Light is called with various names such as infrared, visible, ultraviolet, vacuum-ultraviolet and X-ray, depending on its wavelength. A synchrotron light source is capable of producing light in the ultra-wide wavelength range from infrared to X-rays.
Synchrotron light radiated by high energy electrons traveling in a strong magnetic field is intense and highly collimated. It is widely used in various research fields including molecular science. In IMS, a synchrotron light source has been operational since 1983. After several upgrades, itis stillthe brightestin the world among lowenergy synchrotron light sources. By utilizing its excellent performance, the electronic structure that is the origin of the functionalities of solids is directly observed. This facility is called UVSOR and is used by many researchers not only from our country but also from overseas.
Photoelectron momentum microscope was launched at beamline BL6U as state-of-the-art instrument to evaluate the electronic structure
Scanning transmission X-ray microscope for visualizing nanostructures of various materials with elemental resolusion
Instrument Center was established in 2007 by integrating two research centers in IMS. The main instruments maintained in YAMATE campus are: NMR, MALDI, X-ray diffractometers, etc; in MYODAIJI: ESR, SQUID, SEM, Spectrometers (FTIR, UV-vis, ESCA, ARUPS), etc. The center organizes the Inter-University Network for Common Utilization of Research Equipments and participates in the program of Advanced Research Infrastructure for Materials and Nanotechnology in Japan supported by MEXT.
High-frequency ESR spectrometer
Equipment development center provides technical services to support advanced molecular sciences with new equipments. Machining, electronics, micro-patterning, and 3D-printing facilities are maintained by skilled technical staffs who help researchers design and fabricate state-of-the-art equipment.
Research Center for Computational Science is the only joint use facility for theoretical computational science research in the field of molecular science in Japan. In addition to disseminating leading academic research, we provide a hardware environment and various program software that can perform large-scale calculations that cannot be performed at universities and so on for not only researchers in Okazaki three institutes but also in molecular science and bioscience. In February 2023, we started operation of the "High Performance Molecular Simulator" with a total theoretical computational performance of 6.68 PFlops, providing an environment where large-scale calculations can be performed.
High Performance Molecular Simulator