Service Divisions

Technical Service Center

Shigeyuki MIURA

Head:Yoshihiro MURAKAMI

  • Deputy Head Takamasa SUGAWARA
  • Expert Kenichi ISHIMOTO

Supporting a Research in All Fields

The Technical Service Center consists of six groups which are grouped in four sections. The center is staffed with 48 members. The main objective is to provide all phase of technical service for research laboratories, centers and facilities in IMR. 

(1) Planning and Management Section (Chief: Kenichi HONGO)
  ・Supply of technical information
  ・Assistance for review operation

(2) Material Development Section (Chief: Toshiko ITAGAKI) 
  ■ Material Preparation Group (Leader: Shin-ichiro TOZAWA)
  ・Preparation and development of new materials
  ・Synthesis of high-quality crystals
 ■ Chemical Analysis and Material Testing Group (Leader: Fuyuki SAKAMOTO) 
  ・Chemical and instrumental analyses
  ・Characterization of material properties

(3) Special Environment Section (Chief: Shin'ya TANNO)
 ■ High Magnetic Field and Low Temperature Group (Leader: Kazunori HOSOKURA)
  ・Operation of high magnetic field
  ・Supply of liquid helium and nitrogen
 ■ Radioactive Protection Group (Leader: Masanori YAMAZAKI
  ・Support for handling radioactive materials
  ・Operation of hot facilities

(4) General Technique Section (Chief: Kazuhiro SATO)
 ■ Mechanical Processing Group (Leader: Toshikazu SATO) 
  ・Designing and development of experimental instruments 
  ・Preparation of testing samples
 ■ Computer Network Group (Leader: Nobuaki IGARASHI) 
  ・Service of computer network system in IMR 
  ・Operation of supercomputing system

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