22-27 September 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

Tue-Mo-Po2.03-01 [9]: Conceptual Design of DUNE Near Detector Superconducting Magnet System

24 Sep 2019, 08:45
Level 2 Posters 1

Level 2 Posters 1


Vladimir Kashikhin (Fermilab)


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) has formed a near detector design group (NDDG) tasked with delivering a CDR by the end of the year. The DUNE Near Detectors will be housed in an underground hall on the Fermilab site. The two main detector systems are a liquid argon detector and a high-pressure gas time projection chamber (HPgTPC). The HPgTPC requires a magnet that generates a 0.5 T solenoidal magnetic field in a large volume of 6 m diameter, and 5 m length. In this paper, we present a superconducting magnet system design. We investigated: an open air core magnet with three coils, and a five coils system having two active fringe field shielding coils. Coils positions were optimized to obtain the specified field homogeneity in the magnet good field region, while minimizing the Lorentz forces and the superconductor volume. We discuss the choice of NbTi superconducting cable, the operating current and the temperature margins. We will also present a preliminary magnet system mechanical concept and present a FEM stress analysis.

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