​China's HEPS Synchrotron

On 14th May, 2024, China launched the High Energy Photon Source (HEPS), the first fourth-generation synchrotron light source in Asia.

  • High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) will commence operations by year-end, marking a significant leap in scientific exploration.

Key Points

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Located in Huairou, 50 kilometers from Beijing, the HEPS facility represents a substantial investment of US$665 million and promises to offer some of the brightest synchrotron X-rays globally.
  • Unprecedented Capabilities: HEPS is designed to accelerate electrons to energies of 6 gigaelectron volts, generating high-energy X-rays capable of probing samples at the nanometer scale.
  • Enhanced Time Resolution: HEPS will significantly improve experiment time ....
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