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Journal Articles

New precise measurement of muonium hyperfine structure interval at J-PARC

Ueno, Yasuhiro*; Aoki, Masaharu*; Fukao, Yoshinori*; Higashi, Yoshitaka*; Higuchi, Takashi*; Iinuma, Hiromi*; Ikedo, Yutaka*; Ishida, Keiichi*; Ito, Takashi; Iwasaki, Masahiko*; et al.

Hyperfine Interactions, 238(1), p.14_1 - 14_6, 2017/11

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:17.79

Journal Articles

Gamma radiation resistance of spin Seebeck devices

Yagmur, A.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Ihara, Kazuki*; Ioka, Ikuo; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Ono, Madoka*; Endo, Junichi*; Kashiwagi, Kimiaki*; Nakashima, Tetsuya*; Kirihara, Akihiro*; et al.

Applied Physics Letters, 109(24), p.243902_1 - 243902_4, 2016/12

 Percentile:100(Physics, Applied)

Thermoelectric devices based on the spin Seebeck effect (SSE) were irradiated with gamma ($$gamma$$) rays with the total dose of around 3$$times$$10$$^{5}$$ Gy in order to investigate the $$gamma$$-radiation resistance of the devices. To demonstrate this, Pt/Ni$$_{0.2}$$Zn$$_{0.3}$$Fe$$_{2.5}$$O$$_{4}$$/Glass and Pt/Bi$$_{0.1}$$Y$$_{2.9}$$Fe$$_{5}$$O$$_{12}$$/Gd$$_{3}$$Ga$$_{5}$$O$$_{12}$$ SSE devices were used. We confirmed that the thermoelectric, magnetic, and structural properties of the SSE devices are not affected by the $$gamma$$-ray irradiation. This result demonstrates that SSE devices are applicable to thermoelectric generation even in high radiation environments.

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New muonium HFS measurements at J-PARC/MUSE

Strasser, P.*; Aoki, Masaharu*; Fukao, Yoshinori*; Higashi, Yoshitaka*; Higuchi, Takashi*; Iinuma, Hiromi*; Ikedo, Yutaka*; Ishida, Keiichi*; Ito, Takashi; Iwasaki, Masahiko*; et al.

Hyperfine Interactions, 237(1), p.124_1 - 124_9, 2016/12

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:10.17

Journal Articles

Thermoelectric generation based on spin Seebeck effects

Uchida, Kenichi*; Adachi, Hiroto; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Kirihara, Akihiro*; Ishida, Masahiko*; Yorozu, Shinichi*; Maekawa, Sadamichi; Saito, Eiji*

Proceedings of the IEEE, 104(10), p.1946 - 1973, 2016/10

 Times Cited Count:74 Percentile:0.57(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

Journal Articles

Flexible heat-flow sensing sheets based on the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect using one-dimensional spin-current conducting films

Kirihara, Akihiro*; Kondo, Koichi*; Ishida, Masahiko*; Ihara, Kazuki*; Iwasaki, Yuma*; Someya, Hiroko*; Matsuba, Asuka*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Saito, Eiji; Yamamoto, Naoharu*; et al.

Scientific Reports (Internet), 6, p.23114_1 - 23114_7, 2016/03

 Times Cited Count:26 Percentile:7.97(Multidisciplinary Sciences)

Heat-flow sensing is expected to be an important technological component of smart thermal management in the future. Conventionally, the thermoelectric (TE) conversion technique, which is based on the Seebeck effect, has been used to measure a heat flow by converting the flow into electric voltage. However, for ubiquitous heat-flow visualization, thin and flexible sensors with extremely low thermal resistance are highly desired. Recently, another type of TE effect, the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect (LSSE), has aroused great interest because the LSSE potentially offers favourable features for TE applications such as simple thin-film device structures. Here we demonstrate an LSSE-based flexible TE sheet that is especially suitable for a heat-flow sensing application. This TE sheet contained a Ni$$_{0.2}$$Zn$$_{0.3}$$Fe$$_{2.5}$$O$$_4$$ film which was formed on a flexible plastic sheet using a spray-coating method known as ferrite plating. The experimental results suggest that the ferrite-plated film, which has a columnar crystal structure aligned perpendicular to the film plane, functions as a unique one-dimensional spin- current conductor suitable for bendable LSSE-based sensors. This newly developed thin TE sheet may be attached to differently shaped heat sources without obstructing an innate heat flux, paving the way to versatile heat-flow measurements and management.

