Naoki Hayakawa

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To understand the functional role of apolar cavities in bacteriorhodopsin, a light-driven proton pump found in Halobacterium salinarum, we investigated the crystal structure in pressurized xenon or krypton. Diffraction data from the P622 crystal showed that one Xe or Kr atom binds to a preexisting hydrophobic cavity buried between helices C and D, located(More)
For the insulation diagnosis of GIS, it is necessary to detect partial discharge (PD) under noisy condition and to specify the direction of electromagnetic wave radiation due to PD. We proposed “phase gate control method” for discriminating the electromagnetic wave caused by PD in SF6 gas from external noises. The proposed method enabled us to discriminate(More)
The hexagonal P622 crystal of bacteriorhodopsin, which is made up of stacked membranes, is stable provided that the precipitant concentration in the soaking solution is higher than a critical value (i.e., 1.5 M ammonium sulfate). Diffraction data showed that the crystal lattice shrank linearly with increasing precipitant concentration, due primarily to(More)
For the application of nanocomposite materials to solid insulator in electric power apparatus, we investigated the influence of the dispersibility of nanoparticles on dielectric property. Experiments were carried out in epoxy/alumina nanocomposites with the particle dispersion techniques using ultrasonic wave and centrifugal force. As the result, we(More)
In epoxy spacers in Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) under operating thermal or mechanical stresses, delamination would be initiated at electrode/epoxy interface leading to partial discharge (PD) activity. In this paper, PD activity for delamination at electrode/epoxy interface in SF<inf>6</inf> gas is measured and analyzed to clarify the effect of(More)
Congestive heart failure caused by secondary hypocortisolism is rare but clinically significant, because its appropriate treatment is effective. Severe hyponatremia with indefinite complaint resembling depression or persisting fever despite antibiotics may be important for establishing this diagnosis.
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