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RIKEN SPring-8 Center Advanced Photon Technology Division

Division Director: Masaki Yamamoto (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

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 Fields

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Complex Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy


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

Lab Members

Principal investigator

Masaki Yamamoto
Division Director

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] riken.jp


Life Science Research Infrastructure Group
Nobutaka Shimizu (D.Sc.)
SR Life Science Instrumentation Team
Nobutaka Shimizu (D.Sc.)
SACLA Beamline Research and Development Group
Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)
Beamline Development Team
Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)
Data Acquisition Team
Takaki Hatsui (D.Sc.)
Imaging Development Team
Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)
Theory Team
Kenji Tamasaku (D.Eng.)