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Maintenance management of HTTR (Characteristics and achievements of maintenance management)

Shimazaki, Yosuke; Yamazaki, Kazunori; Iigaki, Kazuhiko

Hozengaku, 18(1), p.16 - 20, 2019/04

no abstracts in English

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Improvement of exchanging method of neutron startup source of high temperature engineering test reactor

Sawahata, Hiroaki; Shimazaki, Yosuke; Ishitsuka, Etsuo; Yamazaki, Kazunori; Yanagida, Yoshinori; Fujiwara, Yusuke; Takada, Shoji; Shinozaki, Masayuki; Hamamoto, Shimpei; Tochio, Daisuke

Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-24) (DVD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2016/06

In the HTTR, $$^{252}$$Cf is loaded in the reactor core as a neutron startup source and changed at frequency. In this exchange work, there were two technical issues; slightly higher radiation exposure of workers by neutron leakage and reliability of neutron source transportation container in handling. To reduce the radiation dose by neutron leakage, detail numerical evaluations using PHITS code were carried out, the effective shielding method for fuel handling machine was proposed. Easily removable polyethylene blocks and particles were used as the neutron shielding, and installed in the cooling paths of the fuel handling machine. As a result, the collective effective dose by neutron was reduced from about 700 man-microSv to about 300 man-microSv. As to the neutron source transportation container, the handling performance was improved and the handling work was safety accomplished by downsizing.

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First flight demonstration of glass-type space solar sheet

Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kobayashi, Yuki*; Takahashi, Masato*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Murashima, Mio*; Takahashi, Yu*; Toyota, Hiroyuki*; Kukita, Akio*; Oshima, Takeshi; Sato, Shinichiro; et al.

Proceedings of 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-40) (CD-ROM), p.2149 - 2154, 2014/06

The electrical performance of a glass-type space solar sheet (G-SSS) was demonstrated in space. G-SSS comprises InGaP/GaAs dual-junction and InGaP/GaAs/InGaAs triplejunction solar cells. It is lightweight solar generation sheet, less than 0.5 mm thick. It is mounted on the "HISAKI" (SPRINT-A) small scientific satellite, which was launched on September 14, 2013. The initial flight data were successfully acquired and this flight demonstration was a world-first experiment for G-SSS using III-V multi-junction thin-film solar cells. The cells demonstrated superior performance and the electrical outputs matched the flight prediction.

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Temperature influence on performance degradation of hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells irradiated with protons

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Progress in Photovoltaics; Research and Applications, 21(7), p.1499 - 1506, 2013/11

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:29.02(Energy & Fuels)

Proton degradation behaviors of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells irradiated with protons at 331 K are compared with that at 298 K (room temperature). Variations with time in the post-irradiation electrical properties are also investigated. It is found that the radiation degradation of the electrical properties at 331 K is significantly smaller than that at room temperature. Also, all the electrical properties (short-circuit current, open-circuit voltage, output maximum, and fill factor) recover with time after irradiation even at room temperature. The characteristic time of thermal annealing of short-circuit current is larger as the temperature is higher. These results indicate that temperature during irradiation and elapsed time from irradiation to measurement is an important parameter for radiation degradation of a-Si:H solar cells. Therefore, these parameters should be controlled in conducting the ground radiation tests.

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Temporal electric conductivity variations of hydrogenated amorphous silicon due to high energy protons

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 358(17), p.2039 - 2043, 2012/09

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:33.2(Materials Science, Ceramics)

Electrical conductivity variations of undoped, n-type and p-type hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) thin films irradiated with various energy protons are systematically investigated in this study. Dark conductivity (DC) and photoconductivity (PC) of the undoped samples increased at first due to proton irradiation and then decrease dramatically with increasing proton fluence. However, increased PC was metastable and gradually decreased with time. Similar results were observed in the n-type a-Si:H, whereas the monotonic decrease was observed in the p-type one. The degrees of the DC and the PC decreases became lower as the irradiated proton energy was higher. The increases of both DC and PC are attributed to the temporal donor like center generation, although the additional proton irradiation decrease both the DC and PC by the accumulation of radiation-induced defects, which are act as deep traps and compensate carriers.

