26.06.2014 | 13:53 | Age: 3 yrs

EMFL users meet at Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

The sixth high-magnetic-field User Meeting (for the second time organised under EMFL flag) has been held at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD) on June 19, 2014.


After arriving at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) the participants of the meeting got the opportunity to get to know each other in an informal atmosphere at the HLD building.

A friendly welcoming speech by Jochen Wosnitza as well as a greeting by Jan Kees Maan in the name of EMFL was then followed by the awarding of the EMFL Prize and several scientific talks. Key players in the different research areas presented their results obtained at the EMFL facilities.

User Committee Meeting and HLD Lab Tour

Nigel Hussey, Geert Rikken, Joachim Wosnitza and Jan Kees Maan (left to right)In the meeting, Geert Rikken (LNCMI-Grenoble & Toulouse), Jochen Wosnitza (HLD) and Nigel Hussey (HFML Nijmegen) gave a short overview of the new developments in their facilities to inform the users about the upcoming possibilities for cooperation and research.

During the User Committee Meeting (chaired by Amalia Patanè from Nottingham and open for all, but only external users) suggestions for improvements were discussed. Meanwhile the other participants of the User Meeting went on a lab tour and thus got the chance to visit the HLD labs, examine the capacitor banks and have a look at the newly built helium liquefier.

After that, Amalia Patanè informed the lab directors and all users on the outcome of the User Committee Meeting. In the afternoon, some further scientific highlights obtained by EMFL users were presented. The User Meeting ended with a joint dinner in a restaurant near the river Elbe, where there was the chance to watch the ongoing matches of the Football World Cup.

Scientific talks

  • Milan Orlita (LNCMI-G, FR) 
    3D massless fermions in HgCdTe
  • Karel Prokes (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, DE)
    Magnetic fields and neutron sciences at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin: present status and current plans 
  • Cedomir Petrovic (Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
    Superconducting and Normal States in Iron Chalcogenides 
  • Lyudmila Turyanska (School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Nottingham, GB)
    Near-infrared paramagnetic manganese-doped PbS nanocrystals
  • Istvan Kezsmarki (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
    Unidirectional Light Propagation in Multiferroics
  • Antony Carrington (HH Wills Physics laboratory, University of Bristol, UK)
    Quantum criticality in iron-based superconductors
  • Carsten Putzke (HH Wills Physics laboratory, University of Bristol, UK)
    BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 - Quantum Critical Superconductor
  • Jens Hänisch (IFW, Dresden, Germany)
    High field transport properties of superconducting Ba (Fe1-xCox)2As2 thin films.