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IOP at Huairou: One Facility, Two Centers

The Institute of Physics (IOP), CAS, started the construction of the Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility (SECUF) in September 2017 in Huairou science city. As the first among many major national scientific infrastructure projects to break ground in Beijing National Science and Innovation Center, the project has a building area of 48,000 square meters and an investment of RMB 1.6 billion yuan. Its construction will be completed by the end of 2019. The two interdisciplinary research centers, that is, the Center for Clean Energy (CCE) and the Center for Materials Genome Initiative (CMGI), with a building area of 70,000 square meters and an investment of RMB 980 million yuan, are jointly undertaken by CAS and the Beijing government. Their construction started in May 2017 and will be completed by June 2019. One Facility & Two Centers constitute the core part of the Beijing National Science and Innovation Center (BNSIC) and IOP’s priority in Huairou science city.

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

As a major project of the national scientific infrastructure, SECUF has a building area of 48,000 square meters and an investment of RMB 1.6 billion yuan. Its construction started in Sept. 2017 and will be completed by the end of 2019. The project aims to build the world’s first user facility featuring extreme conditions such as ultralow temperature, ultrahigh pressure, strong magnetic fields, and ultrafast optical fields. Its overall design scheme and comprehensive technical index are among the world’s best. By the end of 2018, half of the planned equipment has been purchased. The Facility will start operation by June 2022.

After its completion, the project will be able to provide the most advanced public laboratory instruments for solving key scientific problems in the fields of materials, energy and information, thus greatly improving the comprehensive strength of China in basic and applied basic research in physical sciences and related fields.

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