Yoshikawa, Tomoki*; Antonov, V. N.*; Kono, Takashi*; Kakoki, Masaaki*; Sumida, Kazuki; Miyamoto, Koji*; Takeda, Yukiharu; Saito, Yuji; Goto, Kazuki*; Sakuraba, Yuya*; et al.
Physical Review B, 102(6), p.064428_1 - 064428_7, 2020/08
Shikin, A. M.*; Estyunin, D. A.*; Klimovskikh, I. I.*; Filnov, S. O.*; Kumar, S.*; Schwier, E. F.*; Miyamoto, Koji*; Okuda, Taiichi*; Kimura, Akio*; Kuroda, Kenta*; et al.
Scientific Reports (Internet), 10, p.13226_1 - 13226_13, 2020/08
Ito, Keita*; Yasutomi, Yoko*; Zhu, S.*; Nurmamat, M.*; Tahara, Masaki*; Toko, Kaoru*; Akiyama, Ryota*; Takeda, Yukiharu; Saito, Yuji; Oguchi, Tamio*; et al.
Physical Review B, 101(10), p.104401_1 - 104401_8, 2020/03
Koga, Nobuyoshi*; Kikuchi, Shin
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 138(2), p.983 - 996, 2019/10
Detailed understanding of the thermal decomposition of the structural concretes used in the sodium-cooled fast reactor is essentially important to simulate the possible phenomena that occurs under postulated severe accident of the nuclear power plant. In this study, the thermal decomposition behaviour of a perlite concrete and two siliceous concretes used in a sodium-cooled fast reactor was comparatively investigated.
Kono, Takashi*; Kakoki, Masaaki*; Yoshikawa, Tomoki*; Wang, X.*; Sumida, Kazuki*; Miyamoto, Koji*; Muro, Takayuki*; Takeda, Yukiharu; Saito, Yuji; Goto, Kazuki*; et al.
Physical Review B, 100(16), p.165120_1 - 165120_6, 2019/10
Sumida, Kazuki*; Kakoki, Masaaki*; Reimann, J.*; Nurmamat, M.*; Goto, Shinichi*; Takeda, Yukiharu; Saito, Yuji; Kokh, K. A.*; Tereshchenko, O. E.*; Gdde, J.*; et al.
New Journal of Physics (Internet), 21(9), p.093006_1 - 093006_8, 2019/09
Segawa, Tomoomi; Yamamoto, Kazuya; Makino, Takayoshi; Iso, Hidetoshi; Kawaguchi, Koichi; Ishii, Katsunori; Sato, Hisato; Fukasawa, Tomonori*; Fukui, Kunihiro*
Proceedings of International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference / Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance Conference (Global/Top Fuel 2019) (USB Flash Drive), p.738 - 745, 2019/09
In the MOX fuel fabrication process, the dry grinding technology of mixed oxide pellets have been developed for the effective use of nuclear fuel materials. To develop a technology to control the particle size of dry recovered powder, the performance of the buhrstone mill and the collision plate type jet mill were studied using a simulated powder of particle size distribution about 500 m. We found that the particle size can be controlled at the range of about 250 m or less by both by adjusting the clearance between the grinding wheels of the buhrstone mill, and the clearance and elevation angle of the clarification zone of the the collision plate type jet mill. And furthermore, the collision plate type jet mill is considered to be suitable for particle size control because the operating parameters of the classifier can be finely adjusted.
Kikuchi, Shin; Koga, Nobuyoshi*; Yamazaki, Atsushi*
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 137(4), p.1211 - 1224, 2019/08
In this study, two siliceous concretes with similar specification as structural concretes of SFR were selected for the comparative study of the thermal behavior. The thermal behavior of the structural concretes was investigated in a temperature range from room temperature to 1900 K using TG-differential thermal analysis (DTA) and other supplementary techniques. The softening and melting of the concretes initiated in the thermal decomposition product of the cement portion in the temperature range 1400-1600 K. Because the compositional difference between the cement portion of two different siliceous concretes was characterized by different Ca(OH)/CaCO ratios, the melting temperature ranges of those thermal decomposition products are not so significantly different. On the other hand, the melting of the aggregate is directly influenced by the initial composition of SiO compounds.
