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JAEA Reports

Development of MIG2DF Version 2

Takai, Shizuka; Kimura, Hideo*; Uchikoshi, Emiko*; Munakata, Masahiro; Takeda, Seiji

JAEA-Data/Code 2020-007, 174 Pages, 2020/09


The MIG2DF computer code is a computer program that simulates groundwater flow and radionuclide transport in porous media for the safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal. The original version of MIG2DF was released in 1992. The original code employs a two-dimensional (vertical or horizontal cross-section, or an axisymmetric configuration) finite-element method to approximate the governing equations for density-dependent saturated-unsaturated groundwater flow and radionuclide transport. Meanwhile, for geological disposal of radioactive wastes, landscape evolution such as uplift and erosion needs to be assessed as a long-term geological and climate events, considering site conditions. In coastal areas, the impact to groundwater flow by change of salinity distribution to sea level change also needs to be considered. To deal with these events in the assessment, we have revised the original version of MIG2DF and developed the external program which enables MIG2DF to consider unsteady landscape evolution. In these developments, this report describes an upgrade of MIG2DF (Version 2) and presents the configuration, equations, methods, and verification. This reports also give the explanation external programs of MIG2DF: PASS-TRAC (the particle tracking code), PASS-PRE (the code for dataset preparation), and PASS-POST (the post-processing visualization system).

Journal Articles

$$q$$=0 long-range magnetic order in centennialite CaCu$$_{3}$$(OD)$$_{6}$$Cl$$_{2}$$ $$cdot$$ 0.6D$$_{2}$$O; A Spin-$$frac{1}{2}$$ perfect kagome antiferromagnet with $$J_{1}$$-$$J_{2}$$-$$J_{d}$$

Iida, Kazuki*; Yoshida, Hiroyuki*; Nakao, Akiko*; Jeschke, H. O.*; Iqbal, Y.*; Nakajima, Kenji; Kawamura, Seiko; Munakata, Koji*; Inamura, Yasuhiro; Murai, Naoki; et al.

Physical Review B, 101(22), p.220408_1 - 220408_6, 2020/06

 Times Cited Count:18 Percentile:83.65(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

Crystal and magnetic structures of the mineral centennialite CaCu$$_{3}$$(OD)$$_{6}$$Cl$$_{2}$$ $$cdot$$ 0.6D$$_{2}$$O are investigated by means of synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction measurements complemented by density functional theory (DFT) and pseudofermion functional renormalization group (PFFRG) calculations. In CaCu$$_{3}$$(OD)$$_{6}$$Cl$$_{2}$$ $$cdot$$ 0.6D$$_{2}$$O, Cu$$^{2+}$$ ions form a geometrically perfect kagome network with antiferromagnetic $$J_{1}$$. No intersite disorder between Cu$$^{2+}$$ and Ca$$^{2+}$$ ions is detected. CaCu$$_{3}$$(OD)$$_{6}$$Cl$$_{2}$$ $$cdot$$ 0.6D$$_{2}$$O enters a magnetic long-range ordered state below $$T_{rm N}$$ = 7.2 K, and the $$q$$=0 magnetic structure with negative vector spin chirality is obtained. The ordered moment at 0.3 K is suppressed to 0.58(2)$$mu$$B. Our DFT calculations indicate the presence of antiferromagnetic $$J_{2}$$ and ferromagnetic $$J_{d}$$ superexchange couplings of a strength which places the system at the crossroads of three magnetic orders (at the classical level) and a spin-$$frac{1}{2}$$ PFFRG analysis shows a dominance of $$q$$=0 type magnetic correlations, consistent with and indicating proximity to the observed $$q$$=0 spin structure. The results suggest that this material is located close to a quantum critical point and is a good realization of a $$J_{1}$$-$$J_{2}$$-$$J_{d}$$ kagome antiferromagnet.

JAEA Reports

A Study of the evaluation of the excavation damaged zone in the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory, 1; Investigation in the 140 m gallery (Joint research)

Sugita, Yutaka; Aoyagi, Kazuhei; Kubota, Kenji*; Nakata, Eiji*; Oyama, Takahiro*

JAEA-Research 2018-002, 72 Pages, 2018/06


In a excavation of shafts and galleries in the deep underground for disposing radioactive waste, an excavation damaged zone (EDZ) is developed around the galleries and shafts owing to the stress redistribution. Since the characteristic changes of the rock mass in the EDZ affects the radionuclides migration behavior, it is important to understand the long-term behavior of the EDZ. Thus, we performed the in situ experiment to investigate the long-term behavior of EDZ as part of the collaborative research between Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in the 140m gallery in the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory. In this research, we investigated the extent, mechanism of the change of hydro-mechanical characteristic, and long-term behavior of the EDZ on the basis of the comprehensive estimation of the results of the observation of the drift wall and the various investigations using boreholes such as geological investigation, the seismic and resistivity tomography, hydraulic test, water content monitoring, borehole loading test, convergence measurement, and so on. In addition, we clarified applicability and future tasks of the testing method used in this research for the investigation of the long-term behavior of the EDZ.

Journal Articles

Challenges for enhancing Fukushima environment resilience, 6; The Use of the reclaimed materials derived from the removed soil on the basis of the security

Okada, Takashi; Takeda, Seiji; Nakata, Hisakazu

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai-Shi ATOMO$$Sigma$$, 59(10), p.603 - 607, 2017/10

Because the reclaimed material is used, quantity of disposal of the removal soil can decrease. It is a strategic key to utilize the reclaimed material. As for this report, it is explained to about the fundamentals of the safe use of the reclaimed materials derived from the removed soil.

JAEA Reports

A Study of the evaluation of the excavation damaged zone in the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory, 2; Investigation in the 250 m gallery (Joint research)

Aoyagi, Kazuhei; Kubota, Kenji*; Nakata, Eiji*; Suenaga, Hiroshi*; Nohara, Shintaro*

JAEA-Research 2017-004, 91 Pages, 2017/06


In this study, we performed seismic tomography, seismic refraction survey, resistivity tomography, and hydraulic tests to investigate the hydro-mechanical property of the excavation damaged zone (EDZ) in the 250 m gallery of the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory. As a result of seismic tomography, seismic velocity is significantly decreased within 1 m from the gallery wall. The decrease of seismic velocity is related to the density of fracture induced around the gallery wall as a result of the gallery excavation. Thus the extent of the fractures induced by gallery excavation, i.e., EDZ fractures is clarified to be within 1.0 m from the gallery wall. The enhanced hydraulic conductivity was detected within 0.5 to 1.0 m from the gallery wall on the basis of the result of hydraulic tests. This is almost consistent with the extent of the region that seismic velocity is significantly decreased. Therefore, it is estimated that EDZ fractures induced around the gallery leads to the increase of hydraulic conductivity. In addition, the desaturation zone around the gallery is not induced as a result of resistivity tomography. From these results, the hydro-mechanical property of the EDZ is clarified in detail. Also, the in situ tests and evaluation method applied in this study are appropriate to investigate the EDZ in detail.

Journal Articles

Evaluation of influence of splay fault growth on groundwater flow around geological disposal system

Takai, Shizuka; Takeda, Seiji; Sakai, Ryutaro*; Shimada, Taro; Munakata, Masahiro; Tanaka, Tadao

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 16(1), p.34 - 48, 2017/03

In geological disposal, direct effect on geological repositories by active faults is avoided at a stage of site characterization; however, uncertainty remains for avoidance of faults derived from the active faults, which are concealed deep under the ground and difficult to detect in advance. In this research, the influence of growth of undetected splay faults on natural barrier in a geological disposal system, which will caused by attack of the faults in the future, was evaluated. We investigated examples of splay faults in Japan and set conditions for growth of splay faults. Furthermore, we assumed a disposal site composed of sedimentary rocks and made a hydrogeological model of growth of splay faults. We carried out groundwater flow analyses, changing parameters such as location and depth of repository and growth velocity of splay faults. The results indicate that main flow path from the repository is changed into upward flow along the splay fault due to its growth and the average velocity to the ground surface becomes one or two orders of magnitude higher than that before its growth. The results also suggest that the splay fault growth leads into the possibility of downward flow of oxidizing groundwater from ground surface area.

Journal Articles

Analysis of radionuclide migration with consideration of spatial and temporal change of migration parameters due to uplift and denudation

Shimada, Taro; Takeda, Seiji; Mukai, Masayuki; Munakata, Masahiro; Tanaka, Tadao

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol.1744, p.229 - 234, 2015/04

Integrated safety assessment methodology which analyzes radionuclide migration reflecting the spatial and temporal changes of disposal systems was developed for a geological disposal site with uplift and denudation, and then some case analyses for an assumed site with sedimentary rocks were carried out. The combination of uniform uplift and denudation has the most effect on the radionuclide migration because the groundwater flow velocity increases with decreasing the depth from the ground surface. In the case without denudation, tilted uplift has more effect than uniform uplift because flow velocity in tilted uplift increase with increasing hydraulic gradient. The long-term change of the geological structures including the uplift and denudation, the hydraulic conditions, and the recharge and outlet of the groundwater around a candidate site should be carefully investigated to determine the appropriate the place,depth and layout of the repository.

Journal Articles

Fractures distribution around underground gallery in sedimentary rock area

Nohara, Shintaro*; Nakata, Eiji*; Suenaga, Hiroshi*; Tanaka, Shiro*; Kubota, Kenji*; Oyama, Takahiro*; Kondo, Keiji

Nihon Oyo Chishitsu Gakkai Heisei-25-Nendo Kenkyu Happyokai Koen Rombunshu, p.129 - 130, 2013/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Calcium and magnesium-bearing sabugalite from the Tono uranium deposit, central Japan

Nakata, Masataka*; Sasao, Eiji; Komuro, Kosei*

Resource Geology, 63(4), p.404 - 411, 2013/10

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.04(Geology)

Various secondary uranium minerals yield in oxidized zone near surface. These minerals indicate retardation of uranium in oxidized zone. Calcium and magnesium-bearing sabugalite occurs as aggregations of yellowish platy crystals in veinlets or druses in conglomerate from the oxidized parts of the Tono uranium deposit, Central Japan. X-ray powder diffractometry of this mineral has reflections consistent with previous powder diffraction data of sabugalite. Chemical analysis reveals the chemical composition of the minerals. SEM-EDS mapping shows that the mineral is compositionally uniform with no micron-scale layering. Charge of cations including Ca and Mg in the cation-H$$_{2}$$O layer is 1.98 being identical to that of autunite group minerals. This suggests that the charge balance in the cation-H$$_{2}$$O layer of the mineral could be made by the alkaline earth or alkaline elements rather than by hydrogen ions.

JAEA Reports

Study on evaluation methodology for groundwater flow based on geochemical data, 2; Case study for Horonobe area (Contract research)

Sakai, Ryutaro; Takeda, Seiji; Munakata, Masahiro; Kimura, Hideo

JAEA-Research 2013-006, 18 Pages, 2013/07


In the safety assessment for a geological disposal of radioactive waste, it is important to establish validation methods for deep groundwater flow to estimate radionuclide migration to human environment through groundwater flow. Costal sedimentary rocks in our country provide dominant fossil water formed during sub-seabed sedimentation and chemical compositions of the water mixed with meteoric water and fossil water depend on the initial fossil water composition and groundwater flow conditions. Analytical study on the effects of groundwater flow on the mixed water quality as a indicator of its Cl/$$delta$$$$^{18}$$O ratios was carried out in case of Horonobe district, where geochemical data is now being stored.

Journal Articles

Investigation on highly alkaline plume spreading over host rock of geological disposal of TRU waste by reactive transport analysis

Takeda, Seiji; Nishimura, Yuki; Munakata, Masahiro; Sawaguchi, Takuma; Kimura, Hideo

Genshiryoku Bakkuendo Kenkyu (CD-ROM), 19(2), p.23 - 38, 2012/12

In safety assessments of the geological disposal of TRU waste, it is important to understand the possibility and extents of influence of hyperalkaline groundwater derived from the degradation of cementitious materials that are used as forms for the containment of waste and as constructional materials in the disposal facilities of TRU waste. In this research, reactive transport analyses of hyperalkaline plume induced by cementitious materials were performed to clarify the extent of the hyperalkaline groundwater spreading and the type of alterations occurring with or without considering the precipitation of zeolite. The effect of the groundwater velocities on the spread of hyperalkaline groundwater was also examined. The analysis results indicate that whether zeolites precipitate or not significantly affect extent of hyperalkaline groundwater and the amount of precipitation of secondary minerals. In the case that groundwater velocity was 10 times higher, hyperalkaline groundwater spread broader than the original groundwater velocity case. It might be due to our kinetic dissolution model of host rock minerals, which limits chemical reactions neutralizing hyperalkaline groundwater.

