This center was established on April 2010. The neutron scattering technique is an indispensable probe for advanced
material science, in particular, researches of environment materials, such as Li-batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen storages,
and functional magnets. IMR is one of the top institutes on material science by the neutron scattering technique; IMR owns two characteristic neutron spectrometers for materials science in the reactor JRR-3. Moreover, in 2008, J-PARC/MLF,
which will have the most brightest neutron source, began its operation. J-PARC will definitely 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, through project investigations
with researchers in Asia, this center will contribute to international collaborations on material science.