Research Centers

Center of Neutron Science for Advanced Materials


Head/Prof.Masaki FUJITA

  • Prof. Shin-ichi ORIMO
  • Prof. Dai AOKI
  • Prof. Satoshi AWAJI
  • Assoc. Prof. Yusuke NAMBU

New Era of Materials Science Open by Neutron Beams

The neutron scattering technique is an indispensable probe for advanced material science. This center provides a platform about neutron scattering that aims to enhance the researches of environment materials, such as hydrogen storages and functional magnets.

IMR owns two characteristic neutron spectrometers for materials science in a reactor facility. Moreover, in 2008, J-PARC/ MLF, which will have the most brightest neutron source, began its operation. J-PARC will defi nitely open the new era of material science. In this remarkable turning point, this center aims at creating leap of material science using neutron spectrometers in J-PARC and JRR-3, based on collaborations with other centers and laboratories in IMR. In particular, this center is the core of a project of a new neutron spectrometer in Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) under a collaboration between Tohoku Univ. and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK).

neutron scattering, spin, hydrogen, J-PARC/JRR-3
This center operates two neutron spectrometers

This center operates two neutron spectrometers in a reactor facility and promote a unique research in the material science with utilizing novel neutron scattering techniques. 

A new neutron spectrometer

A new neutron spectrometer, which has been constructing under the KEK-Tohoku Univ. collaboration, in J-PARC.

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