PhotonFactory

IMSS KEK

Beamline Engineering Section / Photon Factory

The beam line engineering section promotes the upgrade, development and standardization of beamline transport channels that guide synchrotron radiation to experimental stations. The section members play a central role in research projects for the further development of beamline technologies in collaboration with members of Photon Factory, Synchrotron Radiation Science Divisions (SRSD) 1 and 2 and of the accelerator division 6, as well as with other facilities in Japan and abroad. Since the development area cover a wide range of field including hardware, software and their integration, detailed considerations in each development are conducted by eight teams of experts: Infrastructure engineering, Interlock systems, Optical design and development, Vacuum systems, Control systems, Detection systems, X-ray optics technology and Time-resolved technology.

Section Leader Section Leader : Noriyuki Igarashi

Teams of experts in Beam Line Engineering Section

Infrastructure engineering

This team is responsible for the stable operation and maintenance of fundamental facilities and equipment in the experimental hole, and promotes maintenance plans from a long-term perspective in order to appropriately improve the performance of the facilities and equipment.
The team also promotes the development and implementation of useful technologies and equipment throughout the facility. In addition, for PF upgrading and the next light source, the team investigates equipment, construction methods, vibration control technology, stable air conditioning, etc. to formulate the equipment required for the facility.


Interlock systems

This team is responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of beamline safety systems. The team not only promotes system sophistication by incorporating new technologies such as various devices, communication technologies, and control technologies, but also streamlines system construction and operation.
The team also focuses on the development of next-generation interlock systems, such as interlocking with measurement software and user information systems, and utilizing collected logging information.


Optical design and development

This team is responsible for the design and development of the beamline optical systems including the beamline construction, and for the standardization of fundamental technologies at the beamline. The team realizes a stable supply of high-performance beams by making full use of thermal and vibration countermeasures, various simulations, and so on.
The team also designs the next-generation beamlines for the PF upgrade and the next light source.


Vacuum systems

This team is responsible for the managing the vacuum systems best suited for synchrotron radiation facilities and developing highly stable, silent, and high-performance vacuum systems for PF upgrade and the next light source.
The team also aims to develop cutting-edge vacuum-related technologies and create new vacuum industries not only within PF, but also for synchrotron radiation facilities in Japan and abroad, and for vacuum-related industries in Japan and abroad.

Team WEB https://new-neg.kek.jp/index_english.html

Control systems

This team is responsible for all aspects of information technology for synchrotron radiation experimental facilities. Development, operation, and maintenance of common computer systems, information technology support, development of control systems for beamlines and experimental apparatuses, and development of environmental and experimental data acquisition systems, and so on.
The team promotes the centralization, commonization, and generalization of all these systems as much as possible, and develops high-speed, high-precision motion control, beam stabilization systems, and automation technology, for the PF upgrade and the next light source.


Detection systems

This team is in charge of development research and operation of detection technologies related to synchrotron radiation measurements. In particular, the team is developing high-speed and high-resolution 2D data acquisition, and ultra-high-speed, high-sensitivity signal measurement in the soft X-ray region by taking advantage of the features of PF.
The team also promotes the development of user interfaces, and the system construction to link with experimental apparatuses, beamlines, and accelerators.


X-ray optics technology

This team develops unprecedented synchrotron radiation experimental methods, beam diagnostics and evaluation methods, and optical element utilization methods by making full use of X-ray optics technology, and make them widely available. In addition, the team examines, proposes, and demonstrates characteristic experimental methods to be developed in PF upgrading and future plans.


Time-resolved technology

This team takes the lead in promoting time-resolved experiments characteristic of the PF ring and PF-AR. The team develops the necessary measurement techniques and experimental apparatuses for these experiments.
The team also improves the already established time-resolved and simultaneous measurement methods for synchrotron radiation so that they can be applied to a wider range of experiments. In addition, the team examines, proposes, and demonstrates the development of time-resolved measurement methods to be deployed in the PF upgrading and future plans.


Members Primary Team Specialized fields Links

Noriyuki Igarashi [Professor]

noriyuki.igarashi@kek.jp
Group leader, Detection systems (Team leader) Synchrotron science, structural biology

Kazuhiko Mase [Professor]

mase@post.kek.jp
Vacuum systems (Team leader) Synchrotron science, Surface science, Vacuum science

Shunji Kishimoto [Professor]

syunji.kishimoto@kek.jp
Detection systems Radiation metrology, Nuclear radiation physics

Keiichi Hirano [Associate Professor]

keiichi.hirano@kek.jp
X-ray optics technology (Team leader) X-ray optics, X-ray imaging

Junichi Adachi [Associate Professor]

adachij@post.kek.jp
Time-resolved technology (Team leader) Soft X-ray spectroscopy, Atomic and molecular physics

Hiroshi Sugiyama [Assistant Professor]

hiroshi.sugiyama@kek.jp
X-ray optics technology Diffraction crystallography, X-ray optics  

Hiroaki Nitani [Assistant Professor]

hiroaki.nitani@kek.jp
Control systems (Team leader) Synchrotron science, Materials engineering, Control engineering

Daisuke Wakabayashi [Assistant Professor]

daisuke.wakabayashi@kek.jp
Beamline optical design and systems (Team leader) Synchrotron Science, High pressure earth science

Yoshio Suzuki [Researcher]

yoshios@post.kek.jp
X-ray optics technology X-ray optics, X-ray microscopy  

Takashi Kosuge [Senior Engineer, Engineering Coordinator]

takashi.kosuge@kek.jp
Interlock systems (Team leader) Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Akio Toyoshima [Senior Engineer, Engineering Counselor]

akio.toyoshima@kek.jp
Infrastructure engineering (Team leader) Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Yoshinori Uchida [Expert Engineer, Engineering Counselor]

yoshinori.uchida@kek.jp
Beamline optical design and systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Takeharu Mori [Expert Engineer]

takeharu.mori@kek.jp
Beamline optical design and systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Takashi Kikuchi [Expert Engineer]

takashi.kikuchi@kek.jp
Vacuum systems Synchrotron radiation engineering researchmap

Yuuki Saito [Engineer]

yuuki.saito@kek.jp
Infrastructure engineering Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Hirokazu Tanaka [Engineer]

hirokazu.tanaka@kek.jp
Beamline optical design and systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Ai Matsuoka [Associate Engineer]

ai.kamijo@kek.jp
Infrastructure engineering Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Haruno Ishii [Technical Associate]

haruno@post.kek.jp
Interlock systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Ryoma Kataoka [Technical Associate]

ryoma.kataoka@kek.jp
Beamline optical design and systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Chiharu Narita [Technical Associate]

chiharu@post.kek.jp
Control systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Yasuko Nagatani [Technical Specialist]

yasukon@post.kek.jp
Control systems Synchrotron radiation engineering  

Ryutaro Nishimura [Technical Specialist]

ryunishi@post.kek.jp
Control systems Radiation metrology, Radiation detector, Data acquisition systems

Atsushi Koyama [Senior Fellow]

atsushi.koyama@kek.jp
Infrastructure engineering Synchrotron radiation engineering