2019 Laboratory Training of Synchrotron Radiation Science

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Graduate major in Chemistry
Kitajima Masashi  Hosaka Koichi 
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Course description and aims

The synchrotron radiation is a general means of analyzing matter in chemistry and materials science. The aim of this course is to get basic skills of using the synchrotron radiation together with the method of analyzing the data. This two-day practice is carried out at the Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, KEK. Students will experience the time-resolved single photon counting synchronized with the incident light pulse and analyzing time-resolved spectra.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to
1)acquire the basic skills of the synchrotron radiation science.
2)carry out the time-resolved single photon counting.
2)analyze the time-resolved emission spectra obtained by using the pulsed synchrotron radiation.


synchrotron radiation, pulse structure of synchrotron radiation, time-resolved measurement, photon counting method

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The practice is carried out for two days at the Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, KEK.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The first day 1)The overview of the synchrotron radiation science is given. 2)The overview of the experimental station is given 3)The assembling the apparatus 4)The pumping down the apparatus The second day 1)The test of the monochromator at the experimental station 2)The test of the photon-detector and counting system 3) The single photon couting synchronized with the synchrotron radiation pulse for the fluorescence photon in the photoexcitation of atoms and molecules. 4)The analysis of the time-resolved spectra and comparison between the experimental and theoretical lifetime of excited atoms. Acquire basic skills of the synchrotron radiation science. Understand the principle of the time-resolved single photon counting. Acquire the analysis method of the time-resolved spectra.


Home-made textbook is distributed.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Students are assessed on understnading of the contents of the experiments.
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Related courses

  • CHM.C401 : Basic Concepts of Physical Chemistry
  • CHM.C432 : Advanced Quantum Chemistry
  • CHM.C431 : Advanced Physical Chemistry

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Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Masashi Kitajima: mkitajim[at]chem.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by email in advance to schdule an appointment.
Masashi Kitajima(West Building 4, Room 503)

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