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

2020.02.27 Anncmnt
Second Plenary Meeting of the project in Gotemba scheduled for 2020.04.06–07 has been canceled.
2020.02.27 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research B03 Seminar by Dr. Yamashita was held at RIKEN.
2020.01.24 Meeting
16th Project Management Meeting was held (web meeting).
2020.01.18–19 Outreach
Dr. Ueno (B03) participated in the Special Exibision of the International Year of the Periodic Table 2019 at Ehime Prefectural Science Museum.
2019.12.25–26 Symposium
2nd Symposium on Exploring History with Quantum Beams —Fusion of the Humanities and Sciences through Accelerators— was held.
2019.12.20 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research B03 Seminar by Dr. Aoki was held at RIKEN.
2019.12.19 Meeting
15th Project Management Meeting was held (web meeting).
2019.12.15 Outreach
Dr. Takamine (B03) participated in the interactive event “RIKEN DAY: Let's talk with researchers!” as a lecturer for the general public at the Science Museum, Tokyo.
2019.11.23 Outreach
Dr. Ueno (B03) introduced RIBF and related research for the general public at the RIKEN Osaka Open Day 2019.
2019.11.11 Meeting
14th Project Management Meeting was held (web meeting).

Future Activities

2020.03.05 Meeting
17th Project Management Meeting will be held (web meeting).

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