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RIKEN SPring-8 Center Physical and Chemical Research Infrastructure Group

Group Director: Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)

Research Summary

Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)

We develop new instruments/methods and novel science so as to exploit capabilities of brilliant synchrotron radiation at seven RIKEN beamlines for physics and chemistry (BL05XU, BL17SU, BL19LXU, BL29XU, BL32B2, BL36XU, BL44B2). Furthermore, the technologies developed here will be utilized for promoting upgrades of the whole SPring-8 beamlines that connects SPring-8-II, the next-generation, ultrabrilliant synchrotron source.

Main Research Fields

  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Related Research Fields

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Informatics
  • Environmental Science
  • Complex Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering
  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy
  • Applied Physics
  • Quantum Beam Science


  • X-ray optics
  • Science with synchrotron radiation

Lab Members

Principal investigator

Makina Yabashi
Group Director

Core members

Yoshikazu Tanaka
Senior Research Scientist

Contact Information

1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho,
Sayo-gun, Hyogo,
679-5148 Japan
Email: yabashi [at] spring8.or.jp