Toshihiko KAWANO

1991-2003 Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Research Associate
2004- Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
2016- Specially Appointed Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Theoretical Nuclear Physics / Nuclear Reaction Theory

Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy(IIR, Tokyo Tech)
Los Alamos National Laboratory(U.S.A)

Research Hub Group: Social Implementation Research International Hub Group

Research Highlights

  • We proposed a new Monte Carlo technique to calculate the compound nucleus decay, where correlated particle and photon emissions are calculated.
  • The paper published in Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology received the 2010 best paper award, and the 2016 Most Cited Article Award

Selected Awards

  • 2017
    The Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology Most Cited Article Award 2016
  • 2011
    The 43th Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Best Paper Award 2010
  • 2010
    2009 Distinguished Performance Awards, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Selected Publications

  • 235U(n, f) Independent fission product yield and isomeric ratio calculated with the statistical Hauser–Feshbach theory, Shin Okamura, Toshihiko Kawano, Patrick Jaffke,  Patrick Talou & Satoshi Chiba, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology (2018)
  • Statistical Hauser-Feshbach theory with width-fluctuation correction including direct reaction channels for neutron-induced reactions atlow energies, T. Kawano, R. Capote, S. Hilaire, P. Chau Huu-Tai, Phys.Rev. C 94, 014612 (2016)
  • Neutron-gamma competition for beta-delayed neutron emission, M. R. Mumpower, T. Kawano, P. Moller, Phys. Rev. C 94, 064317 (2016)
  • Late-time emission of prompt fission gamma rays, P. Talou, T. Kawano, I. Stetcu, J. P. Lestone, E. McKigney, M. B. Chadwick, Phys. Rev. C94, 064613 (2016)
  • Neutron elastic scattering angular distribution in the resolved and unresolved resonance regions, Toshihiko Kawano, David A. Brown, J. Nucl. Sci. Technol. 52, 274 (2015)
  • Random-matrix approach to the statistical compound nuclear reaction at low energies using the Monte Carlo technique, T. Kawano, P. Talou, H. A. Weidenmuller, Phys. Rev. C 92, 044617 (2015)
  • Challenges beyond Hauser-Feshbach for nuclear reaction modeling, T. Kawano, Eur. Phys. J. A 51,164 (2015)