Apr 9 – 13, 2018
Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Zurich timezone

Numerical and experimental studies of the magnetic shielding performance of an MgB2 tube for the superconducting shield septum project

Apr 10, 2018, 5:00 PM
1h 30m
Beurs van Berlage

Beurs van Berlage

Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Board: 2AMSP06


Martin Novak


The SuShi septum project aims to realize a high-field, compact septum magnet using a superconducting shield to create a zero-field region within a strong magnetic field. One of the candidate materials is MgB2, a cheap and easy-to-handle material. A first prototype has been tested in a spare corrector magnet (MCBY) of the LHC. Experimental results of this test will be presented and compared to detailed numerical simulations. In particular, superconducting parameters and ultimate shielding performance of the material are estimated, and the observed relaxation phenomena are explained using computer models.

Primary author


Daniel Barna (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Mr Kristof Brunner (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU)) Miroslav Georgiev Atanasov (CERN) Hugo Bajas (CERN) Marta Bajko (CERN) Dr Carlo Petrone (CERN) Giovanni Giunchi (EDISON SpA)

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