Perspectives with High Magnetic Fields at Neutron Sources

ILL4 (ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre)


ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
Fabienne Duc (LNCMI) , Eddy Lelièvre-Berna (ILL) , Brigitte Dubouloz (HMF@NS Secretary) (ILL)


This workshop will gather scientific and technical experts of high-field and neutron facilities with the aim to identify the needs of the neutron community, evaluate the technical challenges and prepare a roadmap for developing unprecedented capabilities.

This will be the occasion to present recent scientific and instrumental breakthroughs, discuss about the state of the art and identify paths toward the collaborative development of modern high-field magnets for neutron scattering facilities.

This workshop is supported by the European project ISABEL, the CNRS, the EMFL and the ILL. It will be held at the EPN Science Campus of Grenoble (France) on November 2nd to 4th, 2022. The plan for this workshop is to be both in-person and virtual. If the COVID-19 situation will not permit to have an in-person meeting, the workshop will be fully virtual.

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee

  • Martin Boehm — ILL
  • Fabienne Duc — LNCMI
  • Marc Janoschek — PSI
  • Sean Langridge — ISIS
  • Eddy Lelièvre-Berna — ILL
  • Helmut Schober — ESS
  • Charles Simon — LNCMI
  • Sumanta Chattopadyay — HZDR
Registration form
  • Abdullah Shehada
  • Alex Aubert
  • Alexander Holmes
  • Alexander Steppke
  • Anis Smara
  • arnaud badel
  • Arno Hiess
  • Astrid Schneidewind
  • Cheng Hui
  • Christopher Lawson
  • Claudia Felser
  • Daniel MAZZONE
  • Eddy Lelièvre-Berna
  • Edward Forgan
  • Elizabeth Blackburn
  • Ellen FOGH
  • Elvina Dilmieva
  • Eric Bourgeat-Lami
  • Fabienne Duc
  • Federico Hector Cova
  • Frederic Bourdarot
  • Geert Rikken
  • Hans Schneider-Muntau
  • Javier Campo Ruiz
  • Jhuma Sannigrahi
  • John Burgoyne
  • julien gonthier
  • Julio Lucas Torralba
  • Jérôme Béard
  • Jürgen Peters
  • Karel Prokes
  • Kaushick Parui
  • Madhu Ghanathe
  • Marc Janoschek
  • Marein RAHN
  • Marek Bartkowiak
  • Marie Helene Baurand
  • Matthew Stone
  • Mina Akhyani
  • Mladen HORVATIC
  • Naved Anjum Malek
  • Oleg Kirichek
  • Oleg Petrenko
  • Oleksandr Prokhnenko
  • Richard Down
  • Ross Stewart
  • Sanjay Singh
  • Sebastian Mühlbauer
  • Stan Tozer
  • Stephan Allenspach
  • Sumanta Chattopadhyay
  • Taotao Huang
  • Timothy Ziman
  • Tommy Kotte
  • Ursula B. Hansen
  • William Knafo
  • Xavier Chaud
  • Xavier Tonon
    • 12:00 13:30
      Lunch 1h 30m EPN Campus Restaurant

      EPN Campus Restaurant

    • 14:00 14:30
      Welcome ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 14:00
        Welcome by the Organisers 10m
        Speakers: Dr. Eddy Lelièvre-Berna (ILL) , Dr. Fabienne Duc (LNCMI Toulouse)
      • 14:10
        Introduction by the ISABEL coordinators of the Relations with EU Research Infrastructures 20m

        Over the last two decades, a number of large-scale infrastructures, such as photon and neutron sources, have realised the importance of high magnetic fields in conjunction with their beamlines. Consequently, high magnetic field installations that go beyond what is commercially available have been developed and operated, for example, on the ILL, ESRF, LULI or PSI beamlines. This mode of operation opens new scientific opportunities, but necessitates combined efforts and close collaboration between the sources and the high-field facilities.

        The objective of the Work Package 6 of the ISABEL project is to address the scientific, technical and organisational aspects of combined high-field-advanced-source experiments in Europe.

        Here, it is important to intensify the contact between the different user groups and facilities to allow the necessary exchange on the scientific potential and technical/organisational constraints. Thereby, not only the high-field expertise of the EMFL facilities can be utilised in designing the best possible magnet stations at advanced sources, but also new research topics together with new users can be developed.

