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NMR Facility

* Due to the reorganization starting as new centers in April 2018, this facility is now belong to the RIKEN SPring-8 Center. As for the latest information, please see the following URL below.

> The webpage of Organization, RIKEN SPring-8 Center

Facility Director
Hideaki Maeda  Ph.D.

1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045
Tel: +81-(0)45-503-9267


Research Area

We are developing ultra-high magnetic field NMR using high temperature superconducting wire, ultra-high sensitivity superconducting probe and microprobe; and novel techniques of NMR spectroscopy using sample constitution with photoreactive liker and biosolid NMR probe. Through these developments, we will establish an exceptional technology platform with higher sensitivity sufficient to analyze dynamic conformational changes of molecular structures of proteins and RNAs.

Additionally, we act as the core facility for an NMR platform network connecting major domestic NMR centers.

Main Publications List


The Mechanism of Bucking in the High-Strength Bi-2223 Conductor Due to Release of Bending Strain.

Nawa M, Kajita K, Piao R, Nakagome H, Takao T, Maeda H, Yanagisawa Y.
IEEE Trans Appl Supercond, 27(4), 8400404 (2017).

Rationally designed mineralization for selective recovery of the rare earth elements.

Hatanaka T, Matsugami A, Nonaka T, Takagi H, Hayashi F, Tani T, Ishida N.
Nat Commun, 8, 15670 (2017).

Brevisulcatic Acids from a Marine Microalgal Species Implicated in a Toxic Event in New Zealand.

Irie R, Suzuki R, Tachibana K, Holland PT, Harwood DT, Shi F, McNabb P, Beuzenberg V, Hayashi F, Zhang H, Satake M.
Heterocycles, 92(1), 45–54 (2016).

24 T High Resolution and Sensitivity Solid-State NMR Measurements of Low-Gamma Half-Integer Quadrupolar Nuclei 35Cl and 37Cl.

Pandey MK, Hashi K, Ohki S, Nishijima G, Matsumoto S, Noguchi T, Deguchi K, Goto A, Shimizu T, Maeda H, Takahashi M, Yanagisawa Y, Yamazaki T, Iguchi S, Tanaka R, Nemoto T, Miyamoto T, Suematsu H, Saito K, Miki T, Nishiyama Y.
Anal Sci, 32(12), 1339–1345 (2016).

Effect of Glu12-His89 Interaction on Dynamic Structures in HIV-1 p17 Matrix Protein Elucidated by NMR.

Konagaya Y, Miyakawa R, Sato M, Matsugami A, Watanabe S, Hayashi F, Kigawa T, Nishimura C.
PLoS One, 11(12), e0167176 (2016).

Self-Assembled Peptide-Based System for Mitochondrial-Targeted Gene Delivery: Functional and Structural Insights.

Chuah JA, Matsugami A, Hayashi F, Numata K.
Biomacromolecules, 17(11), 3547–3557 (2016).

超1 GHz NMRシステムの開発 ―シミングによる高均一磁場の発生―

柳澤 吉紀, 井口 聖威也.
低温工学, 51(7), 342-348 (2016).

Discovery of Key Dioxygenases that Diverged the Paraherquonin and Acetoxydehydroaustin Pathways in Penicillium brasilianum.

Matsuda Y, Iwabuchi T, Fujimoto T, Awakawa T, Nakashima Y, Mori T, Zhang H, Hayashi F, Abe I.
J Am Chem Soc, 138(38), 12671–12677 (2016).

Mechanism of notable difference in the field delay times of no-insulation layer-wound and pancake-wound REBCO coils.

Suetomi Y, Yanagisawa K, Nakagome H, Hamada M, Maeda H, Yanagisawa Y.
Supercond Sci Technol, 29, 105002 (2016).



  • >>>Curriculum vitae

CLST was reorganized into three centers according to the RIKEN 4th Medium-Term Plan from April 1, 2018. For the latest information of NMR Facility, please visit the following websites.

> The webpage of Organization, RIKEN SPring-8 Center [http://rsc.riken.jp/eng/organization/index.html]