Materials Chemistry Group

Group Leader: KIMURA, Masao

Our group is developing and providing the observational technology required for the chemistry that contributes to the production of materials and substances that improve our daily life, and expanding the research and use of this technology in other fields. Taking into consideration for the next-generation light source, we are conducting research that uses observational technology, including spectroscopy: X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and scattering and chemical-state imaging, in collaboration with industry, academia, and the government.

[Main Research Projects]

Research and development of reaction observational technology using XAFS spectroscopy, scattering, and chemical-state imaging
R&D of operand observation of various reactions in terms of heterogeneity, dynamics and interface using synchrotron.

We are researching and developing observational technology with a focus on XAFS and fluorescence spectroscopy along with scattering and materials structure imaging. In addition, we are improving beamlines and conducting research on material structures and chemical reactions.


NamePositionResearch Field
KIMURA, Masao Prof., Group Leader In situ and operand observation, steel/metals, materials science, catalysis, electrochemistry
ABE, Hitoshi Assoc. Prof., Sub Group Leader surface chemistry
NITANI, Hiroaki Assistant Prof. R&D of beamline instrumentation, nano-material, catalysis, battery
TAKEICHI, Yasuo Assistant Prof. X-ray microscopy
NIWA, Yasuhiro Engineer Time-resolved observation, In situ observation
TAKAHASHI, Kei Postdoctoral Fellow
KIMIJIMA, Ken'ichi Researcher

Sub Members

NamePositionResearch Field
KOYAMA, Atsushi Senior Engineer, Engineering Coordinator BL9, BL12, NW10
MORI, Takeharu Expert Engineer NW2A
MATSUOKA, Ai Associate Engineer BL9, BL12, BL15, NW10
ITO, Mai Assistant Technical Staff User support
KITAZAWA, Rumi Researcher SIP project
ISHII, Tomohiro Assistant Technical Staff SIP project
HORI, Akiko Assistant Administrativ Staff SIP project

[Beamlines in Charge]

BL-9A, BL-9C, BL-12C, BL-15A, NW-2A,NW-10A


PF-XAFS Website

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