        Speaker: Dr. Geert Rikken (LNCMI — Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses)
    • 14:30 15:30
      Inspiration for the use of high-B fields: part 1/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 14:30
        Exploring the ways in which superconductivity breaks down close to the upper critical field 30m

        In Type-II superconductors, there are two critical fields, one corresponding to the end of perfect expulsion of field (Hc1), and the other to the destruction of superconductivity (Hc2).  Between the two, we have the mixed state, where magnetic lines of flux enter the material, creating regions of normal state with the core of the associated magnetic vortex. As the field increases, eventually these regions of normal state overlap, and the superconducting state disappears – the orbital mechanism for the destruction of superconductivity.

        The coherence length, which sets the size of the vortex core, is directly linked to Hc2. It has been known for a long time that this description cannot always explain the observed values of Hc2, which are sometimes lower than expected.  This is characterized by the Maki parameter, and is usually considered to be a signature that Pauli paramagnetic effects are non-negligible, and then lead to the destruction of superconductivity, breaking up the Cooper pairs through the Zeeman splitting of the spin-up and spin-down Fermi surfaces.  This effect is also a potential driver for a spatially modulated superconducting gap, with the most well-known form of this being the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) superconducting state.

        Sometimes, however, some other kind of response to the field develops, such as the Q-phase in CeCoIn5. To explore this type of behaviour often requires high magnetic fields. I will present a small selection of examples where the changes in the magnetic response close to Hc2 have been identified using magnetic fields presently available at neutron scattering facilities.  I will end with a case where we cannot experimentally reach the upper critical field, namely the high-Tc superconductor YBa2Cu3O7, and show what we have been able to conclude from going up to the 25 T that was available at the High Field Magnet at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

        Speaker: Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn (Lund University)
      • 15:00
        Horizontal field cryomagnets: Research opportunities for correlated quantum phenomena 30m

        Strongly correlated electron systems often reveal ground states with deeply intertwined electronic charge, orbital, spin and lattice degrees of freedom. Their interplay can stabilize novel collective phenomena, whose understanding require the application of external parameters to determine the contributions of the various degrees of freedom. External magnetic fields are often ideal tuning parameters, because they can be controlled precisely, are compatible with low-temperature setups and the application of a few Tesla is often sufficient to drive the system into another ground state.

        While vertical magnetic field cryomagnets are used for neutron scattering experiments in which the magnetic field direction is perpendicular to the horizontal scattering plane, horizontal field magnets are required when the field needs to be applied within the plane.

        In this presentation I will report on three research examples in which horizontal field cryomagnets were used to understand the magnetic interactions in correlated quantum phenomena. For each example the requirements in scattering geometry and field strength asked for a different horizontal field magnet from the sample environment suite at the Paul Scherrer Institut.

        Speaker: Dr. Daniel Mazzone (PSI — Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break 30m Entrance Hall (ILL4)

      Entrance Hall


    • 16:00 17:30
      Inspiration for the use of high-B fields: part 2/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 16:00
        Magnetic materials and topology 30m

        Topology, a mathematical concept, recently became a hot and truly transdisciplinary topic in condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry and materials science. All 200 000 inorganic materials were recently classified into trivial and topological materials: topological insulators, Dirac, Weyl and nodal-line semimetals, and topological metals [1]. Around 20% of all materials host topological bands. Currently, we have focussed also on magnetic materials, a fertile field for new since all crossings in the band structure of ferromagnets are Weyl nodes or nodal lines [2], as for example Co2MnGa and Co3Sn2S2. Beyond a single particle picture and identified antiferromagnetic topological materials [3].

        Magnetic Materials and Topology

        1. Bradlyn et al., Nature 547 298, (2017), Vergniory, et al., Nature 566 480 (2019).
        2. Belopolski, et al., Science 365, 1278 (2019), Liu, et al. Nature Physics 14, 1125 (2018), Guin, et al. Advanced Materials 31 (2019) 1806622, Liu, et al., Science 365, 1282 (2019), Morali, et al., Science 365, 1286 (2019)
        3. Xu et al. Nature 586 (2020) 702.
        Speaker: Dr. Claudia Felser (MPI — Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids)
      • 16:30
        Probing electronic correlations of quantum matter at high magnetic fields 30m

        Strong electronic correlations are intimately related to the emergence of a plethora of exotic metallic quantum states such as unconventional superconductivity, electronic-nematic states, charge stripe- and loop order, hidden order and most recently topological states of matter such as skyrmion lattices, topological Kondo insulators and semimetals and chiral superconductors.

