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

Additional Call for 2020A NIMS BL15XU Nanotechnology Platform

 BL15XU, the NIMS beamline at SPring-8, is pleased to invite research proposals for the second 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.

*This is an additional call for the term 2020A.
*Please kindly be advised that the deadline is very short.
*Please first contact us if you have no experience in synchrotron-radiation experiments.

<Planned beamtime period>
From December 2020 through February 2021

<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 July 13th noon, 2020 (JST).

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

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