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Bunch-size measurement of the high-intensity H$$^{-}$$ beam with 3 MeV by the bunch-shape monitor

Kitamura, Ryo; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Hayashi, Naoki; Hirano, Koichiro; Kondo, Yasuhiro; Kosaka, Satoshi*; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Nemoto, Yasuo*; Morishita, Takatoshi; Oguri, Hidetomo

JPS Conference Proceedings (Internet), 33, p.011012_1 - 011012_6, 2021/03

The new bunch shape monitor (BSM) is required to measure the bunch size of the high-intensity H$$^{-}$$ beam with 3 MeV at the front-end section in the J-PARC linac. The carbon-nano tube wire and the graphene stick are good candidates for the target wire of the BSM, because these materials have the enough strength to detect the high-intensity beam. However, since the negative high voltage of more than a few kV should be applied to the wire in the BSM, the suppression of the discharge is the challenge to realize the new BSM. After the high-voltage test to investigate the effect of the discharge from the wire, the detection of the signal from the BSM was successful at the beam core with the peak current of 55 mA using the graphene stick. The preliminary result of the bunch-size measurement is reported in this presentation.

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Evaluation of the bunch-shape monitor for the high-intensity proton beam

Kitamura, Ryo; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Hayashi, Naoki; Hirano, Koichiro; Kondo, Yasuhiro; Kosaka, Satoshi*; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Nemoto, Yasuo*; Morishita, Takatoshi; Oguri, Hidetomo

Proceedings of 17th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.251 - 253, 2020/09

A bunch-shape monitor (BSM) in the low-energy region is being developed in the J-PARC linac to accelerate the high-intensity proton beam with the low emittance. A highly-oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) was introduced as the target of the BSM to mitigate the thermal loading. The stable measurement of the BSM was realized thanks to the HOPG target, while the tungsten target was broken by the thermal loading from the high-intensity beam. However, since the longitudinal distribution measured with the BSM using the HOPG target was wider than the expected one, the improvement of tuning parameters is necessary for the BSM. The BSM consists of an electron multiplier, a bending magnet, and a radio-frequency deflector, which should be tuned appropriately. Behavior of these components were investigated and tuned. The longitudinal distribution measured with the BSM after the tuning was consistent with the expected one.

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Consideration of relationship between decommissioning with digital-twin and knowledge management

Taruta, Yasuyoshi; Yanagihara, Satoshi*; Hashimoto, Takashi*; Kobayashi, Shigeto*; Iguchi, Yukihiro; Kitamura, Koichi; Koda, Yuya; Tomoda, Koichi

Proceedings of 2020 International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 2020) (Internet), 8 Pages, 2020/08

Decommissioning is a long-term project during which generations are expected to change. Therefore, it is necessary to appropriately transfer knowledge and technology to the next generation. In recent years, in the world of decommissioning, attempts have been made to apply advanced technologies such as utilization of knowledge management and virtual reality. This study describes adaptation in decommissioning from the viewpoint of utilizing IT technology called digital twin from the viewpoint of knowledge management.

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Bunch shape monitor for the high-intensity H$$^{-}$$ beam with 3 MeV using the carbon material

Kitamura, Ryo; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Hayashi, Naoki; Hirano, Koichiro; Kosaka, Satoshi*; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Moriya, Katsuhiro; Nemoto, Yasuo*; Oguri, Hidetomo

Proceedings of 16th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.51 - 54, 2019/07

The longitudinal measurement and tuning at the beam transport after the RFQ are important to reduce the beam loss and the emittance growth in the J-PARC linac, when the high-intensity H$$^{-}$$ beam of more than 60 mA is supplied. The new bunch shape monitor (BSM) using the carbon-nanotube (CNT) wire is necessary to measure the bunch shape of the high-intensity H$$^{-}$$ beam with 3 MeV, because the CNT wire has a high-temperature tolerance and a small energy deposit. However, when the high voltage was applied to the CNT wire to extract the secondary electron derived, the discharge prevents the power supply from applying the voltage. Therefore, the discharge should be suppressed to measure the bunch shape with stability. Considering the characteristics of the CNT as the emitter, when the length of the CNT wire was short, the high voltage of -10 kV was applied to the CNT wire. The current status and future prospects of the BSM using the CNT wire are reported in this presentation.

