Scientific Research in High Energy Physics
HIAF (High Intensity heavy ion Accelerator Facility), a new facility planned in China for heavy ion related researches. The key features of HIAF are unprecedented high pulse beam intensity and versatile operation mode. The HIAF project aims to expand nuclear and related researches into presently unreachable region and give scientists possibilities to conduct cutting-edge researches in these fields.

WST is the key vendor as the superconducting wires and cables for the HIAF project.

ADS (The accelerator-driven system)
An accelerator-driven subcritical reactor is a nuclear reactor design formed by coupling a substantially subcritical nuclear reactor core with a high-energy proton accelerator. It would use thorium as a fuel, which is more abundant than the uranium and plutonium in the Earth's crust.
The neutrons needed for sustaining the fission process would be provided by an external source – a particle accelerator. It is important to realize that these neutrons will not make the reactor critical. One benefit of such reactors is the relatively short life of its waste products, which would be in the hundreds of years as opposed to millions of years for existing nuclear reactors. The high energy proton beam impacts a molten lead target inside the core, chipping or “spallating” neutrons from the lead nuclei. These spallation neutrons convert fertile thorium to fissile uranium-233 and drive the fission reaction in the uranium.
WST is the key vendor as the superconducting wires and cables for the ADS project in China.

CEPC-SPPC: Circular Electron Positron Collider – Super Proton-Proton Collider
The Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) is a long-term collider project, which will be divided into two phases. The first phase will construct a circular electron-positron collider in a tunnel with a circumference of 50 – 70 km, and detectors installed at two interaction points. CEPC will serve as a Higgs Factory where precise measurement of Higgs properties will be its top priority. In addition, CEPC will allow stringent tests of the Standard Model (SM) with precision measurements at the Z pole and WW thresholds. The second phase of the project will upgrade the machine to a proton-proton collider (SPPC) with an unprecedented center-of-mass energy of 50 – 70 TeV. The machine will offer a unique opportunity for direct searches for New Physics in the high-energy range far beyond LHC reach.
WST is the key vendor as the superconducting wires and cables for the CEPC-SPPC project.

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