This Institute has developed unique and advanced measurements technologies in the High Voltage Electron Microscope Laboratory,
the Research Facility for Advanced Science and Technology, and other facilities of the Institute.
The Advanced Measurement Technology Center, which was established in April 2015, aims to explore and develop novel measurement techniques, operate multi-user instruments, provide opportunities for collaborative research, and train highly skilled scientists and engineers. The Center is operated jointly by Nagoya University graduate schools and research centers with ties to this Institute, including the Graduate Schools of Engineering, Science, and Environmental Studies, and the Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, as well as by external institutes, such as the Aichi Synchrotron Radiation Center of the Knowledge Hub Aichi and the National Institute for Fusion Science.
The Center is divided into the following five divisions: Electron Nanoscopy Section, Electromagnetic Wave Measurements Section, Elementary Particle Measurements Section, X-Ray Spectroscopy Section, Nanofabrication & Characterization Section.
Electron Nanoscopy Section
This division develops techniques for detailed structural analyses and property measurements using electron microscopes. Topics include atomic level analysis of spatial and electronic structures, precise measurements of nanoscale lattice distortions using convergent beam electron diffraction, three-dimensional structural analysis with electron beam tomography, visualization of electromagnetic fields using electron holography, and analysis of chemical reactions under different gas environments.
Electromagnetic Wave Measurements Section
This division is dedicated to the advancement of techniques to control energy systems, such as nuclear fusion using plasmas. Research emphasizes developing methods to measure line emissions from atoms and molecules in plasmas and reflected light from light-emitting bodies and other materials.
Elementary Particle Measurements Section
This division specializes in the development of muon radiography, which is an applied technology to obtain images inside extremely large structures (e.g., pyramid , nuclear reactor , blast furnaces , volcano). This technology makes use of muons, which are elementary particles found in charged cosmic rays from outer space that hit the Earth, and other in-house conceived techniques.
X-Ray Spectroscopy Section
This division works to realize innovative X-ray spectroscopy techniques using the electron storage ring and spectroscopy beamlines at the Aichi Synchrotron Radiation Center of the Knowledge Hub Aichi. In addition, it conducts applied research aimed at developing new materials and pharmaceuticals.
Nanofabrication & Characterization Section
This division is devoted to state-of-the-art techniques related to thin-film formation, nanomaterial synthesis, nanofabrication, and associated measurements and evaluations. Studies are conducted primarily at the Research Facility for Advanced Science and Technology on shared instruments and in the clean room facilities.