Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

The world’s strongest magnet for neutron experiments to be installed in Berlin

13.04.2007
A collaboration contract between the Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin (HMI) and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) at Florida State University, Tallahassee has been signed

The new high field magnet, which is planned to be completed at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin (HMI) by 2011, will generate a magnetic field between 25 tesla and 30 tesla, more than half a million times stronger than the earth’s magnetic field. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), Tallahassee will build the magnet system for $8.7 million. The required infrastructure to run the magnet, including cooling facilities and power supplies will cost more than $14 million. In total, Euros 17.8 million will be financed for the entire project, primarily by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

It allows to strengthen the HMI’s leading international position with regard to experiments combining neutron research and strong magnetic fields and low temperatures. “Scientists from all over the world already come to us because we can support them explore materials by neutron scattering under extreme external conditions. With the new magnet at HMI scientists will accomplish what is not possible up to now anywhere in the world,” said Professor Michael Steiner, the scientific director of the HMI, in Berlin. Thomas Rachel, state secretary from the German BMBF, also said: “With this powerful new magnet system, the Hahn-Meitner Institute itself becomes a magnet, pulling in researchers from around the world.”

Researchers expect experiments with the magnet to yield new insight in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science, for example experiments can contribute to the fundamental understanding of high temperature superconductivity - the ability of individual substances to conduct electric current without resistance at higher temperatures.

In order to build the magnet, the engineers at NHMFL must go to the limits of what is technically feasible. The inner part of the hybrid magnet system, the place of the highest fields, will be made up of a copper coil. The outer coil, connected in series with the resistive inner coil, will be consisting of superconducting material cooled with liquid Helium. With the aforementioned hybrid construction, the extreme fields can be produced while consuming the lowest energy input possible.

Furthermore, neutron instrumentation especially for use with a high field magnet had to be developed. This know-how is available at the HMI- another important reason why the German Helmholtz Association is supporting this project. Professor Juergen Mlynek, president of the Helmholtz Association, said in Berlin: “The Hahn-Meitner-Institute has a lot of experience in running strong magnets and in developing neutron instrumentation. On the basis of this unique expertise, HMI will lead this ambitious project to success.”

Dr. Peter Smeibidl | alfa
Further information:
http://www.hmi.de/pr/pressemitteilungen/2007/hfm/HFM_Broschuere.pdf

More articles from Physics and Astronomy:

nachricht Turning entanglement upside down
22.05.2018 | Universität Innsbruck

nachricht Astronomers release most complete ultraviolet-light survey of nearby galaxies
18.05.2018 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

All articles from Physics and Astronomy >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: LZH showcases laser material processing of tomorrow at the LASYS 2018

At the LASYS 2018, from June 5th to 7th, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be showcasing processes for the laser material processing of tomorrow in hall 4 at stand 4E75. With blown bomb shells the LZH will present first results of a research project on civil security.

At this year's LASYS, the LZH will exhibit light-based processes such as cutting, welding, ablation and structuring as well as additive manufacturing for...

Im Focus: Self-illuminating pixels for a new display generation

There are videos on the internet that can make one marvel at technology. For example, a smartphone is casually bent around the arm or a thin-film display is rolled in all directions and with almost every diameter. From the user's point of view, this looks fantastic. From a professional point of view, however, the question arises: Is that already possible?

At Display Week 2018, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP will be demonstrating today’s technological possibilities and...

Im Focus: Explanation for puzzling quantum oscillations has been found

So-called quantum many-body scars allow quantum systems to stay out of equilibrium much longer, explaining experiment | Study published in Nature Physics

Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a...

Im Focus: Dozens of binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters could be detectable by LISA

Next-generation gravitational wave detector in space will complement LIGO on Earth

The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new window to understanding the universe. A...

Im Focus: Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical gradiometers for the precise measurement of the gravitational field or the earth's magnetic field.

The age of quantum technology has long been heralded. Decades of research into the quantum world have led to the development of methods that make it possible...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Save the date: Forum European Neuroscience – 07-11 July 2018 in Berlin, Germany

02.05.2018 | Event News

Invitation to the upcoming "Current Topics in Bioinformatics: Big Data in Genomics and Medicine"

13.04.2018 | Event News

Unique scope of UV LED technologies and applications presented in Berlin: ICULTA-2018

12.04.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Designer cells: artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch

22.05.2018 | Life Sciences

PR of MCC: Carbon removal from atmosphere unavoidable for 1.5 degree target

22.05.2018 | Earth Sciences

Achema 2018: New camera system monitors distillation and helps save energy

22.05.2018 | Trade Fair News

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>