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Super X-ray device ready to work

THE Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, a huge electronic device that can create super X-rays for viral research and drug development, was completed today.

The 1.2-billion-yuan (US$176 million) project is China's biggest scientific research and technology development platform.

It will significantly boost China's competitiveness in scientific research. The facility, at the Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, will be used to create super X-rays which can identify the inner structure of chemical compounds and complicated proteins for research into viruses and drug development.

Next month it will be available for domestic research. International researchers will have access after the facility has passes a final assessment by state-based experts.

The project includes seven beamlines (instruments that carry synchrotron radiation) and experimental stations for research and development into life sciences, new materials, physics and biochemical projects, according to officials from the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the project's major developer.


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