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Title: The magnet system of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider now under construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a colliding ring accelerator to be completed in 1999. Through collisions of heavy ions it is hoped to observe the creation of matter at extremely high temperatures and densities, similar to what may have occurred in the original ``Big Bang.`` The collider rings will consist of 1740 superconducting magnet elements. Some of elements are being manufactured by industrial partners (Northrop Grumman and Everson Electric). Others are being constructed or assembled at BNL. A description is given of the magnet designs, the plan for manufacturing and test results. In the manufacturing of the magnets, emphasis has been placed on uniformity of their performance and on quality. Results so far indicate that this emphasis has been very successful.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
100004
Report Number(s):
BNL--61790; CONF-950691--12
ON: DE95015368; TRN: 95:019285
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14. international conference on magnet technology, Tampere (Finland), 11-16 Jun 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; CORRECTIONS; QUADRUPOLES; MAGNETIC DIPOLES; MAGNETIC FIELDS