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Experimental Facility Division > SPring-8 Group

The major role of SPring-8 Group is to provide regular maintenance, support, and upgrade of existing beamlines and the associated experimental facilities at SPring-8. Now, we have two hard X-ray beamlines: (1) Biostructure and material research beamline (BL12B2) and (2) Inelastic X-ray scattering beamline (BL12XU). The light source of the BL12B2 beamline is one of the bending magnets in SPring-8; with this beamline, scientists can conduct experiments in X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-resolution X-ray scattering, protein crystallography and micro-beam scattering. The hard X-rays from the BL12XU beamline are generated from an undulator, The beamline is primarily for high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering experiments to explore frontier research in correlated electron systems, with secondary purpose for high Q-resolution scattering, x-ray physics and optics development. A side line of BL12XU was completed in 2009 for hard X-ray photoemission spectroscopy.

English NameJob ResponsibilitiesResearch Interests
Nozomu Hiraoka#
  • SPring-8 BL12XU local contact
  • SPring-8 BL12XU NIXS user support
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Strongly correlated systems
Hirofumi Ishii
  • SPring-8 BL12B2 spokesperson and local contact
  • SPring-8 BL12XU RIXS user support
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Strongly correlated systems
Yoshimura Masato
  • SPring-8 BL12B2 and NSRRC collaborative BLs support
  • Protein crystallography
  • Beamline control
Yu-Cheng Shao
  • SPring-8 BL12B2 beamline manager
  • The strongly correlated electron system for application
# Group Leader
* Fixed-term Employee