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Futoshi Minato Last modified date:2023.11.22

Associate Professor / Physics
Department of Physics
Faculty of Sciences

Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
Ph. D
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor Master Doctor
Field of Specialization
Nuclear Physics
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Research on Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Data and its Applications
Research Interests
  • Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Data
    keyword : Nuclear Physics, Theory, Nuclear Data
Academic Activities
1. Futoshi Minato, Tomoya Naito, Osamu Iwamoto, Nuclear Many-Body Effects on Particle Emission Following Muon Capture on 28Si and 40Ca, Physical Review C, 10.1103/PhysRevC.107.054314, 107, 5, 054314_1-054314_11, 2023.05, [URL], Background: Muon captures on nuclei have provided us with plenty of knowledge of nuclear properties. Recently, this reaction attracts attention in electronics, because charged particle emissions following muon
capture on silicon become to trigger non-negligible soft errors in memory devices.
Purpose: To date, there is no theoretical framework based on the nuclear structure that describes a muon capture reaction followed by particle emissions comprehensively. The purpose of this work is to develop a new method that considers the nuclear many-body correlation for the accurate understanding of the soft errors in memory
Method: We combined the second Tamm-Dancoff approximation that is used to estimate muon capture rates with the two-component exciton model, the model describing particle emission from the pre-equilibrium state. For particle evaporation from the compound state, the Hauser-Feshbach statistical models were applied. We
chose 28Si and 40Ca to check the performance of the framework.
Result: We paid attention to the muon capture rates, the particle emission spectra, and the multiplicities that have a close interrelation with each other. We found that the nuclear many-body correlations including two-particle two-hole excitations is a key to explaining them simultaneously.
Conclusion: The present study showed that the combination of the microscopic approach of muon capture and the two-component exciton model of particle emission is an effective tool to describe particle emission following the muon captures, giving the nuclear structure information additionally. For a finer understanding of particle emission following muon capture and a validation of the present framework, further experimental studies on particle emission spectra are highly expected..
2. 湊 太志, Niu Z.*, Liang H.*, Calculation of $eta$-decay half-lives within a Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov energy density functional with the proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation and isoscalar pairing strengths optimized by a Bayesian method, Physical Review C, 10.1103/PhysRevC.106.024306, 106, 2, 024306_1-024306_13, 2022.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan
  • The 52nd Thesis Award of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan