August 27, 2017 to September 1, 2017
RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

A fast 10 kA current switch for High Temperature Superconductor accelerator magnets

Aug 31, 2017, 1:45 PM
1h 45m
Posters Area

Posters Area

Poster Presentation of 1h45m G1 - Quench Detection and Protection Systems Thu-Af-Po4.09


Dr Marco Statera (INFN Milano - LASA)


INFN developed at LASA lab (Milano, Italy) a fast current switch in the framework of the EuCARD-2 project. A full prototype of a 10 kA fast switch based on insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules operating in about 1 ms has been developed, installed and tested in the existing power supply at LASA lab. The upgraded power supply is meant to operate on the EuCARD-2 high temperature superconductor (HTS) accelerator prototypes. The design, the construction and the test of the fast switch are reported. The preparation of a test bench to test HTS magnet in a range of temperature from 4 K to 80 K is also reported.

Submitters Country ITALY

Primary authors

Dr Marco Statera (INFN Milano - LASA) Francesco Broggi (INFN - LASA Lab.) massimo sorbi (Milan University & INFN-LASA)


Antonio Paccalini (INFN Sezione di Milano (INFN)) Mr Mauro Quadrio (INFN Milano - LASA)

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