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Nuclear Many-body Theory Laboratory

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Chief Scientist
Masaaki KIMURAD.Sci.
  • 1993年東北大学工学部応用物理学科卒業
  • 2000年東京大学理学系研究科物理学専攻修了
  • 2000年理化学研究所 協力研究員
  • 2001年理化学研究所 研究員
  • 2007年理化学研究所 専任研究員
  • 2010年理化学研究所 准主任研究員

Research Areas

Nuclear structure and reactions reveal various aspects of quantum many-body systems due to the assembly and disassembly of protons and neutrons. In the Nucleon Many-body Theory Laboratory, we aim to understand such dynamics of nuclei and to construct theoretical models to describe them. Our research topics include nuclear structure issues such as deformation, shell structure, and clustering of unstable nuclei, and nuclear reactions in the Universe where elements originate. In addition to this fundamental research, we are also developing nuclear reaction databases for applications in various scientific and technological fields such as medicine and industry.

Research Subject

  1. Theoretical studies related to particle-, nuclear-, cosmic ray and astro-physics

List of Selected Publications

  1. Y. Taniguchi, K. Yoshida, Y. Chiba, Y. Kanada-En'yo, M. Kimura, and K. Ogata,
    “Unexpectedly enhanced -particle preformation in Ti probed by the (p,pα) reaction”
    Physical Review C 103, L031305 (2021)
  2. Z. H. Yang, Y. Kubot, A. Corsi, K. Yoshida, X.-X. Sun, J. G. Li, M. Kimura, N. Michel, K. Ogata, C. X. Yuan, Q. Yuan, G. Authelet, H. Baba, C. Caesar, D. Calvet, A. Delbart, M. Dozono, J. Feng, F. Flavigny, J.-M. Gheller, J. Gibelin, A. Giganon, A. Gillibert, K. Hasegawa, T. Isobe, Y. Kanaya, S. Kawakami, D. Kim, Y. Kiyokawa, M. Kobayashi, N. Kobayashi, T. Kobayashi, Y. Kondo, Z. Korkulu, S. Koyama, V. Lapoux, Y. Maeda, F. M. Marqués, T. Motobayashi, T. Miyazaki, T. Nakamura, N. Nakatsuka, Y. Nishio, A. Obertelli, A. Ohkura, N. A. Orr, S. Ota, H. Otsu, T. Ozaki, V. Panin, S. Paschalis, E. C. Pollacco, S. Reichert, J.-Y. Roussé, A. T. Saito, S. Sakaguchi, M. Sako, C. Santamaria, M. Sasano, H. Sato, M. Shikata, Y. Shimizu, Y. Shindo, L. Stuhl, T. Sumikama, Y. L. Sun, M. Tabata, Y. Togano, J. Tsubota, F. R. Xu, J. Yasuda, K. Yoneda, J. Zenihiro, S.-G. Zhou, W. Zuo, and T. Uesaka
    Quasifree Neutron Knockout Reaction Reveals a Small s -Orbital Component in the Borromean Nucleus 17B
    Physical Review Letters 126, 082501 (2021)
  3. Y. Suzuki, and M. Kimura
    “Triaxial deformation and the disappearance of the N=28 shell gap”
    Physical. Review. C 104, 024327 (2021)
  4. Y. Taniguchi, and M. Kimura
    12C+16O molecular resonances at deep sub-barrier energy”
    Physics Letters B800, 135086 (2020)
  5. H. Nishibata1, K. Tajiri, T. Shimoda, A. Odahara, S. Morimoto, S. Kanaya, A. Yagi, H. Kanaoka, M. R. Pearson, C. D. P. Levy, M. Kimura, N. Tsunoda, and T. Otsuka
    Structure of the neutron-rich nucleus 30Mg
    Physical Review C 102, 054327 (2020)
  6. Y. Liu, Y. L. Ye, J. L. Lou, X. F. Yang, T. Baba, M. Kimura, B. Yang, Z. H. Li, Q. T. Li, J. Y. Xu, Y. C. Ge, H. Hua, J. S. Wang, Y. Y. Yang, P. Ma, Z. Bai, Q. Hu, W. Liu, K. Ma, L. C. Tao, Y. Jiang, L. Y. Hu, H. L. Zang, J. Feng, H. Y. Wu, J. X. Han, S. W. Bai, G. Li, H. Z. Yu, S. W. Huang, Z. Q. Chen, X. H. Sun, J. J. Li, Z. W. Tan, Z. H. Gao, F. F. Duan, J. H. Tan, S. Q. Sun, and Y. S. Song
    Positive-Parity Linear-Chain Molecular Band in 16C
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 192501 (2020)
  7. H. Masui, W. Horiuchi, and M. Kimura
    “Two-neutron halo structure of 31F and a novel pairing antihalo effect”
    Physical Review C 101, 041303 (2020)
  8. V. Choudhary, W. Horiuchi, M. Kimura, and R. Chatterjee
    “Imprint of a nuclear bubble in nucleon-nucleus diffraction”
    Physical Review C 102, 034619 (2020)
  9. H. Nishibata, S. Kanaya, T. Shimoda, A. Odahara, S. Morimoto, A. Yagi, H. Kanaoka, M. R. Pearson, C. D. P. Levy, M. Kimura, N. Tsunoda, and T. Otsuka
    “Structure of 31Mg: Shape coexistence revealed by β−γ spectroscopy with spin-polarized 31Na”
    Physical Review C 99, 024322 (2019)
  10. R. Imai, T. Tada, and M. Kimura
    “Real-time evolution method and its application to the 3α cluster system”
    Physical Review C99, 064327 (2019)