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

Design, Construction and Testing of Reduced Insulation Solenoids for Fusion

31 Aug 2017, 13:45
1h 45m
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Poster Presentation of 1h45m B1 - Superconducting Magnets for Fusion Thu-Af-Po4.02


Dr Yuhu Zhai (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)


Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is currently developing a targeted superconducting magnet R&D program in support of its leading design studies of Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) and Pilot Plant using the most promising magnetic confinement configurations including Spherical Tokamak and Stellarator. An innovative magnet design approach is required to ensure success of the FNSF, focusing on capabilities to close the gap between rapid advances in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) and the maximal fusion energy extraction from ITER-like burning plasma development. Irradiation damage to organic insulation in the coil winding pack is a critical issue for the next step fusion reactors where orders of magnitude higher neutron fluence than that in ITER are expected. On the other hand, slow current charging time is an issue in a fully non-insulation coils. We present design, construction and cryogenic testing of mid-level field in-house built Nb3Sn solenoid coils with a novel design of significantly reduced organic insulation in the coil winding pack. Coil behavior during current charging and discharging will be investigated for flux swing needed from the FNSF CS magnet design.

Submitters Country United States

Primary author

Dr Yuhu Zhai (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)

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