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IOP at Huai Rou: One Facility, Two Centers

The Huairou Campus of the Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is located in the core area of the Huairou Science City, at the foot of the towering Great Wall and beside the beautiful Yanqi Lake. It is host to one Facility and Two Centers, namely Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility, which is a national major science facility, and two interdisciplinary research centers, the Center for Clean Energy and the Center for Materials Genome Initiative, which are jointly built by CAS and the Beijing government. The IOP Huairou Campus covers an area of about 230 mu, with a building area of 118000 square meters and a total investment of about 2.4 billion yuan. One Facility and Two Centers started construction in 2017 and finished construction in July 2020. They are about to go into full operation with equipment being installed and debugged.

The Huairou Campus beside the Yanqi Lake is one of the important contents of IOP's strategic layout of "One Village, Three Lakes". Based on "One Facility, Two Centers," the institute has an integrated layout of basic research, applied research, transfer of scientific and technological achievements, and high-tech industry. It aims to build "One Facility, Two Centers" into a top-notch and world-famous user facility and platforms, promoting the development of the Beijing National Science and Innovation Center, and becoming an important national strategic foundation for basic and applied research into physical sciences.


Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility (SECUF), Huairou Science City, Beijing

The Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility is a national major science facility. After completion, it will be an international advanced user facility integrating extreme conditions such as ultrahigh pressure, ultralow temperature, strong magnetic fields, and ultrafast optical fields. It aims to expand the space for research into physical sciences, facilitate the discovery of new states of matter, new phenomena and new rules, strengthen China’s research into physical sciences and other related frontier fields, and strive for top-notch achievements in the discovery of new high temperature superconductors, unconventional superconductivity mechanism, core technologies of quantum computing, and super-fast regulation of properties.

The Facility covers an area of about 130 mu, with a building area of 48,000 square meters. Its construction started in Sept. 2017 and will be put into operation in 2022.

Preferred fields of research:

  • Physical property measurements at ultra-low temperature and ultra-high pressure - cubic anvil cell part
  • Physical property measurements at ultra-low temperature and ultra-high pressure - diamond anvil cell part
  • Quantum oscillation measurements at ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field
  • Spectral measurements under extreme conditions - infrared spectrum and terahertz part
  • Spectral measurements under extreme conditions – Raman part
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance measurements
  • Scanning tunneling spectrum at ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field
  • In-situ scanning tunneling spectrum and angle -resolved photoemission spectrum measurements at low temperature
  • In-situ high pressure multi-physical property measurements
  • Nuclear demagnetization for electron quantum transport and topological quantum computation at mK temperature range
  • Solid-state quantum computation at ultra-low temperatures - superconducting qubits
  • Solid-state quantum computation at ultra-low temperatures - qubits based on semiconducting quantum dots and nanowires
  • Low-temperature spectroscopic measurements on low-dimensional electron systems in strong magnetic fields
  • Femtosecond dynamic measurement
  • Attosecond physics
  • Ultrafast X-ray sciences
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy
  • Microfabrication Laboratory
  • Material Preselection and Characterization Laboratory
  • Machine Shop & Electronic Shop
  • Helium Recovery and Liquefaction Plant


Center for Materials Genome Initiative (CMGI) and Center for Clean Energy (CCE), Huairou Science City, Beijing

As one of the first research platforms in Huairou Science City to start construction, Center for Materials Genome Initiative aims to build an advanced materials genome research center with large-scale and complete means. After completion, the Center will greatly improve China’s research capacity in new types of high temperature superconductors, advanced quantum materials, high-performance amorphous alloy and rare earth magnetic materials, shortening the period of process optimization, supporting China’s leap-forward development in basic research and applied basic research in material science, and producing international first-class achievements in areas such as high temperature superconducting mechanism, topology, and novel quantum phenomena.

The Center covers an area of about 54 mu, with a building area of 40,000 square meters. Its construction started in May 2017 and was completed in April 2020. It will be put into operation by the end of 2021.

Preferred fields of research:

  • High Throughput Materials Computation
  • Materials Genome Database
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Integrated Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Fast Characterizations
  • Accelerated Alloy Screening
  • Alloy Processing and Optimization
  • Alloy Device Fabrication
  • High Throughput Syntheses
  • Solid Phase Syntheses
  • High T/P Syntheses
  • Characterization and Process
  • High Throughput Technique and Development

As one of the first research platforms in Huairou Science City to start construction, the Center for Clean Energy focuses on energy storage, energy conversion and efficient energy utilization. The advanced facilities and equipment in the Center can help realize accurate analyses of structures, compositions, and physicochemical properties from atomic to macroscopic dimensions, and conduct high-resolution ex situ and in situ testing of key materials, devices, and systems in clean energy technologies under the protection of an inert atmosphere; carry out systematic non-destructive diagnosis, failure analysis, test and verification of important clean energy materials and devices that are currently being developed and applied; engage in forward-looking research and development of clean energy technologies with significant application prospects in the future. After completion, the Center will greatly improve the research and development level of clean energy materials and devices in China, promote the birth of original and transformative technologies of clean energy, and accelerate the transfer and transformation of achievements.

The Center covers an area of about 44 mu, with a building area of 30,000 square meters. Its construction started in May 2017 and was completed in April 2020. It will be put into operation in 2021.

Preferred fields of research:

  • Tests and analysis of chemical energy storage
  • Devices development of chemical energy storage
  • Failure analysis of chemical energy storage
  • Safety analysis of chemical energy storage
  • Devices development of new chemical energy storage
  • Test and analysis of Solar cell
  • Test and analysis of solid state lighting
  • Division for synchronous radiation technology for clean energy
  • Clean energy research center