What's IMSS

IMSS is a research organization that researchers from both inside and outside Japan study the structure and functionality of materials using accelerators. Its mission is to maintain experimental equipment and detector systems and to provide them to researchers based on their research objectives. Synchrotron radiation, neutrons, muons and slow positrons are used to comprehensively investigate a wide range of materials from those at the atomic level to polymers and biomolecules. IMSS has divisions for each research methodology and comprehensive research groups, that is, the Structural Biology Research Center, the Center for Integrative Quantum Beam Science and the Scientific Innovation Center.

Institute of Materials Structure Science Director FUNAMORI, Nobumasa
  Deputy Director AMEMIYA, Kenta
  Deputy Director OTOMO, Toshiya
SR Science Division Ⅰ Head AMEMIYA, Kenta
SR Science Division Ⅱ Head SENDA, Toshiya
Neutron Science Division Head ITOH, Shinichi
Muon Science Division Head SHIMOMURA, Koichiro
Photon Factory Head IGARASHI, Noriyuki
Slow Positron Facility Head AMEMIYA, kenta
Structural Biology Research Center Head SENDA, Toshiya
Center for Integrative Quantum Beam Science Head AMEMIYA, Kenta
Scientific Innovation Center Head FUNAMORI, Nobumasa

updated: April 1, 2024