Functional measurement smart lab
Professor TAKATA Masaki
- Next generation SR facility project
- Innovation of structural science through the development of X-ray visualization technology
- Next Generation Synchrotron Radiation, Structural Materials Science, Powder X-ray Diffraction, Maximum Entropy Method, Charge Density Analysis
- Research Activities
Innovation of structural science through the development of X-ray visualization technologyThe properties and functions of materials are determined by the distribution and movement of the electrons within them. Conventional structural science has clarified the atomic arrangement of materials. I have succeeded in precisely mapping the electron density distribution and the electrostatic potential in materials by combining X-ray diffraction experiments using high-brilliance SR X-rays with the maximum entropy method. This makes it possible to visualize the interaction between the atoms and molecules in materials. So far, I have applied our X-ray nano visualization technology to various functional materials, such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), fullerenes, superconductors, dielectrics, multiferroics, boron compounds, and ceramics.