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RIKEN SPring-8 Center XFEL Research and Development Division

Division Director: Hitoshi Tanaka (D.Eng.)

Research Summary

Hitoshi  Tanaka(D.Eng.)

The X-ray Free Electron Laser Facility, SACLA (SPring-8 Angstrom Compact free electron LAser), which is one of the key technologies of national importance, was completed in FY2010 and its user operation has been started since March 2012. RIKEN formed the division in order to realize speedy start-up of user operation, flexible use of XFEL over various scientific fields, and improvement of XFEL performance. This division is composed of three groups, i.e., accelerator R&D, beam line R&D, and safety design ones to conduct synergetic and efficient R&D on XFEL performance improvement and innovative XFEL applications.

Main Research Fields

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Engineering


  • Accelerators
  • Beam Physics
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • X-ray Free Electron Laser
  • SPring-8

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Hitoshi Tanaka
Division Director

Contact Information

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


Accelerator Research and Development Group
Hitoshi Tanaka (D.Eng.)
Accelerator Development Team
Takahiro Inagaki (D.Sci.)
Beam Dynamics Team
Toru Hara (D.Sci.)
FEL Physics Team
Takashi Tanaka (D.Eng.)
Beam Line Research and Development Group
Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)
Beam Line Development Team
Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)
Data Acquisition Team
Takaki Hatsui (D.Sci.)
Imaging Development Team
Makina Yabashi (D.Eng.)
Theory Team
Kenji Tamasaku (D.Eng.)
Safety Design Group
Shunji Goto (D.Eng.)