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Enhancement of spin-Seebeck effect by inserting ultra-thin Fe$$_{70}$$Cu$$_{30}$$ interlayer

Kikuchi, Daisuke*; Ishida, Masahiko*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Qiu, Z.*; Murakami, T.*; Saito, Eiji

Applied Physics Letters, 106(8), p.082401_1 - 082401_4, 2015/02

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:40.32(Physics, Applied)

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Longitudinal spin Seebeck effect; From fundamentals to applications

Uchida, Kenichi*; Ishida, Masahiko*; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Kirihara, Akihiro*; Murakami, Tomoo*; Saito, Eiji

Journal of Physics; Condensed Matter, 26(34), p.343202_1 - 343202_15, 2014/08

 Times Cited Count:106 Percentile:14.34(Physics, Condensed Matter)

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Spin-current-driven thermoelectric coating

Kirihara, Akihiro*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Kajiwara, Yosuke*; Ishida, Masahiko*; Nakamura, Yasunobu*; Manako, Takashi*; Saito, Eiji; Yorozu, Shinichi*

Nature Materials, 11(8), p.686 - 689, 2012/08

 Times Cited Count:153 Percentile:1.36(Chemistry, Physical)

JAEA Reports

Study on Geology on Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory Project; Annual report for fiscal year 2008

Tsuruta, Tadahiko; Matsuoka, Toshiyuki; Hodotsuka, Yasuyuki; Tagami, Masahiko; Ishida, Hideaki; Hayano, Akira; Kurihara, Arata; Yuguchi, Takashi

JAEA-Research 2010-039, 131 Pages, 2011/01


Tono Geoscientific Unit of Geological Isolation and Development Directoratte is performing Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) Project, which is a broad scientific study of the deep geological environment as a basis of research and development for geological disposal of nuclear wastes, in order to establish comprehensive techniques for the investigation, analysis and assessment of the deep geological environment in fractured crystalline rock. The MIU Project has three overlapping 3 phases, with a total duration of 20 years. The project goals of the MIU Project from Phase I through to Phase III are: to establish techniques for investigation, analysis and assessment of the deep geological environment, and to develop a range of engineering for deep underground application. Currently, the project is under the Phase II. This document presents the overview of results of the research and development on "geology" performed in fiscal year 2008, with regard to the Phase II goal.

Journal Articles

Characteristics of high angle fractures distributed in granite of MIU (Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory)

Tagami, Masahiko; Ishida, Hideaki; Tsuruta, Tadahiko

Nippon Oyo Chishitsu Gakkai Heisei-21-Nendo Kenkyu Happyokai Koen Rombunshu, p.175 - 176, 2009/10

Fractures in crystalline rocks have exerted a big influence on the underground water stream. It is necessary to understand the fracture shape and distribution from the viewpoint of the material transfer and the safety construction in designing the geological disposal facilities of the high-level nuclear waste. In this report, we examined the fracture characteristics along the horizontal tunnel which was named -300m Access/Research gallery in Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory. Spring water that exceeded 1000 liters per minute was confirmed in the horizontal boring investigation along the tunnel before gallery excavation. We considered the fracture formation process and the function as the passage of water.

Journal Articles

Superconducting MgB$$_2$$ thin film detector for neutrons

Ishida, Takekazu*; Nishikawa, Masatoshi*; Fujita, Yoshifumi*; Okayasu, Satoru; Katagiri, Masaki*; Sato, Kazuo*; Yotsuya, Tsutomu*; Shimakage, Hisashi*; Miki, Shigehito*; Wang, Z.*; et al.

Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 151(3-4), p.1074 - 1079, 2008/05

 Times Cited Count:25 Percentile:26.05(Physics, Applied)

The superconducting neutron detector using high-quality $$^{10}$$B-enriched MgB$$_2$$ thin films at higher operating temperatures has been proposed, where a resistance change induced by the nuclear reaction of neutron and $$^{10}$$B in MgB$$_2$$ is used to detect a neutron. Cold neutrons from a nuclear research reactor irradiated the MgB$$_2$$ detector, and the output voltage was clearly observed through a low-noise amplifier by using a digital oscilloscope. The out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics was investigated by means of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equations by using the Earth Simulator.

Journal Articles

Direct numerical simulations for non-equilibrium superconducting dynamics at the transition edge; Simulation for MgB$$_{2}$$ neutron detectors

Machida, Masahiko; Kano, Takuma*; Koyama, Tomio*; Kato, Masaru*; Ishida, Takekazu*

Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 151(1), p.58 - 63, 2008/04

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:53.8(Physics, Applied)

We perform large-scale numerical simulations on the non-equilibrium superconducting dynamics after a neutron capture at the superconducting transition edge in MgB$$_{2}$$ by solving the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation coupled with the Maxwell and the heat diffusion equations. The simulations are carried out under the current-biased condition in order to explain experimental results made in the JAEA reactor JRR-3, and the time scale of the obtained voltage signal is found tobe almost consistent with the experiments. Moreover, the time evolution of the voltage signal is connected with that of the spatial profile of the superconducting order parameter.

Journal Articles

Novel anisotropic superconductivity in nano-structured superconductors

Kato, Masaru*; Koyama, Tomio*; Machida, Masahiko; Hayashi, Masahiko*; Ebisawa, Hiromichi*; Ishida, Takekazu*

Physica B; Condensed Matter, 403(5-9), p.996 - 998, 2008/04

 Percentile:100(Physics, Condensed Matter)

Using the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation of a tight-binding electron model with attractive on-site and nearest-neighbor sites interactions, we investigate the superconducting structure of nano-structured anisotropic superconductors. Numerical results show that nano-scaled $$pi$$/4-rotated square d-wave superconductors show various type of uperconductivities depending on the size. Especially, $$s$$+$$id$$ superconductivity, appears when size of superconductors is 10 times of coherence length.

Journal Articles

Simulation of logic gate using d-dot's

Nakajima, Susumu*; Kato, Masaru*; Koyama, Tomio*; Machida, Masahiko; Ishida, Takekazu*; Nori, F.*

Physica C, 468(7-10), p.769 - 772, 2008/04

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:74.15(Physics, Applied)

A d-dot is a superconducting composite structure of d- and s-wave superconductors, which shows spontaneous half-quantized magnetic fluxes. We developed numerical method to analyze the time development of these spontaneous magnetic fluxes, based on the twocomponents Ginzburg-Landau equation. The d-dot can be used as an element of quantum dot cellular automata logic gates. We show a simulation, which demonstrates the transfer of information between two d-dot's.

Journal Articles

Periodic flux jump in superconducting Pb networks as consequence of the extended Little-Parks effect

Ishida, Takekazu*; Matsushima, Yoshiaki*; Shimizu, Makoto*; Hayashi, Masahiko*; Ebisawa, Hiromichi*; Sato, Osamu*; Kato, Masaru*; Koyama, Tomio*; Machida, Masahiko; Sato, Kazuo*; et al.

Physica C, 468(7-10), p.576 - 580, 2008/04

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:79.65(Physics, Applied)

The extended Little-Parks effect of superconducting network is known as a periodic $$T$$$$_{rm c}$$ variation as a function of magnetic field. Superconducting Pb honeycomb networks of matching field 0.106 G and triangular microhole lattice of Pb of matching field 0.425 G have been fabricated by the combination of electron-beam lithography and a lift-off process of evaporated Pb films. The application of magnetic field corresponds to the vortex filling into superconducting networks. We measured the magnetization of the networks systematically by using a SQUID magnetometer. We found that flux jump appears rather periodically as a function of magnetic field. Flux jumps may be induced by a periodic decrease of the critical current density of the network. To the authors' knowledge, this is for the first time to observe the regular flux jumps due to the critical current modification coming from the extended Little-Parks effect of the superconducting networks.

Journal Articles

Progress on the plant design concept of sodium-cooled fast reactor

Hishida, Masahiko*; Kubo, Shigenobu; Konomura, Mamoru; Toda, Mikio*

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 44(3), p.303 - 308, 2007/03

 Times Cited Count:10 Percentile:34.69(Nuclear Science & Technology)

An innovative concept of sodium-cooled fast reactor, named JNC Sodium Cooled FR (JSFR) has been created and modified through the Feasibility Study on Commercialized FR Cycle System, aiming at full satisfaction of the development targets. A modified concept of JSFR applied double-wall straight tube type steam generator (SG) which is excelling in safety for sodium-water reaction has been developed. In addition, decay heat removal system suitable for the straight tube SG has been selected and in-service inspection and repair capabilities have been improved. As the result of this study, the potential to realize this plant concept has been obtained through evaluation concerning safety and economics.

