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

2019.09.29 PR
The B01 research was featured by the Sankei Shinbun Newspaper.
2019.09.24–25 Workshop
“The 2nd Workshop on Quantum Beam Imaging” was held at Himeji.
2019.09.20–21 Workshop
Joint Workshop of “Clusters & Hierarchies” and “Quantum Beam Application” on Detectors was held at Tohoku University.
2019.09.05–08 School
“The International School for Strangeness Nuclear Physics 2019 (SNP School 2019)” was held at Tohoku University.
2019.09.05–06 Award
The talks by Drs. Yamashita (RIKEN/B02 Group) and Yamamoto (Chubu Univ./B02 Group) were selected as special lectures at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Atomic Collision Society of Japan.
2019.08.22 Meeting
13th Project Management Meeting was held (web meeting).
2019.08.15 PR
The B01 research was featured by the Asahi Shinbun Newspaper.
2019.08.08 Meeting
12th Project Management Meeting was held (web meeting).
2019.08.07–08 Meeting
2nd B01 Group Meeting was held at the National Museum of Japanese History.
2019.08.07 Seminar
Quantum Beam Application Research A02 Seminar by Dr. Ishikawa was held at Tohoku University.
2019.08.05 Seminar
Dr. Takeda (Kavli IPMU/C01 Group)gave a lecture at the 40th NCC Young Researchers Seminar, National Cancer Center.

Future 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