Vol.9 No.8 <October>

2011.10.27 Published


Contents

NIMS@SPring-8

Lighting the Way in the Search for New Materials and More Advanced Structural Analysis

-On the Cutting Edge of Structural Analysis: The NIMS Beamline Station at SPring-8 
  Osami Sakata
  (Station Director, Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Hideki Yoshikawa
  (Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division; Surface Chemical Analysis Group, Nano Characterization Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division)
  Masahiko Tanaka
  (Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Divsion)

-Use of Synchrotron Radiation for More Advanced Electronic Devices
  Naoki Ohashi
  (Division Director, Environment and Energy Materials Division)
  Jesse R. Williams
  (ICYS Researcher, NIMS Saint-Gobain Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials)

-Design of "Different Type / Different Quality Interfaces" in Fuel Cell Electrodes using Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  
Toshiyuki Mori
  (Group Leader, Fuel Cell Materials Group, Battery Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division; GREEN Leader, Hetero-Interface Design Group, Batteries and Fuel Cells Field, Global Research Center for Environment and Energy Based on Nanomaterials Science(GREEN), Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Hideki Yoshikawa
  (Principal Researcher, Surface Chemical Analysis Group, Nano Characterization Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division;  Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Shigenori Ueda
  (Neutron Scattering Group, Quantum Beam Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division; Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Keisuke Fugane, Hirotaka Togasaki
  (Ph.D.candidate, NIMS-Hokkaido University Joint Graduate School Program)
  Yoshiyuki Yamashita
  (MANA Scientist, Semiconductor Device Materials Group, Nano-Electronic Materials Unit, Nano-materials Field, MANA; Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Keisuke Kobayashi
  (Research Advisor, Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Vladimir Matolin
  (Professor, Department of Surface and Plasma Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

-Structural Analysis of New Catalyst by Synchrotron Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  Ya Xu
  (Alloy Catalyst Materials Group, Hydrogen Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division)
  Satoshi Kameoka
  (Institute of Mutidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University)
  Anpang Tsai
  (Alloy Catalyst Materials Group, Hydrogen Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division; Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University)
  Yoshitaka Matsushita
  (Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
 
-First Synthesis of Reduced Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles by Low Temperature Route
  Yoshihiro Tsujimoto
  (ICYS-MANA)
  Satoshi Tominaka
  (Nano Interface Group, Nano Interface Unit, MANA Nano-Green Field)
  Yoshitaka Matsushita
  (Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division)
  Kazunari Yamaura
  (Strongly Correlated Materials Group, Superconducting Properties Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division)



Special Interview

Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa (Director, RIKEN Harima Institute)
SPring-8 -- the Diversity of Rapidly Expanding Objects of Analysis Producing Impressive Results through Collaboration among Multiple Organization.

Research Highlights

Molecular Wiring via Chemical Soldering
Toward Single-Molecule Electronic Circuitry
Yuji Okawa
(MANA Scientist, Nano-System Organization Group, Nano-System Organization Unit, MANA/ Nano-System Field)
Yoshitaka Tateyama
(Group Leader, Nano-System Computational Science Group, Nano-System Organization Unit, MANA/Nano-System Field)
Masakazu Aono
(Director-General, MANA)


NIMS News

•Tianjin University and NIMS Conclude a Contract on Joint Research Center
•MANA Holds Prof. Kroto's Science Class 2011 at NIMS
•Hello from NIMS


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