RESEARCH

Research Units

Structure and Dynamics of Materials Using Quantum Beams and Data-Driven Sciences

The aim of this research group is to investigate structure and dynamics of materials using quantum beam facilities in combination with data-driven sciences and computer simulations. Recent developments of quantum beam facilities, such as synchrotron radiation, x-ray free electron laser, and intense neutron sources, lead remarkable progresses in the quality of experimental data. In conjunction with them, new varieties of the data sets appear, such as two-dimensional images etc. and the corresponding data volumes explosively increase. The present task for researchers is how to extract scientifically valuable information from the experimental data of huge size in quantity but of still insufficient in quality. In this research unit, thus, we carry out state-of-art experiments such as scattering and imaging using quantum beam facilities, and analyze the data using, e.g., Inverse problem, Bayesian inference with Metropolis’ algorithm (reverse Monte Carlo modeling) and some others. Furthermore, the data-driven science such as Sparse modeling is a very promising tool for handling the data. To support the experimental results, first principles computer simulations are also indispensable.

Structure and Dynamics of Materials Using Quantum Beams and Data-Driven Sciences

Unit members

  • Japan
    Unit leader
    Shinya HOSOKAWA Website
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • France
    March de BOISSIEU Website
    Director, SIMaP, CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes
    France
  • France
    Matthieu MICOULAUT Website
    Professor, Sorbonne Université
    France
  • UK
    Anita ZEITLER
    Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Bath
    UK
  • Hungary
    László PUSZTAI Website
    Distinguished Professor, IROAST, Kumamoto University/ Scientific Advisor, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Hungary
  • Latvia
    Alexei KUZMIN Website
    Head of Laboratory, Laboratory of Materials Morphology and Structure Investigations, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga
    Latvia
  • Japan
    Ichiro AKAI Website
    Professor, Institute of Pulsed Power Science, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Masaru ANIYA Website
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Masahiro HARA
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Yoichi NAKAJIMA Website
    Assistant Professor, Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University
    Japan