Research Center for Synchrotron Light Applications, Kyushu University


  • Overview

     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.

  • Organization

    Director Prof. TOKUNAGA Makoto  
    Vice-director Prof. EINAGA Hisahiro  
    Prof. YAMAUCHI Miho  
    Environmental Materials Prof. EINAGA Hisahiro  
    Prof. TODA Hiroyuki  
    Prof. ISHIHARA Tatsumi  
    Prof. SASAKI Keiko  
    Prof. OKIBE Naoko  
    Associate Prof. UTSUNOMIYA Satoshi  
    Energy Materials Prof. YAMAUCHI Miho  
    Prof. KANGAWA Yoshihiro  
    Prof. OHTAKI Michitaka  
    Prof. NISHIHARA Masamichi  
    Soft Biomaterials Prof. TAKIUE Takanori  
    Prof. KOHDA Daisuke  
    Associate Prof. TATSUMI Daisuke  
    Associate Prof. KOJIO Ken  
    Fundamental Research Prof. HARATA Akira  
    Prof. TOKUNAGA Makoto  
    Prof. YOSHITAKE Tsuyoshi  
    Associate Prof. MURAYAMA Haruno  
    Associate Prof. TSUBAKI Shuntaro  
    Technology Development Prof HATA Satoshi  
    Associate Prof. OKABE Hirotaka  
    Associate Prof. SUGIYAMA Takeharu  
    Assistant Prof. YOSHIOKA Satoru  
    Assistant Prof. ISHIOKA Toshio  
    Staff Office Admin. KUBO Nao