Centers & Labs

RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science

User Liaison and Industrial Cooperation Group

Director: Hideyuki Sakai (D.Sci.)
Hideyuki  Sakai(D.Sci.)

The essential mission of the "User Liaison and Industrial Cooperation (ULIC) Group" is to maximize the research activities of RIBF by attracting users in various fields with a wide scope. The ULIC Group consists of two teams.

RIBF User Liaison Team provides various supports to visiting RIBF users through the RIBF Users Office. Managing RIBF beam time and organizing the Program Advisory Committee Meetings to review RIBF experimental proposals are also important mission of the Team in order to enhance common use of the RIBF. The Industrial Cooperation Team supports potential users in industries who use the beams for application purposes or for accelerator related technologies other than basic research. Production of various radioisotopes by the AVF cyclotron is also one of the important mission. The produced radioisotopes are distributed to researchers in Japan for a charge through the Japan Radioisotope Association.

In addition, the ULIC Group also takes care of laboratory tours for RIBF visitors from public. The numbers of visitors amounts to 2,300 per year.

Main Research Field

Mathematical and physical sciences


  • Nuclear Physics

Selected Publications

  1. Kambara T., Yoshida A., Yanagisawa Y., Kameda D., Fukuda N., Ohnishi T., Kubo T., Uemoto R., Nagano A., and Uno H.:
    "Industrial Application of Radioactive Ion Beams at the RIKEN RI Beam Factory",
    AIP Conference Proceedings 1412, pp. 423-429 (2011).
  2. Yoshida A., Kambara T., Nakao A., Uemoto R., Uno H., Nagano A., Yamaguchi H., Nakao T., Kahl D., Yanagisawa Y., Kameda D., Ohnishi T., Fukuda N., and Kubo T.:
    "Wear diagnostics of industrial material using RI beams of 7Be and 22Na"
    Nucl. Instr. Meth. B317 pp.785-788 (2013).
  3. Tadashi Kambara, Atsushi Yoshida, and Hiroshige Takeichi.:
    "Gamma-ray inspection of rotating object"
    Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A, Vol. 797 (2015)1-7.
  4. Tadashi Kambara:
    "Gamma-Ray Inspection of Rotating Object (GIRO)"
    Nuclear Physics News, 26 (2016) 26.


Contact information

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

Email: hidesakai [at]

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