应能源与动力工程学院所属核科学与技术学院王盛教授、胡华四教授之邀，日本理化学研究所高级研究员（Senior Scientist）竹谷篤（Atsushi Taketani）博士将访问我校，并将给我们带来两场学术报告：
(1) Accelerator-driven compact neutron source and fast neutron imaging
Neutron has been widely used in many fields. In this talk, the neutron property and neutron applications will be briefly introduced. The background, the key technologies, and the industrial applications of accelerator-driven compact neutron source will be presented. The fast neutron imaging system development aiming for non-destructive inspection of large industrial products like aircraft or ship, or large scale structures like bridges, buildings will be talked.
Accelerator-driven neutron source in Japan
(2) Radiation detector basics and neutron/gamma detection
Radiation detector is a basic instrument in nuclear field, not only for industry, but also for daily life. In the talk, the history, the basics, the developing trend of radiation detector will be introduced. The speaker’s research results on the detector and neutron/gamma detection will be presented.
Dr. Taketani received his Phd in 1990 from Physics Department of Hiroshima University. From 1990 to 1994, he worked in Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA as a Post-Doctoral fellow. After that he came back to Japan, and worked in RIKEN, SPring-8 Center as Research Scientist until 1997. Then he moved to RIKEN Radiation Laboratory and got Senior Scientist position in 1999.During the 10 years of working in Radiation Laboratory, he stayed at Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1998 to 2003. In 2009 he became team leader of Detector Team in RIKEN Nishina Center and from 2013 he started to work in RIKEN Neutron Beam Technology Team as Sub Team Leader. From 2010, he became professor of Rikkyo University-RIKEN Joint Graduate School. Dr. Taketani is professional in radiation detector development and neutron imaging system development. During his research career, he has made great academic contributions to the fields.