        Here neutron spectroscopy has been tremendously successful probe for understanding the underlying spin correlations, which are thought to mediate many of these ground states. More recently, we and others have demonstrated that in strongly correlated metals the measurements spin dynamics can be also used to determine the so-called Lindhard susceptibility, which is directly related to the underlying electronic band structure. This provides unique opportunities to study the electronic structure of metallic quantum states at the extremes of high magnetic fields. This is notably so, because angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) cannot be carried out in magnetic fields, and quantum oscillations measurements do not reveal full electronic structure information. Here I will discuss a few quantum materials that are candidates for such measurements at high-magnetic fields.

        Speaker: Dr. Marc Janoschek (PSI — Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 17:00
        Contribution TBC 30m
        Speaker: Dr. Astrid Schneidewind (MLZ - JSNS)
    • 19:00 21:00
      Wine & Cheese 2h ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France

      Buffet, selection of local cheeses, delicatessen, French wines

    • 08:30 10:00
      Experience with pulsed fields | Science & Techniques: part 1/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 08:30
        Neutron scattering experiments with pulsed magnetic fields — today and tomorrow 30m

        The ability to reach high magnetic fields for neutron scattering experiments is invaluable to drive systems through phase transitions and thereby explore more quantum magnetic states. The theoretical description of the magnetic field in a material is exactly known and it is possible to accurately tune the field strength during an experiment. However, when performing neutron scattering experiments using traditional cryomagnets, the field strength is limited to around 15 T.

        For higher fields, we need pulsed magnets and in my talk I will give an overview of the state-of-the-art at different neutron facilities. I will tell you about my experience using this technique and discuss the challenges we face before pulsed fields can become more user-friendly and accessible for neutron scattering experiments. I will also discuss desired capabilities for future setups, both in terms of maximum field strength, scattering geometries and integrated measuring times but also in combination with dilution temperatures or pressure as well as the possibility for specialised pulsed-field beamlines and inelastic experiments.

        Speaker: Dr. Ellen Fogh (EPFL — École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
      • 09:00
        Metamagnetism and superconductivity in UTe2 30m

        In 2019, unconventional superconductivity was observed in the heavy-fermion paramagnet UTe2 and a spin-triplet nature of the superconducting pairing has been proposed for this compound initially presented as a nearly-ferromagnet [1,2]. Soon after, multiple superconducting phases were found to develop near magnetic transitions in UTe2 under intense magnetic fields and high pressures [3-8].

        Here, I will present a selection of results performed within a French-Japanese collaboration on UTe2. Experiments under combined extreme conditions showed that multiple superconducting phases can be induced by a magnetic field, sometimes coupled with pressure, in the vicinity of metamagnetic transitions [4,6,8] (see also [5,7]). From inelastic neutron scattering at zero magnetic field, we evidenced the presence of quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnetic fluctuations in UTe2, which is also a two-legs magnetic ladder [9] (see also [10,11]). Their gapping in the zero-field superconducting phase indicates that these fluctuations may play a role in the superconducting mechanism [12-13].

        Neutron scattering is a unique tool to microscopically unravel the role of magnetism, and particularly of the magnetic fluctuations, for the development of unconventional superconductivity in correlated-electrons materials. However, metamagnetism in UTe2 occurs at fields far beyond what is feasible today for inelastic neutron scattering (fields up to 36 T at ambient pressure, or up to 15-20 T under pressure may be needed). As perspectives, I will discuss how the extension of neutron techniques to higher magnetic fields, possibly coupled with very low temperatures and/or high pressures, will constitute a milestone to understand the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in materials as UTe2.

        [1] Ran et al., Science 365, 684 (2019).
        [2] Aoki et al., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 88, 043702 (2019).
        [3] Braithwaite et al., Commun. Phys. 2, 147 (2019).
        [4] Knebel et al., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 88, 063707 (2019).
        [5] Ran et al., Nat. Phys. 15, 1250 (2019).
        [6] Knafo et al., Commun. Phys. 4, 40 (2021).
        [7] Aoki et al., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 89, 053705 (2020).
        [8] Valiska et al., Phys. Rev. B 104, 214507 (2021).
        [9] Knafo et al., Phys. Rev. B 104, L100409 (2021).
        [10] Duan et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 237003 (2020).
        [11] Butch et al., npj Quantum Materials 7, 39 (2022).
        [12] Duan et al., Nature 600, 636 (2021).
        [13] Raymond et al., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 90, 113706 (2021).

