The Division conducts research on accelerator physics, technology, and its applications. It takes responsibility for designing, constructing and operating several large accelerator facilities, such as the operation of the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPCII), the construction of the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), the design and R&D for the CAS strategic pilot science project -Accelerator Driven Sub-critical System (ADS), the design of the Beijing Advanced Photon Source (BAPS), the scheme study of accelerators for next-generation high-energy physics, collaboration on the International Linear Collider (ILC).
The long-term goal of the division is to become a research unit having important international influence. Besides operating, constructing and designing large accelerator facilities, it is also committed to the development of advanced accelerator physics and key technologies. It also works on small and medium scale accelerators for applications and technology transfer to industry.