Advanced Measurement Technology Center
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.
Nanospectroscopic Materials Science
In current practical materials related to nanotechnologies defects formation associated with impurity doping and surface/interface structure control drastically improve their physical properties. Our research group is developing precise nano-area analysis methods using advanced electron spectroscopy/microscopy in combination with ‘informatics’ techniques to clarify the mechanism of the materials functions and guiding principles to develop novel materials. Our research covers from fundamental physics such as measuring magnetic moments at sub-nanometric areas to practical materials analysis such as lithium ion batteries, catalysts for purifying automotive exhaust gas, ceramics devices and ferrite magnets.
Project : Study on nano-metric analysis and development of energy-related devices using electron nano-spectroscopic methods
Electron Beam Physics
Vice-director of the Center
Project : Development of Characterization Methods of Nanomaterials Using Electron Beams
Project : Advanced Electron Microscopy Using Coherent Spin-Polarized Pulse Beam
Project : Development of New Imaging Techniques for Frontier Materials using Electron Microscopy《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Fundamental research of quantum electron beams
Project : Phase measurement by electron wave interference and its application to studying advanced materials
Visiting Associate Professor
Project : Methodological study for structure analyses of nanometer/micron-scaled materials using transmission electron microscopy
Quantaum Materials Science
Project : Spin Moment Nano-Level Measurement on Real Materials Using Dynamical Electron Diﬀraction Eﬀects
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.
Plasma Energy Engineering
Project : Heat and Particle Transport Phenomena and Its Control in Advanced Energy Sources
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., blast furnaces, Mt. Fuji). 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.
Project : Research and Development of Inner Status Investigation Technology of Large Scale Structure Objects by Using Modern Nuclear Emulsion Techniques
Project : R&D of advanced nuclear emulsion ﬁlm technology for high speed muon radiography
Project : Neutrino Oscillation, Dark Matter Search Experiment and Researches with Tracking by Nuclear Emulsion
Designated Assistant Professor
Project : Development of Innovative High- Resolution Three-Dimensional Radiation Detector "Nuclear Emulsion" Technology and Its Applications
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.
Energy and Phase Interface Materials Science
Director of the Center
Project : Developments and Applications of Functional Materials Consisting of Nanoparticles and Thin Film Surface
Project : Development of Advanced X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques for Environment and Energy Conservation Materials《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Development Project of Ambient Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Laboratory Use with High Flux X-ray Source
Project : Construction of resonant hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for elucidating quantum critical phenomena of strongly correlated electron system and applications of bayesian statistics for analysis
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 Ad-vanced Science and Technology on shared instruments and in the clean room facilities.
Project : Development of Magnetic Sensors, Memories and Energy Devices Based on Spin Electronics
Project : Developments of Functional Magnetic Thin Films and Spintronics Devices
Designated Assistant Professor
Project : Development of Fabrication Process of Micro Magnetic Pattern and Its Application