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微細構造解析 物質・材料研究機構 National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)

Call for 2020A NIMS BL15XU Nanotechnology Platform Proposals

 BL15XU, the NIMS beamline at SPring-8, is pleased to invite research proposals for the term 2020A, the first half of the fiscal year 2020.
 We hope for many of users to continue to utilize advanced techniques for analysis and characterization of materials using synchrotron X-rays at the NIMS beamline.
 Please visit our website ( for application procedures.

<Beamtime period>
From April through July 2020 (tentative)

<Experimental methods>

Hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, high-precision powder x-ray diffraction, and 6-axis diffractometer for structural analysis of functional thin films are available.

<Submission deadline>
Proposals must be received by December 13th noon, 2019 (JST).

<Download application forms>
[NOTE] Please ensure that you download the latest version (for the term 2020A) from our website.

Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8/BL15XU Office, NIMS
E-mail: BL15XUoffice(at)