A joint research group has established the world record of X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD) Spectroscopy. I provides a orbital and element selective magnetization. The magnetic field is as high as 40 T, that is 1 million times of terrestrial magnetism. It breaks the limit of XMCD method which had been limited for ferromagnetic compounds and widen the application of the XMCD for various types of magnetic compounds. The group consists of Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), and Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University. The result is published in Physical Review Letters(2009/7/21）and introduced in Nikkan Gogyo News Paper（2009/8/26) .
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