Alikhanyan National Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute)
Alikhanyan National Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute) is scientific research organisation founded in 1943. Has around 370 staff and give the most of scientific product of Armenian Science, has the best in Armenia international collaboration with more than 50 countries. The 6 GeV electron synchrotron was accomplished in 1967. During 1970-1991 synchrotron was operated with energies up to 4,5 GeV and in Experimental Physics Division were obtained significant results, including: hadronic properties of photons in π- meson photo-production on nuclei; structures of nucleon resonances in multi-polarization experiments, structure and characteristics of nuclear matter, important properties of X-ray transition radiation and channeling in monocrystals. Thanks to these achievements physicists from Yerevan Physics Institute started from 1985 are successfully participating in the large international collaborations. The integral parameters characterizing the efficiency of research conducted by national lab are the followings number of publications and citations. The sizable enlargement of both parameters during last years is apparent. National lab scientists publish appr. 40% of scientific publications of Armenia. Most of publications appear in high impact factor journals; high quality of research in national lab is proved by citations – more than 70% of overall citations to papers published by scientists from Armenia belong to national lab.