New European Record Set in Dresden

Dr. Marc Uhlarz mit Magnetspule im Hochfeld-Magnetlabor DresdenNews published on Jan 26, 2012

The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf wants to break the world record for the highest magnetic fields. Yesterday, the scientists managed to improve their own European record from 91.4 Tesla to 94.2 Tesla. The brand new coil was wound in the HLD’s workshop and encased in a thinner stainless steel cylinder; it was, though, also wrapped in the reinforcement fiber Zylon®. This small alteration permitted an even higher magnetic field while the coil’s bore continued to have a diameter of 16 millimeters.

The world record, which had also been held by the Dresden scientists for several weeks last year, is claimed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Los Alamos, USA, with 97.4 Tesla; but their bore’s diameter is only 10 millimeters.

Research groups from around the globe use the high magnetic fields in the Dresden lab for fundamental and materials research. Together with labs in Nijmegen (Netherlands), Grenoble and Toulouse (both in France), the HLD has joined forces in the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) so as to strengthen Europe as an excellent research and scientific venue in the high magnetic fields sector and to attract new users.

For more information

Prof. Joachim Wosnitza
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Phone 0351 260-3524