SPring-8 Users Community (SPRUC)

Research Group:

X-ray Spectroscopy Research Group

  Yuki Orikasa
  1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577 Japan
  Telephone: +81-77-561-3063

Research Area:

Fundamental Characterization, Applied Materials, Measurements


BL01B1, BL14B2, BL27SU, BL28B2, BL37XU, BL39XU, BL40XU, BL47XU

Overview of Research Group, Goals and Purposes:

X-ray spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation (SR), such as X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), has been widely used as indispensable methods for solid state physics, materials, devises, catalysis, environmental and earth sciences. Advanced measurement and analysis techniques of X-ray spectroscopy, such as energy-, time-, and spatially-resolved techniques, new operando systems, and fast analysis of emormous amounts of data, have been developed and applied for user experiments. These new techniques and analyses, however, are not familiar for general users yet. The purposes of this group are to promote advanced user applications using latest X-ray spectroscopy techniques and to contribute users to create excellent research achievements at SPring-8. This group also aims at making proposals about new applications and beamline specification at next SR facilities, such as SPring-8 II, and at contributing to promote construction of next SR facilities. The activity plans are as follows.

  1. Promote sharing research achievements and knowhow of new measurement techniques of X-ray spectroscopy at SPRUC meeting or conferences to contribute for expandinguser applications.
  2. Promote collaboration between users and SPring-8 staffs to accelerate development of new measurement techniques of X-ray spectroscopy.
  3. Promote collaboration between users and specialists of theoretical analysis and of complementary experiments to realize reliable analysis of X-ray spectroscopy data and to evolve research in boundary area.

Submit requests from users to SPring-8 for upgrade of beamlines related to X-ray spectroscopy at SPring-8 and for beamline design and new applications at next SR facilities in collaboration with the Japanese XAFS Society.