AMTC

Organization

Advanced Measurement
Technology Center

Advanced Measurement Technology Center
Director of the Center

KATO, Takeshi

This Institute has developed unique and advanced measurement 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 multiuser 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, and 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 sections: Electron Nanoscopy Section, Electromagnetic Wave Measurements Section, Elementary Particle Measurements Section, X-Ray Spectroscopy Section, Nanofabrication & Characterization Section.

Advanced Measurement Technology Center

  • Director of the Center

    KATO, Takeshi

  • Vice-director of the Center

    YAGI, Shinya

Movie

Advanced Measurement Technology Center Introduction video

  • Creating new future materials and devices by measuring what is in front of you(3 min.)

Section / Group

Electron Nanoscopy Section

In this section, techniques for detailed structural analyses and property measurements using electron microscopes are developed. 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.

Reaction Science Ultra-High Voltage Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope JEM1000K RS

Nanospectroscopic Materials Science

In current practical materials related to nanotechnologies, defect 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 mechanisms behind the material functions and the guiding principles in the development of novel materials. Our research covers topics from fundamental physics such as measuring magnetic moments in sub-nanometer areas to the practical analysis of materials such as lithium ion batteries, catalysts for purifying automotive exhaust gas, ceramic devices, and ferrite magnets.

 

R&D of Sub-nanometric Scale Analysis by Integrated Spectroscopic Microscopy Nanospectroscopic Materials Science / S. Muto & M. Ohtsuka

R&D of Sub-nanometric Scale Analysis by Integrated Spectroscopic Microscopy
Nanospectroscopic Materials Science / S. Muto & M. Ohtsuka

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  • Professor

    MUTO, Shunsuke
    Project

    Study on nano-metric analysis and development of energy-related devices using electron nano-spectroscopic methods

  • Lecturer

    OHTSUKA, Masahiro
    Project

    Development of Quantitative Site-Specific Analysis Method for Practical Crystalline Materials Using Electron Channeling Effects

  • Visiting Professor

    OKAJIMA, Toshihiro
  • Visiting Professor

    TAKAHASHI, Yoshimasa
  • Visiting Associate Professor

    HIGUCHI, Tetsuo
  • Visiting Faculty

    IESARI, Fabio

Electron Beam Physics

We have developed next-generation electron microscopes using innovative electron beams such as electron vortex beams and spin polarized beams. Our newly developed electron microscopes show the world’s highest level of energy- and time-resolutions, and have been applied to the visualization of high-speed phenomena in nanoscale. Also, we have performed characterization of actual materials such as defect analysis of power devices and operand TEM observation of battery materials by making best use of various electron microscopy techniques.

Spin-polarized ultrafast transmission electron microscope developed by our group

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  • Vice-Director Professor

    SAITOH, Koh
    Project

    Development of Nano-Characterization Methods Using Innovative Electron Beams

  • Associate Professor

    KUWAHARA, Makoto
    Project

    Advanced Electron Microscopy Using Coherent Spin-Polarized Pulse Beam

  • Assistant Professor

    ISHIDA, Takafumi
    Project

    Development of New Imaging Techniques for Frontier Materials using Electron Microscopy

  • Assistant Professor

    YANO, Rikizo
    Project

    Investigation of novel and exotic phenomena on topological materials

  • Visiting Professor

    UCHIDA, Masaya
  • Visiting Professor

    HIRAYAMA, Tsukasa
  • Visiting Professor

    YAMASAKI, Jun
  • Researcher

    YU, Xi

Electromagnetic Wave Measurements Section

This section is dedicated to the advancement of techniques to control energy systems, such as nuclear fusion using plasmas. Research is focused on developing methods to measure line emissions from atoms and molecules in plasmas and reflected light from light-emitting bodies and other materials.

Helium plasma in the linear plasma device NAGDIS-II

Plasma Energy Engineering

Plasma‒material interaction is one of the important tasks for achieving nuclear fusion, and we are conducting research using plasma devices simulating the fusion conditions to control thermal particles and heat loads and to understand material damage. In addition, utilizing surface modification by plasmas, we are trying to fabricate novel nanostructured materials for application as, for example, photocatalysts.

