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Journal Articles

Present status of JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator

Matsuda, Makoto; Tayama, Hidekazu; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Masahiko; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; Asozu, Takuhiro; Matsui, Yutaka; Abe, Shinichi

Proceedings of 18th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.394 - 398, 2021/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Present status of JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator

Matsuda, Makoto; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Tayama, Hidekazu; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Masahiko; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; Asozu, Takuhiro; Matsui, Yutaka; Abe, Shinichi; et al.

Proceedings of 17th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.948 - 952, 2020/09

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Present status of JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator

Matsuda, Makoto; Osa, Akihiko; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Tayama, Hidekazu; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Masahiko; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; Asozu, Takuhiro; Matsui, Yutaka; et al.

Proceedings of 16th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1270 - 1273, 2019/07

The JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator was operated over a total of 138 days, and delivered 16 different ions to the experiments in the research fields of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, atomic physics, solid state physics and radiation effects in material in FY2018. Maximum acceleration voltage was 16.6 MV. A new beam attenuator was installed at the entrance beam line of the tandem accelerator to facilitate control of the beam current and minimize stripper foil consumption. The main maintenance items included replacing the pellet chain used for about 68,000 hours and the drive motor for the high voltage terminal generator used for about 9 years. A fault has occurred in the building's oxygen deficiency monitor. This paper describes the operational status of the accelerators and the major technical developments of our facility.

Journal Articles

Present status of JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator

Matsuda, Makoto; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Tayama, Hidekazu; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Nakamura, Masahiko; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; Asozu, Takuhiro; Matsui, Yutaka; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; et al.

Proceedings of 15th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1271 - 1275, 2018/08

The JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator was operated over a total of 64 days, and delivered 13 different ions to the experiments in the research fields of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, atomic physics, solid state physics and radiation effects in material in FY2017. After the vacuum accident occurred in December 2016 the accelerating voltage dropped to 12 MV. In order to remove dust and broken carbon foil in the accelerating tube, all 80 accelerator tubes were removed and rewashed. It took 4 months for cleaning and 2 months for reassembly. Therefore about 10 months were a maintenance period of an accelerator from February 2017. Along with the reconstruction of the accelerating tube, re-alignment of the accelerating tube was carried out. The operation resumed in December 2017 and it was possible to recover the maximum voltage to 17.4 MV without beam and 16.6 MV with beam with periodic conditioning work.

Journal Articles

Structure of $$^{55}$$Sc and development of the $$N=34$$ subshell closure

Steppenbeck, D.*; Takeuchi, Satoshi*; Aoi, Nori*; Doornenbal, P.*; Matsushita, Masafumi*; Wang, H.*; Baba, Hidetada*; Go, Shintaro*; Holt, J. D.*; Lee, J.*; et al.

Physical Review C, 96(6), p.064310_1 - 064310_10, 2017/12

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:79.17(Physics, Nuclear)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Low-lying structure of $$^{50}$$Ar and the $$N$$=32 subshell closure

Steppenbeck, D.*; Takeuchi, Satoshi*; Aoi, Nori*; Doornenbal, P.*; Matsushita, Masafumi*; Wang, H.*; Utsuno, Yutaka; Baba, Hidetada*; Go, Shintaro*; Lee, J.*; et al.

Physical Review Letters, 114(25), p.252501_1 - 252501_6, 2015/06

 Times Cited Count:32 Percentile:87.13(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

The neutron-rich nucleus $$^{50}$$Ar is produced by the fragmentation reactions of $$^{54}$$Ca, $$^{55}$$Sc, and $$^{56}$$Ti at the RIBF facility in RIKEN, and its deexcited $$gamma$$ rays are observed for the first time. The first $$2^+$$ level in $$^{50}$$Ar is identified to lie at 1178(18)keV from the most intense $$gamma$$-ray spectra. This experimental data, together with the systematics of the $$2^+$$ levels for surrounding nuclei, is analyzed with large-scale shell-model calculations. Consequently, the $$N=32$$ sub-shell gap in $$^{50}$$Ar is equivalent to that of $$^{52}$$Ca, thus making the $$2^+$$ level in $$^{50}$$Ar higher than that of $$^{48}$$Ar. The shell-model calculation also predicts that the $$N=34$$ sub-shell gap enhances in going from Ca to Ar, which will be verified by forthcoming experiments for $$^{52}$$Ar.

