Performance of a cryogen-free 30 T-class hybrid magnet

K. Watanabe, G. Nishijima, S. Awaji, K. Takahashi, K. Koyama, N. Kobayashi, M. Ishizuka, T. Itou, T. Tsurudome, J. Sakuraba

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The world's first cryogen-free hybrid magnet, which was developed at the High Field Laboratory for Superconducting Materials in order to realize an easy-operational magnet system with no use of liquid helium and nitrogen, has achieved 22.7 T in a 52 mm room temperature bore. After this success, we started to construct a new cryogen-free 30 T-class hybrid magnet, consisting of an outer wide-bore cryogen-free 11 T superconducting magnet and an inner water-cooled 19 T resistive magnet. Up to now, the NbTi outer section coil and the Nb3Sn inner one of a wide-bore cryogen-free superconducting magnet has generated individual central fields of 5.3 T at 350 A and 5.8 T at 303 A, respectively in a 360 mm room temperature bore. The wide-bore cryogen-free superconducting magnet was energized up to 9.5 T as a total background field. In hybrid magnet mode the system was operated up to an 8.5 T background field form the cryogen-free supercon-ducting magnet, because a cooling problem was encountered with the innermost coil bobbin during ramping the Bitter magnet. As a result, the cryogen-free hybrid magnet generated 27.5 T in a 32 mm room temperature bore.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1643000
Pages (from-to)934-939
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


  • Cryogen-free superconducting magnet
  • High magnetic field
  • High strength NbSn wire
  • Hybrid magnet


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