Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Modern Physics ( IMP ) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was founded in l957. After a half century of development, IMP has become the most important research center for heavy ion sciences in China. We have established active and fruitful collaboration with more than 40 institutions worldwide. IMP operates the Heavy I...

  • Prototype of CCT Superconducting Magnet for HL-LHC Passes Performance Tests

    The prototype of canted-cosine-theta (CCT) superconducting magnet, produced by a Chinese team for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), passed performance tests recently, and was shipped to Europe from Tianjin port on September 2. The success of the prototype not only shows the feasibility of domestic technology and process, but also signifies a good start for the subsequent 12 sets of magnets production.Learn more

  • Researchers Develop First Angular Momentum Conserved Transport Model for Ultra-relativistic Many-body Systems

    Dr. LIU Shuai at Quark Matter Research Center, Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with researchers at Texas A&M University and Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, have developed the first angular momentum conserved transport model for ultra-relativistic many-body systems and applied it to study the spin physics in heavy-ion collisions. Learn more

  • New Very Short-Lived Isotope 222Np is Observed

    In a recent study, researchers at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and their collaborators reported the first discovery of 222Np, a new very short-lived Np isotope, and validated the N = 126 shell effect in Np isotopes. The study was published in Physical Review Letters on July 13. Learn more


CiADS will be the world's first megawatt-class accelerator-driven subcritical system research facility.


In China, the Heavy Ion Research Facility at Lanzhou (HIRFL) is one major national research facility fo...

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