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

  • Progress in Fabrication of Simulated Ceramic Nuclear Fuel Spheres

    Under the cooperation between PSI and IMP, the chemical kinetics of the internal gelation process was systematically investigated, and it indicated that the process can be accomplished quickly by adjusting the composition of the feed solution. Therefore, an improved internal gelation process, which combined the in-situ instant mixing of room-temperature precursor solutions with microwave-assisted internal gelation, was proposed to fabricate MA-containing ceramic nuclear fuel spheres.Learn more

  • 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


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