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Research and development on membrane IS process for hydrogen production using solar heat

Odtsetseg, M.; Iwatsuki, Jin; Tanaka, Nobuyuki; Noguchi, Hiroki; Kamiji, Yu; Ioka, Ikuo; Kubo, Shinji; Nomura, Mikihiro*; Yamaki, Tetsuya*; Sawada, Shinichi*; et al.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(35), p.19141 - 19152, 2019/07

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Chemical form analysis of reaction products in Cs-adsorption on stainless steel by means of HAXPES and SEM/EDX

Kobata, Masaaki; Okane, Tetsuo; Nakajima, Kunihisa; Suzuki, Eriko; Owada, Kenji; Kobayashi, Keisuke*; Yamagami, Hiroshi; Osaka, Masahiko

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 498, p.387 - 394, 2018/01

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:38.14(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

In this study, for the understandings of Cesium (Cs) adsorption behavior on structure materials in severe accidents at a light water nuclear reactor, the chemical state of Cs and its distribution on the surface of SUS304 stainless steel (SS) with different Si concentration were investigated by hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES) and scanning electron microscope / energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX). As a result, it was found that Cs is selectively adsorbed at the site where Si distributes with high concentration. CsFeSiO$$_{4}$$ is a dominant Cs products in the case of low Si content, mainly formed, while Cs$$_{2}$$Si$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$ and Cs$$_{2}$$Si$$_{4}$$O$$_{9}$$ are formed in addition to CsFeSiO$$_{4}$$ in the case of high Si content. The chemical forms of the Cs compounds produced in the adsorption process on the SS surface has a close correlation with the concentration and chemical states of Si originally included in SS.

JAEA Reports

Research on engineering technology in the full-scale demonstration of EBS and operation technology for HLW disposal; Research report in 2013 (Joint research)

Fujita, Tomoo; Tanai, Kenji; Nakayama, Masashi; Sawada, Sumiyuki*; Asano, Hidekazu*; Saito, Masahiko*; Yoshino, Osamu*; Kobayashi, Masato*

JAEA-Research 2014-031, 44 Pages, 2015/03

JAEA-Research-2014-031.pdf:16.11MB

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and Radioactive Waste Management Funding and Research Center (RWMC) concluded the letter of cooperation agreement on the research and development of radioactive waste disposal in April, 2005, and have been carrying out the collaboration work based on the agreement. JAEA have been carrying out the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory (URL) Project which is intended for a sedimentary rock in the Horonobe town, Hokkaido, since 2001. In the project, geoscientific research and research and development on geological disposal technology are being promoted. Meanwhile, the government (the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) has been promoting construction of equipments for the full-scale demonstration of engineered barrier system (EBS) and operation technology for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal since 2008, to enhance public's understanding to the geological disposal of HLW, e.g. using underground facility. RWMC received an order of the project in fiscal year 2012 (2011/2012) continuing since fiscal year 2008 (2008/2009). Since topics in this project are included in the Horonobe URL Project, JAEA carried out this project as collaboration work continuing since fiscal year 2008. This report summarizes the results of engineering technology carried out in this collaboration work in fiscal year 2013. In fiscal year 2013, emplacement tests using buffer material block for the vertical emplacement concept were carried out and visualization tests for water penetration in buffer material were carried out.

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Research on engineering technology in the full-scale demonstration of EBS and operation technology for HLW disposal; Research report in 2012 (Joint research)

Nakatsuka, Noboru; Sato, Haruo; Tanai, Kenji; Nakayama, Masashi; Sawada, Sumiyuki*; Asano, Hidekazu*; Saito, Masahiko*; Yoshino, Osamu*; Tsukahara, Shigeki*; Hishioka, Sosuke*; et al.

