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Title: Cryogenics for the MuCool Test Area (MTA)

Abstract

MuCool Test Area (MTA) is a complex of buildings at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which are dedicated to operate components of a cooling cell to be used for Muon Collider and Neutrino Factory R and D. The long-term goal of this facility is to test ionization cooling principles by operating a 25-liter liquid hydrogen (LH2) absorber embedded in a 5 Tesla superconducting solenoid magnet. The MTA solenoid magnet will be used with RF cavities exposed to a high intensity beam. Cryogens used at the MTA include LHe, LN2 and LH2. The latter dictates stringent system design for hazardous locations. The cryogenic plant is a modified Tevatron refrigerator based on the Claude cycle. The implementation of an in-house refrigerator system and two 300 kilowatt screw compressors is under development. The helium refrigeration capacity is 500 W at 14 K. In addition the MTA solenoid magnet will be batch-filled with LHe every 2 days using the same cryo-plant. This paper reviews cryogenic systems used to support the Muon Collider and Neutrino Factory R and D programs and emphasizes the feasibility of handling cryogenic equipment at MTA in a safe manner.

Authors:
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  1. Fermilab, Cryogenics department, MS347 Batavia, Illinois, 60510 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20798439
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 821; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: COOL05: International workshop on beam cooling and related topics, Galena, IL (United States), 18-23 Sep 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2190150; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BEAM COOLING; BEAM DYNAMICS; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; CRYOGENICS; DESIGN; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; FERMILAB TEVATRON; HELIUM; HYDROGEN; IONIZATION; MUON BEAMS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; REFRIGERATION; SOLENOIDS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS

Citation Formats

Darve, Christine, Norris, Barry, and Pei, Liujin. Cryogenics for the MuCool Test Area (MTA). United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2190150.
Darve, Christine, Norris, Barry, & Pei, Liujin. Cryogenics for the MuCool Test Area (MTA). United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190150.
Darve, Christine, Norris, Barry, and Pei, Liujin. Mon . "Cryogenics for the MuCool Test Area (MTA)". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190150.
@article{osti_20798439,
title = {Cryogenics for the MuCool Test Area (MTA)},
author = {Darve, Christine and Norris, Barry and Pei, Liujin},
abstractNote = {MuCool Test Area (MTA) is a complex of buildings at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which are dedicated to operate components of a cooling cell to be used for Muon Collider and Neutrino Factory R and D. The long-term goal of this facility is to test ionization cooling principles by operating a 25-liter liquid hydrogen (LH2) absorber embedded in a 5 Tesla superconducting solenoid magnet. The MTA solenoid magnet will be used with RF cavities exposed to a high intensity beam. Cryogens used at the MTA include LHe, LN2 and LH2. The latter dictates stringent system design for hazardous locations. The cryogenic plant is a modified Tevatron refrigerator based on the Claude cycle. The implementation of an in-house refrigerator system and two 300 kilowatt screw compressors is under development. The helium refrigeration capacity is 500 W at 14 K. In addition the MTA solenoid magnet will be batch-filled with LHe every 2 days using the same cryo-plant. This paper reviews cryogenic systems used to support the Muon Collider and Neutrino Factory R and D programs and emphasizes the feasibility of handling cryogenic equipment at MTA in a safe manner.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2190150},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 821,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 20 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Mar 20 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}