Director, RIKEN SPring-8 Center Ishikawa,Tetsuya (D. Eng.)

The RIKEN SPring-8 Center promotes research and development for the world-leading photon facilities, SPring-8 and SACLA. These light sources provide the powerful synchrotron radiation and X-ray lasers emitted by undulating electrons nearly at the speed of light.

SPring-8 and SACLA inspire new leading-edge science and industrial applications by enabling users to reveal the atomic structures of materials and the ultrafast dynamics in chemical reactions.

The RIKEN SPring-8 Center offers high-quality beams with great stability. It also focuses on the development of next generation light sources.