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Development of the bunch shape monitor using the carbon-nano tube wire

Kitamura, Ryo; Hayashi, Naoki; Hirano, Koichiro; Kondo, Yasuhiro; Moriya, Katsuhiro; Oguri, Hidetomo; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Otani, Masashi*; Kosaka, Satoshi*; et al.

Proceedings of 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '19) (Internet), p.2543 - 2546, 2019/06

A bunch shape monitor (BSM) is one of the important instruments to measure the longitudinal phase space distribution. For example in the J-PARC linac, three BSMs using the tungsten wire are installed at the ACS section to measure the bunch shapes between the accelerating cavities. However, this conventional BSM is hard to measure the bunch shape of H$$^{-}$$ beam with 3 MeV at the beam transport between the RFQ and DTL sections, because the wire is broken around the center region of the beam. The new BSM using the carbon-nano-tube (CNT) wire is being developed to be able to measure the bunch shape of the H$$^{-}$$ beam with 3 MeV. The careful attention should be paid to apply the high voltage of $$-$$10 kV to the CNT wire. The several measures are taken to suppress the discharge from the wire and operate the CNT-BSM. This presentation reports the current status of the development and future prospective for the CNT-BSM.

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Adaptation for knowledge management to nuclear research fields

Taruta, Yasuyoshi; Yanagihara, Satoshi*; Iguchi, Yukihiro; Kitamura, Koichi; Tezuka, Masashi; Koda, Yuya

Chishiki Kyoso (Internet), 8, p.IV 2_1 - IV 2_12, 2018/08

no abstracts in English

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Research concept of decommissioning knowledge management for the Fugen NPP

Taruta, Yasuyoshi; Yanagihara, Satoshi*; Iguchi, Yukihiro; Kitamura, Koichi; Tezuka, Masashi; Koda, Yuya

Proceedings of 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-26) (Internet), 6 Pages, 2018/07

The IAEA are developed the discussion for those situations and pointed out the importance of nuclear knowledge management. The nuclear knowledge management is developing a database as nuclear knowledge management. In recent years, the IAEA has also advanced knowledge taxonomies on nuclear accidents. These studies are attempts to appropriately arrange and utilize huge amounts of information. Even in nuclear facilities in Japan, it is pointed out that veteran staff aging and loss of knowledge and skill caused by retirement. Therefore, we created a prototype database system to utilize past knowledge and information for ATR Fugen. Now, there are few cases of past decommissioning that can be utilized. This study of pilot model concept revealed that it is not sufficient to just prepare a past data and information. This is what information other than the construction report requires the decommissioning and what kind of information should be gathered.

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${it Arabidopsis pab1}$, a mutant with reduced anthocyanins in immature seeds from $$banyuls$$, harbors a mutation in the MATE transporter $$FFT$$

Kitamura, Satoshi; Ono, Yutaka; Narumi, Issey*

Plant Molecular Biology, 90(1-2), p.7 - 18, 2016/01

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:64.35(Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Here, we used the Arabidopsis banyuls (ban) mutant, which accumulates anthocyanins, instead of colorless proanthocyanidin precursors, in immature seeds. We mutagenized ban plants and screened for mutants showing differences in pigmentation of immature seeds. The pale banyuls1 (pab1) mutation caused reduced anthocyanin pigmentation in immature seeds compared with ban, but showed normal expression of anthocyanin biosynthetic genes. Map-based cloning showed that two independent pab1 alleles disrupted the MATE-type transporter gene FFT/DTX35. Complementation of pab1 with FFT confirmed that mutation in FFT causes the pab1 phenotype. During development, FFT promoter activity was detected in the seed-coat layers that accumulate flavonoids. Anthocyanins accumulate in the vacuole and FFT fused to GFP mainly localized in the vacuolar membrane.

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Present status of TIARA at JAEA

Yuyama, Takahiro; Ishibori, Ikuo; Kurashima, Satoshi; Yoshida, Kenichi; Ishizaka, Tomohisa; Chiba, Atsuya; Yamada, Keisuke; Yokoyama, Akihito; Usui, Aya; Miyawaki, Nobumasa; et al.

Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.302 - 304, 2015/09

no abstracts in English

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Isolation of carbon ions-induced mutants in ${{it Arabidopsis thaliana}}$ exhibiting different anthocyanin accumulation patterns

Kitamura, Satoshi; Ono, Yutaka; Narumi, Issey*

JAEA-Review 2014-050, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2013, P. 72, 2015/03

Ion beams have been used for isolation of novel mutants in a number of plant species in our laboratory. Re-mutagenesis by secondary irradiation of ion beams to already-established ion beam-induced mutants would be effective to modify plant characters step-by-step, because ion beams are likely to induce mutations at the limited regions of the genome. Here, we try to adapt the re-mutagenesis by secondary ion beam irradiation in model plant ${{it Arabidopsis}}$, for obtaining flavonoid mutants that have not been found so far by standard mutagenesis and screening methods.

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$$gamma$$-ray sensitivity in ${it Arabidopsis thaliana}$ exhibiting different flavonoid accumulation patterns

Kitamura, Satoshi; Narumi, Issey*

JAEA-Review 2013-059, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2012, P. 71, 2014/03

In this study, to understand more deeply the physiological functions of flavonoids in plants, we analyze the responses to $$gamma$$-irradiation in Arabidopsis thaliana exhibiting different flavonoid accumulation patterns. When dry seeds were exposed to $$gamma$$-rays, obvious differences in $$gamma$$-ray sensitivities were detected between WT and a complete flavonoid-less mutant, tt4. When dry seeds of tt12, seed-specific flavonoid mutant, were exposed to $$gamma$$-rays, a survival rate was also reduced compared to WT. In addition, to know the relationship between $$gamma$$-ray sensitivity and radical scavenging activity of flavonoids, ROS scavenging ability in dry seeds was determined for each genotype. These results suggest that flavonoids would contribute ROS scavenging within irradiated seeds, even in the case where the flavonoid accumulating tissues are apart from the rudimentary plant body, an embryo.

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Behavior of the energy of vibration failure experiment by using a 2-mass system model

Seki, Hajime*; Fujita, Satoshi*; Minagawa, Keisuke*; Kitamura, Seiji; Watakabe, Tomoyoshi

Dynamics and Design Conference 2013 (D&D 2013) Koen Rombunshu (USB Flash Drive), 8 Pages, 2013/08

When we study the behavior of the pipes during an earthquake, the most important damage doesn't come from the maximal load by itself, but from the accumulation of the fatigue damage caused by the repetition of the cyclic load. Therefore, from the point of view of seismic design evaluation methods, techniques that can quantitatively assess the probability of fatigue failure of mechanical structures are needed. The relationship between failure and energy is evaluated, and examined by focusing on the Energy Balance Method said to be effective as an earthquake response analysis technique in the present. This study carries out failure experiments using 2-mass system model based on Energy Balance Method. Furthermore, we focus on the strain from the vicinity of broken point as local response.

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Development of an efficient mutagenesis technique using ion beams; Toward more controlled mutation breeding

Hase, Yoshihiro; Akita, Yusuke; Kitamura, Satoshi; Narumi, Issei; Tanaka, Atsushi

Plant Biotechnology, 29(3), p.193 - 200, 2012/06

 Times Cited Count:21 Percentile:27.99(Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Ion beams have been used as a mutagen to improve the efficiency of plant mutation breeding. Mutation breeding is sometimes perceived as a random process. In this review, we describe our recent progress in developing a more efficient mutagenesis technique using ion beam irradiation combined with sucrose pretreatment or subsequent re-irradiation. To shorten the time required for breeding new cultivars of cyclamen, we identified anthocyanin biosynthesis genes and examined the effectiveness of PCR screening of irradiated deletion-mutant candidates at early growth stages. We believe this research is a step toward more efficient and controlled mutation breeding using ion beams.

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Molecular characterization of an anthocyanin-related glutathione $$S$$-transferase gene in cyclamen

Kitamura, Satoshi; Akita, Yusuke; Ishizaka, Hiroshi*; Narumi, Issei; Tanaka, Atsushi

Journal of Plant Physiology, 169(6), p.636 - 642, 2012/04

 Times Cited Count:58 Percentile:89.11(Plant Sciences)

In order to identify the anthocyanin-related GST in cyclamen, four candidates of GSTs (CkmGST1 to CkmGST4) were isolated. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that CkmGST3 was closely related to PhAN9, an anthocyanin-related GST of petunia. Expression analysis at different developmental stages of petals revealed that CkmGST3 was strongly expressed in paler pigmented petals than in fully pigmented petals, in contrast to the constitutive expression of the other three candidates during petal development. This expression pattern of CkmGST3 was correlated with those of other anthocyaninbiosynthetic genes such as CkmF3'5'H and CkmDFR2. Molecular complementation of Arabidopsis ${it tt19}$, a knockout mutant of an anthocyanin-related GST gene, demonstrated that CkmGST3 could complement the anthocyanin-less phenotype of ${it tt19}$. Transgenic plants that expressed the other three CkmGSTs did not show anthocyanin accumulation. These results indicate CkmGST3 functions in anthocyanin accumulation in cyclamen.

