HIRATA Takafumi

平田 岳史ひらた たかふみ
HIRATA Takafumi

HIRATA Takafumi
Title Professor
Affiliation Geochemical Research Center (GRC), Graduate School of Science
Room Room 129, Chemistry East Building 1F
TEL +81-3-5841-4621 | 24621(ext.)

Research Field

Geochemical Research Center, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Research Subject

Solar System Evolution, The First 500 Mys of the Earth, Multi-geochronology, Metallomics, Coupling of MALDI and Element Imaging, Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Current Research

The geochemistry is the one of the key research field to derive the direct “evidence” of the growth history of the Earth and the Solar System. We are trying to understand the early sequence of the solar system, meteorites, planetesimals or the Earth’s core, and also to decode the crustal growth sequence and the origin and evolution of the life through the elemental and isotopic analyses of various samples including rock, mineral, fluid, and even for biochemical tissues. To achieve this, we are developing a state-of-the-art technique for the elemental analysis using the high power lasers and the mass spectrometry. Among the technique, combination of the femtosecond laser and the ICP-mass spectrometry has a potential to become a significant and the most sensitive tool for the elemental and isotopic analyses for various solid samples. New analytical techniques can become a major tool to open up the non-traditional research field. Here you can find the answer.


Earth History, Haedian, Radio-isotope Geochronometer, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Laser Mass Spectrometry, Metallomics, Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Trace-element Analysis, Isotope Analysis