        Speaker: Dr. William Knafo (LNCMI — Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses)
      • 09:30
        Physics in ultra-high magnetic field: taking materials to the extreme 30m

        Magnetic fields are a fantastic, non-thermal tuning knob for quantum materials. They drive transitions between different magnetic ground states, they couple to quantum phases of mobile charge carriers, and they induce dynamics in coherent systems, such as vortices in superconductors.

        However, they are a relativistic correction and tend to be very weak unlike their electric counterparts. As a result, the strongest static field in a facility-grade magnet (45 T) is only 40-times stronger than the field of a cheap Nd-Fe-B magnet. The ultimate strength of field is limited by the mechanical and thermal stress on the coils, pushing conductor technology to the limits of materials science. Pulsing the field is a natural way to push it beyond the yield strength of a coil, yet the dynamic nature comes at a price.

        In this talk, I will review how advanced ultra-fast FPGA-based measurement methods can be used to perform guided experiments on ms-timescale pulses. In combination with more sensitive experimental technology, a reduction of sample volume can be a way forward into the exciting science beyond 100 T.

        Speaker: Dr. Philip Moll (Max-Planck-Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Coffe break 30m Entrance Hall (ILL4)

      Entrance Hall


    • 10:30 12:00
      Experience with pulsed fields | Science & Techniques: part 2/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 10:30
        Insights from developing a pulsed field system for SwissFEL 30m

        The combination of modern high brilliance X-ray sources with pulsed magnetic fields allows investigation of correlated states such as charge density waves in the cuprates [1], or detection and analysis of structural phase transitions [2]. As the signatures of these phenomena are often weak (less than 1 ppm) compared to the structural information and can be distributed over wide ranges of reciprocal space, their detection requires integration over many pulses or longer timespans. This technical constraint leads to a focus on the the repetition rate or duty cycle of pulsed magnet systems for these applications.

        We are presenting early results on the development of a pulsed field system developed for SwissFEL with a target field above 30 T and wide scattering angles. Based on systems developed for synchrotron sources [3,4], we investigate which technologies, in combination with miniaturized solenoids, allow reduced dissipation. The reduced energy requirements open up further applications beyond X-ray scattering which require particular pulse shapes, and we discuss first models into this direction.

        [1] S. Gerber et al., Science, 350, 6263, 2015
        [2] J.P.C. Ruff et al., Phys. Rev. Letters, 105, 077203, 2010
        [3] Z. Islam et al., Rev. Sci. Instr., 80, 113902, 2009
        [4] F. Duc et al., Rev. Sci. Instr., 85, 053905, 2014

        Speaker: Dr. Alexander Steppke (PSI — Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 11:00
        Pulsed magnetic fields for neutron diffraction: technical challenges and scientific opportunities 30m

        The last two decades have seen the demonstration of the feasibility of neutron diffraction in fields as high as 40 T with the development of dedicated pulsed field devices based either on short or long duration pulsed magnets [1, 2]. These breakthroughs have allowed to extend the field limits beyond current superconducting (15 T split, 17 T solenoid) and resistive installations already available at radiation sources and have allowed to reveal novel field induced states. Outstanding studies are the determination of the magnetic structures of the magnetization plateaus phases in the frustrated magnetic systems TbB4 and CdCr2O4 [1, 3], the spin density wave state of URu2Si2 [4] or the field-induced magnon condensate in the spin-dimerized system Sr3Cr2O8 [5]. However, diffraction measurements in high magnetic field environment remain challenging, and successful campaigns at neutron sources require adequate topic selection and expert preparation.

        Here, I will present an overview of the 40 T pulsed field cryomagnet developed by the LNCMI-Toulouse, the ILL-Grenoble, and the CEA-Grenoble, illustrated by a selection of results obtained on the triple-axis CRG-CEA spectrometer IN22 at the ILL. This will give me the opportunity to discuss technical challenges and improvements required to pave the way for the routinely investigations of materials bearing small magnetic moments like, e.g., high-Tc superconductors or quantum spin systems.