JAEA-Research 2013-034, 70 Pages, 2014/01

JAEA-Research-2013-034.pdf:9.11MB

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and Radioactive Waste Management Funding and Research Center (RWMC) concluded the letter of cooperation agreement on the research and development of radioactive waste disposal in April, 2005, and have been carrying out the collaboration work based on the agreement. JAEA have been carrying out the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory (URL) Project which is intended for a sedimentary rock in the Horonobe town, Hokkaido, since 2001. In the project, geoscientific research and research and development on geological disposal technology are being promoted. Meanwhile, the government (the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) has been promoting construction of equipments for the full-scale demonstration of engineered barrier system and operation technology for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal since 2008, to enhance public's understanding to the geological disposal of HLW, e.g. using underground facility. RWMC received an order of the project in fiscal year 2012 (2011/2012) continuing since fiscal year 2008 (2008/2009). Since topics in this project are included in the Horonobe URL Project, JAEA carried out this project as collaboration work continuing in fiscal year 2008. This report summarizes the results of engineering technology carried out in this collaboration work in fiscal year 2012. In fiscal year 2012, part of the equipments for emplacement of buffer material was produced and visualization test for water penetration in buffer material were carried out.

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Research on engineering technology in the full-scale demonstration of EBS and operation technology for HLW disposal; Research report in 2011 (Joint research)

Nakatsuka, Noboru; Sato, Haruo; Tanai, Kenji; Sugita, Yutaka; Nakayama, Masashi; Sawada, Sumiyuki*; Niinuma, Hiroaki*; Asano, Hidekazu*; Saito, Masahiko*; Yoshino, Osamu*; et al.

JAEA-Research 2013-027, 34 Pages, 2013/11

JAEA-Research-2013-027.pdf:5.84MB

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and Radioactive Waste Management Funding and Research Center (RWMC) concluded the letter of cooperation agreement on the research and development of radioactive waste disposal in April, 2005, and have been carrying out the collaboration work based on the agreement. JAEA have been carrying out the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory (URL) Project which is intended for a sedimentary rock in the Horonobe town, Hokkaido, since 2001. In the project, geoscientific research and research and development on geological disposal technology are being promoted. Meanwhile, the government (the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) has been promoting construction of equipments for the full-scale demonstration of engineered barrier system and operation technology for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal since 2008, to enhance public's understanding to the geological disposal of HLW, e.g. using underground facility. RWMC received an order of the project in fiscal year 2010 (2010/2011) continuing since fiscal year 2008 (2008/2009). Since topics in this project are included in the Horonobe URL Project, JAEA carried out this project as collaboration work continuing in fiscal year 2008. This report summarizes the results of engineering technology carried out in this collaboration work in fiscal year 2011. In fiscal year 2011, part of the equipments for emplacement of buffer material was produced and visualization test for water penetration in buffer material were carried out.

Journal Articles

Tolerance of anhydrobiotic eggs of the tardigrade ${it Ramazzottius varieornatus}$ to extreme environments

Horikawa, Daiki*; Yamaguchi, Ayami*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Tanaka, Daisuke*; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Yukuhiro, Fumiko*; Kuwahara, Hirokazu*; Kunieda, Takekazu*; Watanabe, Masahiko*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; et al.

Astrobiology, 12(4), p.283 - 289, 2012/04

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:29.48(Astronomy & Astrophysics)

We examined the hatchability of hydrated and anhydrobiotic eggs of the tardigrade ${it Ramazzottius varieornatus}$ to hatch after ionizing irradiation (helium ions), extremely low and high temperatures, and high vacuum. Anhydrobiotic eggs (50% lethal dose; 1690 Gy) were substantially more radioresistant than hydrated ones (50% lethal dose; 509 Gy). Anhydrobiotic eggs also have a broader temperature resistance compared with hydrated ones. Over 70% of the anhydrobiotic eggs treated at high and low temperatures, but all of the hydrated eggs failed to hatch. After exposure to high vacuum conditions, the hatchability of the anhydrobiotic eggs was comparable to that of untreated control eggs.

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Establishment of a rearing system of the extremotolerant tardigrade ${it Ramazzottius varieornatus}$; A New model animal for astrobiology

Horikawa, Daiki*; Kunieda, Takekazu*; Abe, Wataru*; Watanabe, Masahiko*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; Yukuhiro, Fumiko*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Wada, Seiichi*; Funayama, Tomoo; et al.

