Fukuda X'tal Laboratory (fxL) was founded in January, 2002 .FxL is located in the Intelligent Cosmos
Research Institute(ICR) in Minami-Yoshinari, Sendai. The laboratory began
operating in April, 2002 and started business with Mr. Fukuda as President.
There are a total of 25 people on staff: 4 council members, 10 employees
and 11 visiting researchers.
fxL is working on a NEDO project in cooperation with Tohoku University, making fluoride crystals and oxide crystals for use in scintillators with the added support of the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
An application has been lodged for work on fiber crystals
as well, and this work is already being supported.
The following furnaces are installed in our laboratory: a CZ furnace for
ƒÓ12inch fluoride crystal growth,
a CZ furnace for ƒÓ4 inch fluoride crystal growth, a CZ furnace for 1"ƒÓfluoride crystal growth,
CZ furnaces for ƒÓ3 inch oxide crystal growth and a ƒÊ-PD furnaces for fiber crystal growth.