Grant: $1,999,942 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 24, 2009
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Award Description: The overall goal for the project is to develop a new 32T all superconducting magnet system for the NHMFL which will be installed in the milli-Kelvin facility at the laboratory. The system will consist of: • An outer magnet assembly that will be specified by MS&T engineers and then purchased from industry • An inner magnet system which will be designed and constructed by MS&T staff using YBCO conductor • A cryostat that will house the combined magnet system and be purchased through the normal bidding process with the outer magnet • A power and protection system that will manage energisation and protect the system against quenching in any of the coils Outer Magnet Assembly This will be specified by MS&T engineers based on existing superconducting technology and purchased through the normal bid process. The system cryostat will also be specified at this time and purchased with the magnet. Inner Magnet System The inner magnet design will be developed using YBCO conductor. This conductor has not been applied to a magnet of this size and complexity yet so it requires technology developments as described below - these developments are funded from other sources: • Conductor Characterisation: Field, Angle, Strain and handling temeperature • Joints: Mechanical IC Strain, Resistance • Conductor Magnetisation • Insulation development • Pancake Coil Winding Process development • Layer Coil Winding Process Development • Coil Protection Development Once these developments are complete then the project will move into the prototype phase which will encompass the following - all of which are funded by this project: • Prototype Pancake Coil • Prototype Layer Wound Coil After succcessful completion of the prototype stage then the projevct will enter the production phase in which the following major activities will be completed: • YBCO Conductor: This will be specified, bid process completed and then ordered from industry • YBCO Coil Design: This will be analysed and designed by engineers working for the laboratory - the output will be the manufacturing drawings to produce the components and drawings and processes with which to wind, insulate and finish the coil • YBCO Coil fabrication: Parts will be procured, the coil(s) wound and finished and preliminary tests completed • Overall Magnet System Design: Mechanical and Quanch Analysis of the combined system (YBCO Inner and LTS outer) will be completed along with the specification of the (common) protection and mechanical interfaces • Outer Magnet Procurement: Specification of the outer magnet and its cryostat along with bidding and placing of a contract on the successful company. Fabrication, tesing and delivery of the magnet and cryostat to the laboratory • Magnet Assembly, Test and Installation: In this phase the magnets are assembled together inside the cryostat and the common protection connected. Sealing of the cryostat, leak testing and then cooldown will be followed by the testing of the system in the assemble area. Following succcessful first test the system will be moved into the milli-Kelvin facility where it will be connected to the cryogenic system cooled down and then run to full-field. At the end of this testing phase the magnet will be ready for users.
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