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

Access to experimental facilities

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

Thermostats up to 300 ºC
Far-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy
3He cryostats
Critical current of superconductors
Cell 5: 33 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Photoluminescence (PL) - Lens Set-up
Specific heat Thermopower and Nernst-Ettinghausen
Other magnets
Cell 3: 33 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
3He/ 4He dilution refrigerators allowing rapid (12 hrs) sample change
Far-infrared spectroscopy.
PL Imaging and Micro Raman
Polarized UV-VIS probe
Magnetostriction and thermal expansion
AC susceptibility, dHvA magnetoresistance, ShdH and Hall-effect
Birefringence, Linear Dichroism, Circulair dichroism and Circulair birefringence
Cryostats for the temperature range from 1.2 to 300 K
Cell 2 near future: 38 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Microscope Imaging set-up, including Schlieren polarized microscopy
PLE - Fiber Set-up
Cell 6: Hybrid Magnet under constrution
Cell 4: 30 tesla Hybrid Magnet (Ø50mm room temperature bore)
Cell 2: 20 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø32mm room temperature bore)
Cell 1: 30 tesla Bitter Magnet (Ø50mm room temperature bore)
PL - Fiber Set-up
FP7 programme EMFL
Laboratoire National de Champs Magnétiques Intenses - Toulouse
FP7 programme EuroMagNET II
Date of last update: 21/03/2017
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