Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3524

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


This week, we are happy to welcome:

Name: Björn Wehinger
University of Geneva Geneva

Name: Audrey Grockowiak
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Tallahassee


Publication: Entropy Evolution in the Magnetic Phases of Partially Frustrated CePdAl

S. Lucas et al., PRL 118, 107204 

Publication: Ultra-robust high-field magnetization plateau and supersolidity in bond-frustrated MnCr2S4
V. Tsurkan et al., Sci. Adv. 2017;3: e1601982

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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?

A HLD technician with a magnet

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 and technologies.

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 and 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 at Large-Scale Facilities

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: Jana GrämerIn our daily lives, we encounter various materials with different functionalities. Their mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties usually have to be optimized for specific applications which are relevant to the key issues of our modern society. More

Foto: Program "From Matter to Materials and Life" ©Copyright: BengsResearch with Highest Electromagnetic Fields

Matter > From Matter to Materials and Life

Foto: The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the HZDR provides up to 95 Tesla for user experiments ©Copyright: Jürgen LöselIn 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