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Affiliation
The University of Tokyo Guest Professor
Degree
Doctor of Engineering(3 1987 The University of Tokyo)

Researcher number
20200735
J-GLOBAL ID
200901020271161475

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I am researching plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion through magnetic confinement experiments. The energy issue will almost certainly become more serious this century, and fusion could be a game-changer to address this. Temperature above 100 million degrees Celsius is required to make fusion happen, and hydrogen fuel becomes plasma, which is ionized gas. This plasma comprises an extremely complex system, not so much as life, though. A fusion reactor is also a complex engineering system. We already know that plasma can be made in temperature above 100 million degrees Celsius, but there is still much effort being made to obtain scientific understanding of plasma in depth and to establish advanced control technology that works in extreme environments, as this is required to make fusion energy available. For those purposes, I am endeavoring to establish a physics model that can predict the behavior of plasmas with much non-linearity and engineering control of system dynamics such as fuel cycles. The major experimental platform is the Large Helical Device (LHD) at the National Institute for Fusion Science (Toki, Gifu).

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