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

Users support

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

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