JAEA Reports

Study of an electromagnetic pump in a sodium cooled reactor; Design study of secondary sodium main pumps (Joint research)

Chikazawa, Yoshitaka; Kisohara, Naoyuki; Hishida, Masahiko; Fujii, Tadashi; Konomura, Mamoru; Ara, Kuniaki; Hori, Toru*; Uchida, Akihito*; Nishiguchi, Yohei*; Nibe, Nobuaki*

JAEA-Research 2006-049, 75 Pages, 2006/07


In the feasibility study on commercialized fast breeder cycle system, a medium scale sodium cooled reactor with 750MW electricity has been designed. In this study, EMPs are applied to the secondary sodium main pump. The EMPs type is selected to be an annular linear induction pump (ALIP) type with double stators which is used in the 160m$$^3$$/min EMP demonstration test. The inner structure and electromagnetic features are decided reviewing the 160m$$^3$$/min EMP. Two dimensional electromagnetic fluid analyses by EAGLE code show that Rms (magnetic Reynolds number times slip) is evaluated to be 1.08 which is less than the stability limit 1.4 confirmed by the 160m$$^3$$/min EMP test, and the instability of the pump head is evaluated to be 3% of the normal operating pump head. Since the EMP stators are cooled by contacting coolant sodium duct, reliability of the inner structures are confirmed by temperature distribution and stator-duct contact pressure analyses. Besides, a power supply system, maintenance and repair feature and R&D plan of EMP are reported.

Journal Articles

Direct numerical simulation on non-equilibrium superconducting dynamics after neutron capture in MgB$$_{2}$$ superconductor

Machida, Masahiko; Koyama, Tomio*; Kato, Masaru*; Ishida, Takekazu*

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 559(2), p.594 - 596, 2006/04

 Times Cited Count:11 Percentile:32.2(Instruments & Instrumentation)

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JAEA Reports

Design study on sodium-cooled reactor; Results of the studies in 2004 (Joint research)

Hishida, Masahiko; Murakami, Tsutomu*; Kisohara, Naoyuki; Fujii, Tadashi; Uchida, Masato*; Hayafune, Hiroki; Chikazawa, Yoshitaka; Usui, Shinichi; Ikeda, Hirotsugu; Uno, Osamu; et al.

JAEA-Research 2006-006, 125 Pages, 2006/03


In Phase I of the "Feasibility Studies on Commercialized Fast Reactor Cycle Systems (F/S)", an advanced loop type reactor has been selected as a promising concept of sodium-cooled reactor, which has a possibility to fulfill the design requirements of the F/S. In Phase II, design improvement for further cost reduction and the establishment of the plant concept has been performed. In this study, reactor core design and large-scale plant design have been performed by adopting the modified fuel assembly with inner duct structure and double-wall straight tube steam generator (SG), which concepts were chosen at the interim review of FY 2003. For this SG, safety logics have been studied and the structural concept has been established. And the plant designs improving the in-service inspection (ISI) and repair capability have been performed. Furthermore, elaborate confirmation of the design has been performed reflecting the development of elemental technology, back-up concepts have been proposed. Besides, cost reduction measures have been studied by reducing reactor grade materials, introducing autonomous standardizations, simplifying the design due to deregulation and adopting systemized standards for BOP and NSSS. From now on, reflecting the results of elemental experiments, in-depth design studies and examination of critical issues will be carried out and the plant concept will accomplish in preparation for the final evaluation in Phase II.

Journal Articles

Status of J-PARC muon science facility at the year of 2005

Miyake, Yasuhiro*; Nishiyama, Kusuo*; Kawamura, Naritoshi*; Makimura, Shunsuke*; Strasser, P.*; Shimomura, Koichiro*; Beveridge, J. L.*; Kadono, Ryosuke*; Fukuchi, Koichi*; Sato, Nobuhiko*; et al.

Physica B; Condensed Matter, 374-375, p.484 - 487, 2006/03

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:73.82(Physics, Condensed Matter)

The construction of the Materials and Life Science building was started in the beginning of the fiscal year of 2004. After commissioning of the accelerator and beam transport sections in 2008, muon beams will be available for users in 2009. In this letter, the latest construction status of the J-PARC Muon Science Facility is reported.

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