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Division Laboratory   Themes and Keywords of Research Lab. HP
Energy Engineering Division Igashira Lab. Study on Transmutation of Transuranic Elements and Fission Products with Neutrons Study on Nucleosynthesis in the Primordial Universe Study on Concept of System for Utilization, Management and Disposal of Long-Lived Radioisotopes Capture Gamma-Ray Spectra from Broad Neutron Resonances
Chiba Lab. Nuclear reaction engineering, nuclear energy and other applications as utilization systems of nuclear reactions, reaction mechanisms, simulations of nuclear reactions, simulations of radiation transport, nuclear data, nuclear astrophysics
Takahashi Lab. Thermal Hydraulics/Corrosion/Oxygen Control and Sensor/Liquid Metal Magnetohydrodynamics/Reactor Design of Pb-Bi Cooled Fast Reactor/Lithium Cooled Fusion Blanket Liquid Metal Target System of Accelerator
Akatsuka Lab. Innovative discharge pumped lasers and plasmas for lasers /Diagnostics of plasmas by means of laser and passive spectroscopic measurement/Atomic and molecular processes in plasmas, and isotope separation in plasmas/Lasers, plasmas and isotopes in nuclear fission engineering systems/Interactions between a cold hydrogen plasma and solid materials/Structural analyses on amorphous materials proved by using X-ray and neutron sources/Development of electrochemical processes for zero-emission society
Kato Yukitaka Lab. Energy Conversion, Chemical Heat Pump, Hydrogen Energy, Fuel Cell, Co-generation, Zero-Emission Energy System, Load Leveling
Tsutsui Lab. Stability Control of Nuclear Fusion Plasma, Numerical Analysis of Plasam Equilibrium and Confinement, Design of High Field Magnet, Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage System
Takemoto Lab.      
Mass Transmutation Engineering Dvision Yano Lab. Neutron Irradiation Damage of Ceramic Materials for Fission and Fusion Reactors/Development of Inert Matrix Materials for Nuclear Waste Management/ Development of New Materials for Severe Environment/ Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Fiber- and Particle-Reinforced Ceramics Matrix Composites
Oguri Lab. Interaction between hot dense plasmas and heavy ion beams related to inertial fusion / Environmental and materials science using particle accelerators / X-ray imaging using proton-induced X-ray emission
Takeshita Lab. For stable energy supply and establishment of a sustainable low-emission society, we are studying new resource-conservation and recycling technologies based on chemical engineering and materials engineering. Especially, we focus on the development of nuclear fuel cycle technologies required in the future FBR age, such as the removal of minor actinides, heat-generated elements (Cs, Sr) and platinum-group metals from HLW, the stable vitrification of HLW and the LCA analysis of fuel cycle. These advanced technologies will be realized in the near future and contribute greatly to the establishment of sustainable industrial society.
Obara Lab. Innovative Nuclear Energy System/Heavy Liquid Metal Coolant (Lead-Bismuth Eutectic)/Polonium Study/Direct Conversion from Nuclear Energy to Optical Energy/Nuclear Pumped Laser/Rector Physics
Onoe Lab. Nanomaterials Science/ Synthesis of New Nanocarbons and Their Functional Properties/ Heavy-Element Chemistry and Physics/ Nano-Spectroscopy Using STM/AFM/ Surface Science
Matsumoto Lab. Radiation Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Cancer Radiation Therapy, Radiation Sensitivity, DNA Damage (DNA Double-Strand Break), DNA Repair, Signal Transduction
Hayashizaki Lab.  
Tsukahara Lab, Nuclear fuel cycle, Separation and Analysis, Rare-earth, Geological disposal, micro-nano technologies, supercritical fluids, functional material, responsive polymer
System and Safety
Saito Lab. Innovative reactors, Non-proliferation, Nuclear reactor safety, Transmutation of transuranium elements, Transmutation of nuclear wastes
Ikeda Lab. Basic and Applied Studies for Supercritical Fluids and Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents Basic Studies for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing, and Radioactive Waste Treatment and Disposal NMR Microimaging Studies Coordination Chemistries for Actinoid and Radiopharmaceutical Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Studies on Uranyl Complexes Studies on Analyses and Partitioning of Nuclides by Using Microchannels
Kawakami Lab.      
Iio Lab. Burning Plasma Control Attractive Fusion Reactors Plasma Diagnostics Basic Experiments
Kikura Lab. Research on the improvement in safety and the advancements of nuclear reactors is done by the diagnostic techniques developed from the measurement techniques and process control strategies used in light-water reactors, future-type reactors and fast reactors. We investigate the novel ultrasonic technique which can diagnose weld defects and measure flows with profound effects on materials. We also study Taylor Couette flow type liquid-liquid extractors and micro flow extractors which enable the small compact nuclide separation process, and research environmental problems.
International Nuclear Research Cooperation Center (INRCC)
Ozawa Lab. Nuclear Rare Metals, Element Creation, Transmutation, Advanced Reprocessing, Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Security
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Suzuki Lab. Nuclide Separation, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Actinide Chemistry, Plasma Chemistry, Isotope Science, Nuclear Reprocessing Engineering, Nuclear cycle engineering, Reactor Chemistry and Water Chemistry
Funasaka Lab. The study of glass matrix for vitrified waste in advanced fuel cycle.
It is necessary to develop the glass matrix with excellent environ-mental properties for high-level vitrified waste in advanced fuel cycle. As first step, the purpose of this study is to elucidate the relation between the structure and the redox reaction of metal ion in glass. By focusing on the basic reaction of oxygen states in glass (O0 +O2- → 2O-), we aim to elucidate the reaction between those kinds of oxygen and FPs in metallic ion with the results of NMR and EXAFS.
Harada Lab. Nuclear data are highly required to be improved for the study of innovative nuclear systems making possible nuclear transmutation of radioactive wastes. To meet the requirements, precise measurement methods will be developed using innovative radiation measurement and computer simulation technologies. Experiments will be performed at J-PARC, JRR-3 etc. Applications of the precise measurement methods are also studied.  
Motobayashi Lab. Using fast beams of radioactive isotopes (RI), we experimentally study the behavior of nuclei far from the stability valley and the nuclear reactions involved in elementsynthesis in the universe. At RIKEN, the new facilities of "RI Beam Factory" have been completed, and we are now in the position where studies of nuclear structure and astrophysical nuclear process can be greatly advanced by exciting unstable nuclei, which otherwise cannot be created, and measuring their gamma- and particle decays. We also plan to study nuclear reactions for transmuting long-lived nuclides.  
Ishihara Lab. Our study on material properties of graphite and ceramics based on the microstructure is a very important research from the view point of the high-performance material development as well as understanding of material behavior for advanced reactors, such as high-temperature gas-cooled reactors. Several material models considering the microstructure, such as grains and voids, are proposed for the quantitative understanding of the macroscopic properties. The irradiation behavior of the materials based on the microstructure change is also being studied by both experimental and analytical approaches.  
Ueno Lab. The research of our group focuses on the study of nuclei themselves, whose knowledge is important for their applications. Recently, anomalous properties of radioactive isotopes (RIs) have been discovered in the region of nuclei far from the beta-decay stability line. Based on the technique of experimental nuclear physics, we have conducted a research on their nuclear structure using the accelerator facility in RIKEN. In particular, we conduct R&D studies for the production of spin-oriented RIs, and apply the technique to the measurement of spin-related observables, such as nuclear moments.  
Okuno Lab. Accelerator physics, Next generation heavy ion accelerator, Superconducting accelerator technology, Atomic process of heavy ion in matter, Ion beam physics  
Kinoshita Lab. Our important roles are to seriously reflect on the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station accident, identify lessons to be learned, and contribute to securing future nuclear safety. The role of nuclear power still important because of the prevention of global warming and the world energy demand and supply. It is necessary to research innovative nuclear plants with sufficient safety, economy and proliferation resistance. The design philosophy and innovative technologies of typical innovative plants proposed by various organizations are introduced and evaluated.  
Koyama Lab. Analytical technique and chemical separation method of actinides and fission products included in spent nuclear fuels are studied at post-irradiation examination facilities. The transmutation of these separated element or nuclide using nuclear reactor, treatment for the disposal of waste, and the utilization as a nuclear rare metal will be proposed and evaluated. iPhoto: Globe-box type ICP mass spectrometerj  
Takeuchi Lab. Back-end process in nuclear fuel cycle is essential to solve nuclear waste problems, and spent nuclear fuel reprocessing is a core system in the back-end field. The reprocessing technology for next generation is discussed by innovation technologies and safety system including material engineering.  
Global Nuclear Human Resource Development
(Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy)
Ujita Lab. Global Nuclear Human Resource Development (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energyj
He continues to be active in the safety/ risk/ reliability analysis, human factors research/ cognitive system engineering, and severe accident analysis.
Energy supply & demand world forecast in the 21st century and nuclear role and perspective study have been performed as for the global warming and energy security study.
Futami Lab. Global Nuclear Human Resource Development (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energyj
Nuclear power generation is based on very wide range of technologies. Laboratory gives a comprehensive survey of nuclear power plant design, construction, operation and maintenance experiences over 40 years in Japan, with the special emphasis on the accident of Fukushima –Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and drive “the lessons to learn” from the survey. Based on the survey and “lessons to learn”, laboratory will research & develop new light water reactor technology and management system for a safe and reliable nuclear power generation in the future.
Fukuzaki Lab. Nuclear Instrumentation and Control