SPring-8 Users Community (SPRUC)

Research Group:

Structural Materials Science

  Yoshiki Kubota
  1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
  telephone: +81-72-254-9193
  kubotay( at )p.s.osakafu-u.ac.jp

Research Area:

Fundamental Characterization, Applied Materials, Measurements


BL02B1, BL02B2, BL04B2, BL08W, BL10XU, BL13XU, BL15XU, BL19B2, BL22XU, BL35XU, BL40XU, BL43LXU, BL44B2, BL46XU

Overview of Research Group, Goals and Purposes:

Studies on structural materials science at SPring-8 have been carried out to reveal relationships between crystal structures and physical properties of novel materials such as strongly correlated electron systems, fullerene related compounds, organic solids, magnetic materials, dielectrics, semiconductors, metals, and so on. The activities in the fields of physics, chemistry, and earth science have resulted in many accomplishments. In order to satisfy the growing demands for research of structural materials science at SPring-8, the diffraction crystallography should be combined with spectroscopy and imaging as well as developed to the measurements of dynamics with the change of circumstances like temperature, pressure, and gas atmosphere.

Research group on structural materials science aims to elucidate mechanism of the novel physical properties produced by various material groups related to physics, materials science, chemistry, earth science, planetary science, and environmental science, as well as nano/meso structured materials formed by them. We will act with a view to enlightening many users and other fields about measurement and analysis methods.

This group has many researchers who utilize elastic scattering as the main measurement method. We would like to collaborate and cooperate with other SPRUC research groups related to single crystal and powder diffraction to find the best policy from discussions with facilities in the field of diffraction and scattering, where full-scale discussions will begin in consideration of beamline upgrades at SPring-8 in the near future.