News

Important mile stones of the project

2015  
7 April 2015 Magnet reaches full field in neutron guide hall
2014  
12 Dec 2014 Magnet relocation in neutron guide hall
16 Oct 2014 Hybrid magnet reaches 26 Tesla during test
1 Aug 2014 Superconducting coil cooled to 4 Kelvin
23 June 2014 Resistive coil successfully tested at 20,000 Amps
3 June 2014 Magnet assembly and system integration finished
23 Jan 2014 Arrival of High-Field-Magnet in Berlin
2013  
9 Oct 2013 Delivery of superconducting coil from USA to Europe
9 July 2013 Tests of current leads finished
8 July 2013 Paschen test of superconducting coil passed
5 July 2013 72 h long duration test of power supply passed
16 May 2013 Factory acceptance test of resistive magnet protection system
13 May 2013 Purchase order HFM control system
13 Mar 2013 High Voltage insulation of superconducting coil (Vacuum-Pressure-Impregnation)
2012  
12. Dec 2012 Heat treatment of superconducting coil finished
30 July 2012 HTS-current leads fabricated
30 June 2012 Acceptance tests of power supply passed
14 June 2012 Winding of superconducting coil finished
27 Mar 2012 Helium refrigerator for the high field magnet approved
2011  
13 Dec 2011 Finishing Installation of Helium refrigerator
9 Sep 2011 Delivery of quench detection system
18 July 2011 Delivery of Helium refrigerator
13 July 2011 Finishing production of cable-in-conduit conductor
5 July 2011 Start installation of power supply
2010  
23 Nov 2010 Purchase order for cryostat (CRIOTEC, IT)

2 Nov 2010

Inauguration of HFM Infrastructure Building

28 Oct 2010

First cable-in-conduit conductor length fabricated

10 June 2010 Finishing production of 210 km niobium-tin strand for superconducting coil
19 Feb 2010 Purchase order for helium-based cooling system (LINDE, CH)
2009  

30 Nov 2009

Design packages available for superconducting coil and cryostat

15 Sep 2009

Purchase order for 20 kA power supply (IMTECH-VONK, NL)

17 July 2009

Installing 250 cubic meter storage tank for cooling water

17June 2009

First order for manufacturing cable-in-conduit superconductor

15 May 2009

Topping out ceremony for HFM infrastructure building

9 April 2009

Cable-in-conduit superconductors tests completed successfully

2008  

30 May 2008

Laying of foundation stone for HFM infrastructure building

11 April 2008

Purchase order for 210 km niobium-tin wire for superconducting coil

18 Feb 2008

Contract signed with utility company Vattenvall on cooling supply for the cooling of resistive coil

2007  

29 March 2007

Signing research agreement with National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee (Florida) USA

28 Feb 2007

Project approved by German Ministry of Education and Research

2006  

Nov 2006

Helmholtz Senate decision on project funds

27 Oct 2006

Initiation of planning phase for HFM Infrastructure Building

2006

Design drafts on magnet systems in cooperation with NHMFL