河村 聖子; 服部 高典; Harjo, S.; 池田 一貴*; 宮田 登*; 宮崎 司*; 青木 裕之; 渡辺 真朗; 坂口 佳史*; 奥 隆之
Neutron News, 30(1), p.11 - 13, 2019/05
日本の中性子散乱施設の特徴のひとつとして、循環型冷凍機のように頻繁に使われる試料環境(SE)機器は各装置の担当者が整備していることが挙げられる。装置担当者は、ユーザー実験の際、装置自体だけでなく、これらのSE機器の運用も行う。このような運用には、SE機器を装置にあわせて最適化できユーザーの要求を直接きくことができるというメリットがある。一方で、MLFのSEチームは、より高度なSE機器を使った実験を可能にするため、共通のSE機器を整備している。本レポートでは、最近のMLFにおけるSE機器の現状が紹介される。中性子装置BL11, BL19, BL21, BL17で用いられるSE機器と、SEチームによって最近整備された機器に焦点をあてる。
Elekes, Z.*; Kripk, *; Sohler, D.*; Sieja, K.*; 緒方 一介*; 吉田 数貴; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Authelet, G.*; 馬場 秀忠*; et al.
Physical Review C, 99(1), p.014312_1 - 014312_7, 2019/01
(,)反応によるNiの核構造の探索実験を行った。Lenzi, Nowacki, Poves, Sieja相互作用を用いた殻模型計算では実験結果を説明しうる陽子空孔状態が得られており、理論的な断面積計算は実験値とよい一致を与えた。実験で得られたすべての状態を理論的に一意に決定することはできなかったが、過去の実験結果と同様にNi同位体でのZ = 28の大きなshell gapを示す結果が得られた。
横山 立憲; 木村 純一*; 三ツ口 丈裕; 檀原 徹*; 平田 岳史*; 坂田 周平*; 岩野 英樹*; 丸山 誠史*; Chang, Q.*; 宮崎 隆*; et al.
Geochemical Journal, 52(6), p.531 - 540, 2018/12
We developed a non-matrix matched U-Pb dating method for calcite by using LA-ICP-MS. The excimer LA was set to generate a low-aspect-ratio crater to minimize downhole U-Pb fractionation. We used He sample ablation gas mixed with Ar carrier gas and additional trace N gas to create a robust plasma setup. The use of N additional gas allowed for low oxide molecular yield for high-sensitivity interface cones with the ICP shield electrode disconnected. Moreover, this resulted in robust ICP plasma against different matrixes in LA aerosols owing to efficient dissociation-ionization of the aerosols by increased plasma temperature. The above setup helped accomplish accurate U-Pb dating of calcite samples by using SRM 612 glass as the standard. We applied this method to the following calcite samples: (1) recently-proposed reference material named WC-1 with a determined U-Pb age of 254.63.2 Ma and (2) a well-preserved fossil specimen of blastoid sp. with an estimated age of 339-318 Ma. The resultant U-Pb ages of the WC-1 and samples were 260.06.7 Ma and 33212 Ma, respectively, which indicate accurate U-Pb dating by this method. Before this U-Pb dating, quantitative distribution maps of the U, Th, and Pb isotopes of each sample were obtained using the LA-ICP-MS imaging technique to select suitable areas for dating.
鈴木 健人*; 宮崎 貴暉*; 高柳 敏幸*; 志賀 基之
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(41), p.26489 - 26499, 2018/11
Simonnet, M.; 宮崎 有史; 鈴木 伸一; 矢板 毅
Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology (Internet), 5, p.66 - 69, 2018/11
Cs is a dangerous fission product because of its half-life of 30 years and its high production yield. After several years, it becomes one of the main heat generator in nuclear waste; it would thus be beneficial to remove it before deep repository storage. Cesium also shows high mobility in the environment, thus being one of the most dangerous material released in accidental situation. Because the chemistry of cesium is close to these of sodium and potassium, found in great amount in water, cesium recovery requires very high separation factor towards these elements. Calix-crown-ether compounds show high extraction of Cs, and Na separation factor up to million (up to ten thousands for K), depending on experimental conditions and extractant structure. This study attempts to qualitatively and, when possible, quantitatively describe these dependencies. Focus has been made on HNO concentration (0.01M to 6M), solvent nature, and extractant structure, based on the already well-documented di-octyloxy-calixmono-crown-6.
