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First-principles simulation of an ejected electron produced by monochromatic deposition energy to water at the femtosecond order

Kai, Takeshi; Toigawa, Tomohiro; Matsuya, Yusuke; Hirata, Yuho; Tezuka, Tomoya*; Tsuchida, Hidetsugu*; Yokoya, Akinari*

RSC Advances (Internet), 13(46), p.32371 - 32380, 2023/11

Although scientific knowledge of photolysis and radiolysis of water is widely used in the life sciences and other fields, the formation mechanism of the spatial distribution of hydrated electrons (spur) resulting from energy deposition to water is still not well understood. The chemical reaction times of hydrated electrons, OH radicals, and H$$_{3}$$O$$^{+}$$ in the spur strongly depend on the spur radius. In our previous study, we elucidated the mechanism at a specific given energy (12.4 eV) by first-principles calculations. In the present study, we performed first-principles calculations of the spur radius at the deposition energies of 11-19 eV. The calculated spur radius is 3-10 nm, which is consistent with the experimental prediction (~4 nm) for the energy range of 8-12.4 eV, and the spur radius gradually increases with increasing energy. The spur radius is a new scientific knowledge and is expected to be widely used for estimating radiation DNA damage.

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Initial yield of hydrated electron production from water radiolysis based on first-principles calculation

Kai, Takeshi; Toigawa, Tomohiro; Matsuya, Yusuke*; Hirata, Yuho; Tezuka, Tomoya*; Tsuchida, Hidetsugu*; Yokoya, Akinari*

RSC Advances (Internet), 13(11), p.7076 - 7086, 2023/03

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:67.19(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

Scientific insights of water radiolysis are widely used in the life sciences and so on, however, the formation mechanism of radicals, a product of water radiolysis, is still not well understood. We are challenging to develop a simulation code to solve this formation mechanism from the viewpoint of radiation physics. Our first-principles calculations have revealed that the behavior of secondary electrons in water is governed not only by collisional effects but also by polarization effects. Furthermore, from the predicted ratio of ionization to electronic excitation, based on the spatial distribution of secondary electrons, we successfully reproduce the initial yield of hydrated electrons predicted in terms of radiation chemistry. The code provides us a reasonable spatiotemporal connection from radiation physics to radiation chemistry. Our findings are expected to provide newly scientific insights for understanding the earliest stages of water radiolysis.

Journal Articles

Synergistic solvent extraction of lanthanide ions with mixtures of D2EHPA and MIDPA in phosphonium-based ionic liquids

Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Nomizu, Daiki*; Tsuchida, Yusuke*; Sasaki, Yuji

Hydrometallurgy, 199, p.105539_1 - 105539_8, 2021/02

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:30.42(Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering)

The synergistic solvent extraction of lanthanide(III) with mixtures of di-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA, A) and monoisodecyl phosphoric acid (MIDPA, B) in phosphonium-based ionic liquid was investigated. In the case of D2EHPA or MIDPA single extractant system, Ln(III) (Ln = Pr and Nd) was extracted as [LnA$$_{3}$$HA] or [LnB$$_{3}$$HB], respectively, the extracted species of Tb(III) or Dy(III) were determined by slope analysis. According to the equilibrium constants ($$K_{rm A}$$, $$K_{rm B}$$ and $$K_{rm AB}$$) and the formation constants ($$beta_{1}$$, $$beta_{1}$$ and $$beta_{3}$$), it was found that the extracted complex [TbHA$$_{2}$$B$$_{2}$$ or [DyHA$$_{2}$$B$$_{2}$$] was more stable than [LnA$$_{3}$$HA] or [LnB$$_{3}$$HB]. The synergistic extraction effects were investigated to study the possibility of separating Dy(III) from Pr(III) and Nd(III) according to their separation factors.

