4. 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.
|KIMURA, Masao||Professor||Team leader, In situ & operand observation, steel/metals, materials science, catalysis, electrochemistry|
|ABE, Hitoshi||Assoc. Professor||Team sub-leader, surface chemistry|
|NITANI, Hiroaki||Assistant Professor||R&D of beamline instrumentation, nano-material, catalysis, battery|
|TAKEICHI, Yasuo||Assistant Professor||X-ray microscopy|
|NIWA, Yasuhiro||Engineer||Time-resolved observation, In situ observation|
[Beamlines in charge]
BL-9A, BL-9C, BL-12C, BL-15A, NW-2A，NW-10A
PF-XAFS Website http://pfxafs.kek.jp/en/