Cored Rutherford cables for the GSI fast ramping synchrotron

M.N. Wilson, A.K. Ghosh, Bernard ten Haken, W.V. Hassenzahl, J. Kaugerts, G. Moritz, C. Muehle, A. den Ouden, R. Soika, P. Wanderer, Wilhelm A.J. Wessel

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The new heavy ion synchrotron facility proposed by GSI will have two superconducting magnet rings in the same tunnel, with rigidities of 200 T/spl middot/m and 100 T/spl middot/m. Fast ramp times are needed, which can cause significant problems for the magnets, particularly in the areas of ac loss and field distortion. This paper discusses the 200 T/spl middot/m ring, which will use Cos/spl theta/ magnets based on the RHIC dipole design. We discuss the reasons for choosing Rutherford cable with a resistive core and report loss measurements carried out on cable samples. These measurements are compared with theoretical calculations using measured values of inter-strand resistance. Reasonably good agreement is found, but there are indications of nonuniformity in the adjacent resistance R/sub a/. Using these measured parameters, losses and temperature rise are calculated for a RHIC dipole in the operating cycle of the accelerator. A novel insulation scheme designed to promote efficient cooling is described.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1704-1709
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • IR-59840
  • METIS-212823

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