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Title: Superconducting Magnets for the 12 GeV Upgrade at Jefferson Lab

Jefferson Laboratory is embarked on an energy upgrade to its flagship continuous electron beam accelerator in order to expand the scope of its research capabilities and probe further into the structure of nuclear particles. The 12 GeV upgrade includes the design, manufacture, integration, installation and commissioning of eight different superconducting magnets in three separate experimental halls. The effort involves other national laboratories, universities and industry spanning three countries. This paper will summarize the key characteristics of these magnets, ranging in size from 0.2 to 23 MJ in stored energy, and featuring many different types and configurations. The paper will also give an overview of the specific technical challenges for each magnet, and a status report on magnet manufacture and expected delivery dates. The 12GeV upgrade at J-Lab represents the largest superconducting magnet fabrication and installation program currently ongoing in the United States and this paper will present the breadth of collaborations supporting it.
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JLAB-PHY-15-2007; DOE/OR/23177-3350
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Journal Name: IEEE Trans.Appl.Supercond.; Journal Volume: 25; Conference: Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2014), 10-15 Aug 2014. Charlotte, NC, USA
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS 12 GeV upgrade, continuous electron beam accelerator, superconducting magnets, Jefferson Lab