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

2022.08.18 Meeting
47th Project Management Meeting was held on August 18, 2022 (online).
2022.08.03 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research B03 Seminar by Dr. T. Fukuchi (RIKEN BDR) was held online.
2022.07.15 Meeting
46th Project Management Meeting was held on July 15, 2022 (online).
2022.07.08 Award
Dr. TSUZUKI, Yutaka (Univ. Tokyo, C01) received the Young Scientist Best Presentation “Pierre Besson” Prize at the NDIP20 Conference.
2022.07.01 Outreach
Dr. A. Takamine (RIKEN, B03) participated in a publicity event for high school and university students at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, and the interview article to her written by a university student was published on the web.
2022.05.27 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research A01 & B03 Joint Seminar by Dr. S. Kuma (RIKEN, A01) was held in a hybrid format (Online/RIKEN RIBF bldg. Room 203).
2022.05.20–21 Workshop
Quantum Beam Application Research Workshop (4th Plenary Meeting) was held as a hybrid meeting (online & Tokyo (Univ. Tokyo Hongo Campus)).
2022.05.11 Newspaper
A joint research by Dr. Chiu (Osaka Univ.) and collaborators including the B01, C01, C02 groups was published in the AKAHATA Newspaper.
2022.04.27 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research B03 Seminar by Dr. H. Yoneda was held online.
2022.04.26 Press rel.
A joint research by Dr. Chiu (Osaka Univ.) and collaborators including the B01, C01, C02 groups was press-released by the Osaka University, the University of Tokyo (Kavli IPMU), KEK, and J-PARC.

Upcoming Activities

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