Jul 21 – 25, 2019
Connecticut Convention Center, Level 6
US/Eastern timezone

M1Or3C-04 [Invited]: Low Temperature Mechanical Properties of Two Epoxies used for Superconducting Magnet Impregnation

Jul 22, 2019, 5:15 PM
Level 6, Room 15-16

Level 6, Room 15-16

Invited Oral Presentation M1Or3C - Focus Session: Magnets & Epoxy


Robert Walsh (Florida State University)


Superconducting magnet epoxy impregnation has the unique requirement of utilizing a liquid with very specific properties at slightly elevated temperatures that transforms into a solid with low temperature property requirements. Here we test the properties of two neat resin epoxies at room and cryogenic temperatures. Tensile, compressive, fracture toughness and thermal expansion tests are conducted on the two materials. We compare the properties and discuss their relationship to magnet performance.

Primary authors

Denis Markiewicz (NHMFL) Robert Walsh (Florida State University) Iain Dixon (Florida State University) Kyle Radcliff (National High Field Magnetic Lavatory)

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