U.S. Particle Accelerator School
U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Education in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology

Superconducting Accelerator Magnets course

Sponsoring University:

University of California, Santa Barbara


Superconducting Accelerator Magnets


Ramesh Gupta and Animesh Jain, BNL

This course will deal with the theory, design, field quality measurement and analysis of superconducting accelerator magnets. Topics to be covered will include: superconductors (including high-temperature superconductors), harmonic description of the field, current distribution for ideal multipole fields, persistent current and quench field calculations, 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 for high field magnets will be covered. A brief summary of 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.