        [1] S. Yoshii et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 077203 (2009).
        [2] F. Duc, et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 89, 053905 (2018).
        [3] M. Matsuda et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 047201 (2010).
        [4] W. Knafo et al., Nature Comm. 7, 13075 (2016).
        [5] A. Gazizulina et al., Phys. Rev B 104, 064430 (2021).

        Speaker: Dr. Fabienne Duc (LNCMI — CNRS)
      • 11:30
        Discussion 30m
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h Guest Room (EPN Campus Restaurant)

      Guest Room

      EPN Campus Restaurant

    • 14:00 15:30
      Experience with static fields | Science & Techniques: part 1/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 14:00
        Neutron scattering in magnetic fields up to 26 T using HFM/EXED facility 30m

        Application of high magnetic fields is a powerful method for revealing a complex behaviour in modern materials. In combination with a microscopic probe such as neutrons it provides a direct access to static and dynamic correlations in matter. Until the shutdown of the BERII research reactor in 2019, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) hosted a unique high field facility for neutron scattering. It combined neutron scattering with continuous magnetic fields as high as 26 T and temperatures down to 0.1 K.

        Magnetic field was generated by means of horizontal solenoid High Field Magnet (HFM). The magnet utilised hybrid technology and reached 25.9 T at full power of 4 MW. The tapered inner coil allowed neutron scattering to detectors up to 15 off the beam axis. Furthermore, the magnet could be rotated by an additional 15° to access a larger reciprocal space region. Neutron scattering in high fields was performed using the dedicated multi-purpose Extreme Environment Diffractometer (EXED). EXED used time-of-flight (TOF) polychromatic technique. Combined with 15° magnet rotation it provided a gapless coverage of Q-range from 0.1 up to 12 Å-1 for diffraction experiments. The low-Q range could be extended beyond 10-2 Å-1 using a pin-hole TOF Small Angle Scattering mode. A direct TOF spectrometer mode enabled inelastic neutron scattering experiments over a limited Q-range < 1.8 Å-1 with an energy resolution of a few percent and incident energies below 25 meV. In this talk I will give an overview of the HFM/EXED facility with focus on scientific examples obtained over several years of the facility’s operation.

        Speaker: Dr. Oleksandr Prokhnenko (HZB — Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin)
      • 14:30
        Investigating field-induced magnetic order in Han Purple by neutron scattering up to 25.9 T 30m

        The quasi-two-dimensional quantum magnetic compound BaCuSi2O6, an ancient pigment also known as Han Purple, consists of three different types of stacked, square-lattice bilayers hosting spin-1/2 dimers. This material undergoes a magnetic-field-induced quantum phase transition at a critical field of 23.35 T from a quantum disordered to a magnetically ordered state that resembles the XY spin-model. Although BaCuSi2O6 has been studied in detail over the last two decades, the size of the critical field has precluded any kind of neutron scattering investigation of its XY physics.

        Here we report neutron scattering measurements up to 25.9 T performed using the HFM/EXED facility at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Berlin to investigate the magnetic order and determine the excitation spectrum in the field-induced phase. A model of the neutron scattering intensity, assuming a conventional form of the order parameter, is in excellent agreement with the neutron diffraction data and no evident hallmarks of two-dimensional physics are visible within the covered field and temperature range. Measurements of the magnetic excitations as a function of the applied field agree well with the modelled spectrum calculated based on the spin Hamiltonian determined in a previous neutron spectroscopy study at zero magnetic field. We conclude that the HFM/EXED facility allowed a qualitative extension in the application of neutron scattering techniques to the field range above 20 T and its results point the way for next-generation high-field neutron scattering facilities.

        Speaker: Dr. Stephan Allenspach (PSI — Paul Scherrer Institute)
      • 15:00
        Neutron studies in high static magnetic fields: Application to some Uranium systems 30m

        Magnetic field is a fundamental thermodynamical parameter having a potential to change the miscroscopic arrangement of magnetic moments or even to create them in the first place. To disclose the spatial arrangement, nature and magnitude of magnetic moments involved in a long-range magnetic order, neutron diffraction is still the method of choice. However, the relatively weak interaction between the magnetic moments within the studied substance and the neutron’s own magnetic moment makes neutron experiments in strong magnetic fields lengthy, complicated and costly. This holds for diffraction experiments and even more for inelastic scattering experiments. Moreover, in order to generate high magnetic fields, magnet coils tend to be large and highly obscuring neutron beam. Thus, there is always trade between the maximum field strength acting on the system under study and geometrical restrictions. While pulsed magnets offer higher magnetic fields at low energy costs and moderate requirements for technical infrastructure enabling diffraction experiments up to ~40 T, steady magnetic fields, although of lower strength, require enormous technical infractructure and running costs but enable also inelastic studies.

