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Polymer Science Research Group
Research Area:Biomolecules, Fundamental Characterization, Applied Materials, Measurements
Beamline:BL03XU, BL40B2, BL19B2,BL01B2,BL02B2,BL13XU,BL40XU,BL46XU, and many others.
Overview of Research Group, Goals and Purposes:
Polymer Science Research Group is now actively discussing the present situation and future development in polymer science and polymer industry and searching any idea to trigger a quantum jump in polymer research field through the combination with synchrotron light science. The activity of this group is supported by an organized collaboration between the researchers of universities and industries. The discussion between them covers the various themes to clarify the structures of solids, solutions, surfaces and interfaces of polymer substances, the structural changes in the formation process of these phases, the changes in electronic states in the phase transitions and chemical reactions, etc. The final purpose is to the development of novel polymer substances with remarkably excellent properties. The beam lines of SPring-8 utilized for these research purposes are BL03XU (Frontier soft mater), BL40B2 (SAXS, WAXD), BL40XU (rapidly-time-resolved measurement), BL02B1, BL02B2, BL04B2 (single crystals and powders), BL13XU, BL44XU (surfaces and interfaces), BL20XU (ultra-SAXS, imaging) and so on.
Polymer materials exhibit the highly complicated hierarchical structure. Therefore, the various edge-cutting techniques are now being developed for the clarification of the hierarchical structure: utilization of nano-size beam, the experiment of highly-time-resolved measurements of SAXS and WAXD in a time scale of micron- to nano-sec order. The polymer science research group is now making an effort to develop these various methods to the further progress in polymer science and industry.