Neutron Scattering Group

A neutron with the wavelength of about 0.1 to 0.3 nm demonstrates an excellent penetrating power and is one of useful quantum beams to determine the crystal structure of substances composed by lighter elements like hydrogen and lithium with heavier elements. By using the spin (micro magnet) of the neutron and the energy transfer of the thermal neutron, we can examine magnetic structures of magnetic materials and the appearance of the lattice or the molecular vibrations, respectively. Neutron scattering group has developed multi-scaled characterization techniques in the range of from picometer- to micrometer-size in order to advance and create battery materials, thermoelectric materials, magnetic materials and superconducting materials, etc. for Energy, Environment and Resource Field, and structural materials for a Safe and Secure Society.

Specialized Research Field

  1. Development of crystal structure analysis techniques by X-ray and neutron powder diffraction methods
  2. Study of crystal and magnetic structures of magnetic materials by neutron diffraction
  3. Study of magnetic excitation in magnetic materials by neutron inelastic measurement
  4. Search for novel function materials by neutron scattering techniques
  5. Magnetic-dielectric properties of magnetic substance of frustration system
  6. Study of residual stress in structural materials by neutron diffraction
  7. Scale-bridging 3D/4D microstractural characterization
  8. Single crystal growth of high-melting point and high vapor pressure system
  9. Eco-friendly Refrigerants using Magnetic Transitions
  10. Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Combined with Magnetic Circular Dichroism
  11. Development of resistive random access memory (ReRAM) of anodic porous alumina (APA) thin films

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Masashi HASE

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National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
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