SPring-8 Users Community (SPRUC)

Research Group:

Research Group on Polymer Structure Science

  Hiroyasu Masunaga
  1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo, Hyogo, Japan 679-5198
  Telephone: +81-791-58-0802 (PHS: 3935)
  masunaga (at) spring8.or.jp

Research Area:

Fundamental Characterization, Applied Materials, Measurements


BL02B1, BL02B2, BL04B2, BL03XU, BL13XU, BL19B2, BL20XU, BL40B2, BL40XU, BL43IR, BL44XU, BL45XU, BL46XU, BL47XU

Overview of Research Group, Goals and Purposes:

The goal of "Research Group on Polymer Structure Science" is to exchange information and discussion on the advanced utilization of SPring-8 in polymer structure science. The important subjects this group will focus on for academic and industrial researches with organic and polymeric materials are as follows: 1) New experimental methods utilizing a next-generation light source of SPring-8 , 2) Experimental technique for researches on hierarchical structure dynamics / kinetics 3) New experimental and data-analysis technique for researches on surface/interface and thin films, 4) Advanced measurement and data analysis methods for complimentary utilization of several beamlines, 5) Structure analyses for complex polymer systems, and 6) X-ray imaging technique.

Expected samples:
Synthetic polymers, Natural polymers, Biobased materials, Polymer blends, Polymer complexes, Block copolymers, Organic molecular assemblies, Polymer solutions, Polymer micelles, Polymer gels and networks.