Sakai, Takuro; Yasuda, Ryo; Iikura, Hiroshi; Matsubayashi, Masahito
JPS Conference Proceedings (Internet), 11, p.020005_1 - 020005_6, 2016/11
Takeda, Masayasu; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai-Shi ATOMO, 58(6), p.371 - 375, 2016/06
no abstracts in English
Iikura, Hiroshi; Sakai, Takuro; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Hamon, 25(4), p.277 - 282, 2015/11
We introduce the basic principle of neutron radiography technique, and the brief review of its applications. Most of works in this article have been performed at TNRF, Tokai, Japan. Neutron radiography is a nondestructive testing method, so that this technique is used for not only academic studies but also industrial applications. Keywords: neutron radiography, imaging, TNRF
Faenov, A.*; Matsubayashi, Masahito; Pikuz, T.*; Fukuda, Yuji; Kando, Masaki; Yasuda, Ryo; Iikura, Hiroshi; Nojima, Takehiro; Sakai, Takuro; Shiozawa, Masahiro*; et al.
High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 3, p.e27_1 - e27_9, 2015/10
Takai, Shigeomi*; Yoshioka, Kazuya*; Iikura, Hiroshi; Matsubayashi, Masahito; Yao, Takeshi*; Esaka, Takao*
Solid State Ionics, 256, p.93 - 96, 2014/03
Sakai, Takuro; Yasuda, Ryo; Iikura, Hiroshi; Nojima, Takehiro; Matsubayashi, Masahito; Kada, Wataru; Koka, Masashi; Sato, Takahiro; Okubo, Takeru; Ishii, Yasuyuki; et al.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 306, p.299 - 301, 2013/07
Yasuda, Ryo; Matsubayashi, Masahito; Sakai, Takuro; Nojima, Takehiro; Iikura, Hiroshi; Katagiri, Masaki*; Takano, Katsuyoshi*; Pikuz, T.; Faenov, A.*
Physics Procedia, 43, p.196 - 204, 2013/00
Iikura, Hiroshi; Tsutsui, Noriaki*; Saito, Yasushi*; Nojima, Takehiro; Yasuda, Ryo; Sakai, Takuro; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Physics Procedia, 43, p.161 - 168, 2013/00
Nojima, Takehiro; Yasuda, Ryo; Takenaka, Nobuyuki*; Katagiri, Masaki*; Iikura, Hiroshi; Sakai, Takuro; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Physics Procedia, 43, p.282 - 287, 2013/00
We developed a new imaging system for observing the water distribution in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC) under operation. This imaging system realizes both low noise and high sensitivity imaging and it enables to obtain an image in relatively short exposure time. This imaging system consists of EM-CCD (Electron Multiplication-Charged Coupled Device) camera, a LiF/ZnS scintillator screen and slit system. The EM-CCD camera has wide dynamic range and high sensitivity. The brightness of the scintillator screen is about three times higher than that of conventional type. The slit system was used for reducing the white dot noise caused by primary and/or secondary prompt rays. A characteristic test of this imaging system using JARI (Japan Automobile Research Institute)-standard cell was carried out at TNRF. In the results of the test, qualitative and quantitative observation of water behavior in the channel of PEFC was archived by the new imaging system.
Sakai, Takuro; Yasuda, Ryo; Iikura, Hiroshi; Nojima, Takehiro; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Physics Procedia, 43, p.223 - 230, 2013/00
Yasuda, Ryo; Katagiri, Masaki*; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 680, p.139 - 144, 2012/07
Nojima, Takehiro; Yasuda, Ryo; Takenaka, Nobuyuki*; Hayashida, Hirotoshi; Iikura, Hiroshi; Sakai, Takuro; Matsubayashi, Masahito
JAEA-Technology 2011-037, 33 Pages, 2012/02
We have equipped fuel cell operation system for TNRF at JRR-3 in order to visualize on performance of PEFC. Our system, which is aimed to be used in nuclear facility, is composed by various equipments that give safety in experiments such as hydrogen diluting system and purge system, etc. We confirmed normal operation of our system with JARI-standard fuel cell, and succeeded in visualizing water distribution of fuel cell on performance by our system with neutron radiography.
Kai, Tetsuya; Segawa, Mariko; Oi, Motoki; Hashimoto, Eiko; Shinohara, Takenao; Harada, Masahide; Maekawa, Fujio; Oikawa, Kenichi; Sakai, Takuro; Matsubayashi, Masahito; et al.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 651(1), p.126 - 130, 2011/09
The neutron resonance absorption imaging technique with a high-speed video camera was successfully demonstrated at the beam line NOBORU, J-PARC. We obtained a set of energy dependent images having enhanced contrast of sample foils around the resonance absorption energies of cobalt (132 eV), cadmium (28 eV), tantalum (4.3 and 10 eV), gold (4.9 eV) and indium (1.5 eV). The capability of this technique is discussed taking into account an absolute peak value and width of a resonance cross section, pulse width of neutron and quantity of sample material. The minimum quantities to perform the neutron absorption imaging with this technique are shown for most of elements.
