The unique SKIF project will provide Russia with technological sovereignty for many decades

Right now in Russia, work is underway on a unique project that can provide us with technological sovereignty for decades to come.

We are talking about the Siberian Ring Source of Photons, or SKIF for short, a platform for which today is being built at an accelerated pace in Koltsovo, Novosibirsk.

SKIF is a big scientific project with a synchrotron. In simple terms, the latter is a powerful x-ray capable of thoroughly studying the structure of any substance down to atoms.

This opportunity will allow our scientists to investigate the device of various matter, which in the future will make it possible to improve its properties. As an option, create new composites, more durable batteries, etc.

The most "famous" synchrotron, which everyone has probably heard of, is the Large Hadron Collider. At the same time, the Swiss project is intended for fundamental research, and ours is for solving applied problems.

Today, there are about 50 operating synchrotrons all over the world. Two of them are in Russia.

At the same time, several more installations are being built in our country, the main of which is SKIF.

Moreover, synchrotrons of the third generation are mainly used in world science today. Our SKIF will receive generation 4+, which will undoubtedly allow Russian scientists to reach a fundamentally new level, overtaking foreign colleagues.

Work on the implementation of the Siberian Ring Photon Source project started in 2020. Commissioning of the plant is expected in 2024.

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  1. depavel Offline depavel
    depavel (Pavel Pavlovich) 26 August 2022 11: 48
    You don't have to rave! Without labor selection, "a hundred times good - once bad, everything is bad", against the leader's scheme, "once good - everything is good" an intellectual plug has already been created, an example is D. Medvedev. There are no leaders capable of making the only right decision based on experience and knowledge.
    And further in the federal authorities will be "stupid even dumber"!
  2. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 26 August 2022 13: 02
    Civilizations are built on Russian discoveries. Just not in Russia itself.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 26 August 2022 14: 54
    What breakthrough? I don't even know why or if...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 August 2022 18: 20
    It's not about projects.
    the matter, as everyone understands, is in the leaders and the cut.

    Skolkovo, nano, Technopark Zelenograd, processors and promises - all this has become synonymous with incompetence ....
  5. radvas Offline radvas
    radvas (Igor) 28 August 2022 17: 30
    So many years they hang noodles on their ears. Where are Nanochubais, Nanoskolkovo and the rest of NAS??? Know where. Everyone has their own candle factories (read Ilf and Petrov).
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 30 August 2022 13: 23
      Still, even this is good. After all, you can make pasta in a naval way. If there were no noodles, there would be nothing.
  6. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 19 September 2022 15: 24
    all these synchrotrons, accelerators in Dubna, Serpukhov, on which huge funds were spent, which they ultimately gave to the country. our science? Well, except for the discovery of several fast-living elements, a huge number of those that are not needed by anyone, except of course their authors, dissertations, scientific papers, now gathering dust on the shelves. It would be better if they used this money to create equipment for the production of chips using 1-7 nm technology and the creation of their own OS. Now they would have their own modern electronic base and would not depend on the West and China. It would be time for us Russians to become more pragmatic and practical and not waste resources on incomprehensible and dubious projects, projects and help to "friends" around the world.
  7. ficshr Offline ficshr
    ficshr (Nikolai Anisimov) 23 September 2022 13: 06
    I'm's just such positive messages that we really miss. I am glad that such messages appear against the backdrop of all the world's negatives ... it means life goes on ... and God bless us ...