U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Magnet Engineering course

Sponsoring University:

Indiana University
held in Tucson, Arizona


Accelerator Magnet Engineering - Conventional Magnets, Material, Alignment and Power Supply


Jack Tanabe, Ret.

This course is an introduction to the design of conventional iron bound magnets used for low and medium energy accelerators. The material covered will include two-dimensional design and three-dimensional pole end chamfering techniques to achieve desired field uniformity. The effects of mechanical fabrication and assembly tolerances on field quality as well as other applications of perturbation theory will be discussed. The material will cover mechanical and electrical design practices including thermal issues, fabrication techniques, safety practices and techniques for matching power supply and distribution constraints. Issues associated with the design of slow (> msec) ramped magnets for injection and extraction as well as booster ring magnets will be covered. In addition, magnetic measurements, fiducialization, installation and alignment practices will be described. Prerequisites: undergraduate electromagnetics, elementary complex analysis and some familiarity with particle accelerators.