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Tomoya Yamauchi

Ph. D. in Engineering (Osaka University, 1993)
Educational Contents
The Liberal Arts: Resource, Materials and Energy
Undergraduate Course: Physics of Atoms, Metals and Alloys
Graduate Course: Physics of Atoms and Molecules, Nano-Scale Material Science
Research Interests
Fundamentals and Application of Solids State Nuclear Track Detectors: I have been working with SSNTDs, in which the trajectory of energetic proton and heavy ions in some dielectric materials are visualized by chemical treatments. This is a passive radiation detector utilized in various branches of science and technology such as nuclear physics, cosmic rays, dosimetry in space, neutron dosimetry, radiation biology, dating, laser driven particle acceleration and so on. The formation process of tracks in solids has been investigated from viewpoint of radiation physics and radiation chemistry, using FT-IR, UV-Visible, Raman, XPS, AFM and so on, intending to develop a new SSNTD materials with more excellent registration property.
Message for Students
My students, colleagues and I are solving the problem on the track structure and track formation process in PADC, which is the most sensitive SSNTD usually called CR-39, as well as in other polymeric materials like PC, PET, PI, CN etc. My colleagues are in University of Strasbourg, France, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, and Japan Atomic Energy Agency. We will support you to do make your Ph. D. study under our international academic network.
Radiation Physics, Radiation Chemistry, Radiation Measurements, Applications of Ion beam
The Japan Society of Applied Physics, International Nuclear Track Society, Atomic Energy Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis
Academic Journals
Radiation Measurement, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
International Conferences
International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids, International Symposium on Ionizing Radiation and Polymers, International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators
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