Journal Articles

Trichotomic separation of light and heavy lanthanides and Am by batchwise multi-stage extractions using TODGA

Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Tsuchida, Yusuke*; Sasaki, Yuji; Ono, Ryoma*; Nakase, Masahiko*; Takeshita, Kenji*

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 327(1), p.597 - 607, 2021/01

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:26.54(Chemistry, Analytical)

To achieve trichotomic separation of light lanthanides (Ln), heavy Ln, and Am, batchwise multi-stage extractions using tetraoctyl-diglycolamide (TODGA) extractant from organic acids are studied. Malonic acid (MA) has high solubility in water and is used as the main component of the aqueous phase. It is clear that the separation factor (SF) for Nd/Am from MA and that for La/Am from MA + HNO$$_{3}$$ are both around 30. The light Ln (e.g., La and Ce) flowed-out in 1 M MA+0.05 M HNO$$_{3}$$ (1st soln.), Am is recovered into 3 M MA (2nd soln.), and middle and heavy Ln (Nd and other heavy Ln) are back-extracted into 0.1 M TEDGA/water (3rd soln.). This extraction method can give 95% recovery of Am with total Ln of less than 16% present in high-level radioactive waste.

Journal Articles

Separation of rare earth elements by synergistic solvent extraction with phosphonium-based ionic liquids using a $$beta$$-diketone extractant and a neutral ligand

Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Nomizu, Daiki*; Tsuchida, Yusuke*; Sasaki, Yuji

Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, 39(7), p.764 - 784, 2021/00

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:27.22(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

We investigated the solvent extraction of four rare earth (RE) elements (Pr, Nd, Tb, and Dy) from Nd-Fe-B magnets using mixtures of 1-(2-thienyl)-4,4,4,-trifluoro-1,3-butanedione (Htta) or 4,4,4-trifluoro-1-phenyl-1,3-butanedione (Hbfa) chelating extractants and tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) neutral ligand in phosphonium based ionic liquids. A synergistic effect was observed for the extraction of the RE elements with the combination of extractant and neutral ligand. The separation of Tb(III) and Dy(III) from other RE(III) components was performed with seven extraction cycles.

Journal Articles

Basic research on batchwise multi-stage extractions using TODGA for Dy/Nd separation

Sasaki, Yuji; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Tsuchida, Yusuke*

Analytical Sciences, 36(11), p.1303 - 1309, 2020/11

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:18.09(Chemistry, Analytical)

The mutual separation of lanthanides is studied by multi-stage extraction using extractant, DGA (diglycolamide) compounds. Tetraoctyl-DGA (TODGA) has a high extractability to lanthanides and relatively high separation factor (SF) between Dy and Nd (SF: over 20). The complete separation with such SF value can be achieved by multi-stage extraction. Less information on multi-stage extraction compared to batch extraction is presented up to now, thus we conduct the basic study about that. Confirming the experimental data to be identical to the calculation, the sample solution including both metals is employed for the batchwise multi-stage extraction. Ninety-seven % of Dy with under detection limit of Nd can be recovered into the organic phase from Nd with ten times higher concentration than Dy using the condition, 0.1 M TODGA/n-dodecane and 0.3 M HNO$$_{3}$$ by multi-stage extraction of 9$$times$$9 for organic and aqueous phases.

Journal Articles

Relation between biomolecular dissociation and energy of secondary electrons generated in liquid water by fast heavy ions

Tsuchida, Hidetsugu*; Kai, Takeshi; Kitajima, Kensei*; Matsuya, Yusuke; Majima, Takuya*; Saito, Manabu*

European Physical Journal D, 74(10), p.212_1 - 212_7, 2020/10

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:19.14(Optics)

Fundamental study of interaction between biomolecules and heavy ions in water is very important to predict an initial stage of radiation biological effects. A heavy ion irradiation experiment into droplet target assumed as a biological system in a vacuum was performed to measure production yields of cations and anions for glycine, which was ejected from the droplet target to the vacuum. However, the production mechanisms have been unknown. The PHITS code adapting ion track structure mode was used to analyze the production mechanisms from the dose evaluation at the surface between the vacuum and the water. It is found that induction yields of ionization and excitation, and dissociative electron attachment involved in the secondary electrons were correlated with the production yields of cations and anions of the glycine. The results provide us newly scientific insights to predict an initial stage of radiation biological effects.

Journal Articles

Separation of palladium by solvent extraction with methylamino-bis-$$N,N$$-dioctylacetamide and direct electrodeposition from loaded organic phase

Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Song, Y.*; Tsuchida, Yusuke*; Sasaki, Yuji

Separation and Purification Technology, 234, p.115841_1 - 115841_8, 2020/03

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:63.56(Engineering, Chemical)

The development of solvent extraction and direct electrodeposition processes is an important task to reduce the volume of secondary wastes. In this study, the extraction of Pd(II) from hydrochloric/chloride media using methylimino-bis-$$N,N$$-dioctylacetamide (MIDOA) in three diluents (acetophenone; AP, 1,2-dichloroethane; DCE, or 1-octanol; OC) and the electrochemical behavior of the extracted Pd(II) complex in the MIDOA/AP bath was investigated. Pd(II) was found to be reduced to Pd(0) metal via a two-electron transfer between -2.38 V and -3.40 V. The potentiostatic electrodeposition of the extracted Pd(II) complex enabled us to recover the blackish electrodeposits, which were identified as Pd metal.

Oral presentation

Solvent extraction of precious metals by N and S donor extractants

Tsuchida, Yusuke; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Sasaki, Yuji; Akama, Takeshi*; Arita, Yuji*

no journal, , 

We study the solvent extraction of soft acid metals, e.g., platinum metals, gold and silver from nitric and hydrochloric acids by commercially available organic compounds with low solubility in water. We would like to know some of the physical parameters obtained from DFT calculations can support the experimental results. The present work show that the extractants having S-donor give high extractability for gold.

Oral presentation

Complexation of actinides and lanthanides with water-soluble amides and carboxylic acids and their tetrad effect

Sasaki, Yuji; Kaneko, Masashi; Ban, Yasutoshi; Nomizu, Daiki*; Tsuchida, Yusuke*; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Nakase, Masahiko*; Takeshita, Kenji*; Shimosaka, Takahiro*; Suzuki, Tatsuya*

no journal, , 

In order to enlarge the separation factors between trivalent actinide (An) and lanthanide (Ln), which show similar chemical behavior, the use of water-soluble ligand has been studied. In this work, ten of amides and carboxylic acids are employed in TODGA extraction system and their properties are compared. It is noted that complexing ability of amide with Ln is higher than that with carboxylic acid under pH 2, if both reagents have the same central frame. Classifying 14 lanthanides into four groups (La-Nd, Sm-Gd, Gd-Ho, and Er-Lu), the difference of their complexing reactions in each group and the reaction of An will be discussed.

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Carrier doping effect of excitonic insulator candidate Ta$$_{2}$$NiSe$$_{5}$$, 4

Tsuchida, Shun*; Hirose, Yusuke*; Sekikawa, Takuya; Ono, Yoshiaki*; Settai, Rikio*

no journal, , 

Exciton insulators have the property that the entire crystal becomes an insulator due to the collective behavior of electrons and holes bound together in the crystal, and they are beginning to attract attention as a new physical property. In this study, we focused on Ta$$_{2}$$NiSe$$_{5}$$, which is one of the excitonic insulator candidates, but its synthesis itself is difficult and its physical properties have not yet been clarified. Furthermore, when titanium is substituted for tantalum (M = Ti), the electrical resistivity of the sample with composition ratio x less than 0.06 is semiconducting, while the electrical resistivity of the high-temperature phase behaves metallic when x = 0.06 or higher. The phase transition shown in this study may be a new insight into the realization of excitonic insulators.

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