Research Fields

  • Research on key techniques of the advanced nuclear fission
  • Research mainly focuses on the design technology of advanced nuclear fission energy system, including generation Ⅲ, generation IV (high temperature gas cooled reactor, fast neutron reactor, molten salt reactor, etc.) nuclear energy system and the design of accelerator driven subcritical nuclear power system. The major design parameters and techniques are to be settled with the employment of relevant apparatus. 
    The main content of the study includes:
    (1) Study on design technology of GEN-Ⅲ nuclear fission reactor  
    (2) De sign of GEN-IV advanced nuclear energy system  
    (3) Design of Accelerator Driven Subcritical Nuclear Power System (ADS)  
    (4) Analysis and prediction of the effects of radiation on the environment
    (5) The nuclear power economics  
    (6) Study on advanced heat transfer and energy conversion  
    (7) Coupling analysis and experimental verification of the multi-physics field 
  • Study on design of advanced nuclear fusion reactor
  •  Researches are conducted on the EAST superconducting Tokamak platform. The main content of the study includes 
     (1) Physical design of advanced plasma reactor core
     (2) Conceptual design of advanced cladding
     (3) Physical andengineering design of advanced divertor
     (4) Study on design of advanced energy transformation
     (5) Design of maintenance strategy for power station system of nuclear fusion reactor
     (6) Study on design of auxiliary system
     (7) The disposal strategy of radioactive activation products
     (8) Design of tritium circulation and controlsystem
     (9) Nuclear fusion economics
     (10) Conceptual design of advanced nuclear energy system in the nuclear fusion-fission hybrid reactor
  • Study on cladding techniques of nuclear fusion reactor
  •  Studies mainly focus on key techniques relevant to cladding. The main content of the study includes
     (1) Design and fabrication of Test Blanket Module (TBM)
     (2) Researches of the compatibility between breeder and structure materials
     (3) Researches of the safety of coolant and breeder
     (4) Influences of magnetohydrodynamic
     (5) Numerical simulation and experimental studies of the multi-field heat transfer
     (6) Research on the design of high heat flux components
     (7) Research on the mechanisms of ferromagnet and plasma interactions
  • Nuclear materials research
  • The progress of any technology depends on the performance of the materials it employs. The goal of the research on nuclear materials is to understand various properties of the materials, to improve the preparation and welding technique of the materials,with independent intellectual property rights. The main content of the study includes 
    (1) Study on material preparation and welding technology 
    (2) Experimental study on the thermal properties and mechanical properties of materials 
    (3) Experimental study on the radiation performance of materials
  • Research on the digital simulation and visualization of nuclear system
  • Based on the systematic analysis of the relation between physical parameters of reactor and engineering structure, the reactor structure template is constructed. Combined with physical and structural analysis method, with the application of parametric modeling, computer simulation, virtual reality technology, scientific visualization and database technology, a design platform of a large-scale integrated synthetical reactor are aimed to be developed. With this platform, automatic 3D modeling based on physical parameters can be realized. And other important functions, such as particle transport analysis and engineering thermodynamics analysis, can also be achieved. Thus, seamless integration (data integration, control integration, interface integration) can be fully realized. This super-large synthetical design platform provides reactor designers with an integrated visualized design environment.
  • Particle Accelerator Research Centre
  • Low emittance, high brightness and coherence are the three principal symbols of advanced light source. Research on diffraction limited storage ring, free electron laser (FEL) and infrared coherent source are carried out in this centre.
  • Research on the technology and application of synchrotron radiation
  • Synchrotron radiation facility is a typical kind of public technical platform. Based on this platform, basic and applied research in different areas can be carried out simultaneously.
  • Research on the neutronics and nuclear safety
  •  The main content of the study includes
    (1) Study on the advanced neutronic modeling, calculation and analysis method
    (2) Study on the method of advanced reliability/safety
    (3) Research and development of advanced neutronic analysis software
    (4) Development and studyon nuclear database of multifunction and multiple physical effect
  • Research on medical physics
  • Research mainly focuses on the radiation therapy of tumors, with nuclear medicine and medical imaging technologies being investigated as well. Using techniques of nuclear physics, mathematics, biology and computer science, researchers aim to settle the physical and technical problems pertaining to radiotherapy, and to develop relevant software/hardware systems. 
    The main content of the study includes 
    (1) Treatment planning for tumor radiotherapy 
    (2) CT Simulative Localization 
    (3) Face mask/ vacuum pad/Laser Light positioning system 
    (4) Validation of high-accuracy dose measurement in a homogeneous phantom 
    (5) Validation of high-accuracy dose measurement in an anthropomorphic phantom 
    (6) Radiation field verification 
    (7) Technique of the integrate block in radiation field 
    (8) The precise control of the Multi Leaf Collimator(MLC) 
    (9) Research and development on relevant software/hardware system in advanced image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy 
    (10) Research and development on relevant software/hardware system in advanced dose-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy 
    (11) Research and development on miniature medical accelerator with an built-in Dynamic Multi-leaf Collimator(12) Development of the advanced software/hardware system relevant to PET/CT and image fusion technology 
    (13) Development of the software/hardware in the Image Guided Neurosurgery System (IGNS)
  • Radiation protection and environmental protection
  • Considering the concrete features of synchrotron radiation source and Tokamak device, basic physical and biological conditions are established for research of various kinds, such as beam loss monitoring, high current and microsecond pulsed mixed field monitoring, and steady field monitoring of nuclear power station.
    The main content of the study includes
    (1) photo spectrum measurement and radionuclide identification
    (2) The dose measurement of photon
    (3) The dose measurement of neutron
    (4) The measurement of αβ surface contamination
    (5) Environmental radioactivity background survey
    (6) Beam Loss Monitor (BLM) system of synchrotron radiation source and system improvement
    (7) Tokamak high current and microsecond pulsed photon/ photon under mixed neutron field/ development of instantaneous neutron dose rate monitoring system
    (8) Study on the biological effect under high current and microsecond pulsed mixed field
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Teaching and research are carried out on nuclear fuel cycle, including study on the partitioning and transmutation of fission products, fabrication of nuclear fuels and the disposal of high-radioactive waste, and so on. The main content of the study contains 
     (1) Study on the separation of minor actinides
     (2) Study on the separation of Lanthanum isotopes
     (3) Study on partitioning and transmutation of long life nuclide
     (4) Study on the treatment of gaseous radioactive waste 
     (5) Study on nuclide shaping
     (6) Synthesis of selective adsorption materials
     (7) Microfluidics technology