Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory User Program

Neues HLD-Logo komplettEvery 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(1). In order to discuss details for the experiments, we strongly recommend to contact the local staff of the HLD(2). 

  • For 2018 the autumn/winter submission deadline is November 16th!
  • Please use the application form(3) for magnet time on the EMFL webpage.

  • Here(4) you find detailed information.

  • Here(5) 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)."

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Safety Rules at the HLD

Please consider our ten safety-at-work rules(7) before starting your experiments at the HLD.

Internal link to the user data bank of the HLD(8) Access is password limited.

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Dr. Iurii Scurschii
Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
Phone: +49 351 260 3421

Julia Blöcker
Secretary/ Administration
Phone: +49 351 260 3527
Fax: +49 351 260 13527

Nicole Zimmermann
Phone: +49 351 260 3535


EMFL User Committee: http://www.emfl.eu/user/user-committee.html
EMFL Prize for excellent user: http://www.emfl.eu/user/emfl-prize.html

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(1) https://emfl-users.lncmi.cnrs.fr/SelCom/proposals.shtml
(2) http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=2687
(3) https://emfl-users.lncmi.cnrs.fr/SelCom/EMFLlogin.php
(4) https://emfl-users.lncmi.cnrs.fr/SelCom/proposals.shtml
(5) http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=36383
(6) http://www.emfl.eu
(7) http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=55016
(8) http://www.hzdr.de/db/!HLD.Proposal.Data?pNid=no