Shand, C. M.*; Podolyk, Zs.*; Grska, M.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Nowacki, F.*; Otsuka, T.*; Sieja, K.*; Tostevin, J. A.*; Tsunoda, T.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 773, p.492 - 497, 2017/10
Low-lying states in neutron-rich Zn nuclei were measured for the first time via in-beam -ray spectroscopy at RIKEN. These include the 4 to 2 in Zn and the 2 to 0 and 4 to 2 in Zn. The reduced E() energies and increased E(4)/E(2) ratios at =52,54 compared to Zn attest that the magicity is confined just on the neutron number =50 only. The levels observed in Zn suggest the onset of deformation towards heavier Zn isotopes. The data were compared to state-of-the-art shell model calculations.
Morales, A. I.*; Benzoni, G.*; Watanabe, H.*; 角田 佑介*; Otsuka, T.*; 西村 俊二*; Browne, F.*; Daido, R.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Fang, Y.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 765, p.328 - 333, 2017/02
The level schemes of neutron-rich isotopes Co and Ni were populated in the decay of Fe and studied using -delayed -ray spectroscopy of the decay, at the RIBF in RIKEN, Japan. The experimental results were compared to state-of-the-art shell-model calculations, and indicate a dominance of prolate deformation in the low-lying states, coexisting with spherical states. The decay of the isobars is shown to progress in accordance to a new type of shell evolution, the so-called Type II, which involves many particle-hole excitations across energy gaps.
豊森 佑夏*; 辻 悟*; 光田 紫乃布*; 岡山 陽一*; 芦田 汐未*; 森 敦紀*; 小林 徹; 宮崎 有史; 矢板 毅; 荒江 祥永*; et al.
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 89(12), p.1480 - 1486, 2016/09
Preparation of 2,2'-bithiophene derivatives bearing -alkenyl groups at the 3,3'-positions and ring-closing metathesis reactions of the obtained compound were performed. The reaction of bithiophene bearing 3-butenyl substituents with 5mol% Grubbs 1st generation catalyst underwent ring-closing metathesis (RCM) to afford the cyclized product 7 showing winding vine-shaped molecular asymmetry in up to 88% yield. Enantioselective RCM was also achieved by the use of chiral Schrock Hoveyda molybdenum-alkylidene catalyst in up to 87% ee.
Awual, M. R.; 宮崎 有史; 田口 富嗣; 塩飽 秀啓; 矢板 毅
Chemical Engineering Journal, 291, p.128 - 137, 2016/05
A novel macrocyclic ligand of di-o-benzo-p-xylyl-28-crown-8-ether (DOBPX28C8) was prepared and successfully anchored onto the mesoporous silica for the fabrication of mesoporous hybrid adsorbent (MHA) using direct immobilization approach and serving as an efficient adsorbent for Cs removal. The high amount of K (7.69 mM) was slightly affected the Cs adsorption because the hydration radius of K is close to the Cs than that of the other cation of Na. Also the Cs adsorption efficiency was more higher even in the presence of 1,025 fold K and 1,739 fold Na, respectively. The functional group of DOBPX28C8 ligand embedded onto the mesoporous silica exhibited more conformational freedom, and the benzene ring in para position was consolidated for pai-electron orientation with expanding the ring size of DOBPX28C8 for easy capturing with high selectivity and adsorption ability towards the Cs.
Morales, A. I.*; Benzoni, G.*; Watanabe, H.*; 西村 俊二*; Browne, F.*; Daido, R.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Fang, Y.*; Lorusso, G.*; Patel, Z.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 93(3), p.034328_1 - 034328_14, 2016/03
Low-lying excited states in Ni have been investigated at RIKEN by studying the decay of Co to Ni. Co was separated with BigRIPS, implanted into the WaS3ABi Silicon array, and the ray measured using the EURICA spectrometer. From the analysis, 60 new -ray transitions and 21 new levels in Ni were observed. The new experimental information is compared to shell-model calculations which include neutron excitation across the shell. The calculations reproduce rather well the observed states, implying that a clear understanding of these low-lying excitations has been achieved.
