Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility

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Coordinates: 31°11′26″N 121°35′00″E / 31.190603°N 121.583269°E / 31.190603; 121.583269 The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) (Chinese: 上海光源) is a synchrotron-radiation light source facility in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Located in an eighteen-hectare campus at Shanghai National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, on the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the Pudong district.[1]

SSRF is operated by the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP). The facility became operational in 2009, reaching full energy operation in Dec 2012.


It has a circumference of 432 metres, and is designed to operate at 3.5 GeV, the highest energy of any synchrotron other than the Big Three facilities SPring-8 in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, ESRF in Grenoble, France and APS at Argonne National labs, United States. It will initially have eight beamlines.

The particle accelerator cost 1.2 billion yuan (US$176 million). It is China's biggest light facility.[1] It is located under a building with a futuristic snail-shaped roof.

The synchrotron opened to universities, scientific institutes and companies for approved research in May 2009.[1]

Dec. 2004 - Sept. 2006: Building construction 
Jun. 2005 - Mar. 2008: Accelerator equipment and components manufacture and assembly
Dec. 2005 - Dec. 2008: Beamline construction and assembly
Apr. 2007 - Jul. 2007: Linac commissioning
Oct. 2007 - Mar. 2008: Booster commissioning
Apr. 2008 - Oct. 2008: Storage ring commissioning 
Nov. 2008 - Mar. 2009: ID Beamline commissioning
Apr. 2009: The SSRF operation begins[2]


  1. ^ a b c China economic net. "" Shanghai particle accelerator to open its doors for business. Retrieved on 2009-05-12.
  2. ^ "Construction Schedule". SSRF.Sinap. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014. 

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