Recently, the Shaanxi Controlled Neutron Source Engineering Technology Research Center, which is jointly established by Xi'an Crown Energy Neutron Detection Technology Co., Ltd. of Hengtai Aipu Group Xi'an Aohua Electronic Instruments Co., Ltd. and Xijing University and Northwest Nuclear Technology Research Institute, has been officially launched and operated. The center is the province approved by the Shaanxi Science and Technology Department. Grade I research center is also the first research center in China to target controllable neutron sources and their applications.
The high temperature, long life and small diameter neutron tube developed by the center has reached the leading level in China through scientific and technological novelty search and achievement appraisal. In the next three to five years, the center will devote itself to the development of new excitation sources such as neutron generators to solve the technical problems of miniaturization, high yield and long life of controllable neutron sources in China. At the same time, it will devote itself to the research and development of nuclear radiation detection technology and expand the equipment of nuclear technology in the fields of energy exploration, military industry, aerospace and medical treatment. The development of the next generation of chemical-free nuclear logging technology, neutron imaging technology, neutron activation element analysis technology and boron neutron cancer treatment technology.
The center has a vibrant innovative research team, with 31 existing technical researchers, including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 52% of whom have a doctoral degree. The director of the center is Dr. Wang Zhijian, who returned from the United States, chief scientist of Xi'an Aohua Electronic Instruments Co., Ltd. of Hengtai Epp Group, and specially appointed professor of Xijing College.