The proposal SuperEMFL to the call is Accepted

26 March 2020 par Super Administrateur

The proposal SuperEMFL to the call H2020-INFRADEV-01-2019-2020 “Development and long-term sustainability of new pan-European research infrastructures” of the European commission is accepted for 48 months. This proposal named “Superconducting magnets for the European Magnet Field Laboratory “ is coordinated  by LNCMI and gathers 10 partners :

1 LNCMI from CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS FRANCE

2 HLD from HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF Germany

3 HFML from STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT Netherlands

4 IRFU from COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FRANCE

5 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL)

6 UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE Switzerland

7 UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE Netherlands

8 Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia

9 THEVA DUENNSCHICHTTECHNIK GMBH Germany

10 OXFORD INSTRUMENTS NANOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS LIMITED UK

11 BILFINGER NOELL GMBH Germany

 

The magnetic field is a powerful thermodynamic parameter to influence the state of any material system and such is an outstanding experimental tool for physics. To go beyond the conventional commercially available superconducting (SC) magnets, very large infrastructures such as the ones gathered within the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMLFL) are necessary. EMFL provides access to static resistive magnets (up to 38 T) and pulsed non-destructive (up to 100 T) and semi-destructive (up to 200 T) magnets for all qualified European researchers. Some recent advances open the way for the implementation of high temperature superconductor (HTS) magnets at the EMFL facilities. The SuperEMFL design study aims to add through the development of the HTS technology an entirely new dimension to the EMFL that go beyond the commercial offer, providing the European high field user community with much higher SC fields and novel SC magnet geometries, like large-bore-high-flux magnets or radial access magnets. The development of SC magnets that can partly replace current high-field resistive magnets will result in a significant reduction of the energy consumption of the static field EMFL facilities. This will strongly improve EMFL’s financial and ecological sustainability and at the same time boost its scientific performance and impact. The high field values, the very low noise and vibration levels, and the possibility to run very long duration experiments will make high SC magnetic fields attractive to scientific communities that so far have rarely used the EMFL facilities (NMR, scanning probe, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopies, ultra-low temperature physics, electro-chemistry …). All these new research possibilities will strengthen the scientific performance, efficiency and attractiveness of the EMFL and thereby of the European Research Area (ERA). The implementation of this strategy should therefore be considered as a major upgrade of the EMFL.

Contact : coord-SuperEMFL'@lncmi.cnrs.fr