last updated Oct. 1, 2012
Associate Professor (2006 -) @ Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University
Assistant Professor (2001 - 2006) @ Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba
JSPS Research Fellow (1998 - 2001) @ Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo
Ph.D (1998) @ Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
M.Sc (1994) @ Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
B.Sc (1992) @ Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
E-mail : hhigakihiroshima-u.ac.jp
Experimental research on trapped charged particles and related physics. Production of low energy particle beams and their application for atomic physics, plasma physics, and beam physics research.
(What is a plasma ? )
Listed below are researches I was involved in the past.
I was a member of RF group at Plasma Research Center. RF group was responsible for the production and heating
of a mirror confined plasma. Also we studied various perturbations excited in the plasma, i.e.,
Alfven Ion Cyclotron waves, flute perturbations, drift perturbations, and so on.
Low energy antiprotons (<1000 eV) can be produced by use of electron cooling in a trap. We developed a trap for ASACUSA project at AD, CERN when I was a JSPS research fellow.
The etch rates on SiO2 were measured with high intensity short pulse lasers when I was an exchange student at University of Toronto.
The linear and non-linear electrostatic oscillations of non-neutral electron plasmas were studied when I was a graduate student at Kyoto University.