The main focus of Multi-Disciplinary Research Division is on developing synchrotron radiation and nuclear analysis technologies, but it also promotes cross-disciplinary research in condensed physics, chemistry, biology, nanomaterials, nanomedicine, environment and resources, thus supporting both frontier science research and industrial applications.
The Division is in charge of the construction and operation of the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF). Recently, the Division is also conducting pre-studies and engineering verification of the key technologies for the planned High Energy Photon Source (HEPS), which will be the world’s most advanced light source when it goes into operation.
The Division has developed three main research themes: biomedical effects of nanomaterials and nanosafety, environmental safety and health, and structure and functions of proteins. These include a series of innovative achievements in the biomedical effects of nanomaterials, R&D of tumor drugs, and the toxicity of heavy metal pollutants. The Division is also a unique resource in the fields of nuclear chemistry, nuclear materials and nuclear technology archaeological work.