The main research fields of the Institute of Technical Physics are isotope separation technology and application, centrifugal machinery and electromechanical control, and low temperature plasma science and technology, which involve two disciplines: nuclear fuel cycle and materials, and measurement technology and instrumentation.
Isotope Separation and Application is a state key discipline, and has devoted to personnel training and scientific research for nuclear fuel cycle and material. To satisfy the demands from China’s nuclear industry, the Institute’s research is essentially threefold: firstly, on separation methods for stable isotopes through centrifugation and laser technology; secondly, on theories related to uranium enrichment; thirdly, it on the applications of stable isotopes to physics, medicine, and other industries.
Centrifugal Machinery and Electromechanical Control covers research in the fields of materials, machinery, dynamics, control and sensor technologies, and electronics as well as for other interdisciplinary purposes. Also studied are gas centrifuges, energy storage flywheels, magnetic bearings, civilian centrifuges, and other high-speed rotating machineries.
The Low Temperature Plasma Physics focuses is on the determination of plasma parameters both in gaseous phase and on the surface, such as the ion energy analyzer, and the microwave interferometer, including applications in materials, biomedical science, separation, new energy resources, and environmental protection.
In the last few decades, the Institute undertook and fulfilled many of the state’s key research projects, and tens of projects and programs from the NSFC, China Space Foundation, nuclear industry, and national defense. In addition, we solved a series of difficult key problems in isotope separation, received various honors and awards, and cultivated a large number of outstanding talented personnel for the nuclear fuel industry. The institute is not only a base for isotope separation research and talent cultivation, but also is an exchange interface for academic collaboration with other countries and the Chinese nuclear fuel industry.