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Title: Changes made on a 2.7-m long superconducting solenoid magnet cryogenic system that allowed the magnet to be kept cold using 4 K pulse tube coolers

Two 2.7-m long solenoid magnets with a cold mass of 1400 kg were fabricated in between 2007 and 2010. The magnet cryostat outside diameter is ∼1.4 meters and the cryostat length is ∼2.73 meters. The magnet warm bore is 0.4 meters. The magnet was designed to be cooled using three 1.5 W two-stage coolers. In both magnets, three coolers could not keep the cryostat filled with liquid helium. The temperatures of the shield and the tops of the HTS leads were too warm. A 140 W single stage cooler was added to magnet 2 to cool the HTS leads, the shield and the cold mass support intercepts. When the magnet 2 was retested in 2010, the net cooling at 4.2 K was −1.5 W with first-stage temperatures of the four coolers at ∼42 K. The tops of the HTS leads were <50 K, but the shield and cold mass support intercepts remained too warm. The solenoid cryostat and shield were modified during 2011 and 2012 to reduce the 4.2 K heat load and increase the cooling. This magnet was tested in 2012, with five 1.5 W two-stage coolers and the single stage cooler. The changes made in the magnet aremore » described in this report. As a result of the cryostat and shield changes, and adding 3.0 W of cooling at 4.2 K, the net 4.2 K cooling changed from −1.6 W to +5.0 W. About half of the change in net cooling to this magnet was due changes that reduced the shield temperature. This report demonstrates the importance of running the shield cold (∼40 K) and reducing the heat loads from all sources on both the shield and the cold mass.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley CA 94720 (United States)
  2. STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22262742
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1573; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Cryogenic engineering conference, Anchorage, AK (United States), 17-21 Jun 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COOLING; CRYOSTATS; DESIGN; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HELIUM; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; PULSES; SOLENOIDS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS