SPring-8 Users Community (SPRUC)

Research Group:

Crystal Chemistry


  Daisuke Hashizume
  2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
  Telephone: +81-48-467-9365
  hashi (at) riken.jp

Research Area:

Applied Materials, Fundamental Characterization


BL02B1, BL02B2, BL26B1, BL26B2, BL38B1, BL40XU, BL44B2

Overview of Research Group, Goals and Purposes:

The greatest merits of utilizing synchrotron radiation in crystal chemistry research is obtaining static and dynamic 3D-structures and electron distribution of molecule and molecular aggregate in crystal with high accuracy and high resolution by using X-ray diffraction method. The ‘crystal chemistry research group’ aims to promote advanced research, development of measurement and analysis methods, and promotion of synchrotron radiation experiments as a basis of chemical research especially as following subjects:

  1. Crystal and local structure dynamics, and high accurate analysis under stimuli
  2. Direct observation of crystal and molecular structures and electronic state at excited, transient, and metastable states
  3. PDF analysis: Local structure analysis
  4. Electron density distribution analysis
  5. Micro- to nano-meter size crystal: Single crystal structure analysis
  6. Soft-materials: Ab-initio structure analysis
  7. Crystalline organic-films: Ab-initio structure analysis
  8. Powder diffraction: Structure and dynamics of molecular crystalline materials
  9. Exploring new areas of chemical science by cross-disciplinary using of BLs
  10. Activities to establish new methodologies for chemical research at SPring-8-II