Solving a mystery: A new model for understanding how certain nuclei split
Scientists at Tokyo Tech have extended an existing mathematical model so that it can be used to more accurately predict the products of fission reactions.
Technetium-98 nuclear cosmochronometer synthesized by supernova neutrinos
A team of researchers has theoretically predicted that an unstable isotope Technetium-98 (98Tc) could be synthesized by neutrinos emitted from supernova explosions.
Visual Introduction of LANE (Director's address, and research topics)
Visual Introduction of LANE was exhibited in American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting 2018.
Theoretical model to describe a precise configuration of a fissioning nucleus
We have proposed an improved model for predicting the generation of kinetic energy of fission fragments, which eventually turns into the thermal energy in nuclear reactors, from nuclear fission processes. Our 4-dimensional Langevin model can help improve efficiency in nuclear power generation.
Development of a function-sharing multiple interface structure for corrosive fluid environments
Liquid metal is a promising fluid as a coolant of fast reactors and fusion reactors. However, the material compatibility between the liquid metal and structural materials is one of the critical issues. We have proposed a function-sharing interface structure to suppress the corrosion of the structural materials in the liquid metal.
Simulation of fission of236U by antisymmetrized moleculear dynamics
Nuclear fission is the fundamental physics process of nuclear energy, but it also populates much radioactive nuclei. We have proposed a system to transmute radioactive materials having very long half lives to those having much shorter half lives by using fast reactors.
Active Carbon Recycling Energy System driven by Nuclear Reactors
A new energy transformation concept based on carbon recycling, called as Active Carbon Recycling Energy System, ACRES, was proposed. ACRES driven by high temperature gas reactor is applicable on smart iron making process.
Study of Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage to Activate Uses of
In order to increase the uses of renewable energies, it is necessary to leveling the temporal power variation of renewable energy.
We, therefore, proposed a Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage with a geodesic orbit which is stable for mechanical perturbations.
Aim to open a new interdisciplinary between modern geometry and materials science
We first observed the geometric curvature effects on electronic properties, which have been predicted theoretically in 1950s, using one-dimensional metallic nanocarbon with a periodic uneven curved structure. This result is expected to open a new paradigm between modern geometry and materials science.
Thermo balance system for development of thermochemical energy storage materials
Thermochemical energy storage (TCES) has big potential for efficient energy system. Kato laboratory is developing original TCES materials for energy efficient use by using the thermo balance system.
Ultrahigh vacuum apparatus for examining in situ the optical and electronic properties of nanomaterials
Ultrahigh vacuum apparatus for measuring in situ photo-electron conversion and electron-transport characteristics of novel nanocarbon and organic layered films