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Research Facilities

UVSOR Synchrotron Facility

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

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.


CCD X-ray diffractometer

High-frequency ESR spectrometer

Equipment Development Center

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.

Development of Apparatus

Electronic Circuit


Clean Room

RCCS (Okazaki Research Facilities)

Research Center for Computational Science provides state-of-the-art computational resources to academic researchers in molecular science and related fields, e.g. quantum chemistry, molecular simulations, and solid state physics. The computer systems consist of NEC LX406Rh-2, LX110Rh-1, LX108Th-4G. Total performance is 4PFlops.


High Performance Molecular Simulator