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

Accurate 3D Field Mapping of an Iron Shielded Split Coil Spectrometer Magnet

Aug 29, 2017, 1:15 PM
1h 45m
Posters Area

Posters Area

Poster Presentation of 1h45m A2 - Resistive Accelerator Magnets Tue-Af-Po2.02


Christina Wouters (ETH Zurich)


The Magnet Section of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) upgraded in 2017 its Hall probe magnet measurement bench with an in-house developed 3D Hall sensor of a distinctive type and of a high accuracy, named Hallcube. The first major magnetic field measurements at the upgraded bench were performed on a split coil magnet with iron housing. This magnet is routinely used on the low energy muons (LEM) spectrometer on the muE4 beam-line at PSI. At the maximal current the main field component in the magnet aperture is 0.35 T and the side field components due to the split coil configuration rise above 0.1 T. Hence, and for the purpose of tuning the muon beam transport and optimising the operation of this worldwide unique facility, accurate 3D field maps of the spectrometer magnet are crucial. To ensure a high relative accuracy of 1E-4, extra measures were taken to cancel out the influence of the earth magnetic field and the lab environment on the measurements. In addition to the magnetic field measurements, the spectrometer magnet has also been modelled in 3D using the Vector Fields OPERA simulation software. A description of the measurement system, detailed analysis of the results and the comparison with the calculation are presented.

Submitters Country Switzerland

Primary author

Vjeran Vrankovic (Paul Scherrer Institute)


Christina Wouters (ETH Zurich) Pavel Chevtsov (Paul Scherrer Institute) Zaher Salman (Paul Scherrer Institute)

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