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Journal Articles

Effect of sample density in prompt $$gamma$$-ray analysis

Maeda, Makoto; Segawa, Mariko; Toh, Yosuke; Endo, Shunsuke; Nakamura, Shoji; Kimura, Atsushi

Scientific Reports (Internet), 12(1), p.6287_1 - 6287_8, 2022/06

JAEA Reports

Basic study for on-line monitoring of tiny particles including alpha emitters by aerosol time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (Contract research); FY2020 Nuclear Energy Science & Technology and Human Resource Development Project

Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science; Osaka University*

JAEA-Review 2021-074, 104 Pages, 2022/03

JAEA-Review-2021-074.pdf:4.91MB

The Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), had been conducting the Nuclear Energy Science & Technology and Human Resource Development Project (hereafter referred to "the Project") in FY2020. The Project aims to contribute to solving problems in the nuclear energy field represented by the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO). For this purpose, intelligence was collected from all over the world, and basic research and human resource development were promoted by closely integrating/collaborating knowledge and experiences in various fields beyond the barrier of conventional organizations and research fields. The sponsor of the Project was moved from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to JAEA since the newly adopted proposals in FY2018. On this occasion, JAEA constructed a new research system where JAEA-academia collaboration is reinforced and medium-to-long term research/development and human resource development contributing to the decommissioning are stably and consecutively implemented. Among the adopted proposals in FY2019, this report summarizes the research results of the "Basic study for on-line monitoring of tiny particles including alpha emitters by aerosol time-of-flight mass spectroscopy" conducted in FY2019 and FY2020. Since the final year of this proposal was FY2020, the results for two fiscal years were summarized. The present study aims to conduct a feasibility study of Aerosol time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (ATOFMS) to on-line measurement of tiny particles containing alpha emitters which might be dispersed in cutting the debris in reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station for realizing their real-time monitoring. In FY2020, we prepared and analyzed the (U,Zr)O$$_{2}$$ samples and the U solutions as model materials and measured the size distribution of the tiny

Journal Articles

KeV-region analysis of the neutron capture cross-section of $$^{237}$$Np

Rovira Leveroni, G.; Katabuchi, Tatsuya*; Tosaka, Kenichi*; Matsuura, Shota*; Kodama, Yu*; Nakano, Hideto*; Iwamoto, Osamu; Kimura, Atsushi; Nakamura, Shoji; Iwamoto, Nobuyuki

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 59(1), p.110 - 122, 2022/01

Journal Articles

Demonstration of a neutron resonance transmission analysis system using a laser-driven neutron source

Hironaka, Kota; Ito, Fumiaki*; Lee, J.; Koizumi, Mitsuo; Takahashi, Tone; Suzuki, Satoshi*; Yogo, Akifumi*; Arikawa, Yasunobu*; Abe, Yuki*

Dai-42-Kai Nihon Kaku Busshitsu Kanri Gakkai Nenji Taikai Kaigi Rombunshu (Internet), 4 Pages, 2021/11

Neutron resonance transmission analysis (NRTA) is a method for non-destructive measurement of nuclear material by using a time-of-flight (TOF) technique with a pulsed neutron source. For NRTA system to carry out the short-distance TOF measurements with high resolutions, a short-pulsed neutron source is required. Laser-driven neutron sources (LDNSs) is very suitable as such a neutron source because of its short pulse width. Moreover, the compactness of the laser system is also expected due to the remarkable development of laser technology in recent years. In the present study, we have developed a technology for applying LDNS to the NRTA system and conducted the demonstration experiment using the LFEX laser at Osaka University to investigate the feasibility of the system. In this experiment, we successfully observed the neutron resonance peaks of indium and silver samples.