Astrobiology, 8(3), p.549 - 556, 2008/06

 Times Cited Count:48 Percentile:13.48(Astronomy & Astrophysics)

We report the successful rearing of the herbivorous tardigrade, ${it Ramazzottius varieornatus}$, by supplying the green alga ${it Chlorella vulgaris}$ as food. The life span was 35 d, deposited eggs required 5.7 d to hatch, and animals began to deposit eggs 9 d after hatching. The reared individuals of this species had an anhydrobiotic capacity throughout their life cycle in egg, juvenile, and adult stages. Furthermore, the reared adults in an anhydrobiotic state were tolerant of temperatures of 90$$^{circ}$$C and -196$$^{circ}$$C and exposure to 99.8% acetonitrile or irradiation with 4000 Gy $$^{4}$$He ions. Based on their life history traits and tolerance to extreme stresses, ${it R. varieornatus}$ might be a suitable model for astrobiological studies of multicellular organisms.

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Devil's flower resulting from a successive charge disproportionation of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$; Understanding of the details of the Ising spin and the competitive interactions which made the devil's flower bloom

Owada, Kenji; Fujii, Yasuhiko; Muraoka, Jiro*; Nakao, Hironori*; Murakami, Yoichi*; Noda, Yukio*; Osumi, Hiroyuki*; Ikeda, Naoshi*; Shobu, Takahisa; Isobe, Masahiko*; et al.

Hoshako, 21(2), p.87 - 96, 2008/03

Devil's flower has been found in a temperature-pressure phase diagram of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$, which shows a charge disproportionation (CD) at ambient pressure. By a complementary use of an X-ray structural analysis and a resonant X-ray diffraction, which is sensitive to CD, we have investigated the structural relationship between two ground states appeared in lower and higher pressure regions including the charge arrangements. It has been clarified that two equivalent types of charge arrangement in CD correspond to the Ising variable in NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$. The atomic shifts are regarded as linearly coupled to the Ising spins. The results lead us to the conclusion that it is the first time that the devil's flower blooms in a charge-disproportionation system. The results also lead us to a hypothesis that the competitive interactions between a Ising spins may result from the Ising spin-phonon coupling.

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Radiation tolerance linked to anhydrobiosis in ${it Polypedilum vanderplanki}$

Nakahara, Yuichi*; Watanabe, Masahiko*; Kikawada, Takahiro*; Fujita, Akihiko*; Horikawa, Daiki*; Okuda, Takashi*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Funayama, Tomoo; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Wada, Seiichi*; et al.

JAEA-Review 2007-060, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2006, P. 113, 2008/03

We have shown that anhydrobiotic larvae of ${it Polypedilum vanderplanki}$ have higher tolerance against both high linear energy transfer (LET) radiation than hydrated larvae. We therefore examined effects of high-LET radiation on four kinds of larvae: (1) normal hydrated (intact) larva, (2) intermediates between the anhydrobiotic and normal hydrated state, (3) almost completely dehydrated (anhydrobiotic) larvae, and (4) immediately rehydrated larvae that are assumed to have a similar molecular profile to anhydrobiotic larvae. The intermediates and immediately rehydrated larvae survived longer after high-LET radiation than intact larvae, indicating that radiation tolerance could be enhanced even in hydrated larvae. Physiological changes toward anhydrobiosis, e.g. accumulation of protectants or increasing damage repair capacity, correlate with improved radiation tolerance in hydrated larvae.

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Structural relations between two ground states of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$ under high pressure; A Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study

Owada, Kenji; Fujii, Yasuhiko; Muraoka, Jiro*; Nakao, Hironori*; Murakami, Yoichi; Noda, Yukio*; Osumi, Hiroyuki*; Ikeda, Naoshi*; Shobu, Takahisa; Isobe, Masahiko*; et al.

Physical Review B, 76(9), p.094113_1 - 094113_10, 2007/09

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:60.08(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

Structural relations between two ground states of the ANNNI (Axial Next Nearest Neighbor Ising) compound NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$, C$$_{1/4}$$- and C$$_{0}$$-phases below and above the transition pressure $$P_{rm C}$$ = 1 GPa, were investigated by X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques. The structure of the C$$_{0}$$-phase is well explained by the $$A$$($$A'$$) pattern which is one of four layers ($$AAA'A'$$) of the C$$_{1/4}$$-phase, however, the amount of the atomic shifts under the conditions 1.6 GPa and 6 K is 27 % that under ambient pressure. On the other hand, resonant X-ray scattering showed that the charges are disproportionated under high pressure. Based on these facts, it was concluded that charge disproportionation corresponds to the Ising variable in NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$, where the atomic shifts are regarded as linearly coupled to the Ising spins. These results lead to the hypothesis that the competitive interactions between the Ising spins may result from the Ising spin-phonon coupling.

Journal Articles

Physiological changes leading to anhydrobiosis improve radiation tolerance in ${it Polypedilum vanderplanki}$ larvae

Watanabe, Masahiko*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Kikawada, Takahiro*; Fujita, Akihiko*; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Horikawa, Daiki*; Wada, Seiichi*; Kobayashi, Yasuhiko; Okuda, Takashi*

Journal of Insect Physiology, 53(6), p.573 - 579, 2007/06

 Times Cited Count:15 Percentile:33.94(Entomology)

We examined effects of high-LET radiation on 4 kinds of larvae: (1) normal hydrated (intact) larva, (2) intermediates between the anhydrobiotic and normal hydrated state, (3) almost completely dehydrated (anhydrobiotic) larvae, and (4) immediately-rehydrated larvae that are assumed to have a similar molecular profile to anhydrobiotic larvae. The intermediates and immediately-rehydrated larvae survived longer after high-LET radiation than intact larvae, indicating that radiation tolerance could be enhanced even in hydrated larvae. Physiological changes toward anhydrobiosis, e.g. accumulation of protectants or increasing damage repair capacity, correlate with improved radiation tolerance in hydrated larvae. In addition, almost complete desiccation further enhanced radiation tolerance, possibly in a different way from the hydrated larvae.

Journal Articles

Effects of heavy ions and $$gamma$$-ray on the tardigrade ${it Milnesium tardigradum}$

Horikawa, Daiki*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Katagiri, Chihiro*; Watanabe, Masahiko*; Kikawada, Takahiro*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Wada, Seiichi*; Funayama, Tomoo; Higashi, Seigo*; et al.

JAEA-Review 2006-042, JAEA Takasaki Annual Report 2005, P. 116, 2007/02

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Radiation tolerance in the tardigrade ${it Milnesium tardigradum}$

Horikawa, Daiki*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Katagiri, Chihiro*; Watanabe, Masahiko*; Kikawada, Takahiro*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Wada, Seiichi*; Funayama, Tomoo; Higashi, Seigo*; et al.

International Journal of Radiation Biology, 82(12), p.843 - 848, 2006/12

 Times Cited Count:95 Percentile:0.76(Biology)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Estimation of radiation tolerance to high LET heavy ions in an anhydrobiotic insect, ${it Polypedilum vanderplanki}$

Watanabe, Masahiko*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Fujita, Akihiko*; Kikawada, Takahiro*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Horikawa, Daiki*; Wada, Seiichi*; Funayama, Tomoo; Kobayashi, Yasuhiko; et al.

International Journal of Radiation Biology, 82(12), p.835 - 842, 2006/12

 Times Cited Count:11 Percentile:31.91(Biology)

The aim of this study is to characterize the tolerance to high-LET radiations of${it P. vanderplanki}$. Larval survival and subsequent metamorphoses were compared between anhydrobiotic (dry) and non-anhydrobiotic (wet) samples after exposure to 1 to 7000 Gy of three types of heavy ions with LET values ranging from 16.2 to 321 keV/$$mu$$m. At all LET values measured, dry larvae consistently showed greater radiation tolerance than hydrated larvae, due to the disaccharide trehalose in anhydrobiotic animals. Relative biological effectiveness (RBE) values based on the median inhibitory doses reached a maximum at 116 keV/$$mu$$m ($$^{12}$$C). Anhydrobiosis potentiates radiation tolerance in terms of larval survival, pupation and adult emergence of ${it P. vanderplanki}$ exposed to high-LET radiations. ${it P. vanderplanki}$ larvae might have more efficient DNA damage repair after radiation than other chironomid species.

