Design of a cryocooler-cooled large bore superconducting magnet for a 30 T hybrid magnet

T. Hasebe, S. Okada, M. Ishizuka, T. Tsurudome, T. Ito, H. Ookubo, J. Sakuraba, K. Watanabe, S. Awaji, K. Koyama, G. Nishijima, K. Takahashi

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We are now developing a 30 T hybrid magnet utilizing a cryocooler-cooled superconducting magnet wound with highly strengthened (Nb, Ti)3Sn. Diameter of the room temperature bore of the superconducting magnet is 360 mm and it generates 11.1 T. Water cooled resistive insert magnet generates 18.9 T, thus the hybrid magnet generates a central field of 30.0 T. The (Nb, Ti) 3Sn multifilamentary wires are strengthened by Cu/NbTi composite which volume ratio in conductor is about 35 %. The reinforcing CuTNbTi composite changes to CuTi intermetallic compounds during heat treatment for reaction of (Nb, Ti)3Sn phase formation. The Nb3Sn coil with inner diameter of 400 mm will be fabricated by wind and react method with Cu/NbTi reinforced (Nb, Ti)3Sn wires. The innermost section of Nb 3Sn coil is wound with a wire which diameter is 1.85 mm and next second section is wound with a wire diameter of 1.8 mm. The Nb3Sn coil is operated at 303 A and generates 5.8 T. The NbTi coil is wound with NbTi wires of 2.0 mm and 1.6 mm diameters. The NbTi coil generates 5.3 T at an operating current of 350 A. The maximum hoop stress is under 220 MPa for Nb 3Sn coil and 200 MPa for NbTi coil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun


  • Cryocooler-cooled superconducting magnet
  • Cu/NbTi reinforced (Nb, Ti) Sn
  • High magnetic field
  • Hybrid magnet


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