Frontier Softmaterial Beamline (FSBL) is a beamline dedicated to the development of frontier softmatter operated by an industry-academia alliance consisting of leading chemical and textile companies in Japan and academic researchers (19 research groups in 2009). In collaboration with the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), FSBL is installed at BL03XU in the large synchrotron radiation facility SPring-8. This is a first beamline dedicated to softmatter research and development in Japan.

Synchrotron radiation facility:SPring-8 ©RIKEN/JASRI