The improvement of high-repetition-rate Nd:YAG laser performances is still a long-standing challenge, although many novel architectures of the laser have been developed. High concentrations of Nd3+ crystals will bring serious thermal effects, possible concentration quenching at strong pump power. However, the high conversion efficiency is difficult to obtain for crystals with low concentrations of Nd3+.
Poloidal field coil #5 (PF5), 17 metres in diameter and close to 350 tonnes, was successfully installed on Sept. 16 on the ITER construction site. According to the TAC1 mission contract with ITER, Institute of Plasma Physics(ASIPP), HFIPS should ensure PF5 coil in the right place of Tokamak pit.
A joint venture with an aim to independently develop, manufacture and sell integrated and cost-competitive helium cryogenic systems and offer related services, was set up on Science Island, Hefei.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are mostly produced in the cellular mitochondria of various organs and tissues of living organisms via the incomplete reduction of molecular oxygen, which is greatly intensified under external stimulations and injuries. A study team led by Prof. ZHANG Zhongping made a significant progress by developing a single fluorescent probe to achieve effective discrimination and profiling of hydroxyl radicals (？OH) and hypochlorous acid (HClO) in living organisms
Fluorescent probes provide a tool to study proteins and DNA both in vivo and vitro by confocal microscopy and fluorescence techniques. Therefore, there is a strong impetus to develop probes to detect and identify these functional biomolecules in protein science and other biological processes. Given this, collaborating with other researchers, a study team led by Dr. ZHANG Liyun developed novel small molecule fluorescent probes by diversity-oriented fluorescent library approach (DOFLA)，which designed and synthesized A new class of BODIPY fluorogens with enhanced spectral properties by incorporating both rotational restriction and PeT-quenching groups.