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Anomalous enhancement in radiation induced conductivity of hydrogenated amorphous silicon semiconductors

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 286, p.29 - 34, 2012/09

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:55.88(Instruments & Instrumentation)

Electric conductivity variations of undoped hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) semiconductors induced by swift protons are investigated. The results show that the conductivity drastically increases at first and then decreases on further irradiation. The conductivity enhancement observed only in the low fluence regime lasts for a prolonged period of time when proton irradiation stops in this fluence regime. On the other hand, the photosensitivity has a minimum value around the conductivity peak. This fact indicates that non-equilibrium carriers do not play a dominant role in the electric conduction in this fluence regime. It is found that the anomalous conductivity enhancement is dominated by donor center generation in the low fluence regime. At higher fluences the variation in electric conductivity becomes dominated by non-equilibrium carriers as the generated donor centers disappear. This is a general interpretation of radiation induced conductivity in semiconductors.

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Electric properties of undoped hydrogenated amorphous silicon semiconductors irradiated with self-ions

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 285, p.107 - 111, 2012/08

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:46.44(Instruments & Instrumentation)

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First flight demonstration of film-laminated InGaP/GaAs and CIGS thin-film solar cells by JAXA's small satellite in LEO

Morioka, Chiharu*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kawakita, Shiro*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Yamaguchi, Hiroshi*; Takamoto, Tatsuya*; Sato, Shinichiro; Oshima, Takeshi; Nakamura, Yosuke*; Hirako, Keiichi*; et al.

Progress in Photovoltaics; Research and Applications, 19(7), p.825 - 833, 2011/11

 Times Cited Count:21 Percentile:66.57(Energy & Fuels)

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Temporal donor generation in undoped hydrogenated amorphous silicon induced by swift proton bombardment

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Applied Physics Express, 4(6), p.061401_1 - 061401_3, 2011/06

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:36.41(Physics, Applied)

Seebeck coefficient variations of undoped hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) semiconductors due to swift proton irradiation were investigated using an in-situ thermoelectric power measurement system. Undoped a-Si:H irradiated with 3.0 MeV protons at a fluence regime of 3.1$$times$$10$$^{11}$$ - 5.0$$times$$10$$^{12}$$/cm$$^2$$ showed a negative Seebeck coefficient although the Seebeck effect was not observed at fluences above 5.3$$times$$10$$^{13}$$ /cm$$^2$$. These results suggest that donor like centers are generated by low fluence proton irradiation, whereas the donor centers are compensated by radiation-induced defects or themselves disappear after high fluence proton irradiation. These effects decay with time, giving the donor centers a temporal nature.

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Electron and proton irradiation effects on substrate-type amorphous silicon solar cells

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Proceedings of 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-37) (CD-ROM), p.001615 - 001619, 2011/06

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Electric conductivity of device grade hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films irradiated with protons

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Proceedings of 9th International Workshop on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices for Space Applications (RASEDA-9), p.183 - 186, 2010/10

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Proton-induced photoconductivity increment and the thermal stability of a-Si:H thin film

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 356(41-42), p.2114 - 2119, 2010/09

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:59.6(Materials Science, Ceramics)

Photoconductivity (PC) variations of device-grade a-Si:H thin films due to proton irradiation are investigated in this paper. We performed in-situ measurements of the PC variations induced by 0.10, 1.0 and 10 MeV proton irradiations. The irradiation initially caused an increase in PC in all sample. However, continued irradiation resulted in a dramatic decrease as the irradiation fluence increased. The results obtained in this study suggest that the PC increment is caused not by accumulation of displacement damage. The results of the temperature dependence of PC for a-Si:H before and after 10 MeV proton irradiation showed that such a proton-induced PC increment consisted of two components: one thermally stable and one metastable. The thermally metastable component disappeared in the temperature region of 300 to 340 K. On the contrary, radiation-induced defects were annealed above 340 K.

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Photo- and dark conductivity variations of solar cell quality a-Si:H thin films irradiated with protons

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Oshima, Takeshi; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*

Proceedings of 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-35) (CD-ROM), p.002620 - 002624, 2010/06

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:72.73

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Anomalous photoconductivity variations of solar cell quality a-Si:H thin films induced by proton irradiation

Sato, Shinichiro; Sai, Hitoshi*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kondo, Michio*; Oshima, Takeshi

Proceedings of 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-34) (CD-ROM), p.002354 - 002358, 2009/06

Photoconductivity (PC) variations of a-Si:H thin films irradiated with 0.10, 1.0 or 10 MeV protons were investigated. According to the results, the PC values of all samples once increased and after that decreased dramatically. In order to obtain the knowledge about the anomalous PC increment, time dependence of the PC value increased by 10 MeV proton irradiation was also investigated. As a result, even the PC value after 270 hours was over twice higher than that before the irradiation, though the PC values decreased with time. However, the PC value became almost equivalent to the PC before the proton irradiation by applying light-soaking. These results mean that the anomalous PC increment is metastable.

