Two first-author papers– Photonuclear Reactions in Lightning: 1. Verification and Modeling of Reaction and Propagation Processes– Photonuclear Reactions in Lightning: 2. Comparison Between Observation and Simulation Modelwere published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The two papers were edited from a part of my doctoral dissertation and […]
The paper “Thundercloud Project: Exploring high-energy phenomena in thundercloud and lightning”, led by Dr. Takayuki Yuasa (based in Singapore), was published in the open-access magazine Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics of the Physical Society of Japan. I contributed to this paper as the second author. This paper summarizes the detector development of the GROWTH […]
From September 15th, I stay at Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Université de Paris, Paris, France. With the launch of the lightning observation satellite Taranis, which I have been involved in the development, in November, we will carry out the initial operation and in-orbit calibration.
My first-author paper “High Peak-Current Lightning Discharges Associated With Downward Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes” published in the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres in January 2020 is high-evaluated, and a commentary article was published in the American Geophysical Union’s journal EOS as Editor Highlight.
My new paper has been published in Physical Review D. The content is that the neutrons generated by the photonuclear reactions of lightning were directly detected by the GSO scintillator. Until now, neutrons generated by lightning have been indirectly detected by observing gamma rays emitted when they are captured mainly by nitrogen nuclei in the […]