Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (abbreviated as ASIPP ) was founded in September 1978 for the peaceful utilization of fusion energy primary based on the tokamak approach. The main area of research covers high-temperature plasma physics, magnetically various important research projects from National special plans, National Foundation of National Science, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
ASIPP is one of the most important laboratories on magnetically confined fusion in China, and the Nuclear Fusion Research Centre of the World Laboratory. Among more than 400 staff, 223 are scientists or engineers. They’re distributed in the 13 divisions, 2 technical centers, and 4 high-tech companies. Besides the physics studies on theoretical and experimental plasma physics, reactor research, in ASIPP there are also technical studies on high-power power supply, high field magnet, high power microwave, vacuum, cryogenics, and data acquisition. In addition, ion beam bia-engineering and electrophysical apparatus designing are two important divisions in ASIPP. In the institute, there are two experimental devices for controlled fusion research. HT-7, the first superconducting tokamak in China, and EAST, the world’s first non-circle cross-section full superconducting tokamak. Besides that, ASIPP possesses one 20-Telsa steady-state hybrid magnet, manufacturing and testing facilities for big superconducting magnets, and the first single particle microbeam facility in China.
For the planned Neutral Beam Injector (NBI) General Test Platform at the Institute, Linde Kryotechnik will supply the helium refrigeration system.