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Center for Energy Matter in Extreme Environments,

Institute of Solid State Physics,

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei

CEMEE Mission and Goals

Center for Energy Matter in Extreme Environments £¨CEMEE£© is an interdisciplinary scientific research center headquartered at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei. Our goals are to design new materials relevant for energy based applications. These are uncovered through extensive measurements of advanced materials properties under extreme conditions of high pressure and variable temperatures. The key studies include experimental and theoretical investigations of electronic, magnetic, structural, elastic properties of material at ultrahigh pressures (approaching TPa), high magnetic fields (>10 T) (in collaboration with the Strong Magnetic Field Laboratory), and a very wide range of temperatures from ultralow (mK) to very high (up to 10,000 K). The mission of the center is to coordinate and integrate the results of experimental and theoretical research for the Energy applications. 

Principal Research Objectives

Perform fundamental physical and chemical studies of advanced materials under extremes of pressure, temperature, and magnetic field to achieve ultimate understanding of phenomena, which results in extraordinary materials properties such as high-temperature superconductivity, superhardness, and high energy-density capacity. 

Develop and create new advanced facilities for studies under extreme conditions. These include the extremes which are currently difficult to reach and materials properties which are challenging to measure.

Search for new superconduting materials including those with the critical temperature, Tc approaching 300 K.

Search for new superhard materials which can be synthesized using the available technological processes.

Develop and synthesize new energy-density materials for effective energy storage, transfer, and recovery.

Extension of single-crystal structural refinements to the multimegabar pressure regime.

Carry out determinations of elastic constants and rheological properties of key materials at ultrahigh pressures and temperatures.

Reach megabar pressures with millimeter-sized samples.

Combine state-of-the-art static compression techniques with the latest laser technologies for generating high temperatures to realize the fullest possible coverage of high P-T space.

Radically change the status quo in high pressure-high temperature studies by conducting fundamental physical and chemical studies at high pressure and temperature with the same accuracy and understanding that we have achieved at ambient conditions.
 

 

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