Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals



Synchrotron X-ray Probes for Mesoscale Materials Science


The emergent property of materials originates in mesoscale complexity and the feature of structures and dynamics in the range from nanometer to micrometer is a common interest in materials research. For examples, the coercivity of permanent magnets depends on defects and grain boundaries in mesoscales, the ion conduction in battery electrode is dominated by the mesoscale mixture of constituent materials, and the progress of steel fractures is influenced by their mesoscale origin. Recent developments in synchrotron x-ray optics and methods allow for observing the mesoscale structures and dynamics in materials under in-situ and operando conditions.
This symposium aims to bring together researchers from materials science and synchrotron x-ray science and to promote synergistic collaborations between the two fields. The scope of symposium encompasses the breadth of current synchrotron x-ray probes for mesoscale materials science, including scanning x-ray nanoprobes, x-ray microscopes, coherent diffractive imaging, ptychography, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, and others.

  • Mesoscale Structures and Dynamics
  • Functional Materials
  • Synchrotron X-rays
  • In-situ and operando observations
  • Scanning X-ray Nanoprobes
  • X-ray Microscopes
  • Coherent X-ray Imaging
  • Ptychography
  • X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Time-resolved (or Real-time) observeation
Invited Speakers
  • Makina YABASHI, RIKEN/SPring-8, Japan Synchrotron Techniques
  • Yoshiharu UCHIMOTO, Kyoto Univ. Japan Electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices
  • Bernardo BARBIELLINI, LUT University, Finland Computational Materials Science
  • Hugh SIMONS, Technical University of Denmark Multi-scale imaging on heterogeneous materials and time-resolved studies
  • Je-Geun Park, Seoul National University, Korea Magnetic materials
  • Peter CLOETENS, ESRF Nano-imaging at ESRF
  • Edman TSANG, University of Oxford Sustainable energy systems and novel catalytic materials
  • Nozomi SHIRATO, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, USA Synchrotron X-ray Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
  • Yoshiharu SAKURAI Japan Synchrotron Radiation Rserach Institute
  • Toyohiko KINOSHITA Japan Synchrotron Radiation Reserach Institute
  • Di-Jing Huang National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center(TPS)
  • Veijo Honkimäki Europian Synchrotron Radiation Facility(ESRF)
  • Chiu Tang Diamond Light Source

Symposium List

Fundamentals for Materials

New Trend of Materials Research

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Advanced Electronic Materials

Magnet and Spintronics


Materials for Smart Systems

Green Technology and Processing