EMFL receives ESFRI Landmark status

Date of news: 10 March 2016
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has awarded the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) the “Landmark” status in the new ESFRI Roadmap list. EMFL is now one of the 29 Landmarks: pan-European research infrastructures which ensure that scientists in Europe have access to world-class facilities, enabling them to do cutting-edge research. The status represents full recognition of the established EMFL, with the formation of the EMFL AISBL legal entity, the incorporation of the EPSRC as a new member and an overall growth in the high field scientific domain.

The EMFL mission for the four high field facilities in Europe (LNCMI-G & T, HFML and HLD), is to develop and operate world class high magnetic field facilities, to use them for excellent research by both in-house and external users. High magnetic fields are one of the most powerful tools available to scientists for the study, the modification and the control of the state of matter. EMFL provides the highest possible fields (both continuous and pulsed) for its researchers.

EMFLEMFL research: from magnet technology to research on superconductivity, nanomaterials and much more. 

The founding members of the EMFL are the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the German research center Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Dutch collaboration between Radboud University Nijmegen and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

Nigel Hussey (Director of the HFML and member of the EMFL Board): “Receiving the landmark status by ESFRI underlines the success of the long-term cooperation among the EMFL partners, initiated by my predecessor Jan Kees Maan. Within the FP6 framework, this cooperation has evolved into the founding of EMFL during the FP7 P3-project. EMFL is a clear example that a distributed network of facilities, providing access to high quality experimental facilities through a single access point and selection committee, can be extremely beneficial for the researchers.“