Construction of synchrotron in Novosibirsk will start in 2019
The source of synchrotron radiation based at INP SB RAS in Novosibirsk will become a part of the national megaproject ISSI-4 at the Kurchatov Institute. Synchrotron radiation is used in many scientific fields: from the study of structure of materials to cancer cell therapy and the study of new pharmaceutical preparations. The project is estimated at 40 billion rubles; the source itself will cost 20 billion and the same amount will be spent on user stations.
«The construction of synchrotron is planned to be started in 2019 and it [should] be ready in five years. It will expand during five years: there will be 10 output channels and 10 stations at first, and later 32 output channels and the same number of stations — it takes a lot of time to master the radiation,» Kulipanov said. The new specialised source of synchrotron radiation is called SKIF.