        In this contribution several high-field neutron diffraction and scattering experiments on U-based systems performed at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin using steady magnetic fields up to 26 T will be summarized. A complicated field-induced non-collinear magnetic structure in the Shastry-Shuterland system U2Pd2In that appears above a critical field of ~25 T applied along the a-axis direction serves as an example for a magnetic state that was not anticipated from bulk magnetic measurements. Field-induced magnetic state in 8%-Rh doped URu2Si2 that appears for the c-axis direction above ~22 T documents that magnetic field can induce substantial magnetic moments and even create a long-range magnetic order - an uncompensated antiferromagnetic order. No doubt that such studies could be performer also in pulsed magnetic fields. This, however, does not hold for two other experiments described in this contribution – inelastic experiments on a pristine and 8%-Rh doped URu2Si2. Despite a limited Q-range available during these experiments it is shown that the effect of the magnetic field on the inelastic signal in the two systems is distinctly different. The observation is brought into a context with the different ground state of the two systems.

        Speaker: Dr. Karel Prokes (HZB — Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffe break 30m Entrance Hall (ILL4)

      Entrance Hall


    • 16:00 18:30
      Experience with static fields | Science & Techniques: part 2/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 16:00
        Next generation asymmetric horizontal SANS magnet for quantum phenomena in nanostructures and correlated electron systems 30m

        The main goal of the project “Next generation asymmetric horizontal SANS magnet for quantum phenomena in nanostructures and correlated electron systems” is the development of a high performance compensated asymmetric horizontal magnet optimized for small angle neutron scattering (SANS), reflectometry and the resonance spin echo technique MIEZE [1] (Modulation of IntEnsity with Zero Effort). With an asymmetric coil geometry allowing for the use of polarized neutrons and polarization analysis, this superconducting magnet is dedicated for research on quantum phenomena in nanostructures, strongly correlated electron systems and superconductivity [2]. NSHM will provide a central magnetic field of ~10T with stray fields down to 10G at 1m distance, and parallel and perpendicular access with ±10° scattering cones.

        The magnet will be optimized for lowest possible parasitic background scattering with the least possible amount of material in the beam. Together with a dedicated integrated cryostat, it will offer a wide temperature range of 50 mK to 350 K. Only the use of modern high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology will allow the fringe field compensation of a split coil magnet as large as NHSM at reasonable weight (~750 kg) and size (~75 cm x 75 cm) enabling the use on a large number of beamlines at MLZ with minimized interference and stray fields. The magnet will be a pioneering project using HTS technology without cryogenic liquids (dry system).

        This project proposal is based on the results achieved by two feasibility studies performed in collaboration with the companies Bilfinger-Noell (Germany) and HTS-110 (New Zealand), funded by BMBF.

        [1] J. Jochum, A. Wendl, T. Keller and C. Franz, Measurement Science and Technology 31, 3 (2020) 035902, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab5358
        [2] S. Mühlbauer et al., Reviews of Modern Physics 91 (2019) 015004, DOI: DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.91.015004

        Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Mühlbauer (FRM II — Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz)
      • 16:30
        Neutron scattering experiments with high magnetic fields in organic magnets 30m

        Purely organic magnets with -electron spins have essentially negligibly small spin-orbit couplings and are attractive materials because they are archetypical Heisenberg spin systems in which the quantum fluctuations play an important role. The spin size and the connectivity of the network is the key factor of the novel magnetic states arising from quantum fluctuation. Among the representative stable organic radical skeleton, nitroxide (-N-O·) radical has the advantage of making antiferromagnetic spin networks. The positive and negative partial charges on the N and O atoms, respectively, easily gives the intermolecular contact between the NO groups on which the singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO), that is the molecular orbital with the unpaired electron, is distributed. The intermolecular overlap between SOMO’s always yields the antiferromagnetic interactions [1,2]. The stacking of planar -conjugated molecules gives one-dimensional (1D) network. When two or more NO groups are substituted on a molecule, double spin chain with different spin size is formed [2,3]. After the extensive study on the 1D Heisenberg antiferromagnet, there is growing attention to the effect of the quantum fluctuations in two- or three-dimensional (2D or 3D) Heisenberg antiferromagnets, but the experimental realization is still rare.
        Considering the nitroxide radical as magnetic entity we were able to growth and macroscopically study several compounds with different dimensionalities with different magnetic behaviors (frustrated spin ladder, 3D honeycomb with AF LRO or 3D Kagomé layers, etc…). In this presentation several examples will be shown in order to highlight the crucial role of the high magnetic fields to understand the basic physics of these interesting materials. In some cases, neutron scattering experiments with applied magnetic fields have been proposed to complement this knowledge.
        Many times, in organic magnets the first step to understand the magnetic behavior is the study of the overlapping between the magnetic molecular orbitals which is directly related with the experimental spin density determination, and this is often done by using polarized neutrons with applied magnetic fields, what will be also presented.

