Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol U (Union) » Union

[U-06] Large-scale Research Projects: Master Plan 2017 and its beyond

Tue. May 24, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:20 PM 102 (1F)

Convener:*Shuhei Okubo(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Ryoichi Fujii(Nagoya University), Hiroko Nagahara(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Toshitaka Tsuda(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere), Gaku Kimura(Department of Earth and Planetary Science of the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Chair:Ryoichi Fujii(Nagoya University)

2:54 PM - 3:07 PM

[U06-07] New frontier of Earth, Space and Life Sciences pioneered by the developments of Science-oriented mass spectrometer

★Invited papers

*Kentaro Terada1, Michisato Toyoda1, Takafumi Hirata2 (1.Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 2.Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

So far, various mass spectrometers, which can determine elemental abundance, isotopic composition and molecular weight of macromolecules have greatly contributed to understanding of the Earth, Space and Life sciences. Above all, high-precision isotopic measurements of natural samples using sensitive mass spectrometers provide us an important clue to decipher the origin and evolution of the Earth and Planetary system. On the other hand, it is well known that many unknown/unresolved scientific issues are still remained because of technical restrictions of “general-purpose” commercially-available mass spectrometers. Therefore, “science-oriented” development of mass spectrometer has been highly desired.
Here, Osaka University, Geochemical Society Japan, and Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan collectively propose the ideas of an innovative development of mass spectrometers that are specialized for the “Scientific issues”, in order to pioneer a new horizon of the Earth and Planetary Science (e.g. deciphering of the pre-solar history, Galactic chemical evolution, on-site real-time geochemistry, big-data geochemistry, and so on).