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...

  • First Book on Gamow Shell Model Published

    The first book on the Gamow shell model has lately been published by Springer. The book introduces the theory of the Gamow Shell Model in nuclear structure and reaction, providing important guidance for graduate students and experienced researchers. Learn more

  • Physicists Extract Proton Mass Radius From Experimental Data

    Researchers have recently extracted the proton mass radius from the experimental data. The proton mass radius is determined to be 0.67 ± 0.03 femtometers, which is obviously smaller than the charge radius of the proton. Learn more

  • Study Sheds Light on Stellar Origin of 60Fe

    Researchers at IMP and their collaborators have recently made great progress in the studies of the stellar beta-decay rate of 59Fe, which constitutes an important step towards understanding the 60Fe nucleosynthesis in massive stars. The results were published in Physical Review Letters on April 12.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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