Awual, M. R.; 矢板 毅; 宮崎 有史; 松村 大樹; 塩飽 秀啓; 田口 富嗣
Scientific Reports (Internet), 6, p.19937_1 - 19937_10, 2016/01
A novel macrocyclic ligand of -benzo--xylyl-22-crown-6-ether (OBPX22C6) was developed and successfully immobilized onto mesoporous silica for the preparation of hybrid adsorbent. The benzene ring electron is the part of crown ether of OBPX22C6 for easy orientation of the macrocyclic compound for making the electron donation with Cs complexation. The results clarified that the Cs removal process was rapid and reached saturation within a short time. Considering the effect of competitive ions, sodium did not markedly affect the Cs adsorption whereas potassium was slightly affected due to the similar ionic radii. Due to its high selectivity and reusability, significant volume reduction is expected as this promising hybrid adsorbent is used for Cs removal in Fukushima wastewater.
Benzoni, G.*; Morales, A. I.*; Watanabe, H.*; 西村 俊二*; Coraggio, L.*; Itaco, N.*; Gargano, A.*; Browne, F.*; Daido, R.*; Doornenbal, P.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 751, p.107 - 112, 2015/12
The decays of Mn have been measured at the RIBF facility at RIKEN using the EURICA spectrometer combined with an active stopper consisting of a stack of Si detectors. Half-lives and -delayed neutron emission probabilities have been extracted for these decays, together with first experimental information on excited states populated in Fe. The data indicate a continuously increasing deformation for Fe isotopes up to A=70, and interpreted to be due to the interplay between quadrupole correlation of specific neutron orbitals and the monopole component of the proton-neutron interaction.
満身 稔*; 江崎 一成*; 小松 裕貴*; 鳥海 幸四郎*; 宮東 達也*; 水野 元裕*; 東 信晃*; 宮崎 裕司*; 中野 元裕*; 北河 康隆*; et al.
Chemistry; A European Journal, 21(27), p.9682 - 9696, 2015/06
A newly synthesized one-dimensional (1D) hydrogen-bonded (H-bonded) rhodium(II)--semiquinone complex, [CpRh(--HSQ-Me)]PF exhibits a paraelectric-;antiferroelectric second-order phase transition at 237.1 K. Neutron and X-ray crystal structure analyses reveal that the H-bonded proton is disordered over two sites in the room-temperature (RT) phase. The phase transition would arise from this proton disorder together with rotation or libration of the Cp ring and PF ion. The relative permittivity ' along the H-bonded chains reaches relatively high values (ca., 130) in the RT phase.
黒木 良太; 宮崎 洋*; 加藤 尚志
血液フロンティア, 25(2), p.171 - 180, 2015/02
松村 大樹; 小林 徹; 宮崎 有史; 岡島 由佳*; 西畑 保雄; 矢板 毅
Clay Science, 18(4), p.99 - 105, 2014/12
Real-time-resolved observation by using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy was employed in order to study the interaction between dropped water and a mixture of clay minerals and cesium chloride. Change of X-ray absorption spectra were used for the evaluation of amount and chemical state of cesium compounds. For sericite and illite clays, relatively long lifetime of hydrated cesium ions was observed before adsorption on clay minerals. On the other hand, for vermiculite, kaolinite and zeolite clays, hydrated cesium ions were not intensely observed due to short reaction time between hydrated cesium ions and the clay minerals. The electronic configuration of cesium adsorbed on the vermiculite clay is different from that of cesium adsorbed on the other clay minerals. Real-time-resolved X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy observation is expected to be widely used for the study of the cesium adsorption on many clay minerals.
塚崎 克和*; 宮崎 直幸*; 松本 淳; 長江 成典*; 米村 重信*; 田ノ上 拓自*; 岩崎 憲治*; 竹市 雅俊*
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(45), p.16011 - 16016, 2014/11
Fat and Dachsous cadherins regulate cell polarity and proliferation via their heterophilic interactions at intercellular junctions. Their ectodomains are unusually large because of the repetitive EC domains, which raises questions of how they fit in regular intercellular spaces. Cadherins typically exhibit a linear topology through the binding of Ca to the linker between the EC domains. Our electron microscopic observations of mammalian Fat4 and Dachsous1 ectodomains, however, revealed that, while their N-terminal regions exhibit a linear configuration, the C-terminal regions are kinked with multiple hairpin-like bends. Notably, certain EC-EC linkers in Fat4 and Dachsous1 lost Ca-binding amino acids. When such non-Ca-binding linkers were substituted for a normal linker in E-cadherin, the mutant E-cadherins deformed more extensively than the wild-type molecule. To simulate cadherin structures with non-Ca-binding linkers, we used the elastic network model and confirmed that bent configurations can be generated by deformation of the non-Ca-binding linkers. These findings suggest that Fat and Dachsous self-bend due to the loss of Ca-binding amino acids from specific EC-EC linkers, and therefore adapt to confined spaces.