Tungsten nanowires grown
by an exposure to a helium plasma.

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  • Associate Professor

    KAJITA, Shin
    Project

    Heat and Particle Transport Phenomena and Its Control in Advanced Energy Sources

Elementary Particle Measurements Section

Hyper Track Selector

This section 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 furnace, 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.

Instrument Development

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  • Professor

    NAKAMURA, Mitsuhiro
    Project

    Research and Development of Inner Status Investigation Technology of Large Scale Structure Objects by Using Modern Nuclear Emulsion Techniques

  • Designated Professor

    OHZEKI, Katsuhisa
    Project

    R&D of advanced nuclear emulsion film technology for high speed muon radiography

  • Associate Professor

    MORISHIMA, Kunihiro
    Project

    Development of Innovative High- Resolution Three-Dimensional Radiation Detector “Nuclear Emulsion” Technology and Its Applications

  • Designated Associate Professor

    YAMAOKA, Kazutaka
    Project

    Development of neutron and gamma-ray sensors for a microsatellite

  • Designated Lecturer

    SATO, Osamu
    Project

    Neutrino Oscillation, Dark Matter Search Experiment and Researches with Tracking by Nuclear Emulsion

  • Designated Assistant Professor

    KITAGAWA, Nobuko
    Project

    R&D of cosmic ray imaging techniques with nuclear emulsion

  • NAGANAWA, Naotaka

    Designated Assistant Professor

    NAGANAWA, Naotaka
    Project

    Study of Gravity and Unknown Short-range Forces Using Nuclear Emulsion and Quantized States of Ultracold Neutrons, Development of Nuclear Emulsion Gels, Development of Nuclear Emulsion for Slow Neutrons, and Development of Nuclear Emulsion for X-ray Topography

  • Designated Assistant Professor

    ROKUJO, Hiroki
    Project

    R&D on Precise Observation of Cosmic Gamma Rays and High-Energy Astrophysical Phenomena with Nuclear Emulsion Technologies

  • Researcher

    NISHIO, Akira
  • Researcher

    YAMAMOTO, Saya

X-Ray Spectroscopy Section

In this section, innovative X-ray spectroscopy techniques using the electron storage ring and spectroscopy beamlines at the Aichi Synchrotron Radiation Center of the Knowledge Hub Aichi are pursued. In addition, applied research aimed at developing new materials and pharmaceuticals is conducted.

Energy and Phase Interface Materials Science

Nanoparticles that do not aggregate

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  • Vice-Director of AMTC, Professor

    YAGI, Shinya
    Project

    Developments and Applications of Functional Materials Consisting of Nanoparticles and Thin Film Surface

  • Associate Professor

    IKENAGA, Eiji
    Project

    Development of Advanced X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques for Environment and Energy Conservation Materials

  • Visiting Professor

    MIZUMAKI, Masaichiro
  • Visiting Professor

    YOSHIDA, Tomoko
  • Visiting Faculty

    TSUKADA, Chie

Nanofabrication & Characterization Section

Micro-fabrication clean room

This section develops the state-of-arts techniques of thin-film deposition, nanomaterial synthesis, nanofabrication, and associated measurements and evaluations. Shared instruments and clean room at Research Facility for Advanced Science and Technology are provided for the development of advanced functional devices.

Nano-Spin Devices

Magnetron sputtering with 8 sources

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  • Director of AMTC, Professor

    KATO, Takeshi
    Project

    Developments of Functional Magnetic Thin Films and Spintronics Devices

  • Assistant Professor

    OSHIMA, Daiki
    Project

    Development of Fabrication Process of Micro Magnetic Pattern and Its Application

  • Researcher

    OHSUMI Katsufumi
    Project

    Research and technical support of Nano-fabrication Platform

  • Visiting Professor

    SONOBE, Yoshiaki