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Center of Neutron Science for Advanced Materials New Era of Materials Science Open by Neutron Beams

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.

Prof.Masaki FUJITA Head Prof.

Dai Aoki

Shin-ichi ORIMO(WPI)

Assoc. Prof.
Satoshi AWAJI

Assoc. Prof.
Yusuke NAMBU

Novel Material Science by Neutron
【Novel Material Science by Neutron】This center is developing novel experimental techniques,
such as the polarised neutron technique, to create breakthroughs in materia science.
Developed techniques will be leveraged in spectrometers in J-PARC, as well as those in
JRR-3, through collaborations with KEK and JAEA.
J-PARC Spectrometer Project
【J-PARC Spectrometer Project】 Based on KEK-Tohoku Univ. collaboration, this center are planning construction of a new neutron spectrometer in J-PARC for material science, which will be characterized by polarized neutron beams. This machine will be important for development of novel
application magnets.