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Electric-Magnetic Duality Invariant Lagrangians
Machiko Hatsuda,Kiyoshi Kamimura,Sayaka Sekiya
Physics , 1999, DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00509-X
Abstract: We find general non-linear lagrangians of a U(1) field invariant under electric-magnetic duality. They are characterized by an arbitrary function and go to the Maxwell theory in the weak field limit. We give some explicit examples which are generalizations of the Born-Infeld theory.
Responses of Root Hydraulic Properties and Transpirational Factors to a Top Soil Drying in Cajanus cajan and Sesbania sesban  [PDF]
Nobuhito Sekiya, Hideki Araki
American Journal of Plant Sciences (AJPS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2013.412A3005
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Responses of leaf area (LA), stomatal conductance (gs), root length (RL) and root hydraulic conductance per unit of root length (Lpunit) to top soil dryness were investigated. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) and sesbania (Sesbania sesban) were grown in a vertical split-root system. From sixty-six days after sowing, the top soil was dried while the bottom soil was kept wet. Pigeon pea increased LA while maintaining leaf water potential (ΨL) by reducing gs. Increased transpirational demand through canopy development was compensated for by increasing water extraction in the bottom soil. This was achieved by increasing not only RL but also Lpunit. Sesbania kept constant levels of gs, causing a transient reduction of ΨL. Ψ

Low Energy Investigations at Kamioka Observatory
Hiroyuki Sekiya
Physics , 2013, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/460/1/012017
Abstract: At Kamioka Observatory many activities for low energy rare event search are ongoing. Super-Kamiokande(SK), the largest water Cherenkov neutrino detector, currently continues data taking as the fourth phase of the experiment (SK-IV). In SK-IV, we have upgraded the water purification system and tuned water flow in the SK tank. Consequently the background level was lowered significantly. This allowed SK-IV to derive solar neutrino results down to 3.5MeV energy region. With these data, neutrino oscillation parameters are updated from global fit; $\Delta m^2_{12}=7.44^{+0.2}_{-0.19}\times10^{-5} {\rm eV}^2$, $\sin^2\theta_{12}=0.304\pm0.013$, $\sin^2\theta_{13}=0.030^{+0.017}_{-0.015}$. NEWAGE, the directional sensitive dark matter search experiment, is currently operated as "NEWAGE-0.3a" which is a $0.20\times0.25\times0.31$ m$^3$ micro-TPC filled with CF4 gas at 152 Torr. Recently we have developed "NEWAGE-0.3b". It was succeeded to lower the operation pressure down to 76 Torr and the threshold down to 50 keV (F recoils). XMASS experiment is looking for scintillation signals from dark matter interaction in 1 ton of liquid xenon. It was designed utilizing its self-shielding capability with fiducial volume confinement. However, we could lower the analysis threshold down to 0.3 keVee using whole volume of the detector. In February 2012, low threshold and very large exposure data (5591 kg$\cdot$days) were collected. With these data, we have excluded some part of the parameter spaces claimed by DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT experiments.
Towards precise top mass measurement at LHC
Sayaka Kawabata
Physics , 2015,
Abstract: The top quark mass plays an important role in a variety of discussions both within and beyond the Standard Model. However, a precise determination of a theoretically well-defined top quark mass is still missing. Towards a precise determination of a theoretically well-defined top quark mass at the LHC, we propose a method which uses lepton energy distribution and has a boost-invariant nature. We investigate its experimental viability by performing a simulation analysis for ttbar production process and lepton+jets decay channel at the leading order. We estimate several major uncertainties in the top mass determination with this method and they amount to 1.7 GeV with an integrated luminosity of 100 fb^{-1} at sqrt{s}=14 TeV. The uncertainties should be reduced by considering the next-to-leading order corrections to the method.
Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA)-Fiber Ring Laser and Its Application to Stress Sensing  [PDF]
Yoshitaka Takahashi, Shinji Sekiya, Tatsuro Suemune
Optics and Photonics Journal (OPJ) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/opj.2011.14027
Abstract: We have developed a novel optical fiber ring laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) as the gain medium, and taking advantage of polarization anisotropy of its gain. The frequency difference of the bi-directional laser is controlled by birefringence which is introduced in the ring laser cavity. The beat frequency generated by combining two counter-propagating oscillations is proportional to the birefringence, the fiber ring laser of the present study is, therefore, applicable to the fiber sensor. The sensing signal is obtained in a frequency domain with the material which causes the retardation change by a physical phenomenon to be measured. For the application to stress sensing, the present laser was investigated with a photoelastic material.
Adaptation Technology: Benefits of Hydrological Services—Watershed Management in Semi-Arid Region of India  [PDF]
Anupam Khajuria, Sayaka Yoshikawa, Shinjiro Kanae
Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2014.66055
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Watershed management consists of multifunctional activities to manage and address the increasing water resource problems. Ever increasing water demand and rapidly depleting water resources, it has become necessary to develop the adaptation options to recharge groundwater resources. A watershed is a special kind of Common Pool Resources (CPRs); an area is defined by hydrological linkages where optimal management requires coordinating the use of natural resources by public participation. Watershed developments have shown significant positive impacts on water table, perennially of water in wells and water availability especially in semi-arid regions. This paper describes direct and indirect impacts of the watershed activities and benefits of hydrological services dealing with watershed management with future prediction of net irrigation water supply. In the present work, we have also discussed the multiple impacts of watershed of CPRs for improving groundwater and surface water resources.

