Scientists of the largest Chinese Aerospace Institute test the TPU electronic pulse accelerator

The delegation of the Xi'an Aerospace Propulsion Institute visited Tomsk Polytechnic University. In the scope of the visit, the Chinese colleagues tested the university electronic pulse accelerator, which will be shipped to China. In addition, they got acquainted with the university laboratory.

Photo: the TPU electronic pulse accelerator

Earlier, scientists of the Xi'an Aerospace Propulsion Institute ordered separate units and parts of the electronic pulse accelerator from the TPU Laboratory for Pulse-Beam, Electric Discharge and Plasma Technologies.  The energy of this accelerator is up to 450 keV and the duration of the electron current is less than one microsecond.

“This machine was designed to organize work in the field of radiation technology – technology of the future. The accelerator solves various environmental problems, in particular, sterilization and cleaning of flue gases and waste water,

 — says Ivan Egorov, a laboratory researcher. Chinese colleagues visited the joint tests, which ended successfully".

Additionally to accelerating technology, the guests got acquainted with the university other innovative developments.

«Chinese delegation highly appreciated the level of applied research at Tomsk Polytechnic University. In addition to the accelerator and developments in the field of radiation technologies, the group was impressed by the samples of 3D-printers, capabilities of electric discharge technologies, and special methods of wood processing. In future, we hope to develop and expand areas of collaboration between TPU and the Xi'an Aerospace Propulsion Institute»,

— says a university researcher.


The Xi'an Aerospace Propulsion Institute is a Chinese research and design organization, engaged in the production of liquid rocket engines. It is a subsidiary of the 6th Academy of the Chinese Aerospace Scientific and Technical Corporation. It was founded April 2, 1958. In 1993, it was transferred to Xi'an. 

For the last fifty years, CASC has developed more than 60 types of liquid rocket engines for rockets, satellites, and spacecraft.