Superconducting synchrotron power supply and quench protection scheme. [Fermilab 6 km circumference]

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The power supply and quench protection scheme for the proposed Fermilab 6 km circumference superconducting synchrotron is described. Specifically, the following points are discussed: (1) the 46 MW thyristor power supply; (2) the 3 x 10/sup 8/ J emergency energy dump; (3) the distributed microprocessing system for the detection of quenches; (4) the thyristor network for shunting current around quenched magnets; and (5) the heaters internal to the magnets which cause rapid propagation of quenches. Test results on prototype systems are given.

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Stiening, R.; Flora, R.; Lauckner, R. & Tool, G. 1978~.

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The power supply and quench protection scheme for the proposed Fermilab 6 km circumference superconducting synchrotron is described. Specifically, the following points are discussed: (1) the 46 MW thyristor power supply; (2) the 3 x 10/sup 8/ J emergency energy dump; (3) the distributed microprocessing system for the detection of quenches; (4) the thyristor network for shunting current around quenched magnets; and (5) the heaters internal to the magnets which cause rapid propagation of quenches. Test results on prototype systems are given.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Applied superconductivity conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 25 Sep 1978

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  • Report No.: CONF-780952-7
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-02-3000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6512738
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1204043

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Stiening, R.; Flora, R.; Lauckner, R. & Tool, G. Superconducting synchrotron power supply and quench protection scheme. [Fermilab 6 km circumference], article, 1978~; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1204043/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.