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Improvements in plastic enclosure system for glovebox decommissioning

Watahiki, Masatoshi; Akai, Masanori; Nakai, Koji; Iemura, Keisuke; Yoshino, Masanori*; Hirano, Hiroshi*; Kitamura, Akihiro; Suzuki, Kazunori

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 11(1), p.101 - 109, 2012/02

Gloveboxes used for plutonium fuel development and fabrication are eventually dismantled for replacement or decommissioning. Since equipment interior and the inner surface of gloveboxes are contaminated in radioactive materials, glovebox dismantling work is performed by workers wearing an air fed suit with mechanical tools in a plastic enclosure system to control the spread of contamination. Various improvements of enclosure system are implemented including modification of the rooms to decontaminate and undress the air fed suit and introduction of inflammable filter and safety film near the size reduction workspace against fire. We describe the countermeasures deployed in the enclosure system against potential hazards and how these devices work in the real dismantling activities.

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Isolation and characterization of the fragrant cyclamen ${it O}$-methyltransferase involved in flower coloration

Akita, Yusuke; Kitamura, Satoshi; Hase, Yoshihiro; Narumi, Issei; Ishizaka, Hiroshi*; Kondo, Emiko*; Kameari, Naoko*; Nakayama, Masayoshi*; Tanikawa, Natsu*; Morita, Yasumasa*; et al.

Planta, 234(6), p.1127 - 1136, 2011/12

 Times Cited Count:26 Percentile:64.25(Plant Sciences)

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In-cell maintenance by manipulator arm with 3D workspace information recreated by laser rangefinder

Kitamura, Akihiro; Nakai, Koji; Namekawa, Takashi; Watahiki, Masatoshi

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 241(7), p.2614 - 2623, 2011/07

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:27.67(Nuclear Science & Technology)

We developed a remote control system to display recreated three dimensional information of workspace from measured data obtained by laser rangefinder and to operate manipulator arm remotely. In order to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of developed system, we implemented remote handling experiments using mock up equipment and compared the performances of remote operation conducted by the present control system with that by the usual camera based control system. Impressions of operator on the performance of each system are collected and NASA TLX tests are conducted. It was observed that the present system reduced workload stresses and reinforced visual information during remote operation.

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Decommissioning plutonium fuel fabrication facility

Iemura, Keisuke; Nakai, Koji; Watahiki, Masatoshi; Kitamura, Akihiro; Suzuki, Kazunori; Aoki, Yoshikazu

Dekomisshoningu Giho, (43), p.2 - 9, 2011/03

Plutonium fuel fabrication facility is constructed in 1972 and it is almost 40 years of age and equipment and components comprises the facility start degrading. Therefore we need to start dismantling gloveboxes from old ones first and at the same time to maintain the facility components and structures and gloveboxes as necessary. Also, since waste storage space is limited in the site, we effectively use open spaces generated after removing gloveboxes and equipment as temporal waste storage space. After shipping these wastes from the facility, final characterization of the facility will be conducted and demolition of the facility will be take place.

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Remote glovebox size reduction in glovebox dismantling facility

Kitamura, Akihiro; Watahiki, Masatoshi; Kashiro, Kashio

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 241(3), p.999 - 1005, 2011/03

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:41.32(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Glovebox dismantling facility is a facility to dismantle gloveboxes and recover any residual nuclear fuel material from the gloveboxes. The facility possesses one robotic arm and six master slave manipulator arms to remotely size reduce contaminated gloveboxes. In this paper the facility is described and the size reduction activity procedures are introduced. Data obtained from one of the glovebox size reduction activities, which was done by both remote and manual size reduction methods, was analyzed and a comparison of these two methods is discussed.

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Functional analysis of flavonoid accumulation genes of ${it Arabidopsis thaliana}$

Kitamura, Satoshi; Matsuda, Fumio*; Toge, Takayuki*; Sakakibara, Keiko*; Yamazaki, Mami*; Saito, Kazuki*; Narumi, Issei

JAEA-Review 2010-065, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2009, P. 60, 2011/01

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