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Strand and cable R&D for fast cycled magnets at CERN

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2354-2358
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Fast cycled superconducting magnets (FCM's) are an option of interest for the long-term consolidation and upgrade plan of the LHC accelerator complex. In the past two years we have conducted an R&D targeted at investigating the feasibility, operational issues and economical advantage of FCM's in the range of 2 T bore field, continuously cycled at 1 Hz. In this paper we report the main results on the development of strands and cables suitable for this application, providing details on the strands tested and the cable manufacturing and performance.


  • AC loss, Superconducting accelerator magnets, Superconducting cables, Superconducting filaments and wires