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Nuclear Spectroscopy Laboratory

Chief Scientist: Hideki Ueno (D.Sci.)
Hideki  Ueno(D.Sci.)

Atomic nuclei are substances governed by the nuclear forces, and are thus separated from atoms or other matter in the higher hierarchy, governed by electromagnetic interactions. However, nuclei interacts each other with the external objectives through hyperfine interactions owing to the nuclear spin accompanied with electromagnetic properties. Utilizing the characteristic of this interaction, the research group investigates the properties of nuclei and develops methods to manipulate nuclear spin, through the response of external substances, or conversely investigates the properties of external substances using nuclei as microscopic probes. For this purpose, the group has been developing new experimental techniques based on various nuclear spectroscopic methods, aiming at extending such technologies to boundary research fields of nuclear physics such as fundamental physics and materials science.

Main Research Field

Mathematical and physical sciences

Related Research Fields

Interdisciplinary science and engineering


  • Experimental Nuclear Physics
  • Accelerator-Use Experiment
  • Radioactive-Isotope Beam
  • Radiation Measurement
  • Nuclear Spin Orientation

Selected Publications

  1. Sato, T., Ichikawa, Y., Kojima, S., Funayama, C., Tanaka, S., Inoue, T., Uchiyama, A., Gladkov, A. Takamine, A., Sakamoto, Y., Ohtomo, Y., Hirao, C., Chikamori, M., Hikota, E., Suzuki, T., Tsuchiya, M., Furukawa, T., Yoshimi, A., Bidinosti, C. P., Ino, T., Ueno, H., Matsuo, Y., Fukuyawa, T., Yoshinaga, N., Sakemi, Y., Asahi, K.:
    “Development of co-located 129Xe and 131Xe nuclear spin masers with external feedback scheme”
    Phys. Lett. A, 382, 588 (2018).
  2. Hase, M., Ebukuro, Y., Kuroe, H., Matsumoto, M., Matsuo, A., Kindo, K., Hester, J.R., Sato, T.J., and Yamazaki, H.:
    “agnetism of the antiferromagnetic spin-3/2 dimer compound CrVMoO7 having an antiferromagnetically ordered state”
    Phys. Rev. B 95, 144429 (2017).
  3. Inoue, T., Furukawa, T., Yoshimi, A., Nanao, T., Chikamori, M., Suzuki, K., Hayashi, H., Miyatake, H., Ichikawa, Y., Tsuchiya, M., Hatakeyama, N., Kagami, S., Uchida, M., Ueno, H., Matsuo, Y., Fukuyama, T., and Asahi, K.:
    “Frequency characteristics of nuclear spin oscillator with an artificial feedback toward search for 129Xe atomic electric dipole moment”
    Eur. Phys. J. D 70, 129 (2016).
  4. Heylen, H., De Rydt, M. Neyens, G., Bissell, M.L., Caceres, L., Chevrier, R., Daugas, J.M., Ichikawa, Y., Ishibashi, Y., Kamalou, O., Mertzimekis, T.J., Morel, P., Papuga, J., Poves, A., Rajabali, M.M., Stödel, C., Thomas, J.C., Ueno, H., Utsuno, Y., Yoshida, N., and Yoshimi, A.:
    “High-precision quadrupole moment reveals significant intruder component in 3313Al20 ground state”
    Phys. Rev. C 94, 034312 (2016).
  5. Fujita, T., Furukawa, T., Imamura, K., Yang, X. F., Wakui, T., Mitsuya, Y., Hayasaka, M., Ichikawa, Y., Ishibashi, Y., Shirai, H., Suzuki, T., Sato, T., Ohtomo, Y., Kojima, S., Ebara, Y., Kishi, S., Sagayama, T., Hatakeyama, A., Kobayashi, T., Ueno, H., Asahi, K., Shimoda, T., Matsuo, M.:
    “Laser spectroscopy of atoms in superfluid helium for the measurement of nuclear spins and electromagnetic moments of radioisotope atoms”
    Hyperfine Interact. 236, pp. 95−100 (2015).
  6. Imamura, K., Furukawa, T., Yang, X. F., Mitsuya, Y., Fujita, T., Hayasaka, M., Kobayashi, T., Hatakeyama, A., Ueno, H., Odashima, H., Matsuo, Y.:
    “Measurement of hyperfine splitting of 133Cs atoms in superfluid helium”
    Hyperfine Interact. 230, 73-77 (2015).
  7. Yang, X.F., Furukawa, T., Wakui, T., Fujita, T., Imamura, K., Mitsuya, Y., Hayasaka, M., Ichikawa, Y., Ishibashi, Y., Shirai, H., Suzuki, T., Ebata, Y., Hatakeyama, A., Wada, M., Sonoda, T., Ito, Y., Kobayashi, T., Nishimura, S., Kurata-Nishimura, M., Kondo, Y., Yoneda, K., Kubono, S., Ohshiro, Y., Ueno, H., Shinozuka, T., Shimoda, T., Asahi, K., and Matsuo, Y.:
    “Laser–radio-frequency double-resonance spectroscopy of 84−87Rb isotopes trapped”
    Phys. Rev. A 90, 052516, (2014).
  8. Yamada, Y., Kobayashi, Y., Kubo, M.K., Mihara, M., Nagatomo, T., Sato, W., Miyazaki, J., Sato, S., Kitagawa, A.:
    “In-beam Mӧssbauer spectra of 57Mn implanted into low-temperature solid Ar”
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 567, 14–17 (2013).
  9. Yoshimi, A., Inoue, T., Furukawa, T., Nanao, T., Suzuki, K., Chikamori, M., Tsuchiya, M., Hayashi, H., Uchida, M., Hatakeyama, N., Kagami, S., Ichikawa, Y., Miyatake, H., Asahi, K.:
    “Low-frequency nuclear spin oscillator of 129Xe with optical spin detector”
    Phys. Lett. A 376, 1924-1929 (2012).
  10. Shimada, K., Ueno, H., Neyens, G., Asahi, K., Balabanski, D.L., Daugas, J.M., Depuydt, M., De Rydt, M., Gaudefroy, L., Grѐvy, S., Hasama, Y., Ichikawa, Y., Kameda, D., Morel, P., Nagatomo, T., Perrot, L., Stodel, Ch., Thomas, J.C., Utsuno, Y., Vanderheijden, W., Vermeulen, N., Vingerhoets, P., Yagi, E., Yoshida, K., Yoshimi, A.:
    “Erosion of N = 20 shell in 33Al investigated through the ground-state electric quadrupole moment”
    Phys. Lett. B 714, 246-250 (2012).

Contact Information

315 Nishina RIBF Bldg.
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

Email: ueno [at]