Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Coordinates: 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.
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 synchrotron opened to universities, scientific institutes and companies for approved research in May 2009.
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
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