Matsubayashi, Masahito; Faenov, A. Ya.*; Pikuz, T.*; Fukuda, Yuji; Kato, Yoshiaki*; Yasuda, Ryo; Iikura, Hiroshi; Nojima, Takehiro; Sakai, Takuro
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 651(1), p.90 - 94, 2011/09
Neutron imaging by color center formation in LiF crystals was applied to standard samples such as a sensitivity indicator (SI) for neutron radiography. The SI was exposed to 5 mm pinhole collimated thermal neutron beam with a LiF crystal and a neutron imaging plate (NIP) for 120 min in JRR-3 thermal neutron radiography facility. The image in NIP was read out with a readout resolution of 50 m. The image of SI in LiF crystal was read out with pixel size of 1.38 m using a laser confocal microscope. All gaps were clearly observed in the images for both LiF crystal and NIP, but small holes were not recognized for NIP. The experiment showed that LiF crystals had excellent characteristics as neutron imaging detectors such as high sensitivity, high spatial resolution, wide dynamic range and so on. In the paper, detailed characteristics of LiF crystals are compared with those of other neutron imaging detectors: NIP, a combination of fluorescent converter and cooled CCD camera.
Iikura, Hiroshi; Tsutsui, Noriaki*; Nakamura, Tatsuya; Katagiri, Masaki*; Kureta, Masatoshi; Kubo, Jun*; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 651(1), p.100 - 104, 2011/09
Japan Atomic Energy Agency has developed the neutron scintillator jointly with Chichibu Fuji Co., Ltd. In this study, we evaluated the new ZnS(Ag):Al/LiF scintillator developed for neutron imaging. It was confirmed that the brightness increased by about double while maintaining equal performance for the spatial resolution as compared with a conventional scintillator. High frame-rate imaging using a high-speed video camera system and this new scintillator made it possible to image beyond 10000 frames per second while still having enough brightness. This technique allowed us to obtain a high-frame-rate visualization of oil flow in a running car engine. Furthermore, we devised a technique to increase the light intensity of reception for a camera by adding brightness enhancement films on the output surface of the scintillator. It was confirmed that the spatial resolution degraded more than double, but the brightness increased by about three times.
Yasuda, Ryo; Nitto, Koichi*; Konagai, Chikara*; Shiozawa, Masahiro*; Takenaka, Nobuyuki*; Asano, Hitoshi*; Murakawa, Hideki*; Sugimoto, Katsumi*; Nojima, Takehiro; Hayashida, Hirotoshi; et al.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 651(1), p.268 - 272, 2011/09
Neutron radiography is one of useful tools to visualize water behavior in fuel cells under operation. In order to observe the detailed information about the water distribution in MEA and GDL in fuel cells, a high spatial resolution and high sensitivity neutron imaging system are required. We developed an imaging system using the neutron color imaging intensifier and continuously observed water distribution in operating a fuel cell. By using the system, a small type fuel cell under operation was continuously observed at the TNRF in every 20 sec. In the results, the water area was appeared from GDL and MEA, and expanded to the channel of the cathode side. On the other hand, voltage was gradually reduced with the operation time, and steeply dropped. It is considered that voltage drop was caused by blockage of gas flow due to the piling up water in the channel of the cathode side.
Yasuda, Ryo; Shiozawa, Masahiro*; Katagiri, Masaki*; Takenaka, Nobuyuki*; Sakai, Takuro; Hayashida, Hirotoshi; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Denki Kagaku Oyobi Kogyo Butsuri Kagaku, 79(8), p.614 - 619, 2011/08
Yasuda, Ryo; Nojima, Takehiro; Iikura, Hiroshi; Sakai, Takuro; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 48(7), p.1094 - 1101, 2011/07
A small aperture system was developed and installed to enhance collimator ratio / of the thermal neutron radiography facility (TNRF) in JRR-3. The small aperture system increases the / by making small aperture . Image sharpness was getting better with decreasing the aperture size below 10 mm by 10 mm in TNRF. The beam area of the small aperture slits was relatively small in comparison with that of the conventional large collimator, although gradually increasing with increasing the aperture size. Even 5 mm by 5 mm in aperture size, the practical beam area for imaging examinations corresponds to around 25 mm by 20 mm, which is enough area to carry out the high spatial resolution imaging.
Hayashida, Hirotoshi; Yamazaki, Dai; Ebisawa, Toru*; Maruyama, Ryuji; Soyama, Kazuhiko; Tasaki, Seiji*; Hino, Masahiro*; Matsubayashi, Masahito
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 634(1, Suppl.), p.S90 - S93, 2011/04
In a neutron spin interferometer (NSI), incident neutrons are in states of up- and down-spin eigenstates and a phase difference between the eigenstates is observed after transmission through a magnetic sample. Since the phase difference is proportional to an integral of magnetic field along a trajectory of neutrons, NSI imaging provides projection images of a distribution of magnetic field in the sample. We tried to visualize magnetic field in permalloy film with and without stress as a demonstration of the NSI imaging. An experiment was carried out at C3-1-2-2, MINE2 port at the neutron guide hall of JRR-3M with wavelength of 0.88nm and wavelength resolution of 0.3% in FWHM. Permalloy film with thickness of 0.1 mm was used as a sample and was stressed by bending with angles of 45 and 180 . As a result, images of decrease of a saturated magnetization and an increase of leak magnetic field with increasing the bending angle were obtained.
Matsubayashi, Masahito; Iikura, Hiroshi
Isotope News, (682), p.11 - 14, 2011/02
no abstracts in English