Welcome to the New Home Page of the Neutron Science Laboratory, the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), The University of Tokyo, “neutron.issp”. We recently revised the facility website "neutrons.issp", which we had been operating since 2003. On this occasion, we will introduce our facilities again.
The Neutron Scattering Laboratory, The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), The University of Tokyo, was established by reorganizing the Neutron Diffraction Division of ISSP in 1993. At the time, the Laboratory was located in Roppongi, Tokyo. So, neutron scattering users had to travel a long distance to Tokai whenever they did their experiments. In the next year 1994, however, a researcher accommodation facility (the so-called “Hamon Shisetsu”) was built in Tokai Village, and all the staff moved to Tokai. In 1990, the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (currently the Japan Atomic Energy Research Organization) reconstructed the research reactor JRR-3, it was reborn as a nuclear reactor with output of 20 MW, and full - fledged neutron scattering research started. Since then, as a front base, we are promoting the joint use of neutron scattering research in our country. The facility was renamed to the Neutron Science Laboratory in 2003. In addition, as a promotion organization on the Japanese side of the US-Japan Collaboration on "neutron scattering" initiated in 1980, we have produced many neutron scattering researchers. As of 2010, the number of facility visitors exceeded 5000 people in total, making it the world's leading neutron scattering research facility that carried out 300 projects per year. On the other hand, the High-Resolution Chopper Spectrometer (HRC) constructed jointly with J-PARC in collaboration with the High Energy Research Organization started operation in 2011 and is used for research. Although the JRR-3 has been suspended since the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in March 2011, we are preparing for re-operation in a thorough system, such as maintaining and upgrading instruments and strengthening the safety system. Meanwhile, since 2012, we have implemented an overseas dispatch program to respond to user's request.
On the occasion of the renewal of the facility homepage, we will make every effort of the facility staff so that we can meet the expectations of the community, so please continue your favors.