Improving the design and analysis of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators

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High energy particle accelerators are now the primary means of discovering the basic building blocks of matter and understanding the forces between them. In order to minimize the cost of building these machines, superconducting magnets are used in essentially all present day high energy proton and heavy ion colliders. The cost of superconducting magnets is typically in the range of 20--30% of the total cost of building such machines. The circulating particle beam goes through these magnets a large number of times (over hundreds of millions). The luminosity performance and life time of the beam in these machines depends significantly ... continued below

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Gupta, R.C. November 1, 1996.

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  • Gupta, R.C. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Magnet Div.

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High energy particle accelerators are now the primary means of discovering the basic building blocks of matter and understanding the forces between them. In order to minimize the cost of building these machines, superconducting magnets are used in essentially all present day high energy proton and heavy ion colliders. The cost of superconducting magnets is typically in the range of 20--30% of the total cost of building such machines. The circulating particle beam goes through these magnets a large number of times (over hundreds of millions). The luminosity performance and life time of the beam in these machines depends significantly on the field quality in these magnets. Therefore, even a small error in the magnetic field shape may create a large cumulative effect in the beam trajectory to throw the particles of the magnet aperture. The superconducting accelerator magnets must, therefore, be designed and constructed so that these errors are small. In this thesis the research and development work will be described 3which has resulted in significant improvements in the field quality of the superconducting magnets for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The design and the field quality improvements in the prototype of the main collider dipole magnet for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) will also be presented. RHIC will accelerate and collide two counter rotating beams of heavy ions up to 100 GeV/u and protons up to 250 GeV. It is expected that RHIC will create a hot, dense quark-gluon plasma and the conditions which, according to the Big Bang theory, existed in the early universe.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98006071

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  • Other Information: DN: Thesis submitted to Univ. of Rajasthan, Jaipur (IN); TH: Thesis (Ph.D.)

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  • Other: DE98006071
  • Report No.: BNL--65636
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 677087
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703891

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Gupta, R.C. Improving the design and analysis of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators, thesis or dissertation, November 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703891/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.