Materials Structure Science Program, SOKENDAI

Materials chemistry

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 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

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.

fig01.png Our mission : R&D of operand observation of various reactions in terms of heterogeneity, dynamics, and interface using synchrotron radiation such as spectroscopy (XAFS,..), diffraction, and chemical-states imaging. This leads us to chemistry that contributes to the production of materials and substances that improve our daily life.


Name Position Fields
KIMURA, Masao Professor Team leader, In situ & operand observation, steel/metals, materials science, catalysis, electrochemistry
ABE, Hitoshi Assoc. Professor Team sub-leader, surface chemistry
KIMIJIMA, Kenichi Assoc. Professor XAFS, Materials Science, Electrochemistry
NITANI, Hiroaki Assistant Professor R&D of beamline instrumentation, nano-material, catalysis, battery
YAMASHITA, Shohei Assistant Professor X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Inorganic chemistry
NIWA, Yasuhiro Assistant Professor Time-resolved observation, In situ observation

Beamlines in charge

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


PF-XAFS Website

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