KFKI campus houses five research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary: KFKI RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS – Basic research in high-energy nuclear and particle physics, plasma physics, space physics, theoretical investigations; applied research and development in the field of laser techniques, nuclear analysis, space electronics, fast data processing, and optical and X-ray spectroscopy. RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS AND MATERIAL SCIENCE – Basic research in the field of semiconductors, metals; applied research in sensing devices (semiconductor, magnetic and optical type), and in ceramics. RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOLID-STATE PHYSICS AND OPTICS – Basic research in the field of theoretical and experimental solid-state physics and also in the field of theoretical and experimental optics; applied research, including the development, study and applications of specific new materials, new test methods, new optical crystals, thin-film devices and lasers; development of unique research methods. KFKI ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE – Reactor physics; thermo-hydraulics; fuel studies; examination of serious accident processes; development of control systems for atomic energy power plants; reactor simulation, materials research activation analysis; neutron radiography; radiation protection; investigation of condensed materials. INSTITUTE OF ISOTOPE – Nuclear chemistry, including research in nuclear physics, nuclear elements analysis, nuclear safety and radiation protection, radiation chemistry, radiation physics and radiochemistry; surface reactions and heterogeneous catalysis, study of the interaction of the surface with substrates, heterogeneous catalytic reactions.