A comparison of calculations and measurements of the field harmonics as a function of current in the SSC dipole magnets

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A large number of short and long superconducting dipole magnets for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) have been constructed and measured for their magnetic field properties at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). In this paper we compare the calculations and measurements for the variation of field harmonics as a function of current in 40 mm aperture and 50 mm aperture dipole magnets. The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the iron saturation effects on the field harmonics. The field harmonics also change due to the persistent current in the superconducting wires and due to the deformation of the coil ... continued below

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Gupta, R.C.; Cottingham, J.G.; Kahn, S.A.; Morgan, G.H. & Wanderer, P. January 1, 1991.

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A large number of short and long superconducting dipole magnets for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) have been constructed and measured for their magnetic field properties at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). In this paper we compare the calculations and measurements for the variation of field harmonics as a function of current in 40 mm aperture and 50 mm aperture dipole magnets. The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the iron saturation effects on the field harmonics. The field harmonics also change due to the persistent current in the superconducting wires and due to the deformation of the coil shape because of Lorentz forces. We discuss the variation in the sextupole harmonics (b{sub 2}) with current and explain the differences between the calculations and measurements. We also discuss the skew quadrupole harmonic at high field in the long dipole magnets. 3 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

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  • 1991 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) particle accelerator conference (PAC), San Francisco, CA (United States), 6-9 May 1991

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  • Other: DE91015215
  • Report No.: BNL-45724
  • Report No.: CONF-910505--367
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5758455
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1103523

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Gupta, R.C.; Cottingham, J.G.; Kahn, S.A.; Morgan, G.H. & Wanderer, P. A comparison of calculations and measurements of the field harmonics as a function of current in the SSC dipole magnets, article, January 1, 1991; Upton, New York. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1103523/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.