Centers & Labs

RIKEN SPring-8 Center

Advanced Photon Technology Division

Division Director: Masaki Yamamoto (Ph.D.)
Masaki  Yamamoto(Ph.D.)

Advanced Photon Technology Division focuses on advanced-developments for measurement technologies to make most effective use of SPring-8 synchrotron radiation and the X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) SACLA. Moreover, to contribute to create and develop the industrial use of SPring-8 and SACLA, we research, develop, and generalize the advanced use-system by taking advantage of application technologies.

Main Research Field

Interdisciplinary science and engineering

Related Research Fields

Complex systems / Chemistry / Engineering / Biological Sciences / Biology / Agricultural sciences / Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy


  • Synchrotron Radiation Beamline
  • X-ray Free Electron Laser
  • Diffraction & Scattering
  • Soft X-ray Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Imaging


Contact Information

Structural Biology Facility,
1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho,
Sayo-gun, Hyogo,
679-5148 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)791-58-2839
Fax: +81-(0)791-58-2834

Email: yamamoto [at]