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        Speaker: Dr. Javier Campo (ICMA — Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón)
      • 17:00
        HTS insert based on the metal-as-insulation winding technology as a step forward to very high field superconducting magnet 30m

        Recently, several technological breakthroughs have confirmed the practical feasibility of superconducting solenoid magnets generating more than 30 T, based on a large traditional low-temperature superconducting (SBT) magnet, in which an insert based on high temperature superconductors (HTS) is introduced. In addition to a very significant reduction in electrical energy consumption, they also open up new experimental possibilities, such as experiments of very long duration or experiments that require very low levels of electrical and mechanical noise, impossible to achieve with resistive magnets.

        To show the unprecedented capacity of HTS coated conductor to generate very high field at 4.2 K, we have developed a very compact HTS insert within a strong CNRS-LNCMI /CEA–DACM collaboration that could be tested in a 20 T 170 mm large bore resistive magnet available at LNCMI. As the HTS magnets must be effectively protected against transition to the normal state (quench), currently one of the major bottleneck in their use, this robust environment allows to focus on the operation and protection modes under high magnetic field of such an HTS insert.

        We introduce the innovative “metal-as-insulation” (MI) winding technology to improve the quench protection. The co-winding of a superconductor with a metal ribbon, without isolation nor impregnation, allows the current to redistribute in the event of a local defect, conferring on the insert a self-protected character in case of quench. This self-protected character is shared with the non-insulated (NI) coil concept, but the additional turn-to-turn resistance brought by the metal co-wound ribbon reduces drastically the important time constant observed in NI coils. Moreover, in addition to thermal protection, the metal ribbon participates to the mechanical strength of the coil.

        The HTS insert made of 9 double pancakes of a 6 mm wide HTS tape and with a 38 mm cold bore compatible with the concept of user magnet reached a world record central magnetic field of 32.5 T of which 14.5 T are produced by the HTS insert. This result also validated the “metal-as-insulation” concept for the first time under such high field. The use of MI coils that can surpass the current limit without damage is an inestimable way to test HTS windings close to their limits and to assess realistic safety margins.

        As a follow-up, the European Infradev design project SuperEMFL was launched in January 2021 for designing a suite of beyond-state-of-the-art 30 to 40 Tall- superconducting user magnets to be deployed at the EMFL facilities or at other research infrastructures, while the PIA3 FASUM project, officially kicked in December 2021, aims at the fabrication of such a 40 T class all superconducting user magnet to be implemented at LNCMI Grenoble which will consist in the challenging combination of a LTS magnet and a high field HTS insert.

        Expanding knowledge on stability, quench protection, structural integrity, and electromagnetic design will be extraordinarily useful for the design of other magnet systems such as high-field magnets suitable for different types of neutron beamlines at the ILL or ESS, or for X-Ray beamlines at ESRF.

        Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge funding from the European Union’s H2020 R&I programme (SuperEMFL grant agreement No 951714) and the French ANR (PIA3 FASUM ANR-21-ESRE-0027), and the support of the LNCMI-CNRS, member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL).

        Speaker: Mr. Xavier Chaud (LNCMI — Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses)
    • 19:30 22:30
      Workshop Dinner 3h La Table du 20

      La Table du 20

      Restaurant located at Eybens, transport by coach
    • 08:30 10:00
      Projects | Specifications & Roadmap: part 1/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 08:30
        State of the art and perspectives of LNCMI pulsed magnets at neutron sources 30m

        The Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) is a French host facility for experiments in high magnetic fields. LNCMI is a member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) with the Hochfeld-Magnetlabor in Dresden (HLD) and the High Field Magnet Laboratory in Nijmegen (HFML). The Toulouse facility is dedicated to the generation of pulsed magnetic fields. The LNCMI-Toulouse has been engaged for two decades in the development of pulsed magnets suitable for experiments combining high magnetic fields and other condensed matter probes such as X-rays and neutrons.

