Welcomet to Katabuchi Laboratory

We study neutron-induced nuclear reactions using a neutron beam from an accelerator-based neutron source. In particular, the neutron capture reaction is the main topic of our research interests. The neutron capture process is very important in many scientific fields, for example, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear waste transmutation and nuclear astrophysics etc.

In addition, we work on development of a dose imaging system for the boron neutron catpure therapy (BNCT). BNCT is a radiation therapy, which employs the nuclear reaction induced by the incident neutron with a Boron-10 nucleus to terminate cancer cells. Research has demonstrated that BNCT is very successful to treat intractable cancers such as glioblastomas. However BNCT has several issues to overcome. One of the current issues is online monitoring of the dose distribution, which has not been perfomed at the present.

We primarily carry out experiments in the two neutron beam facilities, the Pelletron accelerator in Tokyo Tech and the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) in Tokai, Ibaraki.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in our research.


North 1 Bldg Room 311, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ookayama 2-12-1 N1-26, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan 152-8550
Tel: +81-3-5734-3378
email: buchi[atmark]lane.iir.titech.ac.jp
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