Journal Articles

Effect of the heat treatment conditions onto characteristics of Chromium-Zirconium Copper

Aoki, Shoji*; Wada, Masahiko*; Yamaji, Tetsuo*; Mori, Kensuke; Enoeda, Mikio; Hirose, Takanori; Suzuki, Kazuhiko

Do To Dogokin, 45(1), p.125 - 130, 2006/08

Chromium-zirconium copper (Cu-Cr-Zr) as precipitation hardened copper alloy is examined as one of the structural materials used for the ITER in vacuum vessel components (blanket and divertor etc.). The precipitation hardening in Cu-Cr-Zr is made by the solution treatment with rapid cooling to obtain the supersaturated solid solution of chromium and zirconium in copper, and the subsequent aging treatment to grow the refined precipitate consists of chromium and zirconium respectively. While the parts have been assembled and used by copper alloys already precipitation hardened in general use, the blanket parts will be done by the innovative method with the thermomechanical treatment set of the precipitation hardening at the same time as dissimilar material junction in the ITER blanket. In this research, the mechanical and electrical conductivity properties change was investigated under the wide range of thermomechanical treartment conditions in order to comprehend the conditions necessary to fulfill the excellent characteristics in Cu-Cr-Zr. Therefore, the influence of the quenching cooling rate condition after solution treatment and the other conditions on Cu-Cr-Zr was inspected by measuring electrical conductivity as the indication of the solution treatment state i.e. the supersaturated solid solution or the precipitation state and measuring the tensile test properties of the specimens that are prepared by the set of the solution treatments with some quenching cooling rate conditions and following aging treatments.

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Biological effects of anhydrobiosis in an African chironomid, ${it Polypedilum vanderplanki}$ on radiation tolerance

Watanabe, Masahiko*; Sakashita, Tetsuya; Fujita, Akihiko*; Kikawada, Takahiro*; Horikawa, Daiki*; Nakahara, Yuichi*; Wada, Seiichi*; Funayama, Tomoo; Hamada, Nobuyuki*; Kobayashi, Yasuhiko; et al.

International Journal of Radiation Biology, 82(8), p.587 - 592, 2006/08

 Times Cited Count:24 Percentile:11.78(Biology)

The present study aims to evaluate effects of anhydrobiosis on radiation tolerance in an anhydrobiotic insect, Polypedilum vanderplanki. Larval survival (48 h), anhydrobiotic ability, metamorphosis and reproduction after exposure to 1 to 9000 Gy of $$gamma$$-rays at the larval stage were comparedbetween anhydrobiotic (dry) and normal (wet) phases. Wet larvae were killed in a dose-dependent manner at doses higher than 2000 Gy, and all died within 8 h after 4000 Gy exposure. In contrast, dry larvae survived even 5000 Gy, and some of them still tolerated 7000 Gy and were alive at 48 h after rehydration. Moreover, greater radiotolerance of dry larva, compared to wet ones, was demonstrated interms of metamorphoses. However, anhydrobiosis did not protect against radiation damage in terms of producing viable offspring. These results indicate that anhydrobiosis enhances radiotolerance, resulting in increases of successful metamorphoses.

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Discovery of the "Devil's flower" in a charge-ordering system; Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$

Owada, Kenji; Fujii, Yasuhiko; Nakao, Hironori*; Murakami, Yoichi*; Isobe, Masahiko*; Ueda, Yutaka*

Modern Physics Letters B, 20(5), p.199 - 214, 2006/02

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:79.14(Physics, Applied)

We review recent synchrotron diffraction studies of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$. The resonant X-ray scattering performed on a monoclinically-split single domain of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$ shows a critically enhanced contrast between V$$^{4+}$$ and V$$^{5+}$$ ions. The results has led us to the unequivocal conclusion of the charge-order pattern of low-temperature phase of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$ below $$T_{rm c}$$ = 35 K. In spite of the possible four types of configuration of the zig-zag-type charge-order patterns in the $$ab$$-plane (A, A', B and B'), the stacking sequence along the $$c$$-axis is determined as the AAA'A' type by comparison with model calculations. By assigning the A and A' configurations to Ising spins $$uparrow$$ and $$downarrow$$, one can reasonably explain the previously discovered "devil's staircase"-type behavior with respect to the modulation of layer-stacking sequences at high pressures and low temperatures, which clearly resembles the global phase diagram theoretically predicted by the ANNNI model, called "devil's flower". This is the first case that the devil's flower appears in such a charge-ordering system, where charge-order patterns are regarded as Ising spins.

