History of the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Einweihung des Erweiterungsbaus Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden am 13.12.2013December 13, 2013: Saxony’s Minister of Science, Prof. Sabine von Schorlemer inaugurates new extension building

The extension building, a 20 million Euro investment largely funded by the Free State of Saxony, clearly broadens the capabilities of the HLD. The new building houses a second capacitor bank as well as six additional pulse cells, which has effectively doubled the lab’s size. more

Richtfest im Anbau des Hochfeld-Magnetlabors DresdenMay 2, 2012: Topping Off Ceremony

Ten months after the groundbreaking ceremony, there was once again reason to celebrate at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The structural work of the extension building is completed; the interior work and the installation of the equipment are about to begin. To symbolically commemorate the completion of the first construction phase, a crane raised a wreath to the top of the building. more

Magnetspule im Hochfeld-MagnetlaborJanuary 25, 2012: European Record with 94.2 Tesla

The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory wants to break the world record for the highest magnetic fields. The scientists managed to improve their own European record from 91.4 to 94.2 Tesla. more

Doppelte Grundsteinlegung: Erweiterungsbauten für das Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden und die TOPFLOW-AnlageJuly 6, 2011: Laying of the foundation stone

As a European user facility, the HLD is a strong and attractive partner for scientists from around the world. In order to better meet the growing demand for magnet time, the HLD will be expanded. The extension of the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory is one of HZDR's projects for the future that will be realized in the coming years. more

SpulenwerkstattJune 22, 2011: World Record with 91.4 Tesla

To reach this record, the HLD team developed a coil weighing about 200 kilograms in which electric current create the giant magnetic field – for a period of a few milliseconds. The coil survived the experiment unscathed. more

Logo RHMF 2009July 2009: HLD hosts International Conference on Research in High Magnetic Fields (RHMF 2009)

The conference is dedicated to all aspects related to recent advances in the research in high magnetic fields. Among the guests are leading scientists from all major high-field user laboratories in the world. more

Pressemitteilung vom 28.3.2008: Fulde-EffektMarch 2008: HLD scientists proof new superconducting state

For the first time, a new state of superconductors - the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov phase - which was predicted already in 1964, was proved in experiments with organic superconductors.

HLD User2007: HLD's start as a user facility

Scientists from all over the world may apply for magnet time. The HLD is part of the European network EuroMagNET. Applications for magnet time are evaluated within this cooperation. more

Milbradt weiht HLD einFebruary 22, 2006: Saxon Prime Minister Prof. Georg Milbradt inaugurates the world's largest capacitor bank

The most modern and most efficient way to safely store an energy up to 50 MJ and to discharge it to the magnetic-field coil is to use a pulse-discharge capacitor bank.With a single push of a button, a power is released to the magnet which would allow for braking an heavy engine (58 metric tons) from 150 km/h to zero in only ten milliseconds. more

Hochfeld-Magnetlabor DresdenDecember 1, 2004: Institute's foundation

Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory becomes Forschungszentrum Rossendorf's sixth institute. Prof. Joachim Wosnitza becomes director. more

BMBF-FörderungMay 28, 2003: Laying of the foundation stone for Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory 

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Saxon Ministry of Science and Art follow the recommendation of the Wissenschaftsrat to promote the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The investment costs amount to 24.5 million euros. more

Logo Wissenschaftsrat2002: Wissenschaftsrat argues for the constitution of the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

After intensive review of the proposed project the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) assigns the HLD to a group of research facilities that "promise new scientific discoveries". The Wissenschaftsrat considers the project worthy of unrestricted support. more