Centers & Labs

RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science

Accelerator Applications Research Group

Group Director: Tomoko Abe (D.Agr.)

This group promotes various applications of ion beams from RI Beam Factory (RIBF). Radiation Biology Team studies various biological effects of fast heavy ions and develops new technology to breed plants and microbials by heavy-ion irradiations. RI Applications Team studies production and application of radioisotopes for various research fields, development of trace element analysis and its application, and development of chemical materials for ECR ion sources of RIBF accelerators.

Main Research Field

Complex systems

Related Research Fields

Environmental science / Social sciences / Interdisciplinary science and engineering / Mathematical and physical sciences / Chemistry / Biological Sciences / Biology / Agricultural sciences


  • Ion beam breeding
  • RI production and application
  • Mutagenesis
  • Nuclear chemistry


Contact information

Bioscience Building
2-1 Hirosawa,
Wako, Saitama
351-0198, Japan

Email: tomoabe [at]

Related links