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Title: Stability tests of permanent magnets built with strontium ferrite

Permanent magnets built using strontium ferrite bricks have been tested for stability against demagnetization. Ten test dipoles were built to monitor ferrite behavior under a variety of stressing conditions, including irradiation, mechanical shock, extreme thermal excursions, and long term magnetization stability. The test magnets were geometrically similar to, but much shorter than, the magnets built for the 8 GeV transfer line at FNAL. No loss of magnetization was observed for bricks exposed to a proton beam, and a magnet exposed to several Gigarads of Co{sup 60} gamma radiation suffered no measurable demagnetization. The magnet strength was observed to decrease logarithmically with time, consistent with the expected effect of thermal fluctuations. Irreversible demagnetization of {approx}0.1% was seen in cooling magnets to 0{degree}C, and the loss was {approx}0.2% for magnets cooled to -20{degree}C. No additional demagnetization was seen on subsequent cycling to 0{degree}C. Finally, one of the long dipoles built for the 8 GeV line was periodically tested over the course of 3 months, and showed no measurable demagnetization.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
529886
Report Number(s):
FNAL/C--97/191; CONF-970503--292
ON: DE97053475; BR: KA HEP; TRN: 97:019313
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17. IEEE particle accelerator conference, Vancouver (Canada), 12-16 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1997
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; PERMANENT MAGNETS; DEMAGNETIZATION; STABILITY; STRONTIUM COMPOUNDS; FERRITES; TESTING; AGING