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Degradation modeling of InGaP/GaAs/Ge triple-junction solar cells irradiated with various-energy protons

Sato, Shinichiro; Miyamoto, Haruki*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Morioka, Chiharu*; Kawano, Katsuyasu*; Oshima, Takeshi

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 93(6-7), p.768 - 773, 2009/06

 Times Cited Count:69 Percentile:90.4(Energy & Fuels)

Degradation modeling of InGaP/GaAs/Ge triple-junction (3J) solar cells subjected to proton irradiation is performed with the use of a one-dimensional optical device simulator, PC1D. By fitting the external quantum efficiencies of 3J solar cells degraded by 30 keV, 150 keV, 3 MeV, or 10 MeV protons, the shortcircuit currents ($$I_{SC}$$) and open-circuit voltages ($$V_{OC}$$) are simulated. The damage coefficients of minority carrier diffusion length ($$K_L$$) and the carrier removal rate of base carrier concentration ($$R_C$$) of each subcell are also estimated. The values of $$I_{SC}$$ and $$V_{OC}$$ obtained from the calculations show good agreement with experimental values at an accuracy of 5%. These results confirm that the degradation modeling method developed in this study is effective for the lifetime prediction of 3J solar cells.

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NIEL analysis of radiation degradation parameters derived from quantum efficiency of triple-junction space solar cell

Sato, Shinichiro; Miyamoto, Haruki; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Morioka, Chiharu*; Kawano, Katsuyasu*; Oshima, Takeshi

Proceedings of 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-33) (CD-ROM), 5 Pages, 2008/00

Degradation modeling of InGaP/GaAs/Ge triple-junction (3J) solar cells due to proton irradiation is performed with the use of a one-dimensional optical device simulator; PC1D, and the degradation level in each sub-cell is evaluated. By fitting external quantum efficiencies of the 3J solar cells degraded by proton irradiation, the short-circuit currents ($$I_{SC}$$) and open-circuit voltages ($$V_{OC}$$) are simulated. The validity of this model is confirmed by comparing the results of both $$I_{SC}$$ and $$V_{OC}$$ to the experimental data. The carrier removal rate of base layer ($$R_C$$) and the damage coefficient of minority carrier diffusion length ($$K_L$$) in each sub-cell are also estimated. In addition, NIEL (Non-Ionizing Energy Loss) analysis for both radiation degradation parameters $$K_L$$ and $$R_C$$ is discussed.

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Degradation modeling of InGaP/GaAs/Ge triple junction solar cells irradiated with various energy protons

Sato, Shinichiro; Miyamoto, Haruki; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Morioka, Chiharu*; Kawano, Katsuyasu*; Oshima, Takeshi

Proceedings of 17th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-17) (CD-ROM), p.502 - 503, 2007/12

Degradation modeling of InGaP/GaAs/Ge triple junction (3J) solar cells with the use of a one dimensional optical device simulator, PC1D, is performed for cell lifetime prediction. By fitting the quantum efficiencies of 3J solar cells degraded by 30 keV, 150 keV, 3 MeV, or 10 MeV proton irradiation, the short circuit currents (Isc) and open circuit voltages (Voc) are simulated. The damage coefficient of minority carrier diffusion length ($$K_L$$) and carrier removal rate ($$R_C$$) of base carrier concentration of each sub cell are also estimated. The values of Isc and Voc obtained using the calculations show good agreement with experimental values. These results confirm that the degradation modeling method is effective for lifetime prediction of 3J solar cells.

Journal Articles

Radiation response and recovery characteristics of amorphous silicon solar cells

Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Kawakita, Shiro*; Morioka, Chiharu*; Oshima, Takeshi; Ito, Hisayoshi; Kibe, Koichi*

JAEA-Review 2006-042, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2005, P. 5, 2007/02

no abstracts in English

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Recovery of the electrical performance of proton-irradiated 3J solar cells by current injection

Oshima, Takeshi; Miyamoto, Haruki; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Morioka, Chiharu*; Kawakita, Shiro*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kibe, Koichi*; Kawano, Katsuyasu*; Ito, Hisayoshi

JAEA-Review 2006-042, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2005, P. 6, 2007/02

no abstracts in English

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Analysis of radiation response and recovery characteristics of amorphous silicon solar cells

Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Oshima, Takeshi; Ito, Hisayoshi; Kibe, Koichi*

Proceedings of 7th International Workshop on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices for Space Application (RASEDA-7), p.49 - 52, 2006/10

no abstracts in English

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