COVID-19 situation update – HLD - EMFL
Although all EMFL sites have resumed user operation, the COVID-19 crisis is still causing serious restrictions. Quite a number of the accepted and scheduled proposals could not be performed, mainly due to travel restrictions.
Nevertheless, the Board of Directors decided to stick to the regular policy that proposals will remain valid for one year. Users with older proposals, that could not be executed, are asked to resubmit them. This concerns proposals granted in the call 120 and older. This facilitates the handling of all proposals and provides maximum clarity to all users and funding agencies.
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to ask your local contact at HLD.
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory User Program
Every year, the HLD welcomes dozens of user groups from all around the globe. We offer them excellent research facilities and highly qualified support.
The HLD has accepted proposals for magnet time and hosted users since the beginning of 2007. The coils available at the HLD produce both high magnetic fields (above 70 T with 150 ms pulse length) and smaller ones (60 – 65 T, with 25 – 50 ms pulse lengths). Pulsed magnets up to 85 and 95 T with 10 ms pulse length have been commissioned in 2016.
We are now accepting proposals for experiments up to 85 T or even up to 95 T. Energy for the pulsed magnets is provided by a modular 50 MJ capacitor bank — the only of its kind in the world. The free-electron laser facility FELBE next door allows high-brilliance infrared radiation to be fed into the pulsed field cells of the HLD, thus enabling unique high-field magneto-optical experiments in the 4 to 250 µm range.
How to get magnet time
Proposals for experiments in pulsed high magnetic fields will be accepted in two calls per year. The submission deadlines are usually on May 15 and November 15. Experiments of accepted proposals should be performed within the following year. The proposals are administrated and evaluated in the frame of the EMFL user program. In order to discuss details for the experiments, we strongly recommend to contact the local staff of the HLD.
To facilitate the handling of all proposals and to provide maximum clarity to all users in this regard, the BoD decided to revert back to the regular policy that proposals will remain valid for one year. Users with older proposals are asked to resubmit them, including those granted in the 119 and 219 calls, which could not be executed due to the Corona-crisis.
- The CALL 1 submission deadline is May 17th, 2021!
Please use the application form for magnet time on the EMFL webpage.
Here you find detailed information.
Here you may download the EMFL user flyer.
Please use the following acknowledgement phrase in your publications on high field experiments performed at the HLD:
"We acknowledge the support of the HLD at HZDR, member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL)."
UK Users (everyone with an affiliation from a university located in the UK) should use the following acknowledgement phrase:
"We acknowledge the support of the HLD at HZDR, member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), and the EPSRC (U.K.) via its membership to the EMFL (Grants No. EP/N01085X/1 and No. NS/A000060/1)."
Safety Rules at the HLD
Please consider our ten safety-at-work rules before starting your experiments at the HLD.
Internal link to the user data bank of the HLD Access is password limited.