Journal Articles

Heavy minerals in the Tsukiyoshi orebody, Tono uranium deposit, central Japan

Sasao, Eiji; Nakata, Masataka*; Komuro, Kosei*

Shigen Chishitsu, 62(3), p.225 - 233, 2012/11

Heavy minerals are examined in uranium ores, sandstones and basement granite around the Tsukiyoshi orebody, Tono uranium deposit. Heavy minerals in the uranium ores are composed mainly of biotite, hornblende and opaque minerals. One ore sample contains topaz, cassiterite, garnet and allanite. Heavy minerals in the non-mineralized sandstone consist mainly of hornblende, pyroxene and opaque minerals. Heavy minerals in basement granitic rocks are composed mainly of biotite. On the basis of heavy mineral composition, three sources of detritus are estimated, i.e., granitic rock, volcanic ash, and pegmatite or hydrothermal deposit. Uranium ores are proved to be embedded in the detritus mainly of granitic source, whereas the other sandstones in the Mizunami Group are mainly from volcanic source. Topaz and cassiterite in the ores are estimated to be derived from the pegmatite or hydrothermal deposits within the Naegi granite developed at the northeastern side of the Tsukiyoshi orebody.

JAEA Reports

Assessment on long-term safety for geological disposal of high level radioactive waste; Application of probabilistic safety assessment methodology to uncertainties in hypothetical geological disposal system (Contract research)

Takeda, Seiji; Yamaguchi, Tetsuji; Nagasawa, Hirokazu; Watanabe, Masatoshi; Sekioka, Yasushi; Kanzaki, Yutaka; Sasaki, Toshihisa; Ochiai, Toru; Munakata, Masahiro; Tanaka, Tadao; et al.

JAEA-Research 2009-034, 239 Pages, 2009/11


In safety assessment for geological disposal of high level radioactive waste, it is of consequence to estimate the uncertainties due to the long-term frame associated with long-lived radionuclides and the expanded geological environment. The uncertainties result from heterogeneity intrinsic to engineered and natural barrier materials, insufficient understanding of phenomena occurring in the disposal system, erroneous method of measurement, and incomplete construction. It is possible to quantify or to reduce the uncertainties according to scientific and technological progress. We applied a deterministic and a Monte Carlo-based probabilistic method simulation techniques to the uncertainty analysis for performance of hypothetical geological disposal system for high level radioactive waste. This study provides the method to evaluate the effects of the uncertainties with respect to scenarios, models and parameters in engineering barrier system on radiological consequence. The results also help us to specify prioritized models and parameters to be further studied for long-term safety assessment.

Journal Articles

Stability of radioactive minerals in an oxidizing hydrogeological environment; New results from an alluvial placer deposit, Naegi District, Central Japan.

Sasao, Eiji; Komuro, Kosei*; Nakata, Masataka*

Shigen Chishitsu, 59(3), p.209 - 217, 2009/10

Study of the stability and alteration of radioactive minerals in a placer deposit in the Naegi District, southeastern Gifu Prefecture, Central Japan contributes to understanding the modes of nuclide migration under various hydrogeological environments in the tectonically active Japanese Island Arc system. Under the optical and scanning microscopes, many grains of zircon have well-preserved crystal faces, whereas those of thorite were highly abraded and corroded. Most of monazite and fergusonite have partly abraded and corroded forms. This result indicates that uranium is strongly leached under oxidized hydrogeological environment but the behaviour is different for different minerals, being well harmony with the thermodynamic estimation. Leaching or release of uranium from radioactive minerals to surface geological environment is estimated to extend over long time under oxidized hydrogeological environment.

Journal Articles

Pulsed operation of the 972 MHz prototype cryomodule for ADS superconducting linac

Kako, Eiji*; Noguchi, Shuichi*; Ouchi, Norihito*; Shishido, Toshio*; Tsuchiya, Kiyosumi*; Akaoka, Nobuo*; Chishiro, Etsuji; Hori, Toshihiko; Kobayashi, Hideki*; Nakata, Morihiro*; et al.

