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High Magnetic Field Laboratory Dresden (HLD)

Basic Information

Name: High Magnetic Field Laboratory Dresden (HLD)
Facility: Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD)
Partner: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

Short Description

At the HLD, pulsed magnetic fields of more than 90 Tesla are generated in a bore of 16 millimeters – that’s unique in the entire world.


At the HLD, pulsed magnetic fields of more than 90 Tesla are generated in a bore of 16 millimeters – that’s unique in the entire world. By use of these fields, the HZDR scientists as well as numerous external users investigate the specific properties of new materials and fundamental phenomena, such as superconductivity and magnetism, with the objective of developing innovative materials for the future.


The HLD has accepted proposals for magnet time and hosted users since the beginning of 2007. The coils available at the HLD produce both high magnetic fields (above 70 T with 150 ms pulse length) and smaller ones (60 – 65 T, with 25 – 50 ms pulse lengths). Pulsed magnets up to 85 and 95 T with 10 ms pulse length have been commissioned in 2016.

We are now accepting proposals for experiments up to 85 T or even up to 95 T. Energy for the pulsed magnets is provided by a modular 50 MJ capacitor bank — the only of its kind in the world. The free-electron laser facility FELBE next door allows high-brilliance infrared radiation to be fed into the pulsed field cells of the HLD, thus enabling unique high-field magneto-optical experiments in the 4 to 250 µm range.


Magnet Specification

Type of magnets: So far, we operate four magnets (A, B, D, E) for our users. Here (PDF) you find detailed information about our Pulsed-Magnet-Development Program.

Magnet Maximum Field [T] Pulse duration [ms] Magnet bore [mm]

A connected to FIR facility


150 24
B 70 150 24
C 85, 95 10 16
D 65 25 20
E 51 75 24

The magnets are regularly operated to a few T below these maximum fields. Depending on the scientific case, fields closer to the maximum amplitude might be possible. These magnets will be installed upon demand in 10 different pulsed-field cells.

Link to Further Details


Options of instrument usage

Points of Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. J. Wosnitza/ J. Blöcker (Sec.)
+49 (0351) 260 - 3527
+49 (0351) 260 - 13527

Access Requirements

Proposals for experiments in pulsed high magnetic fields will be accepted in two calls per year. The submission deadlines are usually on May 15 and November 15. Experiments of accepted proposals should be performed within the following year. The proposals are administrated and evaluated in the frame of the EMFL user program. In order to discuss details for the experiments, we strongly recommend to contact the local staff of the HLD


Last Update

Last updated at: 15 February 2019 at 15:47:01