Researcher Information

AIKAWA Masayuki


Nuclear reactions applicable to medical care

Center for International Collaborative Education in Science


Production cross sections of medical radionuclides

FieldNuclear engineering, Nuclear physics, Medical physics and radiological technology
KeywordMedical radionuclide, Activation cross section, Charged-particle nuclear reaction, Nuclear reaction data

Introduction of Research

In the medical field, understanding of natural science, especially physics, plays an important role to solve problems and develop new technologies. For example, investigation of nuclear reaction probabilities (cross sections) is required to accurately estimate the necessary volume of radioactive isotopes (RI) for medical care. We focus on charged-particle-induced reactions to produce such medical RI, which are measured experimentally. We can contribute to society by conducting the research from the viewpoint of basic physics.

Representative Achievements

Production cross sections of 45Ti in the deuteron-induced reaction on 45Sc up to 24 MeV, Zolbadral Tsoodol, Masayuki Aikawa, Dagvadorj Ichinkhorloo, Tegshjargal Khishigjargal, Erdene Norov, Yukiko Komori, Hiromitsu Haba, Sándor Takács, Ferenc Ditrói, Zoltán Szűcs, Appl. Radiat. Isot., 2021, 168, 109448.
Cross sections of alpha-particle induced reactions on natNi: Production of 67Cu, S. Takács, M. Aikawa, H. Haba, Y. Komori, F. Ditrói, Z. Szűcs, M. Saito, T. Murata, M. Sakaguchi, N. Ukon, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B, 2020, 479, 125-136.
Activation cross section measurement of the deuteron-induced reaction on yttrium-89 for zirconium-89 production, Michiya Sakaguchi, Masayuki Aikawa, Moemi Saito, Naoyuki Ukon, Yukiko Komori, Hiromitsu Haba, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B, 2020, 472, 59-63.
Production cross sections of 169Yb by the proton-induced reaction on 169Tm, Moemi Saito, Masayuki Aikawa, Tomohiro Murata, Yukiko Komori, Hiromitsu Haba, Sándor Takács, Ferenc Ditrói, Zoltán Szűcs, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B, 2020, 471, 13-16.
Production cross sections of 68Ga and radioactive by-products in deuteron-induced reactions on natural zinc, Zolbadral Tsoodol, Masayuki Aikawa, Ichinkhorloo Dagvadorj, Tegshjargal Khishigjargal, Namsrai Javkhlantugs, Yukiko Komori, Hiromitsu Haba, Appl. Radiat. Isot., 2020, 159, 109095.
Academic degreePh.D.
Academic background2011/04 - Today Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University(Professor)
2010/10 - 2011/03 Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Hokkaido University(Associate Professor)
2009/04 - 2010/09 Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, Hokkaido University(Associate Professor)
2006/02 - 2009/03 Academic Affairs Deptertment, Hokkaido University(Associate Professor)
2006/01 - 2006/01 Academic Affairs Deptertment, Hokkaido University
2004/10 - 2005/12 Université Libre de Bruxelles(Researcher)
2004/04 - 2004/09 Meme Media Laboratory, Hokkaido University(Researcher)
2002/04 - 2004/03 Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University(Researcher)
1999/04 - 2002/03 Hokkaido University Department of Physics
1997/04 - 1999/03 Hokkaido University Department of Physics
1993/04 - 1997/03 Hokkaido University Department of Physics
Affiliated academic societyThe Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Japan Society of Medical Physics, Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology, The Physical Society of Japan
Room addressMain Building N211