physics, 48(16), p.164013_1 - 164013_5, 2015/04
Chai, G.-L.*; Hou, Z.*; Shu, D.-J.*; Ikeda, Takashi; Terakura, Kiyoyuki*
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(39), p.13629 - 13640, 2014/10
Carbon alloy catalysts (CACs) are promising catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) to substitute Pt. However, despite extensive studies on CACs the reaction sites and mechanisms for ORR are still in controversy. Herein, we present rather general consideration on possible ORR mechanisms for various structures in nitrogen doped CACs based on the first principles calculations. Our study indicates that only a particular structure of a nitrogen pair doped Stone-Wales defect provides a good active site. The ORR activity of this structure can be tuned by the curvature around the active site, which makes its limiting potential approaching the maximum limiting potential (0.80 V) in the volcano plot for the ORR activity of CACs. The calculated results can be compared with the recent experimental ones of the half wave potential for CAC systems that range from 0.60 V to 0.80 V in the reversible-hydrogen-electrode scale.
Hou, Z.*; Shu, D.-J.*; Chai, G.-L.*; Ikeda, Takashi; Terakura, Kiyoyuki*
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(34), p.19795 - 19805, 2014/08
In most of the N-doped graphene which attracts strong attention in the context of precious-metal free catalysts and nanoelectronics, the oxygen content is generally higher than or at least comparable to the nitrogen content. We perform density functional theory calculations to study the interplay of oxidized monovacancies and the nitrogen doping, motivated by the fact that MV is more frequently observed and more chemically active than divacancy and Stone-Wales defect. We determine the phase diagrams of un-doped and nitrogen-doped oxidized MVs as a function of temperature and partial pressure of O and H gases. The modification of the electronic structure of MV by oxidation and N doping is studied. Our results show that the ether group is a common component in stable configurations of oxidized MVs. Most of the stable configurations of oxidized MVs do not induce any carriers.
Li, G. S.*; Liu, M. L.*; Zhou, X. H.*; Zhang, Y. H.*; Liu, Y. X.*; Zhang, N. T.*; Hua, W.*; Zheng, Y. D.*; Fang, Y. D.*; Guo, S.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 89(5), p.054303_1 - 054303_9, 2014/05
High-spin states of Pt have been reinvestigated using the Yb(O, 4) reaction at a beam energy of 88 MeV. The previously known positive parity band associated with the ( being or ) configuration has been revised and extended significantly. A new negative parity band has been established and proposed to be based on the configuration. Possible structure evolution of the yrast line from predominantly vibrational to rotational with increasing spin is discussed with the help of E over spin curves. Additionally, calculations of Total Routhian surfaces have been performed to investigate the band properties.
Kikkawa, Takashi*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Daimon, Shunsuke*; Shiomi, Yuki*; Adachi, Hiroto; Qiu, Z.*; Hou, D.*; Jin, X.-F.*; Maekawa, Sadamichi; Saito, Eiji
Physical Review B, 88(21), p.214403_1 - 214403_11, 2013/12
Qiu, Z.*; An, Toshu*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Hou, D.*; Shiomi, Yuki*; Fujikawa, Yasunori*; Saito, Eiji
Applied Physics Letters, 103(18), p.182404_1 - 182404_3, 2013/10