Eizo gave a talk at
Advanced Analytical Technology Symposium 2019
held at Toray in November 2019, entitled `Construction and
application of integrated analysis system for earth and
planetary materials'． The talk is summarized as below.
- The physical and chemical structure of the Earth and extraterestrial materials are the result of processes that have taken place since the beginning of the universe.
- We investigate natural materials by
studying the composition and structure of the material, dating the age of the material, and reproducing the
formation of the material.
- We constructed the `Comprehensive Analytical System for
Terrestrial and Exterretrial Meterials (CASTEM)' which
describes materials through elucidation of the absolute age and the
distribution of elements and isotopes within the materials.
- Eizo describes the analytical results from samples collected by the
Hayabusa spacecraft using CASTEM, and outlines the analytical plan for samples
to be returned by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft.