Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2021

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Nuclear System Safety Engineering 

Plasma Dynamics Laboratory

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Associate Professor/Takashi KIKUCHI  Associate Professor/Toru SASAKI  Assistant Professor/Kazumasa TAKAHASHI

Associate ProfessorTakashi KIKUCHI

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Associate ProfessorToru SASAKI

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Assistant ProfessorKazumasa TAKAHASHI

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  • The sun on the ground!
  • Elucidation of the plasma physics using the pulse power
  • From the space physics to the iPS cells


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Associate Professor / Takashi KIKUCHI
He is a former student from National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Kushiro college. So he knows KOSEN students’ circumstances. He always carries the enthusiasm in giving the students better knowledge. His field of expertise is a simulation of the nuclear fusion and the beam physics. We can get his great support for a theory and an experiment.

Research Content

Plasma is the fourth fundamental state (phase) of matter following solid, liquid and gas. Familiar plasmas are lightning, the Northern Lights and the sun etc.. In this laboratory, we conduct a wide range of study from the basic studies, which are "Simulation experiment of space plasma" and "Measuring plasma properties and analysis of numerical simulation to realize power generation by nuclear fusion", to the application studies, which are "Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power generator and thruster" and "Metal surface treatment and treatment of marine microorganisms by an atmospheric pressure plasma". We handle a wide variety plasma and that is this laboratory's feature.

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Some plasma experiments

A Day in the Lab

This laboratory is joint with Sasaki laboratory of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering. No core time and we can manage the study schedule ourselves. Studies can be conducted by oneself, or in cooperation with laboratory members as a study group.

One day schedule for Mr. X in this Laboratory

9:00 Get to school
9:30 - 10:20 Check the e-mail
10:20 - 11:50 Take a class
12:00 - 13:00 Futsal (Indoor 5-man football)
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Experiment
17:00 - 18:00 Data analysis
18:00 Return home

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A scene of the experiment

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Study on Radiation Chemical Reaction of Refractory Organic Fluorine Compound using High Intensity Relativistic Electron Beam
  • (M)Study on Plasma Cathode Electron Gun with Low Energy for Simulation Experiment using Electron Accelerator for Intense Deuteron Accelerator
  • (M)Study on Self-Emission Property and Warm Dense Matter Generation of Foamed Metal using Pulsed Discharge Device with Reduced Inductance Circuit for Implosion in Inertial Confinement Fusion

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Canon Tokki Corporation
  • Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
  • Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Japan Nuclear Security System Co.,Ltd.
  • Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
  • Tokyo Power Technology Ltd.
  • Toshiba Plant System & Services Corporation
Writer : Nuclear System Safety Engineering  SUZUTANI Nozomi
(National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College)