Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was founded in l957. As of 2013, the institute had 892 staff members including 403 researchers, as well as 284 master's and doctoral students.IMP operates the Heavy Ion Research Facility in Lanzhou (HIRFL), which consists of the Sector Focusing Cyclotron

  • Fixing the primordial lithium problem in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

    Recently, an international nuclear astrophysical team led by Suqing Hou (Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Jianjun He (Institute of Modern Physics & National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences), proposed an elegant solution to this problem by introducing non-extensive statistics. The authors show that using a slightly modified version of the classical distribution (non-extensive statistics), they can successfully predict the observed primordial abundances of deuterium, helium, and lithium simultaneously. Learn more

  • Discovery of the new isotope 219Np

    Recently the researchers from IMP(Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) reported the discovery of a new isotope 219Np, which was produced via the fusion reaction 187Re(36Ar,4n)219Np at the gas-filled recoil separator SHANS (Spectrometer for Heavy Atoms and Nuclear Structure) at the Heavy Ion Research Facility in Lanzhou (HIRFL).Learn more

CiADS@IMP

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

HIAF@IMP

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

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