Introduction of NSRL

  • [2011-07-06]
  • NSRL is the first dedicated synchrotron radiation facility in China, which locates on the West Campus of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), in Hefei, Anhui Province.


    NSRL is one of the key issues of China’s investments on large-scale scientific research facilities. Its construction began on Nov. 20, 1984, and completed with a national review in Dec. 1991. In order to make effective use of the facility, with an investment of 118 million RMB, the Phase II Project of NSRL was carried out in 1999 and passed the national quality evaluation in Dec. 2004.


    The synchrotron radiation facility is mainly composed of a 200 MeV Linac functioning as the injector, a transport line, an 800 MeV electron storage ring, 14 beamlines and endstations. The facility provides high brightness synchrotron radiation, spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from the infrared through x-rays, with the characteristic wavelengths from bending magnets and from a superconducting wiggler of 2.4 nm and 0.5 nm, respectively. The superior radiation, together with the well-designed beamlines and endstations, allow national-wide scientists to perform cutting edge  scientificexperiments, which are otherwise impossible in their home laboratories. The researches performed in the 14 endstations cover physics, chemistry, life sciences, material sciences, surface sciences, metrology, medicine, microscopy, instrumentation, and so on. For example, scientists can investigate the crystal structure, bonding energies of molecules, electronic structure and magnetic properties from the light absorption or scattering.


    As a government supported, user-oriented large-scale scientific facility, we enthusiastically welcome researchers from various fields coming to carry out your state-of-the-art research with us.