Director: Prof. Zhao Zhentang
Jiading campus: 2019 Jia Luo Road, Jiading District, Shanghai 201800, P. R. China
Zhangjiang campus: 239 Zhang Heng Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 201203, P. R. China
Phone: 86-21-5955 3998, 5955 4923
Fax: 86-21-5955 3021
Established in 1959 and named as Shanghai Institute of Nuclear Research before June 2003, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), is a CAS institute of comprehensive researches in photon science, nuclear science and technology, and interdisciplinary studies, and in promoting industrial development of the scientific and technological achievements. It has two campuses occupying a total area of 47 hectares, being located in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Jiading district, the satellite township of science and technology in Shanghai. SINAP has been making efforts towards developing it in about 15 years into a photon science center of the world class and a multi-disciplinary research base combining nuclear science and technology with other disciplinary of sciences.
Fields of research of the institute include mainly accelerator physics and techniques, advanced photon science, nuclear science and technology (excluding those for arms) and interdisciplinary studies.
SINAP undertakes the task of building the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), the biggest scientific project in China. It has the CAS Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analysis Techniques and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Superconductive Radio-Frequency Cavity Techniques.
As of December 2008, SINAP has 750 employees, including 499 scientists and engineers, one academician, 77 professors or equivalents. In addition, it has 155 doctorial programs and 190 MS programs in particle physics and nuclear physics, nuclear technology and application, inorganic chemistry, optical engineering, electromagnetic field and microwave technology, signal and information processing, and biophysics, plus 12 post-doctor programs.
Over the years SINAP scientists have made over 600 scientific achievements, 165 of which won awards from the nation, CAS or Shanghai city. Typical examples include the 1.4 m cyclotron on which 202Pt was synthesized as a breakthrough in China in new nuclide synthesis and identification; the first mini cyclotron mass spectroscopy in the world; and 67Ga-labeled citrate, which is the first radiopharmaceutical in Chinese Pharmacopeias; and the two achievements in heavy ion physics, which won the second top award of natural science in China. The SSRF, a 3rd generation high performance light source of median electron energy and a project proposed and supported jointly by CAS and Shanghai municipal government, started in December 25, 2004 when a groundbreaking ceremony was held. The project is completed on schedule in April 2009.
SINAP has always attached great importance to academic exchange and cooperation with international communities of science and technology. It has established collaborations with a number of the world’s major research institutions in synchrotron science (photon science), which include Diamond of UK, PSI of Switzerland, BESSY-II and Rossendorf of Gemany, ELETTRA and INFN of Italy, Japanese institutions of SPring-8, KEK, JAEA, JSSRR and SSLAC, PLS of South Korea, SSLS of Singapore, Aus Synch of Australia, and laboratorys of BNL, ANL, LBNL and SLAC in USA. In addition, SINAP nuclear physicists joined the RHIC-STAR project, an international collaboration to study the formation and characteristics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP).
SINAP sponsors and edits academic journals of Nuclear Techniques (in Chinese), Nuclear Science and Techniques (in English), and Radiation Research and Radiation Processing (in Chinese). Shanghai Nuclear Society, Radiation Research and Radiation Processing Society under Nuclear Society of China, are headquartered at SINAP.