U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Superconducting Accelerator Magnets course

Sponsoring University:

Rice University


Superconducting Accelerator Magnets


Ramesh Gupta and Animesh Jain, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Carl Goodzeit, retired

This course will deal with the theory, design, field quality measurement and analysis of superconducting accelerator magnets. Topics to be covered will include: an introduction to superconductivity, persistent current and quench field calculations, harmonic description of the field, current distribution for ideal multipole fields, magnetic measurements and the analysis of construction and measurement errors. Results from recent accelerator magnets will be used to help develop an in-depth understanding of field quality during R&D and large-scale manufacturing. The course will include computer modeling and error analysis. In addition to the conventional cosine theta designs, the racetrack coil designs will also be covered. An introduction to magnet construction and mechanical design will also be provided. This course will provide a necessary understanding of magnetic design and magnetic measurements to those who wish to pursue a career in this field, or who wish to acquire a general understanding of the expected field quality in superconducting accelerator magnets. Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level Electromagnetism.