Physica C, 441(1-2), p.220 - 224, 2006/07

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0(Physics, Applied)

A prototype cryomodule containing two 9-cell superconducting cavities of $$beta$$=0.725 and $$f$$$$_{0}$$=972 MHz had been constructed under the collaboration of Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) on the development of superconducting LINAC for Accelerator Driven System (ADS). Cool-down tests to 2 K of the cryomodule and high power rf tests with a 972 MHz pulsed klystron have been carried out. Rf power of 350 kW in pulsed operation of 3 msec and 25 Hz was transferred to a nine-cell cavity through an input coupler. Accelerating gradients of 14 MV/m (compared to the specification of 10 MV/m) have been achieved in both cavities. Compensation of Lorentz-force detuning by a piezo tuner was successfully demonstrated.

Journal Articles

High power test of the prototype cryomodule for ADS superconducting linac

Kako, Eiji*; Noguchi, Shuichi*; Ouchi, Norihito*; Shishido, Toshio*; Tsuchiya, Kiyosumi*; Akaoka, Nobuo; Chishiro, Etsuji; Hori, Toshihiko; Kobayashi, Hideki*; Nakata, Morihiro*; et al.

Proceedings of 2nd Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan and 30th Linear Accelerator Meeting in Japan, p.191 - 193, 2005/07

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

High power test of the prototype cryomodule for ADS superconducting linac

Kako, Eiji*; Noguchi, Shuichi*; Ouchi, Norihito*; Shishido, Toshio*; Tsuchiya, Kiyosumi*; Akaoka, Nobuo*; Chishiro, Etsuji; Hori, Toshihiko; Kobayashi, Hideki*; Nakata, Morihiro*; et al.

Proceedings of 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC '05) (CD-ROM), p.3579 - 3581, 2005/00

no abstracts in English

JAEA Reports

Scattering Profiles of Sparks and Combustibility of Filter against Hot Sparks

Tobita, Noriyuki; Okada, Takashi; Kashiro, Kashio; Matsumoto, Masaki; Watahiki, Masatoshi; Nakata, Keiji*; Gonnokami, Kiyomi*

JNC TN8430 2004-001, 125 Pages, 2004/12


An event that a pre-filter burned on fire took place in the glove box dismantlement facility of Plutonium Production Facility, on April 21, 2003. The direct cause of this event was considered to be sparks generated by an abrasive wheel cutter, some of which reached the pre-filter and eventually burned the pre-filter. Further investigation revealed that there exist other deficiencies those of which formed indirect causes of the event, such as the wheel cutter was used without protective cover and adequate shield against sparks was not installed during the operation. To prevent similar event in the future, following corrective actions were introduced. Wheel cutter will not be used without protective cover; Incombustible pre-filter will be used; Shield will be place at the front of the pre-filter. We have conducted series of experimental tests in order to evaluate and confirm the validity of these corrective actions as well as determine the cause of the fire. This report present the results of these tests.

JAEA Reports

Scattering Profiles of Sparks and Combustibility of Filter against Hot Sparks

Asazuma, Shinichiro; Okada, Takashi; Kashiro, Kashio; Matsumoto, Masaki; Nakata, Keiji*; Gonnokami, Kiyomi*; Toda, Rikiya*

JNC TN8430 2003-011, 56 Pages, 2004/01


The glove-box dismantling facility in the Plutonium Fuel Production Facility is developed to dismantle after-service glove-boxes with remote-controlled devices such as an arm-type manipulator. An abrasive wheel cutter, which is used to size reduce the gloveboxes, generates sparks during operation. This dispersing spark was a problem from the fire prevention point of view. A suitable spark control measures for this operation were required. We developed panels to minimize spark dispersion, shields to prevent the income of sparks to the pre-filter, and incombustible pre-filters. The equipment was tested and effectiveness was confirmed. This report provides the results of these tests.

JAEA Reports

Studies on groundwater flow and radionuclide migration at underground environments; Final report of collaboration research between JAERI and AECL

Ogawa, Hiromichi; Nagao, Seiya; Yamaguchi, Tetsuji; Mukai, Masayuki; Munakata, Masahiro; Sakamoto, Yoshiaki; Nakayama, Shinichi; Takeda, Seiji; Kimura, Hideo; Kumata, Masahiro; et al.

JAERI-Research 2000-052, 101 Pages, 2001/01


no abstracts in English

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