Synchrotron radiation, characteristic for high intensity, excellent directionality, and continuity over wide energies, has become an essential tool for leading material science, engineering, analytical chemistry, etc., with its fine processing ability and various high-performance analyzing techniques. In Kyushu area, Japan, first synchrotron radiation source at that island was founded in 2006, named Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center, abbreviated as SAGA Light Source or SAGA-LS. Based on that change, Kyushu University made an action to build an original beamline at SAGA-LS entitled “Apparatus for experiments utilizing high intensity synchrotron radiation” with special government’s support and budgets from Kyushu University and the beamline was finally completed in 2008. In that apparatus, X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS) can be used as an analytical tool for nanostructures and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is also available for measuring the size and shape of nanomaterials.
Followed by its background and history, Research Center for Synchrotron Light Applications, Kyushu University, was founded for functioning as an educational unit utilizing advanced analyzing technology (XAFS/SAXS measurement system) and as a core unit of jointing research projects utilizing SAGA-LS, making co-working relationship accelerated among Saga prefecture, Saga university, and universities throughout Kyushu area.
Director Prof. HARATA Akira Vice-director Prof. TOKUNAGA Makoto Environmental Materials Prof. EINAGA Hisahiro Prof. TODA Hiroyuki Prof. ISHIHARA Tatsumi Prof. SASAKI Keiko Associate Prof. OKIBE Naoko Associate Prof. UTSUNOMIYA Satoshi Energy Materials Prof. MATSUMURA Syo Prof. YAMAUCHI Miho Prof. KANGAWA Yoshihiro Prof. OKADA Shigeto Prof. OHTAKI Michitaka Associate Prof. LYTH Stephen Postdoctral Researcher MUFUNDIRWA Albert Soft Biomaterials Prof. TAKAHARA Atsushi Prof. KOHDA Daisuke Prof. TAKIUE Takanori Associate Prof. TATSUMI Daisuke Associate Prof. TAKAHASHI Yoshiaki Associate Prof. KOJIO Ken Associate Prof. TANIGUCHI Ikuo Fundamental Research Prof. HARATA Akira Prof. SOEJIMA Yuji Prof. TOKUNAGA Makoto Associate Prof. MURAYAMA Haruno Associate Prof. YOSHITAKE Tsuyoshi Associate Prof. NISHIBORI Maiko Technology Development Prof HATA Satoshi Prof HARA Kazuhiro Associate Prof. OKABE Hirotaka Associate Prof. SUGIYAMA Takeharu Assistant Prof. YOSHIOKA Satoru Assistant Prof. ISHIOKA Toshio Staff Office Admin. KUBO Nao