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The EuCARD2 Future Magnets Program for particle accelerator high field dipoles: review of results and next steps

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Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Early online date22 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The EuCARD2 collaboration aims at the development of a 10 kA-class superconducting, high current density cable suitable for accelerator magnets, to be tested in small coils and magnets capable to deliver 3-5 T when energized in stand-alone mode, and 15-18 T when inserted in a 12-13 T background magnet. REBCO tape, assembled in a Roebel cable, was selected as conductor. The developed REBCO tape has reached a record engineering critical current density, at 4.2 K and 18 T of 956 A/mm2. Roebel cable carried up to 13 kA at 20K when tested in a small coil (FeatherM0.4). Then a first dipole magnet, wound with two low grade Roebel cables of 25 m each, was assembled and tested. The dipole reached the short sample critical current of 6 kA generating more than 3 T central field at about 5.7 K, with indications of good current transfer among cable strands and of relatively soft transition. The construction of a costheta dipole is also discussed. Eucard2 is reaching its objective and is continuing with the H2020-ARIES program aiming at doubling the Je at 20 T to obtain 6 T as standalone and 18 T as insert in a high field facility.


  • Accelerator Magnets, Coils, Collaboration, Conductors, Critical current density (superconductivity), High-temperature superconductors, HTS conductor, HTS dipoles, Superconducting magnets

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