Zhangjiang Lab to build world-class science complex by 2030
Zhangjiang Lab, a comprehensive research base in Shanghai, aims to develop into a world-class national lab as well as a world's largest complex of photon scientific facilities by 2030, local authorities announced recently.
One focus of the plans for the lab is to build a large-scale research facility complex for photon science.
To date, the lab has a Superintense-Ultrafast Lasers Facility, Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Soft X-ray Free Electron Laser Facility, Live Cell Structural and Functional Imaging Facility, and Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser Facility, among others.
Moreover, it is undertaking a municipal-level silicon photonics research project to achieve more breakthroughs in process engineering. It is predicted that China's first pilot line for the R&D of silicon photonics will be built in Shanghai this year.
Zhangjiang Lab, inaugurated in September 2017, is designed to be an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and multinational research base, tackling key scientific research projects. It also provides support for the construction of Shanghai into a scientific and technological innovation center.
Zhangjiang Lab, situated at Shanghai's Zhangjiang area, aims to develop into a world-class national lab as well as a world's largest complex of photon scientific facilities by 2030. [Photo/weibo account of Zhangjiang High Tech Park]
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