Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices was approved the establishment by Ministry of Education in December 2007, and officially passed the acceptance into the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of sequence in March 2011, and passed the evaluation of Ministry of Education Key Laboratory in November 2011. Laboratory aims on the strategic needs of country's information industry and technology development, through the discovery and study of electric charge and spin polarization discipline in the polar materials, then explore the next generation of information processing device technology. The overall goals of laboratory include spin quantum control in semiconductor quantum structure, preparation of high-performance ferroelectric thin film single crystal materials, ferroelectric polarization and thermoelectric conversion law and regulation mechanism, cross application of ferroelectric/ferromagnetic/ semiconductor electronics and photonics, and provide the theoretical basis and technological basis for new features and new concept of optoelectronic functional devices and spintronics devices. There are four main research direction: 1) ferroelectric/multiferroic charge polarization and magnetic coupling laws; 2) electron spin polarization and transportation in narrow band gap semiconductor; 3) spin / charge polarization of optoelectronics; 4) micro/nano oxide polarization electronics and silicon-based integrated devices.

The laboratory consists of 10 experimental platform and computing systems, such as theoretical computer center, polarized materials functional thin film, polarized material molecular beam epitaxy, nano-polarized photoelectron materials, wide-band multi-function system magneto-optical spectroscopy, time-resolved precision spectroscopy, novel imaging spectrometer, strong magnetic field cryogenic electron transport, novel functional polarized material devices, polarized materials and device characterization. Currently there are more than 10 sets of large scientific instruments and equipment, including molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), high vacuum pulsed laser deposition system (PLD), atomic layer deposition system (ALD), magnetron DC / RF sputtering machine, high-performance nano-materials preparation system, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition system, Sol-Gel systems, double-crystal X-ray diffraction analyzer (XRD), UV fluorescence microscopy spectrum tester, vacuum-type Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, automatic ellipsometer, strong optical superconducting magnet temperature measuring system, three-lever laser Raman spectrometer, femtosecond YAG laser system, variable temperature ferroelectric / dielectric testing system, comprehensive physical property measurement system, multifunction atomic force microscopy, piezoelectric scanning probe microscope and micro-nano device processing platform, and the total value is nearly 50 million yuan.

Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices is the key support base by East China Normal University "985" and "211" projects. Laboratory currently has 32 staff, of which 18 are professors, including 1 academician of Chinese academy of sciences, 3 national outstanding youth foundation winner, 5 new-century / cross-century Talents by ministry of education, and initially formed the research team of the academician led, multi-disciplinary background, about 40 years old young researchers as the main backbone, and was selected as the ministry of education innovation team in 2009. Since the establishment of the laboratory, we have assumed more than 30 projects from Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education, and other important research from national and Shanghai items. Lab members honored by Shanghai natural science first prize (2103) and the second prize (2012).