CAS research platform in Zaozhuang propels local development
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2020-10-26Print Print
The research platform of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), a Chinese Academy of Sciences research institute in Shanting district, Zaozhuang, Shandong province, has developed a high performance silicon-based radiation detector.
"The product will fill the gap in China, break the market monopoly of Hamamatsu Photonics, and can be widely used in high-energy physics, environmental protection, civil, and other fields," said Zhang Wanchang, a chief designer at the research institute.
"Our production center is under construction in Shanting and once it is completed, we will carry out R&D on and produce high-performance silicon-based nuclear radiation detector chips," said Zhang.
The Zaozhuang municipal government, Shanting district government, and IHEP signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Sept 5, 2019 to develop a research platform and a supporting manufacturing center in Shanting.
According to local officials, 22 postdoctoral researchers from IHEP have moved to the research facility in Shanting.
The manufacturing center, covering an area of 40,000 square meters, will be completed and begin operating by the end of the year. It is expected to generate more than 5 billion yuan ($746 million) in annual sales revenue and provide more than 2,000 jobs, fueling local economic development and boosting industrial upgrading.
The research platform of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), a Chinese Academy of Sciences research institute in Shanting district [Photo/iqilu.com]