        We present here the existing cryomagnet developed in collaboration with the ILL and the CEA for single crystal neutron diffraction [1], focusing on the 40 Tesla long duration and high duty cycle pulsed magnet. This magnet combines state-of-the-art developments such as optimized reinforcement density and rapid cooling channels. Improvements are still possible based on this original design in terms of magnetic field, pulse duration and repetition rate. We present a preliminary design study of an improved magnet and also discuss some technical issues and the possibilities to solve them.

        [1] F. Duc et al. Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 053905 (2018);

        Speaker: Mr. Jérôme Béard (LNCMI — CNRS)
      • 09:00
        Neutron scattering with high magnetic fields at SNS and HFIR 30m

        Because of the energy scales of moderated neutrons, their penetrating power for metals, and their large cross-section for magnetic materials, neutron scattering will always couple well with applied magnetic field sample environments and measurements.  Magnetic fields are used in neutron scattering measurements to probe systems across complicated phase diagrams as well as to directly tune the energy scales of the magnetic excitations. 

        The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) have a suite of magnetic field sample environments that is used in both diffraction and spectroscopy measurements to characterise materials through discovery-based research.  I will discuss recently acquired and proposed magnetic field sample environments for these facilities.  This will include some discussion of lessons learned and recent science examples from measurements using these sample environments. I will also discuss proposed instruments at the ORNL facilities which will make use of bespoke high magnetic field sample environments.

        Speaker: Dr. Matthew B. Stone (ORNL — Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
      • 09:30
        Recent advances in and outlook into second generation (2G) high-temperature superconductor tape technology 30m

        From its laboratory scale beginnings, 2G High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) coated conductor (CC) tapes have evolved to readily available products, enabling a growing range of HTS applications. Most prominent among these is the use in high-field magnets: while 2G HTS are the best choice of material to use in high magnetic fields, the technological readiness until recently was not sufficient.

        THEVA presents recent advances in the performance of HTS CC with artificial pinning centres: The latest high-field critical current (IC) measurements confirm the stabilization of the superconducting state up to extremely high magnetic fields. In addition, our tapes are mechanically and electrically stabilized and therefore robust enough both for the manufacturing processes as well as the severe conditions during operation of high-field magnets. Finally, a roadmap will be presented on capacity ramp-up to enable novel technologies requiring large amounts of high-quality HTS CC tape.

        Speaker: Mr. Anis Smara (Theva Dünnschichttechnik GmbH)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Coffe break 30m Entrance Hall (ILL4)

      Entrance Hall


    • 10:30 12:00
      Projects | Specifications & Roadmap: part 2/2 ILL4


      ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre

      Institut Laue-Langevin 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156 38042 Grenoble Cede 9 France
      • 10:30
        Short and mid-term prospects of HTS conductors in high-field split magnets for neutron scattering 45m

        HTS materials have gradually become a serious option for high-field user magnets in the last few years. Solenoid magnets including HTS inserts and operating above the 23\,T limit are routinely used in a few facilities for NMR experiments among others. Standalone HTS magnets with lower operating fields but featuring high availability have also become commercially available, especially using 1$^{st}$ generation HTS conductors.

        We will present the performance gains that could be achieved by upgrading existing and well-proven split magnet designs in the 15\,T field range with present day HTS magnet technology i.e. using REBCO 2$^{nd}$ generation coated conductors. We will then discuss the challenges raised by such an LTS-HTS integration, especially in terms of cryogenic stability and thus operability.

        We will then present the possibilities offered by full-HTS alternatives while considering different cryogenic approaches. We will discuss what exists and what has to be developed in the next years to help a new generation of 20\,T-class HTS user split magnets becomes a reality at a neutron facility.

        Speakers: Dr. Arnaud Badel (LNCMI — CNRS) , Dr. Eddy Lelièvre-Berna (ILL — Institut Laue-Langevin) , Mr. Xavier Tonon (ILL — Institut Laue-Langevin)
      • 11:15
        Discussion 45m
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h Guest Room (EPN Campus Restaurant)

      Guest Room

      EPN Campus Restaurant

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