A coordinated approach to access, experimental development and scientific exploitation of all European large infrastructures for high magnetic fields

start: 2009-01-01
end: 2012-12-31
programme: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
sub-programme: INFRA - Teadustöö infrastruktuurid
instrument: CP-CSA-INFRA - Koostööprojekt - koordineeritud toetavad tegevused - INFRA
call identifier: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
project number: 228043
duration in months: 48
partner count: 7
abstract: Research infrastructures are part of the EC’s current priorities in structuring the European research area. Among these, the importance of high magnetic field facilities has been recognized, as witnessed by the continued EC funding of many high magnetic field projects. Under FP6, three different projects have been accepted. The Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory ihas been running a RITA program (until 31/12/2007), whereas the TNA of all other European high field facilities is being coordinated by the I3 ‘EuroMagNET’ (until 31/12/2008). The European pulsed high magnetic field laboratories are executing a Design Study for the next generation pulsed field user facilities (until 31/3/2009). All these programs are running very satisfactorily and contribute to the excellence of Europe’s high magnetic field research. For FP7, the principal actors of Europe’s high magnetic field research, the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Grenoble, France), the High Field Magnet Laboratory (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), the Hochfeld Labor Dresden (Dresden, Germany) and the Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Pulsés (Toulouse, France) propose to unite all their transnational access, together with joint research activities and networking activities into one I3, called ‘EuroMagNET II’. This I3 is considered as a very important step towards full collaboration between Europe’s high field facilities, which will bring European high magnetic field science to a comparable level of that in the USA. It is also a step towards the creation of a multi-site European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL). Within the context of the ESFRI Roadmap Update, a proposal for such an EMFL is currently under consideration, for a planned realization in 2015.
partner no and role partner name country contact person web page
1 coordinator CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE FR Armelle Barelli http://www.cnrs.fr
2 partner STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT NL Jan Cornelis Maan http://www.ru.nl
3 partner HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV DE Rainer Maletti http://www.hzdr.de
4 partner UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG DE Jürgen Haase http://www.uni-leipzig.de
6 partner Tallinna Tehnikaülikool EE Liina Kotkas http://www.ttu.ee
7 partner WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IL Talia Tzahor http://www.weizmann.ac.il