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NIMS signs MOU with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany

(March. 17, 2009) The NIMS Quantum Beam Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding for research collaboration on X-ray spectrometry and advanced metrology using synchrotron radiation with the PTB, Germany.

"From right to left: Mr. Matthias Müller (PTB, Ph.D. student, X-ray Spectrometry group), Prof. Mathias Richter (PTB, Head of Department, X-ray Metrology using Synchrotron Radiation), Dr. Burkhard Beckhoff (PTB, Head of X-Ray Spectrometry group), Dr. Kenji Sakurai (NIMS, Group Leader, Quantum Beam Center)." Image

From right to left: Mr. Matthias Müller (PTB, Ph.D. student, X-ray Spectrometry group), Prof. Mathias Richter (PTB, Head of Department, X-ray Metrology using Synchrotron Radiation), Dr. Burkhard Beckhoff (PTB, Head of X-Ray Spectrometry group), Dr. Kenji Sakurai (NIMS, Group Leader, Quantum Beam Center).



The two institutions agreed to promote exchanges of researchers, information, publication of results of the research, and implementation of cooperative research. PTB has several dedicated beamlines at BESSY, Germany’s 3rd generation synchrotron radiation facility, and also owns a compact storage ring for photon metrology. Both sides understand the significance of advanced metrology with X-rays for advanced future sciences.