The Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) magnet system

Citation
Jh. Schultz et al., The Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) magnet system, IEEE APPL S, 9(2), 1999, pp. 378-381
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
ISSN journal
1051-8223 → ACNP
Volume
9
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Part
1
Pages
378 - 381
Database
ISI
SICI code
1051-8223(199906)9:2<378:TLDE(M>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
In the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX), a hot plasma is formed about a le vitating superconducting dipole magnet in the center of a 5 m diameter vacu um vessel. The levitated magnet is suspended magnetically during an eight h our experimental run, then lowered and recooled overnight. The floating F-c oil magnet consists of a layer-wound magnet with 4 sections, designed to wr ap flux lines closely about the outside of the levitated cryostat. The cond uctor is a niobium-tin Rutherford cable, with enough stabilizer to permit p assive quench protection. Lead strips are used as thermal capacitors to slo w coil heating. An optimized system of bumpers and cold-mass supports reduc es heat leak into the helium vessel. Airbags catch the floating coil on que nches and faults, preventing collision with the vacuum vessel.