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FacultyAtomic Energy Research Institute
Commentator Guide
Last Updated :2020/09/01

Education and Career


  •  - 1995 , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Science of Engineering
  •  - 1995 , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering
  •  - 1993 , Kindai University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  •  - 1993 , Kinki University, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2002 ,  - 2003 , Atomic Energy Research Institute, Kindai University
  •   2002 ,  - 2003 , Assistant Professor, Atomic Energy Research
  • Institute, University of Kinki

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Energy, Nuclear engineering

Research Interests

  • Self-controllability, Fast reactor

Published Papers

  • Measurements and Analysis of Neutron Flux Distribution in UTR-KINKI, J.Nucl.Sci.Technol., J.Nucl.Sci.Technol., 40(5), 349 - 355, May 2003
  • Measurement of Subcritical Reactivity in Unsteady State with Digital Time-Series Data Acquisition System Using Difference Filter Technique, IEEE Trans.Nucl.Sci., IEEE Trans.Nucl.Sci., 49(5), 2508 - 2512, Oct. 2002
  • Measurement of varying sub-critical reactivity with digital time-series data acquisition system using difference filter technique, G Wakabayashi, Y Yonemura, H Heguri, M Matoba, K Hashimoto, T Horiguchi, 2001 IEEE NUCLEAR SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, CONFERENCE RECORDS, VOLS 1-4, 2001 IEEE NUCLEAR SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, CONFERENCE RECORDS, VOLS 1-4, 1, 403 - 405, 2002
    Summary:Digital Time-Series Data Acquisition System has been developed for the monitoring of sub-critical reactivity. The system registers arriving time of the signal from a neutron detector as digital data in a FIFO (First In First Out) memory module, and the time data is read and stored by PC (Personal Computer). This system can measure time series data more efficiently than conventional Multi Channel Scaler (MCS) system, and it has been applied for the monitoring of steady or slowly varying sub-critical reactivity using conventional Feynman-alpha method. In the present work, this system was applied for the monitoring of rapidly varying sub-critical reactivity using the difference filter technique. The test experiment was carried out with a research reactor of Atomic Energy Institute in Kinki University. From the result, it was shown that the present system is useful for the monitoring of rapidly varying sub-critical reactivity by application of the difference filter technique.
  • Rapid Estimation of Core-Power Ratio in Coupled-Core System by Rod Drop Method, J.Nucl.Sci.Technol., J.Nucl.Sci.Technol., 37(7), 565 - 571, Jul. 2000


  • Basic performance of a pressurized backgammon-type position-sensitive proportional counter for thermal neutrons, T Horiguchi, T Itoh, S Ito, T Yamamoto, T Miyasaka, J Sakai, K Shibata, Y Masuda, A Okumura, T Niwa, NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 529, 1-3, 369, 372,   2004 08 , 10.1016/j.nima.2004.05.013
    Summary:A position-sensitive proportional counter with the backgammon position-reading method has been developed for thermal neutron detection. The use of a thin solid layer of B-10 and a high-pressure counting gas of 6-atm Ar + 10%CH4 has enabled us to obtain the position resolution well below 1.0 mm. Moreover, it was clearly revealed that the deterioration and/or the splitting of position-peak structure, observed in some conditions, originated in the strong correlational behavior between position information and avalanche size. It is explained qualitatively that this phenomenon is caused by the effect of self-induced space charge. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Grants & Projects

  • Neutron Detector
  • Self-controllability