Synergetic Extreme Condition User FacilitySECUF

SECUF aims at the discovery of new materials/phenomena/mechanisms triggered by advanced extreme physical conditions such as low temperature down to 1 mK, high pressure up to 300 GPa, high magnetic field up to 26 T, and ultra-fast laser pulse short to 100 as. It is a user facility open to academic and industrial users in China and world-wide to carry out material preparation, physical property characterization, quantum manipulation, and ultra-fast dynamic process investigations at combined extreme conditions that generally not available in users’ home institutions.

SECUF is constructed under a joint partnership between the Beijing Municipality, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jilin university, and as a part of "Beijing National Science and Innovation Center" program. It costed about 1.63 billion yuan and cover 180 acres of land (130 acres in Huairou, Beijing, and 50 acres in Jilin University). The scheduled construction period is from 2017 to 2022.

SECUF consists of 18 experimental stations, which are grouped into four research centers:

1. Center for physical property characterization under extreme conditions

2. Center for quantum manipulation under extreme conditions

3. Ultrafast material science center

4. High-temperature / high-pressure center for material science

The first three centers are located in Huairou science city, together with the High Energy Photon Source (HEPS, in construction), to form the major components of "Beijing National Science and Innovation Center". The High-temperature / high-pressure center for material science is constructed in Jilin Province by Jilin University.

Since the beginning of 2022, the first batch of stations, 5 out of 18, have entered into the working status available to the users.