筒井 智嗣; 金子 耕士; 宮崎 亮一*; 東中 隆二*; 青木 勇二*; 小林 理気*; 脇本 秀一; Baron, A. Q. R.*; 菅原 仁*; 佐藤 英行*
JPS Conference Proceedings (Internet), 3, p.011060_1 - 011060_5, 2014/06
We have investigated the Ru/Os concentration dependence of the Pr guest mode in Pr(OsRu)Sb and its variation with temperature. The Pr guest mode at 3.2 meV in PrOsSb at the N point linearly shifts to a higher energy with the substitution of Ru into the Os site. The energy of the Pr guest mode decreases with decreasing temperature for all compositions, indicating the presence of an anharmonic potential at the Pr site. The slope of the temperature dependence of the guest mode energy is steeper for pure PrOsSb than for the other Pr(OsRu)Sb compounds we measured. The present results imply the importance of the transition metal in determining anharmonicity in Pr(OsRu)Sb.
鈴木 茂正*; 解良 恭一*; 大島 康宏; 石岡 典子; 宗田 真*; 横堀 武彦*; 宮崎 達也*; 織内 昇*; 富永 英之*; 金井 好克*; et al.
British Journal of Cancer, 110(8), p.1985 - 1991, 2014/04
Fluorine-18--methyltyrosine (FAMT) as an amino acid tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) is useful for detecting human neoplasms. FAMT is accumulated in tumor cells solely via L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1). This study was conducted to investigate the biological significance of FAMT uptake in patients with esophageal cancer. From April 2008 to December 2011, 42 patients with esophageal cancer underwent both FAMT PET and FDG PET before surgical treatment. The immunohistochemical analysis of LAT1, CD98, Ki-67, CD34, p53, p-Akt and p-mTOR was performed on the primary lesions. experiments were performed to examine the mechanism of FAMT uptake using LAT1 inhibitor, 2-aminobicyclo-(2,2,1)-heptane-2-carboxylic acid (BCH). High uptake of FAMT was significantly associated with advanced stage, lymph node metastasis and the expression of LAT1, CD98, Ki-67 and CD34. LAT1 expression yielded a statistically significant correlation with CD98 expression, cell proliferation, angiogenesis and glucose metabolism. experiments revealed that FAMT was specifically transported by LAT1. The uptake of FAMT within tumor cells is determined by the LAT1 expression and correlated with cell proliferation and angiogenesis in esophageal cancer. The present experiments also confirmed the presence of LAT1 as an underlying mechanism of FAMT accumulation.
平石 雅俊*; 飯村 壮史*; 小嶋 健児*; 山浦 淳一*; 平賀 晴弘*; 池田 一貴*; Miao, P.*; 石川 喜久*; 鳥居 周輝*; 宮崎 正範*; et al.
Nature Physics, 10(4), p.300 - 303, 2014/04
High-temperature (high-) superconductivity appears as a consequence of the carrier-doping of an undoped parent compound exhibiting antiferromagnetic order; thereby, ground-state properties of the parent compound are closely relevant to the superconducting state. On the basis of the concept, a spin-fluctuation has been addressed as an origin of pairing of the superconducting electrons in cuprates. Whereas, there is growing interest in the pairing mechanism such as an unconventional spin-fluctuation or an advanced orbital-fluctuation due to the characteristic multi-orbital system in iron-pnictides. Here, we report the discovery of an antiferromagnetic order as well as a unique structural transition in electron-overdoped LaFeAsOH (), whereby another parent phase was uncovered, albeit heavily doped. The unprecedented two-dome superconducting phases observed in this material can be interpreted as a consequence of the carrier-doping starting from the original at and advanced at parent phases toward the intermediate region. The bipartite parent phases with distinct physical properties in the second magnetic phase provide us with an interesting example to illustrate the intimate interplay among the magnetic interaction, structural change and orbital degree of freedom in iron-pnictides.
田口 富嗣; 宮崎 敏樹*; 飯久保 智*; 山口 憲司
Materials Science and Engineering C, 34, p.29 - 34, 2014/01