PhotonFactory

IMSS KEK

Materials Science Section

Our research target is to identify the mechanism of materials functioning using X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS), X-ray microspectroscopy, and time-resolved XAFS and XRD. We have developed the more advanced and specialized analytical approaches in material science, especially in terms of multi-scale, multi-dimension, multi-modal, multi-beams and multi-materials.

leader Leader : Prof. Masao KIMURA

Main Research Projects

The Mater. Sci. Sec. operate facilities for materials science with the collaboration of the Photon Factory facility staff, including (a) five beamlines for XAFS: micro beam (BL-4A), high flux (BL-9A), in-situ (BL-9C), high throughput (BL-12C), and high energy (NW-10A), (b) four specialized ones: multi-modal imaging (BL-15A1), scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) (BL-19A/B), dynamic XAFS and X-ray microspectroscopy (NW-2A), dynamic XRD and XAFS (NW-14A) and (c) in-house apparatus such as X-CT and XRD.

Research Projects: http://sip-sm4i.kek.jp/

Beamlines: https://www2.kek.jp/imss/pf/eng/apparatus/bl/

We have developed the more advanced and specialized analytical approaches in material science, especially in terms of multi-scale, multi-dimension, multi-modal, multi-beams and multi-materials. Thus, in Mater. Sci. Sec. we target scientific fields of our interests in terms of (1) heterogeneity, (2) surface/interface, and (3) dynamics, in order to presenting the best use of these facilities as well as scientific-interest-driven. We have tried to start or join various type of national projects or cooperative research with private companies not only to get funding but also to build human and scientific-network nation- and worldwide.

Related links:

Aqua Planetology, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS)

Structural Materials for Innovation of the Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SM4I, SIP), Japan Science and Technology (JST)
 Official : https://www.jst.go.jp/sip/k03.html (in Japanese)

 KEK group : http://sip-sm4i.kek.jp/ 

Members

Masao Kimura [Professor]

e-mail : masao.kimura@kek.jp
Leader materials science, electrochemistry, mechanics(Metal, alloy, CFRP) researchmap
SIP-SM4I

Shin-ichi Adachi [Professor, Deputy Director]

e-mail : shinichi.adachi@kek.jp
Development of X-ray time-resolved measurements synchrotron radiation science, physical chemistry, structural biology Homepage
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Sigeru Yamamoto [Project Professor]

e-mail : shigeru.yamamoto@kek.jp
Development of short period undulators synchrotron radiation science, physical chemistry, structural biology

Hitoshi Abe [Project Professor]

e-mail : hitoshi.abe@kek.jp
Surface/interfaces, Catalysts, Energy relating materials XAFS, surface science, physical chemistry researchmap

Keiki Fukumoto [Project Associate Professor]

e-mail : keiki@post.kek.jp
Development of off-line analytical measurements organic/inorganic semiconductors, ultrashort pulse laser researchmap

Yasuo Takeichi [Assistant Professor]

e-mail : yasuo.takeichi@kek.jp
X-ray microspectroscopy earth, planets, environmental materials, organic materials, light emitting device researchmap

Ryo Fukaya [Project Assistant Professor]

e-mail : ryo.fukaya@kek.jp
Time-resolved measurements solid-state physics, time-resolved measurements, laser spectroscopy researchmap

Takafumi Hawai [Project Assistant Professor]

e-mail : hawai@post.kek.jp
magnetic materials, neutron scattering/diffraction

Hiroshi Tsukahara [Researcher]

e-mail : thiroshi@post.kek.jp
Large-scale magnetic simulation condensed matter physics (magnetic materials) , computational science (large-scale simulation)

Munehisa Matsumoto [Researcher]

e-mail : matumott@post.kek.jp
magnetic materials, statistical physics

Kouhei Ichiyanagi [Researcher]

e-mail : ichiyana@post.kek.jp

Kotaro Saito [Researcher]

e-mail : kotaro.saito@kek.jp

Sota Takagi [Researcher]

e-mail : stakagi@post.kek.jp