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Akihide Fujisawa Last modified date:2016.10.03

Graduate School

Academic Degree
Ph. D
Field of Specialization
Plasma Physics
Outline Activities
Major activities are the experimental research of plasma turbulence.
Now I am taking charge in the conduction of the experiments in a linear cylindrical device, PANTA, development of analyzing methods of turbulence data
in Itoh research center for plasma turbulence and advance fusion research center of RIAM.
Now I am doing the design of the magnetically plasma confinement device of torus shape for plasma turbulence studies.
Research Interests
  • Research Network on ‘Non-equilibrium and Extreme State Plasma
    keyword : Extreme state of plasma
  • Experimental study of plasma turbulence and bifurcation
    keyword : plasma turbulence, bifurcation, transport, nuclear fusion
  • Research Network on ‘Non-equilibrium and Extreme State Plasma
    keyword : Extreme state of plasma
Current and Past Project
  • To control and predict the properties of the magnetically confined plasmas the worldwide researches have been vitally carried out toward realizing a burning plasma in International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER). According to the recent achievement, the new concept is being established that the mesoscale fluctuating structure such as zonal flows and streamers coexist with microscale fluctuations, to regulate the turbulent transport. The new concept makes it enable to explain the changes in structure and transport occurring in much faster time scale than diffusive one. It is necessary to manage the dynamics changes in transport for control the burning plasma state, thus, the understanding of dynamics transport response should be mandatory. The purposes of this projects are i) to complete the paradigm shift from linear, local, deterministic view to nonlinear, non-local, probabilistic one, ii) to develop and advance the physics of turbulent plasma to accomplish the mode dynamics and nonlocal transport phenomena, and iv) to clarify the dynamic transport phenomena in the magnetically confined plasmas for provide a concrete base to control the burning plasma in ITER.
Academic Activities
1. Akihide Fujisawa, Turbulence in Toroidal Plasma, Proceedings of the 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference, Article No. 015005, 2014.04.
2. Fujisawa, Akihide, Experimental studies of mesoscale structure and its interactions with microscale waves in plasma turbulence, PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, 53.0, 12.0, Article No. 124015, 2011.12.
3. Inagaki, S.; Tokuzawa, T.; Itoh, K.; Ida, K.; Itoh, S. -I.; Tamura, N.; Sakakibara, S.; Kasuya, N.; Fujisawa, A.; Kubo, S.; Shimozuma, T.; Ido, T.; Nishimura, S.; Arakawa, H.; Kobayashi, T.; Tanaka, K.; Nagayama, Y.; Kawahata, K.; Sudo, S.; Yamada, H.; Komori, A., Observation of Long-Distance Radial Correlation in Toroidal Plasma Turbulence, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 107.0, 11.0, 1.0, Article No. 115001, 2011.09.
1. Akihide Fujisawa, 永島 芳彦, 稲垣 滋, Tomography as a Diagnostic Tool for Plasma Turbule, European Physical Society, Conference on plasma physics, 2016.07.04.
Other Research Activities
  • 2014.02, The proposed project 'Research Network on ‘Non-equilibrium and Extreme State Plasma' has been selected as one of the most 27 large projects in the Mater Plan 2014 made by Japanese Council of Science..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Physic Society
  • The Japanese Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research