SPring-8 Users Community (SPRUC)

Research Group:

High-resolution x-ray imaging

Contact:
  Ryuta Mizutani
  Kitakaname 4-1-1, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, Japan
  Telephone: +81-463-58-1211 ext. 4184
  mizutanilaboratory( at )gmail.com

Research Area:

Biomolecules, Fundamental Characterization, Applied Materials, Measurements

Beamline:

BL20XU, BL20B2, BL28B2, BL37XU, BL47XU

Overview of Research Group, Goals and Purposes:

The high-resolution x-ray imaging group fosters a forum for information exchange between all users who are striving for x-ray imaging at a high-spatial, high-temporal, or high-contrast resolution. We will also consolidate users' ideas and propose recommendations to the facility by taking account of international trends in x-ray imaging. Our fields of activity include development of optical devices to achieve higher spatial resolution, phase contrast techniques for high-contrast resolution imaging, x-ray fluorescence imaging for element distribution analysis, and time-resolved imaging and four-dimensional CT for dynamics studies. The scope of our acitivity is as follows:

  1. Discuss research topics best suited for SPring-8 and SACLA:
    We will discuss promising research topics best suited for the facility. We will also discuss the application of x-ray phase-contrast microscopy developed by Prof. Momose.
  2. Propose upgrades or restructuring of x-ray imaging beamlines:
    Our group will consolidate user-side requests on the basis of members' experiences of x-ray imaging experiments, and propose possible plans for experimental station upgrade, beamline restructuring, and staff assignment at the facility.
  3. Activity to recruit potential users of x-ray imaging:
    We will disseminate information regarding x-ray imaging studies by introducing our best practices at conferences and meetings. We also pursue improvements of the facility guest house in order to lower the barriers for new users.

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