Thursday, May 07, 2009

China Opens World Class Synchrotron Center

I'm surprised it actually took China this long to build one of these facilities, but it is finally here. The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) is now fully operational (links available for free only for a limited time) and becomes the most expensive science facility in China.

The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) officially opened its doors last week to a queue of scientists waiting hungrily for beamline time. The 1.2-billion renminbi (US$176-million) light source is China's biggest investment in a single science facility to date, says Zhao Zhentang, an accelerator physicist and the facility's deputy director.

It definitely would be another attraction for many of the talents that have left China to work elsewhere.


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