-About EMFL
About EMFL 2019-10-08T10:26:02+00:00
Photo (©) HZDR/Oliver Killig

The EMFL develops and operates world class high magnetic field facilities, to use them for excellent research by in-house and external users.

The European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) was founded in 2015 and provides the highest possible fields (both continuous and pulsed) for its researchers.

The EMFL is dedicated to unite, coordinate and reinforce the four existing European high magnetic field laboratories – the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD, Germany), the Laboratoires National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) in Grenoble and Toulouse (France), and the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Nijmegen (HFML, The Netherlands) – within a single body as a world-leading infrastructure.

Purpose, Goals, Objectives And Activities Of The Association

EMFL is responsible for the management of access, networking and coordination activities of high field facilities in Europe. The purpose of the Association is in particular fulfilled by (but without being limited to)

  • Promoting science in high magnetic fields

  • Being identified as representative of high magnetic field facilities in Europe, most notably at the international level and in international bodies

  • Stimulating the development of a corporate identity between its members

  • Obtaining funding for scientific research and infrastructure development at EU and international level

  • Representing EMFL’s scientific community interests at a national, European and global level

  • Constituting a forum where strategic scientific and technical plans of the members are discussed and where possible common strategies are developed.

EMFL will, amongst others, conduct the following activities to attain the above mentioned objectives:

Our Laboratories


HLD Dresden

The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden, HLD) focuses on modern materials research in high magnetic fields. In particular, electronic properties of metallic, semiconducting, superconducting, and magnetic materials are investigated. Work is being carried out on exotic superconductors, strongly correlated systems, low-dimensional and frustrated magnetic as well as nanostructured materials.

The institute conducts research in the programme From Matter to Materials and Life.

HLD Website
Photo (©) André Wirsig / HZDR


LNCMI Toulouse and Grenoble

The Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI for the French National High Magnetic Field Laboratory) is a host laboratory for experiments in high magnetic fields. Based on two sites, the LNCMI offers to the international community static magnetic fields at its Grenoble site (LNCMI-G) and pulsed magnetic fields at its Toulouse site (LNCMI-T).

LNCMI Website
Photo (©) CNRS/Cyril Fresillon


HFML Nijmegen

The HFML is an international facility which uses and develops high magnetic fields to carry out pioneering scientific research by in-house and external users. Fields up to 37.5T are available, a 45T hybrid magnet is under development.

The HFML research programme is based around three major research themes, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Semiconductors & Nanostructures and Soft Condensed Matter & Nanomaterials, and one technological theme, namely the Magnet Technology and Development programme.

hfml Website
Photo (©) Gideon Laureijs