The Impact of Family Relationships on the Smoking Habits of University Students  [PDF]
Fumihiro Omasu, Shiori Uemura, Sayaka Yukizane
Open Journal of Preventive Medicine (OJPM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2015.51002
Abstract: Smoking habits are thought to be strongly impacted by family relationships. In this study, we looked specifically at family relationships with the aim of finding effective anti-smoking education measures. We surveyed 290 university students in order to establish their current smoking habits, along with their family relationships from primary and junior high school until now. The results showed that students with one or more smokers in their family were clearly more likely to smoke. Furthermore, a poor relationship between the student’s parents and a poor relationship with his/her father are believed to have a causal relationship with the student smoking. In the section in which students were asked how often they were told to study, we found that students who smoked had been instructed to study a significantly higher number of times. It is believed that the stress experienced by students frequently told that they must study during their elementary or junior high school years leads to a tendency to smoke. Among the group of non-smokers, we found many who ate breakfast with their parents during elementary or junior high school, along with many who regularly went on holidays with their families. The lack of these things appears to distance parents from children and may be a factor regarding why children end up smoking. In this study, while no clear correlation was found between family relationships and smoking, several types of family relationships that may lead to smoking were suggested.
Temporal Fossa Abscess Caused by Apical Periodontitis: A Case Report  [PDF]
Sayaka Yoshiba, Takaaki Kamatani, Tatsuo Shirota
Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics (OJCD) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojcd.2018.84005
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According to the progress of the antibiotic medicine, the severe infection case is decreasing recently. We recently experienced a case of temporal fossa abscess caused by periapical periodontitis the upper left side of the second molar. A 79-year-old woman visited to Showa University Dental Hospital complaining of the painful swelling at the left side of the temporal and trismus. The routine blood test exhibited a severe inflammation. We performed drainage treatment at temporal skin and normal oral bacterial flora was detected by the bacteriological examination. Under treatment included the administration of antibiotics, the inflammation healed without serious complication and she recovered completely.

Monitoramento de servi os de hemoterapia no Estado de S o Paulo, por meio de Unidades Desvio-Padr o e Medida-Síntese
Sekiya Eliseo J.
Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia , 2001,
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XMASS
Hiroyuki Sekiya,for the XMASS collaboration
Physics , 2010, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/308/1/012011
Abstract: The XMASS detector is a large single phase liquid Xenon scintillator.After its feasibility had been studied using a 100 kg size prototype detector, an 800 kg size detector is being built for dark matter search with the sensitivity of $10^{-45} {\rm cm}^2$ region in spin-independent cross section. The results of R\&D study for 800 kg detector, especially ultra low background technologies, and the prospects of the experiment are described.
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