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Development of a neutron sintillator for a compact NRTA system

Ito, Fumiaki*; Lee, J.; Hironaka, Kota; Takahashi, Tone; Suzuki, Satoshi*; Hori, Junichi*; Terada, Kazushi*; Koizumi, Mitsuo

KURNS Progress Report 2020, P. 98, 2021/08

A compact Nuclear Resonance Transmission Analysis (NRTA) system using a Laser Driven Neutron Source (LDNS) has been developed as a part of the development of nuclear non-proliferation technology supported by the MEXT. In NRTA, the neutron energy emitted from a pulsed neutron source is measured using the time-of-flight (TOF) method. LDNS is of interest because of its short pulse width, which is necessary for accurate TOF measurements over short flight distances. In the short-distance TOF measurement, there will be a large gamma-ray background event due to the coincidence of the timing of the arrival of 2.2 MeV gamma-rays due to neutron capture on hydrogen in the moderator and the timing of the arrival of neutrons around the resonance energy. Since the LDNS is still under development, the neutron flux is not sufficient and it is desirable to use a detector with high detection efficiency. For these reasons, we have developed a detector with low efficiency to gamma-rays and high efficiency to neutrons (multilayer neutron detector). As one of the results of this year's experiments, we confirmed that the multilayer neutron detector have low sensitivity to gamma-rays.

JAEA Reports

Basic study for on-line monitoring of tiny particles including alpha emitters by aerosol time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (Contract research); FY2019 Nuclear Energy Science & Technology and Human Resource Development Project

Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science; Osaka University*

JAEA-Review 2020-050, 69 Pages, 2021/01

JAEA-Review-2020-050.pdf:3.79MB

The Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), had been conducting the Nuclear Energy Science & Technology and Human Resource Development Project (hereafter referred to "the Project") in FY2019. The Project aims to contribute to solving problems in the nuclear energy field represented by the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO). For this purpose, intelligence was collected from all over the world, and basic research and human resource development were promoted by closely integrating/collaborating knowledge and experiences in various fields beyond the barrier of conventional organizations and research fields. The sponsor of the Project was moved from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to JAEA since the newly adopted proposals in FY2018. On this occasion, JAEA constructed a new research system where JAEA-academia collaboration is reinforced and medium-to-long term research/development and human resource development contributing to the decommissioning are stably and consecutively implemented. Among the adopted proposals in FY2019, this report summarizes the research results of the "Basic study for On-Line Monitoring of Tiny Particles including Alpha Emitters by Aerosol Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectroscopy" conducted in FY2019. The present study aims to conduct a feasibility study of Aerosol Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectroscopy (ATOFMS) technique to on-line measurement of tiny particles including alpha emitters which might be dispersed in cutting debris in reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station for realizing real-time monitoring of the tiny particles. In FY2019, we prepared the solid (U, Zr)O$$_{2}$$ samples and the acidic and basic U solutions as model materials. Also, we constructed an optical system for a laser irradiation to synthesize tiny particles by laser ablation and developed

Journal Articles

Measurement of $$^{73}$$Ge(n,$$gamma$$) cross sections and implications for stellar nucleosynthesis

Lederer-Woods, C.*; Battino, U.*; Ferreira, P.*; Gawlik, A.*; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 128 of others*

Physics Letters B, 790, p.458 - 465, 2019/03

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:61.83(Astronomy & Astrophysics)

Journal Articles

Cross section measurements of $$^{155,157}$$Gd(n,$$gamma$$) induced by thermal and epithermal neutrons

Mastromarco, M.*; Manna, A.*; Aberle, O.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 116 of others*

European Physical Journal A, 55(1), p.9_1 - 9_20, 2019/01

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:93.24(Physics, Nuclear)

Journal Articles

$$^7$$Be(n,p)$$^7$$Li reaction and the cosmological lithium problem; Measurement of the cross section in a wide energy range at n_TOF at CERN

Damone, L.*; Barbagallo, M.*; Mastromarco, M.*; Cosentino, L.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 152 of others*

Physical Review Letters, 121(4), p.042701_1 - 042701_7, 2018/07

 Times Cited Count:33 Percentile:93.14(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

Journal Articles

Radiative neutron capture on $$^{242}$$Pu in the resonance region at the CERN n_TOF-EAR1 facility

Lerendegui-Marco, J.*; Guerrero, C.*; Mendoza, E.*; Quesada, J. M.*; Eberhardt, K.*; Junghans, A. R.*; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 126 of others*

Physical Review C, 97(2), p.024605_1 - 024605_21, 2018/02

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:85.61(Physics, Nuclear)

Journal Articles

Measurement of the neutron capture cross-section of $$^{133}$$Cs as a part of the ImPACT project

Hales, B. P.; Nakamura, Shoji; Kimura, Atsushi; Iwamoto, Osamu

JAEA-Conf 2017-001, p.199 - 203, 2018/01

Journal Articles

Small talk about experiments at n_TOF in CERN

Kimura, Atsushi

Kaku Deta Nyusu (Internet), (118), p.36 - 42, 2017/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Measurement of the $$^{240}$$Pu(n,f) cross-section at the CERN n_TOF facility; First results from experimental area II (EAR-2)

Stamatopoulos, A.*; Tsinganis, A.*; Colonna, N.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 126 of others*

EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.04030_1 - 04030_4, 2017/09

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:97.85

Journal Articles

Monte Carlo simulations of the n_TOF lead spallation target with the Geant4 toolkit; A Benchmark study

Lerendegui-Marco, J.*; Cort$'e$s-Giraldo, M. A.*; Guerrero, C.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 114 of others*

EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.03030_1 - 03030_4, 2017/09

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.08

Journal Articles

$$^7$$Be(n,$$alpha$$) and $$^7$$Be(n,p) cross-section measurement for the cosmological lithium problem at the n_TOF facility at CERN

Barbagallo, M.*; Colonna, N.*; Aberle, O.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 125 of others*

EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.01012_1 - 01012_4, 2017/09

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:69.68

Journal Articles

The n_TOF facility; Neutron beams for challenging future measurements at CERN

Chiaveri, E.*; Aberle, O.*; Andrzejewski, J.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 111 of others*

EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.03001_1 - 03001_4, 2017/09

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:69.68

Journal Articles

Time-of-flight and activation experiments on $$^{147}$$Pm and $$^{171}$$Tm for astrophysics

Guerrero, C.*; Lerendegui-Marco, J.*; Domingo-Pardo, C.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 113 of others*

EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.01007_1 - 01007_4, 2017/09

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:69.68

Journal Articles

Nuclear data activities at the n_TOF facility at CERN

Gunsing, F.*; Harada, Hideo; Kimura, Atsushi; n_TOF Collaboration*; 141 of others*

European Physical Journal Plus (Internet), 131(10), p.371_1 - 371_13, 2016/10

 Times Cited Count:23 Percentile:61.39(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

Journal Articles

$$^{7}$$Be($$n, alpha)^{4}$$He reaction and the cosmological lithium problem; Measurement of the cross section in a wide energy range at n_TOF at CERN

Barbagallo, M.*; Musumarra, A.*; Cosentino, L.*; Maugeri, E.*; Heinitz, S.*; Mengoni, A.*; Dressler, R.*; Schumann, D.*; K$"a$ppeler, F.*; Harada, Hideo; et al.

Physical Review Letters, 117(15), p.152701_1 - 152701_7, 2016/10

 Times Cited Count:61 Percentile:95.07(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

Journal Articles

Minor actinide neutron capture cross-section measurements with a 4$$pi$$ Ge spectrometer

Koizumi, Mitsuo; Osa, Akihiko; Toh, Yosuke; Kimura, Atsushi; Mizumoto, Motoharu; Oshima, Masumi; Igashira, Masayuki*; Osaki, Toshiro*; Harada, Hideo*; Furutaka, Kazuyoshi*; et al.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 562(2), p.767 - 770, 2006/06

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:45.27(Instruments & Instrumentation)

In order to measure the neutron capture cross section of minor actinides, we have proposed the use of a 4$$pi$$ Ge spectrometer. A Time-of-Flight neutron beam line for the experiment has been constructed at the KURRI electron LINAC. The assembling of the 4$$pi$$ Ge spectrometer is in progress. We are also developing a new data acquisition system based on a digital processing technique.

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