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China and Russia Signs NICA-Focused Collaborative Agreement amid Their Year of S&T Innovation

Aug 28, 2020

China and Russia kicked off on Wednesday their Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation which involved one thousand plus scientific activities to be scheduled. President XI Jinping made his remarks in his congratulatory letter and Russian President Putin sent his congratulations to the Year’s opening.

A bilateral scientific collaborative agreement to deepen their joint work on NICA mega science facility was signed by HUANG Wei, Vice minister of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and G. V. Trubnikov, first vice-director of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (or JINR) as a session of the online opening ceremony for the Sci & Tech Innovation Year in which more than one thousand sci-tech activities will be scheduled between the two sides. The signing ceremony was held with the presence of Chinese Vice Premier SUN Chunlan and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.

As a facilitator, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (or HFIPS) has made enormous efforts in the process of reaching the bilateral collaboration on NICA project which involves seven Chinese sci-tech institutes to take part in. And HFIPS is one of the Chinese parties to take construction mission of MJ-level high temperature superconductor energy storage magnet systems (or HTS SMES) NICA mega science facility.

It is one of the key goals of the giant project with the aim to compensate for load fluctuations as well as to suppress frequency fluctuations then to ensure the safety of the NICA accelerator if in an accident state, thereby improving stability of the system.

As flagship project of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (or JINR), NICA is a mega science facility to produce heavy-ion colliding beams with a complex of superconducting rings.

JINR has been a long-time friend of HFIPS especially in the superconducting technology. Backing to 2012, HFIPS and JINR started their partnership from the collaboration on superconducting current leads.

For nearly eight years, collaboration between the two sci-tech institutions has blossomed. They built jointly the China-Russia Superconducting Proton Research Center in 2015 under an overall NICA-EAST collaborative framework. And their collaboration never stops as they facilitated the institutional-level collaboration up to higher level by building China’s Belt and Road Superconducting Proton Research Center.

Besides the deep collaboration in superconducting technology, HFIPS has built and been expanding its joint work with Russia scientific institutions and universities to other research areas.

China-Russia Research Center for Atmospheric Optics was built last year to push further its collaboration on Lidar atmospheric detection with Institute of Atmospheric Optics (or IAO) under Russian Academy of Sciences. Several collaborative agreements, focusing on high-power supply, accelerator, medical equipment and special crystal, were achieved last year. The High Intensity D-T Fusion Neutron Generator (or HINEG) opened up a new chapter of collaboration with Russia partner in neutron research.

Russia has always been a great sci-tech partner of China. HFIPS has been sticking to its Russia-collaboration strategy to expand and extend its joint efforts with Russia partners. The both sides are looking forward to more sci-tech collaboration in the near future.

 

China-Russia Sci-tech Years kicks off (Image by Xinhua)

 

Former russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited ASIPP (Image by HFIPS) 

 

China-Russia joint research center on superconducting protons and Atmospheric Optics founded in Hefei (Image by HFIPS)

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