Akinari Hirota

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A novel forward coupler using coupled composite right/left-handed (CRLH) transmission lines (TLs) is presented. Forward coupling is enhanced by the CRLH TLs, which have a considerable difference between the effective phase constants in the even and odd modes. A 10-dB forward coupler using the coupled CRLH TLs is simulated and experimentally demonstrated in(More)
In contrast to the deep subseafloor biosphere, a volumetrically vast and stable habitat for microbial life in the terrestrial crust remains poorly explored. For the long-term sustainability of a crustal biome, high-energy fluxes derived from hydrothermal circulation and water radiolysis in uranium-enriched rocks are seemingly essential. However, the crustal(More)
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