CERN’s knowhow and facilities for end-to-end design, assembly, testing and operation of superconductive magnet systems.
- 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
Read more about Superconductivity and Magnets here.
Some projects applying these tools: