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STRAD project for systematic treatments of radioactive liquid wastes generated in nuclear facilities

Watanabe, So; Ogi, Hiromichi*; Arai, Yoichi; Aihara, Haruka; Takahatake, Yoko; Shibata, Atsuhiro; Nomura, Kazunori; Kamiya, Yuichi*; Asanuma, Noriko*; Matsuura, Haruaki*; et al.

Progress in Nuclear Energy, 117, p.103090_1 - 103090_8, 2019/11

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Status of the neutron time-of-flight single-crystal diffraction data-processing software STARGazer

Yano, Naomine*; Yamada, Taro*; Hosoya, Takaaki*; Ohara, Takashi; Tanaka, Ichiro*; Niimura, Nobuo*; Kusaka, Katsuhiro*

Acta Crystallographica Section D; Structural Biology (Internet), 74(11), p.1041 - 1052, 2018/11

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:66.54(Biochemical Research Methods)

Journal Articles

Magnetic-ordering propagation vectors of terbium hexaboride revisited

Iwasa, Kazuaki*; Iga, Fumitoshi*; Moyoshi, Taketo*; Nakao, Akiko*; Ohara, Takashi

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 87(6), p.064705_1 - 064705_5, 2018/06

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

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Structure analysis and derivation of deformed electron density distribution of polydiacetylene giant single crystal by the combination of X-ray and neutron diffraction data

Tashiro, Koji*; Kusaka, Katsuhiro*; Hosoya, Takaaki*; Ohara, Takashi; Hanesaka, Makoto*; Yoshizawa, Yoshinori*; Yamamoto, Hiroko*; Niimura, Nobuo*; Tanaka, Ichiro*; Kurihara, Kazuo*; et al.

Macromolecules, 51(11), p.3911 - 3922, 2018/06

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Polymer Science)

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Verification of probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis code PASCAL

Li, Y.; Katsumata, Genshichiro*; Masaki, Koichi*; Hayashi, Shotaro*; Itabashi, Yu*; Nagai, Masaki*; Suzuki, Masahide*; Kanto, Yasuhiro*

Proceedings of 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-25) (CD-ROM), 10 Pages, 2017/07

In Japan, a PFM analysis code PASCAL (PFM Analysis of Structural Components in Aging LWR) has been developed by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency to evaluate the through-wall cracking frequencies of Japanese reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) considering neutron irradiation embrittlement and pressurized thermal shock transients. In this study, as a part of the verification activities, a working group was established in Japan, with seven organizations from industry, universities and institutes voluntarily participating as members. The source program of PASCAL was released to the members of the working group. Through one year activities, the applicability of PASCAL for structural integrity assessments of domestic RPVs was confirmed with great confidence. This paper presents the details of the verification activities of the working group including the verification plan, approaches and results.

JAEA Reports

Activities of working group on verification of PASCAL; Fiscal year 2015

Li, Y.; Hayashi, Shotaro*; Itabashi, Yu*; Nagai, Masaki*; Kanto, Yasuhiro*; Suzuki, Masahide*; Masaki, Koichi*

JAEA-Review 2017-005, 80 Pages, 2017/03


For the improvement of the structural integrity assessment methodology on reactor pressure vessels (RPVs), the probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) analysis code PASCAL has been developed and improved in JAEA based on latest knowledge. The PASCAL code evaluates the failure probabilities and frequencies of Japanese RPVs under transient events such as pressurized thermal shock considering neutron irradiation embrittlement. In order to confirm the reliability of the PASCAL as a domestic standard code and to promote the application of PFM on the domestic structural integrity assessments of RPVs, it is important to verify the probabilistic variables, functions and models incorporated in the PASCAL and summarize the verification processes and results as a document. On the basis of these backgrounds, we established a working group, composed of experts on this field besides the developers, on the verification of the PASCAL3 which is a PFM analysis module of PASCAL, and the source program of PASCAL3 was released to the members of working group. Through one year activities, the applicability of PASCAL in structural integrity assessments of domestic RPVs was confirmed with great confidence. This report summarizes the activities of the working group on the verification of PASCAL in FY2015.

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Application of profile fitting method to neutron time-of-flight protein single crystal diffraction data collected at the iBIX

Yano, Naomine*; Yamada, Taro*; Hosoya, Takaaki*; Ohara, Takashi; Tanaka, Ichiro*; Kusaka, Katsuhiro*

Scientific Reports (Internet), 6, p.36628_1 - 36628_9, 2016/12

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:32.1(Multidisciplinary Sciences)

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Rapid measurement scheme for texture in cubic metallic materials using time-of-flight neutron diffraction at iMATERIA

Onuki, Yusuke*; Hoshikawa, Akinori*; Sato, Shigeo*; Xu, P. G.; Ishigaki, Toru*; Saito, Yoichi*; Todoroki, Hidekazu*; Hayashi, Makoto*

Journal of Applied Crystallography, 49(5), p.1579 - 1584, 2016/10


 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:24.16(Chemistry, Multidisciplinary)

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Development of a high power wideband polarizer for electron cyclotron current drive system in JT-60SA

Saigusa, Mikio*; Oyama, Gaku*; Matsubara, Fumiaki*; Takii, Keita*; Sai, Takuma*; Kobayashi, Takayuki; Moriyama, Shinichi

Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, p.577 - 582, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:83.69(Nuclear Science & Technology)

A wideband polarizer has been developed for an ECCD system in JT-60SA. The groove depth of the mirrors installed in miter bends were optimized for two frequencies (110 GHz and 138 GHz) by numerical simulations. All surfaces of Poincare spheres were covered at both of the frequencies in low power test. The thermal stress of polarizer were estimated by the numerical simulations. The twister polarizer has been tested up to 0.24 MW during 3 s at 110 GHz.

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Inter-atomic force constants of BaF$$_{2}$$ by diffuse neutron scattering measurement

Sakuma, Takashi*; Makhsun*; Sakai, Ryutaro*; Xianglian*; Takahashi, Haruyuki*; Basar, K.*; Igawa, Naoki; Danilkin, S. A.*

AIP Conference Proceedings 1656, p.020002_1 - 020002_4, 2015/04

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100

Diffuse neutron scattering measurement on BaF$$_{2}$$ crystals was performed at 10 K and 295 K. Oscillatory form in the diffuse scattering intensity of BaF$$_{2}$$ was observed at 295 K. The correlation effects among thermal displacements of F-F atoms were obtained from the analysis of oscillatory diffuse scattering intensity. From the values of correlation effects and Debye-Waller temperature parameters, force constants among the first and second nearest neighboring atoms of BaF$$_{2}$$, were determined to be 4.40 and 2.30 eV/$AA$^{2}$$ at 295 K, respectively

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Development of technique for electrical insulation of metallic gasket using anodic oxide coating

Osakabe, Toyotaka; Kato, Yoshihiro*; Honmoto, Satoru*; Kuwahara, Keitaro*

Koatsuryoku No Kagaku To Gijutsu, 25(1), p.57 - 63, 2015/03

In this article, we describe an unique technique for electrical insulation of metallic gasket to perform simultaneous measurements of electrical resistivity and neutron diffraction under high pressure. The anodic oxide coating was adopted as the insulation layer of the aluminum (JIS A2017) gasket used in the hybrid-anvil device for neutron diffraction. In the feasibility tests of the coated gaskets, maximum pressure of about 6 GPa was generated without electrical breakdown of the coating or disconnection of Au leads.

Journal Articles

Development of bulk texture measurement technique by time-of-flight neutron diffraction

Xu, P. G.; Hoshikawa, Akinori*; Hayashi, Makoto*; Akita, Koichi; Morii, Yukio*; Ishigaki, Toru*

Nippon Zairyo Gakkai Dai-48-Kai X Sen Zairyo Kyodo Ni Kansuru Shimpojiumu Koen Rombunshu, p.7 - 9, 2014/07

Journal Articles

Synchrotron radiation-based M$"o$ssbauer spectra of $$^{174}$$Yb measured with internal conversion electrons

Masuda, Ryo*; Kobayashi, Yasuhiro*; Kitao, Shinji*; Kurokuzu, Masayuki*; Saito, Makina*; Yoda, Yoshitaka*; Mitsui, Takaya; Iga, Fumitoshi*; Seto, Makoto

Applied Physics Letters, 104(8), p.082411_1 - 082411_5, 2014/02

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:48.35(Physics, Applied)

A detection system for synchrotron-radiation (SR)-based M$"o$ssbauer spectroscopy was developed to enhance the nuclear resonant scattering counting rate and thus increase the available nuclides. In the system, a windowless avalanche photodiode (APD) detector was combined with a vacuum cryostat to detect the internal conversion (IC) electrons and fluorescent X-rays accompanied by nuclear de-excitation. As a feasibility study, the SR-based M$"o$ssbauer spectrum using the 76.5 keV level of $$^{174}$$Yb was observed without $$^{174}$$Yb enrichment of the samples. The counting rate was five times higher than that of our previous system, and the spectrum was obtained within 10 h. This result shows that nuclear resonance events can be more efficiently detected by counting IC electrons for nuclides with high IC coefficients. Furthermore, the windowless detection system enables us to place the sample closer to the APD elements and is advantageous for nuclear resonant inelastic scattering measurements. Therefore, this detection system can not only increase the number of nuclides accessible in SR-based M$"o$ssbauer spectroscopy but also allows the nuclear resonant inelastic scattering measurements of small single crystals or enzymes with dilute probe nuclides that are difficult to measure with the previous detection system.

Journal Articles

Development of a high power diplexer with short-slotted metal half mirrors for electron cyclotron current drive

Saigusa, Mikio*; Atsumi, Kohei*; Yamaguchi, Tomoki*; Oda, Yasuhisa; Sakamoto, Keishi

Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), p.964 - 969, 2013/10

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:74.98(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Numerical estimation of Ohmic loss of high power wideband diplexer for ECCD system

Atsumi, Kohei*; Yamaguchi, Tomoki*; Nagashima, Koji*; Saigusa, Mikio*; Fukunari, Masafumi*; Oda, Yasuhisa; Sakamoto, Keishi

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 8(Sp.1), p.2405077_1 - 2405077_4, 2013/06

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Standard for prevention of gas entrainment phenomena in fast reactors, 1; Validations of CFD methods for reproducibilities of gas entrainment phenomena

Ohshima, Hiroyuki; Tanaka, Nobuatsu*; Eguchi, Yuzuru*; Nishimura, Motohiko*; Kunugi, Tomoaki*; Uchibori, Akihiro; Ito, Kei; Sakai, Takaaki

Nippon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 11(4), p.316 - 328, 2012/12

It is of importance for stable operations of sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFRs) to prevent gas entrainment (GE) phenomena due to free surface vortices. Therefore, the authors have been developing an evaluation method for GE based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods. In this study, we determine the suitable CFD method for GE phenomena from several candidates through some numerical benchmarks. As the results, we obtain the following guideline for the vortex-induced gas entrainment. Free vortex flow around the vortex core can be correctly evaluated by using the appropriate numerical models such as enough mesh resolution, suitable advection solver, suitable turbulence and free surface modeling.

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Inter-atomic force constants of Ag$$_{2}$$O from diffuse neutron scattering measurement

Wada, Tamotsu*; Sakuma, Takashi*; Sakai, Ryutaro*; Uehara, Hiroyuki*; Xianglian*; Takahashi, Haruyuki*; Kamishima, Osamu*; Igawa, Naoki; Danilkin, S. A.*

Solid State Ionics, 225, p.18 - 21, 2012/10

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:81.34(Chemistry, Physical)

Diffuse neutron scattering measurement on Ag$$_{2}$$O crystals was performed at 8 K and 295 K. The observed diffuse scattering intensities were analyzed by including the correlation effects among thermal displacements of atoms in Ag$$_{2}$$O. Using the values of correlation effects among neighboring atoms and the values of Debye-Waller temperature parameter, force constants among first, second and third nearest neighboring atoms have been evaluated.

Journal Articles

Neutron diffraction study on anisotropy of strain age hardening in ferritic steel

Suzuki, Tetsuya*; Yamanaka, Keisuke*; Ishino, Mayuko*; Shinohara, Yasuhiro*; Nagai, Kensuke*; Tsuru, Eiji*; Xu, P. G.

Tetsu To Hagane, 98(6), p.262 - 266, 2012/06

Journal Articles

Inter-atomic force constants from correlation effects among thermal displacement of atoms in PbTe

Xianglian*; Sakuma, Takashi*; Mohapatra, S. R.*; Uehara, Hiroyuki*; Takahashi, Haruyuki*; Kamishima, Osamu*; Igawa, Naoki

Molecular Simulation, 38(5), p.448 - 451, 2012/04

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Chemistry, Physical)

Diffuse neutron scattering measurements have been performed on powder PbTe at 10 and 294 K. Oscillatory diffuse scattering intensity is clearly observed at 294 K. Oscillatory form of the diffuse neutron scattering intensity for PbTe was explained on inclusion of correlation effects among thermal displacements of atoms. From the values of correlation effects and Debye-Waller temperature parameter, force constants among the first nearest neighboring atoms was calculated, $$alpha$$ $$_{rm Pb-Te}$$ = 215 eV/nm$$^{2}$$, and the second ones were $$alpha$$ $$_{rm Pb-Pb}$$ =108 eV/nm$$^{2}$$ and $$alpha$$ $$_{rm Te-Te}$$ = 144 eV/nm$$^{2}$$ at 294 K.

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Hydrogen-bond network and pH sensitivity in transthyretin; Neutron crystal structure of human transthyretin

Yokoyama, Takeshi*; Mizuguchi, Mineyuki*; Nabeshima, Yuko*; Kusaka, Katsuhiro*; Yamada, Taro*; Hosoya, Takaaki*; Ohara, Takashi*; Kurihara, Kazuo; Tomoyori, Katsuaki*; Tanaka, Ichiro*; et al.

Journal of Structural Biology, 177(2), p.283 - 290, 2012/02

 Times Cited Count:31 Percentile:19.28(Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

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