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15 March (Fri)

An oral presentation was carried out on ‘Valence-selective study of three-dimensional local structures in YbInCu4 valence transition material‘ at the 74th Anual Meeting of Physical Society of Japan held at Kyushu University, Ito Campus on 14-17 of March.

11 March (Mon)

A soft x-ray emission spectroscopy experiment is carried out at BL13A of PF-KEK from 9th to 11th.

8 March (Fri)

An x-ray fluorescence holography experiment is carried out at BL6C of PF-KEK from 4th to 8th.

6 March (Wed)

An oral presentation was carried out on ‘Upgrading of X-ray Fluorescence Holography Data Analysis Using a Sparse Modes’ at The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2nd Meeting of Special Interest Group on Measurement Informatics held at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) on 6 of March.

2 March (Sat)

A poster presentation was carried out on ‘A valence-selected x-ray fluorescence holographic study on a YbInCu4 valence fluctuation material’ at 9th Meeting of results briefing on the JSPS Grant-in-Aid on Innovative Areas “3D Active-Site Science” held at Nara Institute of Science and Technology on 2-3 of March.

23 February (Sat)

A collaboration is carried out with Prof. Yubuta of Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University in Sendai from 21st to 23rd of February.

17 February (Sun)

A collaboration is carried out with Prof. Kato of Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University in Sendai from 14th to 17th of February.

12 February (Tue)

Mr. Nishii and Mr Kuroki present their studies in the presentation meeting of graduation theses.

7 February (Thu)

SH visit Jens at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. The photo is the PETRA synchrotron radiation ring constructed recently in DESY.

SH becomes a Mercator Fellow of German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Marburg in Germany.

4 February (Mon)

International Symposium ‘Symposium on 3D Active-site Science in London’ is carried out at Embassy of Japan in the UK, and a poster presentation ”Elemental identification of neighboring atoms by x-ray fluorescence holography using anomalous atomic form factor” is performed.

2 February (Sat)

An inelastic neutron scattering experiment is performed at J-PARC・MLF・BL12 on 1-5 February with Dr. Kawakita of J-PARC center and Prof. Itoh and Dr. Saito of KEK.

28 January (Mon)

A collaboration is carried out with Prof. Kato of Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University in Sendai from 27th to 29th of January. The picture shows Prof. Wada working with a glovebox.

24 January (The)

A paper “Dynamical sound speed and structural inhomogeneity in liquid Te studied by inelastic x-ray scattering” is published in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids X 1, 100006-1-6 (2019). An inelastic x-ray scattering experiment is carried out on liquid Te by Professor Inui of Hiroshima University to investigate anomalies of sound velocity and structural inhomogeneity in this liquid.

18 January (Fri)

An XAFS experiment is carried out at BL07 of Saga Light Source. Mr. Nishii joins the experiment.

16 January (Wed)

A paper ”Anomalous x-ray scattering experiments for disordered materials at the SAGA Light Source” is published in AIP Conference Proceedings 2054, 050012-1-7 (2019). Details of anomalous x-ray scattering method at Saga Light Source are introduced by Jens.

12 January (Sat)

SH joins a meeting of CREST project “Innovation of high dimensional X-ray absorption measurements by data driven science” held at Saga-LS.

11 January (Fri)

An oral presentations on ‘Valence-selective local structures on YbInCu4 valence transition material by x-ray fluorescence holography’, and a poster presentation on ‘Determination of neighboring atoms around Mn impurity atoms in Mn-doped Bi2Te3 topological insulator by x-ray fluorescence holography using the anomalies of atomic form factor’ carried out at 32h Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research held at Fukuoka International Congress Center on 9th-11th of January.

8 January (Tue)

SH joins the meeting, the third cluster meeting (Sparse Modeling, Machine Learning, etc.) of JST∙CREST∙Sakigake Combined Region “Development and Application of Intelligent Measurements and Analyses by ” held at Ito international research center University of Tokyo



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