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Title: The effect of low temperature cryocoolers on the development of low temperature superconducting magnets

Abstract

The commercial development of reliable 4 K cryocoolers improves the future prospects for magnets made from low temperature superconductors (LTS). The hope of the developers of high temperature superconductors (HTS) has been to replace liquid helium cooled LTS magnets with HTS magnets that operate at or near liquid nitrogen temperature. There has been limited success in this endeavor, but continued problems with HTS conductors have greatly slowed progress toward this goal. The development of cryocoolers that reliably operate below 4 K will allow magnets made from LTS conductor to remain very competitive for many years to come. A key enabling technology for the use of low temperature cryocoolers on LTS magnets has been the development of HTS leads. This report describes the characteristics of LTS magnets that can be successfully melded to low-temperature cryocoolers. This report will also show when it is not appropriate to consider the use of low-temperature cryocoolers to cool magnets made with LTS conductor. A couple of specific examples of LTS magnets where cryocoolers can be used are given.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director, Office of Science. Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics. Division of High Energy Physics (US)
OSTI Identifier:
782494
Report Number(s):
LBNL-46759; SC-MAG-733
R&D Project: 454001; TRN: US0200270
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Applied Superconductivity Conference 2000, Virginia Beach, VA (US), 09/17/2000--09/22/2000; Other Information: PBD: 5 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; COOLING SYSTEMS; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0000-0013 K; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Green, Michael A. The effect of low temperature cryocoolers on the development of low temperature superconducting magnets. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Green, Michael A. The effect of low temperature cryocoolers on the development of low temperature superconducting magnets. United States.
Green, Michael A. Sat . "The effect of low temperature cryocoolers on the development of low temperature superconducting magnets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/782494.
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abstractNote = {The commercial development of reliable 4 K cryocoolers improves the future prospects for magnets made from low temperature superconductors (LTS). The hope of the developers of high temperature superconductors (HTS) has been to replace liquid helium cooled LTS magnets with HTS magnets that operate at or near liquid nitrogen temperature. There has been limited success in this endeavor, but continued problems with HTS conductors have greatly slowed progress toward this goal. The development of cryocoolers that reliably operate below 4 K will allow magnets made from LTS conductor to remain very competitive for many years to come. A key enabling technology for the use of low temperature cryocoolers on LTS magnets has been the development of HTS leads. This report describes the characteristics of LTS magnets that can be successfully melded to low-temperature cryocoolers. This report will also show when it is not appropriate to consider the use of low-temperature cryocoolers to cool magnets made with LTS conductor. A couple of specific examples of LTS magnets where cryocoolers can be used are given.},
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