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.

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.

Members

NamePositionFields
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

[Link]

PF-XAFS Website http://pfxafs.kek.jp/en/