Synchrotron Next Generation Measurement Science Collaboration Research Division

Professor NAKAMURA Tetsuya
International Center for Synchrotron Radiation Innovation Smart
Concurrent : National Institute for Materials Science / Photon Science Innovation Center / Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
  • Synchrotron radiation studies on structure and function of materials
  • Development of advanced measurement techniques by using synchrotron radiation
Synchrotron radiation, Development of measurement techniques, Materials research
Research Activities

Synchrotron radiation studies on structure and function of materials, and the related instruments.

My main research interest is elucidating the structure and function of materials using synchrotron radiation. In particular, the studies in magnetic materials by applying X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and the developments of the necessary instruments and measurement techniques for this purpose. I’m collaborating with domestic and international research groups on a wide range of magnetic materials, including permanent magnet materials, spintronics materials, and other materials that show interesting magnetic properties. For obtaining new information, more advanced measurement techniques are required. Therefore, we have recently developed a high-magnetic field scanning soft X-ray MCD microscope, which enables us to clearly visualize the magnetic domains of high-performance permanent magnets with a spatial resolution of less than 100 nm. Since 2020, I’ve been working on the design of the seven coalition-beamlines and the related development for the next-generation synchrotron radiation facility. The new synchrotron radiation facility is expected to provide richer information accelerating the materials innovation.

High-magnetic field scanning soft X-ray MCD microscope installed at BL25SU in SPring-8

Lineup of the conceptually designed seven coalition-beamlines

Seven coalition-beamlines are under construction in the next generation synchrotron radiation facility, which will enable various advanced synchrotron radiation measurements including visualization of structures and functions. We are promoting industry-university collaborative research using these advanced measurement technniques.