Journal Articles

Application of log interpretation methods to evaluate heterogeneity in diatomaceous mudstone at Horonobe area

Hara, Akio; Tsuji, Takashi*; Nishimura, Mizue*; Hoshi, Kazuyoshi*; Yagi, Masahiko*; Kawada, Koji*; Hou, J.-Y.*

JAERI-Conf 2005-007, p.270 - 275, 2005/08

Borehole log interpretation methods, which are usually used by petroleum exploration companies, are applied for evaluating heterogeneity of deep underground diatomaceous mudstones in the Horonobe area. Natural $$gamma$$ ray log and electrical micro image (EMI) log data were used for the log interpretation. Five sedimentary facies, A to E, were established from the EMI log interpretation. Significant correlations between the sedimentary facies, the chemical contents, the natural $$gamma$$ ray level, and the electric conductivity in the diatomaceous mudstone were seen. Spatial distribution of the diatomaceous mudstone, in lithology and thickness, was recognized through borehole correlation, which seems to reflect the sedimentary environment change.

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Charge-order pattern of the low-temperature phase from a monoclinic single domain of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$ uniquely determined by resonant X-ray scattering

Owada, Kenji; Fujii, Yasuhiko; Katsuki, Yuya*; Muraoka, Jiro*; Nakao, Hironori*; Murakami, Yoichi; Sawa, Hiroshi*; Ninomiya, Emi*; Isobe, Masahiko*; Ueda, Yutaka*

Physical Review Letters, 94(10), p.106401_1 - 106401_4, 2005/03

 Times Cited Count:24 Percentile:24.64(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

The present resonant X-ray scattering has been performed on a monoclinically-split single domain of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$. The observation of a critically enhanced contrast between V$$^{4+}$$ and V$$^{5+}$$ ions has led us to the unequivocal conclusion of the charge-order pattern of low-temperature phase of NaV$$_{2}$$O$$_{5}$$ below $$T_{rm c}$$ = 35 K. In spite of the possible four types of configuration of the zig-zag-type charge-order patterns in the $$ab$$-plane (A, A', B and B'), the stacking sequence along the $$c$$-axis is determined as the AAA'A' type by comparison with model calculations. By assigning the A and A' configurations to Ising spins, one can reasonably explain the previously discovered "devil's staircase"-type behavior with respect to the modulation of layer-stacking sequences at high pressures and low temperatures, which clearly resembles the global phase diagram theoretically predicted by the ANNNI model.

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Application of Log Interpretation Methods to Evaluate Heterogeneity in Diatomaceous Mudstone at Horonobe Area

Hara, Akio; Takashi, Tsuji,*; Hoshi, Kazuyoshi*; Yagi, Masahiko*; Nishimura, Mizue*; Kawada, Koji*; Hou, J.-Y.*

Program and Abstracts, p.65, P. 65, 2005/02

To evaluate heterogeneity of diatomaceous mudstone in Horonobe area, physical properties and lithofacies of sedimentary rocks have been estimated from natural $$gamma$$ ray log data and electrical micro imaging (EMI) log data. Spatial distribution of heterogeneity of sedimentary rocks has been discussed by comparison of log data acquired from several boreholes. Five sedimentary facies, A to E, have been established. Sedimentary facies A and B, which can decipher bedding planes clearly in EMI image, have been developed horizontally with low $$gamma$$ ray and high SiO$$_{2}$$contents while sedimentary facies D, bedding planes are not clear to decipher, have been developed horizontally with high $$gamma$$ ray and low SiO$$_{2}$$contents. The results of this study support the estimation of Hara (2004) namely the strata which characterized with high $$gamma$$ ray have been high Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$contents and rich in terrigenous sediments such as clay minerals, on the other hand, the strata characterized with low $$gamma$$ ray have high SiO$$_{2}$$contents and rich in diatomaceous fossils. Layered sedimentary facies can correlate between boreholes based on natural $$gamma$$ ray log and EMI log analysis. Sedimentary system and spatial distribution of strata of Horonobe area can estimate from the results of the facies correlation.

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