Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza

Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Phone: +49 351 260 3524
+49 170 9244088

Julia Blöcker

Secretary/ Administration,
Phone: +49 351 260 3527

Nicole Zimmermann

Phone: +49 351 260 3535


Publication: Field-Tunable Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Correlations in a Heisenberg Magnet

Opherden, D. et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 130 (2023), 086704

Publication: Unconventional Spin State Driven Spontaneous Magnetization in a Praseodymium Iron Antimonide

Pabst, F. et al., Adv. Materials 35 (2023), 2207945

Publication: Spin–orbital liquid state and liquid–gas metamagnetic transition on a pyrochlore lattice

Tang, N. et al., Nature Physics 19 (2023), 92-98

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Fields for Science: Research at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

How do matter and materials behave under the influence of strong fields and in smallest dimensions?

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In the Helmholtz research sector “Matter,” the basic components of matter and the forces interacting between them are investigated on all microscopic and macroscopic length scales. For this purpose scientists make use of special large-scale research infrastructures of the Helmholtz Association that allow unique measurements under extreme sample conditions. The researchers are developing innovative solutions for the great challenges of our society by investigating novel materials, whose functional properties are often determined by quantum effects.

The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD) performs experiments at very high magnetic fields. With the application of high magnetic fields, material properties may be modified and controlled. In consequence, experiments at such extreme sample conditions have both the potential to decipher the fundamental properties of novel materials and to advance science in general as well as to optimize functional materials in order to make use of them for future applications.

The research work is integrated into the research program "From Matter to Materials and Life" of the Helmholtz Association. In this context the researchers at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD) are developing unique pulse-field technologies which find application both in the HLD user laboratories and in industry as well.

The institute works on the following topics:

Foto: Program "From Matter to Materials and Life" ©Copyright: BengsIn-House Research on Structure, Dynamics and Function of Matter

Matter > From Matter to Materials and Life

Foto: A young scientist using highest magnetic fields at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the HZDR ©Copyright: HZDRIn our daily lives, we encounter a very large number of materials with different functionalities and which are relevant to the key issues of our modern society. The HZDR investigates in mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of such materials which usually have to be optimized for specific applications. More

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Matter > From Matter to Materials and Life

Foto: Capacitor bank ©Copyright: HZDRIn virtually every research field, scientists rely on large-scale facilities for investigating the structural, chemical, physical, and biological properties of materials. The HZDR is committed to continuously developing and improving these large scientific instruments for creating an excellent research environment. More