In recent years, a variety of fundamental scientific research fields have been established due to the production of various high-intensity quantum beams created by accelerators. However, these studies have been carried out independently and not enough effort has been made to share theoretical progresses and technological advances to other research fields. Based on the World-renowned advanced detector technology developed in Japan for space X-ray and gamma-ray observations, we will establish common theoretical frameworks and technological platforms and combine them with exotic quantum beams, namely negative muons, virtual photons and polarized RI beams. This will enable us to perform cooperative works in different research fields and develop novel methods. Furthermore, this will not only contribute to the area of fundamental sciences, but also towards new applications such as non-destructive 3D element analysis and medical applications.

What’s New

2021.11 Anncmnt
Newsletter Vol. 3 is available (Japanese text only).
2022.11.11 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research B03 Seminar by Dr. S. Kanda (KEK-IMSS) was held in a hybrid format (RIKEN RIBF Bldg. & online).
2022.11.04 Meeting
49th Project Management Meeting was held on November 4, 2022 (online).
2022.11.02–03 Symposium
7th Symposium on Integrated Arts & Humanities and Science—Exploring History with Quantum Beams was held on November 2–3, 2022 at the Kobayashi Hall, KEK Tsukuba Campus.
2022.10.24–28 School
“The International School for Strangeness Nuclear Physics 2022 (SNP School 2022)” was held on October 24–28, 2022 in Sendai (Tohoku Univ.), Japan & online.
2022.09.29 Meeting
48th Project Management Meeting was held on September 29, 2022 (online).
2022.09.26–27 Workshop
“The 4th Workshop on Quantum Beam Imaging” was held in a hybrid format (RIKEN Wako Campus/Online).
2022.09.23–26 Press rel.
A joint research by Prof. NAKAMURA, Tomoki (Team Leader, Tohoku Univ., B01), Prof. NINOMIYA, Kazuhiko (Osaka Univ., B01), Prof. TAKAHASHI, Tadayuki (Univ. Tokyo Kavli IPMU, C01), Prof. MIYAKE, Yasuhiro (KEK-IMSS/J-PARC, C02), and the collaborators including the A01, B01, C01, and C02 groups was press-released from (1) Osaka Univ., (2) the Univ. of Tokyo (Kavli IPMU), Osaka Univ., Kyoto Univ., ICU, JAXA, and Tohoku Univ., and (3) KEK, J-PARC, and JAEA.
2022.09.23 Press rel.
A joint research lead by Prof. NAKAMURA, Tomoki (Tohoku Univ., B01) and the collaborators including the A01, B01, C01, and C02 groups was press-released as “Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis Stone Team reveals the formation and evolution of carbonaceous asteroid Ryugu” by JAXA, Tohoku Univ., KEK, J-PARC Center, JASRI, Hokkaido Univ., Kyoto Univ., Kyushu Univ., Hiroshima Univ., and the Univ. of Tokyo.
2022.09.02 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research B03 Seminar by Dr. Y. Wu (Shanghai Instit Ceramics, CAS) was held online.

Upcoming Activities

2022.12.28 Meeting
50th Project Management Meeting will be held on December 28, 2022 in a hybrid format (Kavli IPMU, Univ. of Tokyo & online).
“Interdisciplinary Science Conference in Okinawa (ISCO 2023)” will be held on February 27–March 3, 2023 in Okinawa (OIST Conference Center), Japan.

Planned Research

  • A01
    Precision measurements in atomic and molecular physics using a negative muon beam and its application to observations in astrophysics

  • A02
    Investigation of deep inside of nuclei and neutron stars with high energy photons

  • B01
    Development of a new non-destructive 3D elemental analysis method using negative muon beam

  • B02
    Basic research of in-flight muon catalyzed fusion in the Mach shock wave interference region

  • B03
    Highly spin-polarized RI beam and the application to nuclear and condensed-matter physics

  • C01
    Novel and interdisciplinary application of hard X-ray and gamma-ray detectors

  • C02
    Advanced negative muon beam development