CERN’s knowhow and facilities for end-to-end design, assembly, testing and operation of superconductive magnet systems.

CERN´s Know-How:

  • Knowhow on applied superconductivity (materials, wires, cables, current leads, transfer lines)
  • In-house design and modelling of superconductive devices and magnet systems
  • Providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ with access to a range of unique facilities for testing ideas and new innovative magnet / superconductivity concepts

Facts & Figures:

  • 7600 km: length of superconductive niobium titanium cables used in LHC
  • 14.6 T: high field 100 mm aperture superconducting dipole test facility (Fresca2) operating at 1.9 K
  • 20 kA: record currents at 20 K with magnesium diboride for power transmission
  • 170: tonnes of liquid helium to reach the a temperature of - 271.3 °C
  • 9600: extreme numbers of SC magnet systems being operated for decades
  • 1232: number of 15 m long dipole magnets, each 28 t in weight
  • 392: number of quadrupole magnets to help focus the beam of particles
  • 14,6 T: high field 100 mm aperture superconducting dipole test facility (Fresca2) operating at 1.9 K

Value Proposition:

Read more about Superconductivity and Magnets here

Some projects applying these tools: 
  • A Miniature Linear Accelerator for Cancer Therapy
    During 2016, the construction of the 750 MHz Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) was successfully completed.
    medtech

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