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Title: Quench performance and field quality of FNAL twin-aperture 11 T Nb 3Sn dipole model for LHC upgrades

A 2 m long single-aperture dipole demonstrator and two 1 m long single-aperture models based on Nb 3Sn superconductor have been built and tested at FNAL. The two 1 m long collared coils were then assembled in a twin-aperture Nb 3Sn dipole demonstrator compatible with the LHC main dipole and tested in two thermal cycles. This paper summarizes the quench performance of the FNAL twin-aperture Nb 3Sn 11 T dipole in the temperature range of 1.9-4.5 K. The results of magnetic measurements for one of the two apertures are also presented. Test results are compared to the performance of coils in a single-aperture configuration. Lastly, a summary of quench propagation studies in both apertures is given.
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  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1051-8223; 1501395
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1051-8223
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; accelerator magnets; Large Hadron Collider; superconducting coils; magnet design; magnetic measurements; quench performance
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