Ye, M.*; Xu, T.*; Li, G.*; Qiao, S.*; Takeda, Yukiharu; Saito, Yuji; Zhu, S.-Y.*; Nurmamat, M.*; Sumida, Kazuki*; Ishida, Yukiaki*; et al.
Physical Review B, 99(14), p.144413_1 - 144413_7, 2019/04
Shikin, A. M.*; Estyunin, D. A.*; Surnin, Yu. I.*; Koroleva, A. V.*; Shevchenko, E. V.*; Kokh, K. A.*; Tereshchenko, O. E.*; Kumar, S.*; Schwier, E. F.*; Shimada, Kenya*; et al.
Scientific Reports (Internet), 9(1), p.4813_1 - 4813_17, 2019/03
Funtai Kogakkai-Shi, 55(10), P. 547, 2018/10
no abstracts in English
Takata, Fumiya*; Ito, Keita*; Takeda, Yukiharu; Saito, Yuji; Takanashi, Koki*; Kimura, Akio*; Suemasu, Takashi*
Physical Review Materials (Internet), 2(2), p.024407_1 - 024407_5, 2018/02
Kikuchi, Shin; Koga, Nobuyoshi*
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 131(1), p.301 - 308, 2018/01
Under postulated accidental condition of sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), liquid sodium spill into the floor may lead to fail the steel liner resulting in sodium-concrete reaction (SCR). In this study, the sodium hydroxide (NaOH)-silica (SiO) reaction as one of possible secondary stage reactions was investigated for safety assessment of SFR. Thermal behavior of NaOH-SiO reaction such as reaction onset was determined using a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). As a result of DSC measurement, it was revealed that NaOH-SiO reaction occurs as rapid reaction right after NaOH melting at 583 K. Therefore, it was expected that NaOH-SiO reaction is dominant in the time frame of secondary stage of SCR if significant amount of NaOH has been generated during the initial stage reaction.
Tanida, Hiroshi*; Kitagawa, Kentaro*; Tateiwa, Naoyuki; Sera, Masafumi*; Nishioka, Takashi*
Physical Review B, 96(23), p.235131_1 - 235131_7, 2017/12
We have done high pressure experiments on Ce(RuRh)Al (x = 0 and 0.1) to study pressure-induced phase transitions from the antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic state at . Experimental data of the electrical resistivity suggest that the - hybridization gap could be not necessary to form the unusual AFM order. The pressure effects on the magnetic susceptibility is also studied. We discuss a difference in the pressure response of the magnetic susceptibility based the electronic state between x = 0 and 0.1.
Karisma, A. D.*; Hamaba, Taishu*; Fukasawa, Tomonori*; Huang, A.-N.*; Segawa, Tomoomi; Fukui, Kunihiro*
Review of Scientific Instruments, 88(2), p.024101_1 - 024101_8, 2017/02
Microwave heating direct denitration method is used in the nuclear fuel reprocessing process. In order to develop a single-mode-type microwave heating thermogravimetry apparatus which can perform detailed analysis of the characteristics of microwave heating, the temperature dependence of microwave absorption is verified. The temperature distribution, microwave absorption efficiency, and dielectric properties of a CuO pellet that was heated by the microwave irradiation were investigated. The temperature distribution in the CuO pellet due to one-way travel of the microwave in the apparatus was accurately reproduced by a three-dimensional numerical simulation of the electromagnetic field. The numerically determined temperature dependency of the CuO absorption efficiency was found to be in very good agreement with published data.
Segawa, Tomoomi; Fukasawa, Tomonori*; Huang, A.-N.*; Yamada, Yoshikazu; Suzuki, Masahiro; Fukui, Kunihiro*
Chemical Engineering Science, 153, p.108 - 116, 2016/10
The influence of the heating method and rate on the morphology of CuO powders synthesized from Cu(NO)3HO aqueous solutions by denitration was investigated. The median diameter of the obtained powder was found to decrease as the heating rate increased, independent of the heating method. The microwave heating method remarkably reduced the particle size and enhanced the irregularity and disorder of the shape and surface of the particles, which were found to be more widely distributed. In contrast, the microwave hybrid heating method yielded the most spherical particles with the smoothest surface. It was also found that this heating method sharpened the particle size distribution and had higher energy efficiency than the MW method. Numerical simulations also indicated a difference in the energy efficiency between these two methods. The simulations also revealed that the hybrid method could heat the whole reactor more uniformly with a lower microwave output.
Togo, Yoko*; Takahashi, Yoshio*; Amano, Yuki; Matsuzaki, Hiroyuki*; Suzuki, Yohei*; Terada, Yasuko*; Muramatsu, Yasuyuki*; Ito, Kazumasa*; Iwatsuki, Teruki
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 191, p.165 - 186, 2016/10
Iodine distribution, speciation, and isotope ratio (I/I) in both rock and groundwater phases were determined to investigate long-term migration of iodine in diatomaceous and siliceous shale. It was suggested that I is released to the ground water during the progress of the maturation of organic matter. Dissociated I could move toward the surface because of the upward water flow driven by the compaction during burial diagenetic process. Thus, iodine rich brine is created by integration of iodine released from underlying formations. Because of low affinity of I to solid phase, released I remains in solution phase, and the concentration of the iodine in the solution has been possibly increasing during sedimentation history.
Kikuchi, Shin; Koga, Nobuyoshi*; Seino, Hiroshi; Ohno, Shuji
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 53(5), p.682 - 691, 2016/05
In a sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), if considering hypothetical severe accidental condition such as the steel liner failure of structural concrete caused by intensive leakage of liquid sodium (Na) coolant, the liquid sodium-concrete reaction (SCR) may take place. The major consequences of SCR are hydrogen release, energy release and concrete ablation. Thus, it is important to understand the phenomenology of SCR. As a part of a series of studies on SCR, this study focused on the reaction between sodium oxide (NaO) and silica (SiO). Through thermoanalytical and X-ray diffraction measurements, it was revealed that NaO-SiO reaction to form sodium orthosilicate (NaSiO) occurs at significantly lower temperature in comparison with Na-SiO reaction.
Kikuchi, Shin; Koga, Nobuyoshi*
Netsu Sokutei, 43(1), p.11 - 18, 2016/00
This paper describes the study on sodium-concrete reaction behavior, which is one of the example of the application of thermal analysis in research and development of sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR).
Namba, Shinichi*; Hasegawa, Noboru; Kishimoto, Maki; Nishikino, Masaharu; Ishino, Masahiko; Kawachi, Tetsuya
AIP Advances (Internet), 5(11), p.117101_1 - 117101_10, 2015/11
To characterize the temporal evolution of ultrashort X-ray pulses emitted by laser plasmas using a pump-probe method, a magnetic bottle time-of-flight electron spectrometer is constructed. The design is determined by numerical calculations of a mirror magnetic field and of the electron trajectory in a flight tube. The performance of the spectrometer is characterized by measuring the electron spectra of xenon atoms irradiated with a laser-driven plasma X-ray pulse. In addition, as a preliminary experiment, two-color above-threshold ionization (ATI) is conducted, in which xenon atoms are simultaneously irradiated with an X-ray laser pump and an IR laser probe. The correlation in the intensity of the Auger sideband spectra and in the time delay of the two laser pulses yields an X-ray pulse width of 5.7 ps, in good agreement with the value obtained using an X-ray streak camera.