Journal Articles

Evidence for a new nuclear "magic number" from the level structure of $$^{54}$$Ca

Steppenbeck, D.*; Takeuchi, Satoshi*; Aoi, Nori*; Doornenbal, P.*; Matsushita, Masafumi*; Wang, H.*; Baba, Hidetada*; Fukuda, Naoki*; Go, Shintaro*; Homma, Michio*; et al.

Nature, 502(7470), p.207 - 210, 2013/10

 Times Cited Count:229 Percentile:99.78(Multidisciplinary Sciences)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

ITER magnet systems; From qualification to full scale construction

Nakajima, Hideo; Hemmi, Tsutomu; Iguchi, Masahide; Nabara, Yoshihiro; Matsui, Kunihiro; Chida, Yutaka; Kajitani, Hideki; Takano, Katsutoshi; Isono, Takaaki; Koizumi, Norikiyo; et al.

Proceedings of 24th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2012) (CD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2013/03

The ITER organization and 6 Domestic Agencies (DA) have been implementing the construction of ITER superconducting magnet systems. Four DAs have already started full scale construction of Toroidal Field (TF) coil conductors. The qualification of the radial plate manufacture has been completed, and JA and EU are ready for full scale construction. JA has qualified full manufacturing processes of the winding pack with a 1/3 prototype and made 2 full scale mock-ups of the basic segments of TF coil structure to optimize and industrialize the manufacturing process. Preparation and qualification of the full scale construction of the TF coil winding is underway by EU. Procurement of the manufacturing equipment is near completion and qualification of manufacturing processes has already started. The constructions of other components of the ITER magnet systems are also going well towards the main goal of the first plasma in 2020.

Journal Articles

Development of ITER TF coil in Japan

Koizumi, Norikiyo; Matsui, Kunihiro; Hemmi, Tsutomu; Takano, Katsutoshi; Chida, Yutaka; Iguchi, Masahide; Nakajima, Hideo; Shimada, Mamoru*; Osemochi, Koichi*; Makino, Yoshinobu*; et al.

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 22(3), p.4200404_1 - 4200404_4, 2012/06

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:47.85(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

JAEA started sub- and full-scale trials to qualify and optimize manufacturing procedure of ITER TF coil from March, 2009. As major outcome of these trials, automatic winding system with accuracy in conductor length measurement of 0.01% has been established and the elongation of the conductor length due to heat treatment was measured to be 0.06%. To confirm validity of these outcomes, the authors carried out winding of a one-third scale dummy double pancake (DP), followed by its insulation and impregnation trial, and, in addition, heat treatment of one-third scale DP with real a TF conductor. The details about these trials are described in the other paper. The authors also performed trial manufacture of full scale RP and CPs for dummy double pancake, which will be made in near future. The full scale RP is manufactured by machining 10 segments in parallel to shorten machining duration and joining each segment by welding. In our trial manufacture of the full scale RP, hot-rolled SS316LN plates are machined to a final dimension, namely without additional material, and these segments are laser-welded. From these trials, manufacturing procedure of a thick hot-roll SS316LN plate is qualified and machining procedure is established, while more optimization may be necessary to achieve the required schedule and cost.

Journal Articles

Variation of hydraulic properties on sedimentary rock due to shear deformation

Goke, Mitsuo*; Ishii, Takashi*; Sanoki, Satoru*; Matsui, Hiroya; Sugita, Yutaka

Dai-40-Kai Gamban Rikigaku Ni Kansuru Shimpojiumu Koen Rombunshu (CD-ROM), p.282 - 287, 2011/01

In order to investigate the variation of hydraulic properties on soft rock due to shear deformation, permeability tests were performed on hard shale of the Wakkanai formation by axial flow and radial flow techniques under triaxial compression. The experimental results showed that the axial direction permeability increased to approximately 10 times lager than the initial one in residual strength zone. On the other hand, the radial direction permeability increased remarkably in strain softening zone. The results suggested that a permeability increase could be restrained, if the strain softening is not to be attained in the rock mass surrounding caverns by invention of construction methods.

Journal Articles

Development of the multi-level displacement sensor using Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG)

Sanada, Hiroyuki; Sugita, Yutaka; Daimaru, Shuji; Matsui, Hiroya; Kashiwai, Yoshio*

Journal of MMIJ, 126(10,11), p.569 - 576, 2010/10

When the structures such as rock slopes, underground caverns for the geological disposal of high level radioactive waste and underground power plants are constructed, the potential for displacement and damage in the surrounding rock mass is increased due to stress concentration and creep phenomenon. Therefore, the long-term monitoring of rock stability for construction of rock cavern and slopes is important to maintain stability of rock structures. Recently, development of sensors that use optical fiber have expanded mainly in the field of civil engineering and, in rock and soil mechanics, since several parameters such as temperature, strain, pressure, pH etc. can be obtained by using backscattered light in optical fibers. Additionally, some important advantages using optical fiber are its high resistance to the electric insulation failure, long-term endurance and ability to transmit data over long distances. This paper describes development of a multiple-type displacement sensor using FBG, which has potential for the long-term durability and high accuracy. Laboratory tests were carried out to investigate the relational expression computed from the relationship of the variation in the Bragg wavelength, temperature and displacement. Accuracy of the prototype developed in this research is better than 0.5% or 1/100 mm. The in situ tests involving long-term monitoring using boreholes were conducted to confirm the workability and applicability of the prototype. From the results of the in situ tests, workability is equivalent to the extensometers usually used for long-term monitoring, and the displacement computed from the variation of Bragg wavelength is almost equal to the artificially induced deformation.

Journal Articles

Geostatistical modeling of groundwater properties and assessment of their uncertainties

Yamamoto, Shinya*; Honda, Makoto*; Sakurai, Hideyuki*; Suzuki, Makoto*; Sanada, Hiroyuki; Sugita, Yutaka; Matsui, Hiroya

Proceedings of 14th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG 2010) (CD-ROM), 12 Pages, 2010/09

The distribution of groundwater properties is important for understanding of the deep underground hydrogeological environments in the design of the HLW disposal facilities. This study proposes a geostatistical system for modeling the chemical properties of groundwater which have a correlation with the resistivity data obtained from widespread and exhaustive survey. The proposed system is consists of two methodologies (resistivity data integration using Simple Kriging with varying local mean (SKlm) and 3D distribution modeling of hydro-chemical properties of groundwater estimated by SKlm algorithm). 2 types of uncertainty are considered: (1) Aleatory uncertainty; (2) Epistemic uncertainty. As a result, the uncertainties of the proposal model have been estimated lower than other traditional model's.

Journal Articles

Geostatistical modeling of groundwater properties and assessment of thier uncertainties

Honda, Makoto*; Yamamoto, Shinya*; Sakurai, Hideyuki*; Suzuki, Makoto*; Sanada, Hiroyuki; Sugita, Yutaka; Matsui, Hiroya

Doboku Gakkai Rombunshu, C, 66(3), p.609 - 624, 2010/08

This paper proposes a geostatistical system for modeling the groundwater properties which have a correlation with the ground resistivity data obtained from widespread and exhaustive electromagnetic survey. That is, the methodology for the integration of resistivity data measured by various methods and the methodology for modeling the groundwater properties using the integrated resistivity data has been developed. The proposed system has also been validated using the data obtained in the surface-based investigations of the Horonobe URL project. Additionally, the quantification of uncertainties in the estimated model has been tried by numerical simulations based on the data. As a result, the uncertainties of the proposal model have been estimated lower than other traditional model's.

Journal Articles

Geomechanical model for sedimentary soft rock based on surface-based investigations

Sugita, Yutaka; Sanada, Hiroyuki; Matsui, Hiroya

Proceedings of International Symposium on Rock Mechanics "Rock Characterization, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods" (SINOROCK 2009) (CD-ROM), 5 Pages, 2009/05

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has been conducting the underground research laboratory (URL) projects in Neogene diatomaceous rock at Horonobe-cho, Hokkaido, Japan. This paper summarizes development in surface-based investigations of a geomechanical conceptual model and estimation of physical and mechanical parameters for prediction of mechanical behavior of the rock mass in response to excavation of the facility. From the results of the surface investigations on rock mechanics, it is clarified that rock mass is divided into three zones, and that rock mass memorizes the mechanical properties depend on the original geological conditions at the sedimentary period, though present geological structure is complex due to folding and faulting. Hence the three-dimensional distribution of rock properties can be estimated and developed taking the geological structures (stratigraphy, displacement due to folding and faulting) into account.

