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High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML)
Hosting Legal Entity
Radboud University Nijmegen
Toernooiveld 7, Nijmegen, PO: 6525 (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1973
Contact Person
Maan J.C.
Scientific Description
The High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML) in Nijmegen is specialised in producing the highest continuous magnetic fields, using them for innovative research and making them available for external users. 33T magnets are available, a 38T resistive magnet and a 45T hybrid magnet are under development. HFML is coordinator of the FP7-project Creation of a distributed European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL).

RI Keywords
Tesla, EMFL, Nijmegen, HFML, Magnetics, High magnetic fields
RI Category
Extreme Conditions Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Access to experimental facilities

Users receive access to the scientific instruments to perform their experiments in a high magnetic field.

Users support

External users have a local contact who supports them during their visit.

Access to the high field facility

Users receive access to the High Field Facility and can control the magnets.

AC susceptibility, dHvA magnetoresistance, ShdH and Hall-effect
Cell 4: 30 tesla Hybrid Magnet (Ø50mm room temperature bore)
PL Imaging and Micro Raman
Cell 3: 33 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Cryostats for the temperature range from 1.2 to 300 K
3He/ 4He dilution refrigerators allowing rapid (12 hrs) sample change
Magnetostriction and thermal expansion
Other magnets
Far-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy
Far-infrared spectroscopy.
Specific heat Thermopower and Nernst-Ettinghausen
Polarized UV-VIS probe
Microscope Imaging set-up, including Schlieren polarized microscopy
Thermostats up to 300 ºC
Cell 2: 20 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Cell 2 near future: 38 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Cell 6: Hybrid Magnet under constrution
Cell 1: 30 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø50mm room temperature bore)
PL - Fiber Set-up
Critical current of superconductors
Birefringence, Linear Dichroism, Circulair dichroism and Circulair birefringence
3He cryostats
PLE - Fiber Set-up
Photoluminescence (PL) - Lens Set-up
Cell 5: 33 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Date of last update: 21/03/2017