Journal Articles

Latest design of liquid lithium target in IFMIF

Nakamura, Hiroo; Agostini, P.*; Ara, Kuniaki; Cevolani, S.*; Chida, Teruo*; Ciotti, M.*; Fukada, Satoshi*; Furuya, Kazuyuki*; Garin, P.*; Gessii, A.*; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), p.1007 - 1014, 2008/12

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:70.13(Nuclear Science & Technology)

This paper describes the latest design of liquid lithium target system in IFMIF. Design requirement of the Li target is to provide a stable Li jet with a speed of 20 m/s to handle an averaged heat flux of 1 GW/m$$^{2}$$. A double reducer nozzle and a concaved flow are applied to the target design. On Li purification, a cold trap and two kinds of hot trap are applied to control impurities below permissible levels. Nitrogen concentration shall be controlled below 10 wppm by one of the hot trap. Tritium concentration shall be controlled below 1 wppm by an yttrium hot trap. To maintain reliable continuous operation, various diagnostics are attached to the target assembly. Among the target assembly, a back-plate made of RAFM is located in the most severe region of neutron irradiation (50 dpa/y). Therefore, two design options of replaceable back wall and their remote handling systems are under investigation.

Journal Articles

Research and development of nuclear fusion

Ushigusa, Kenkichi; Seki, Masahiro; Ninomiya, Hiromasa; Norimatsu, Takayoshi*; Kamada, Yutaka; Mori, Masahiro; Okuno, Kiyoshi; Shibanuma, Kiyoshi; Inoue, Takashi; Sakamoto, Keishi; et al.

Genshiryoku Handobukku, p.906 - 1029, 2007/11

no abstracts in English

JAEA Reports

A Study about the Certainty Evaluation of Nuclear Transport Parameter II

Yoshino, Naoto; Nomoto, Kosuke*; Matsui, Mikio*; Nashimoto, Yutaka*

JNC TJ8400 2004-035, 227 Pages, 2005/01

JNC-TJ8400-2004-035.pdf:23.11MB

There are various uncertainty factors in the safety assessment for the geological disposal of High Level Nuclear Waste. And it is difficult to eliminate these uncertainty factors completely. Then it is important to evaluate the various uncertainty factors quantitatively for the safety assessment of the geological disposal. Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute focused on the groundwater flow analysis and studied about following issues in 2003 in order to quantify the variance of values which obtained by field investigation or numerical analysis. (1)The method to estimate the hydraulic conductivity and quantify the variability of estimated hydraulic conductivity. (2)The quantification of the key parameter's variability based on probability flow rate analysis. (3)Case study by the vertical two dimensional field. Two-dimensional numerical simulation program in which the uncertainty of the reach point in the ground water flow can be estimated was developed in above subjects. In this study, following three issues are studied (1)verification about the variance of the reach point estimated by 2-dimensional simulation program (2)development of 3-dimensional simulation program (3)Case study by 3-dimensional simulation program

JAEA Reports

A Study about the Certainty Evaluation of Nuclear Transport Parameter

Yoshino, Naoto; Nashimoto, Yutaka*; Matsui, Mikio*; Ito, Setsuo*; Nomoto, Kosuke*

JNC TJ8400 2003-071, 63 Pages, 2004/01

JNC-TJ8400-2003-071.pdf:43.22MB

In this paper authors focused on the uncertainty of the groundwater modeling, and following three issues are examined in order to estimate the spatial variance in the modeling field quantitatively; 1.The method to estimate the hydraulic conductivity and quantify the variability of estimated hydraulic conductivity. 2.The quantification of the key parameter's variability based on probability flow rate analysis. 3.Case study by the vertical two dimensional field.

Journal Articles

Thermal expansion of (Ca$$_{1-x}$$Pu$$_{x}$$)TiO$$_{3}$$

Sato, Tsuyoshi*; Hanajiri, Yutaka*; Yamashita, Toshiyuki; Matsui, Tsuneo*; Nagasaki, Takanori*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 294(1-2), p.130 - 134, 2001/04

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:40.34(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Development of an integrated resistivity model based on a geostatistics and estimation of solute concentration of groundwater, 1; A Validity study of the integrated resistivity model

Honda, Makoto*; Sakurai, Hideyuki*; Suzuki, Makoto*; Hokari, Toshiyuki*; Iwasa, Kengo*; Matsui, Hiroya; Sugita, Yutaka; Sanada, Hiroyuki

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

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