The DACM is involved in several high-field magnet projects, particularly for medical applications (MRI / NMR) and large test stations (LNCMI hybrid magnet).
In order to generate high field, it is necessary to use new generation High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) instead of NbTi or Nb3Sn LTS.
The HTS R & D studies the means of making such magnets and investigates the problems inherent in these conductors with these intense field values (G. Dilasser's thesis on the currents of screens , M. ALHarake's thesis on mechanics , Internal R & D for uninsulated windings ...).
As part of this R & D, the NOUGAT high temperature superconducting insert has been studied, realized and tested; it operated up to 20.8 T for 45 minutes. It generated 12.8 T in a 8 T background field provided by ‘bitters’ resistor coils at LNCMI Grenoble (dark blue dot in Figure 2).
This insert is composed of 9 double-pancakes (Figure 1) with an internal diameter of 50 mm using the 'Metal-as-Insulation' (MI) winding to replace the traditional insulation by a metallic co-winding; it is thus possible to eliminate the complex protection system because the winding reacts autonomously to a quench thanks to the bypassing of the resistive zone by the current.
This is a decisive first step towards its point of operation at 30 T (10 T generated by the insert in 20 T outsert, red dot in Figure 2); the final tests will be carried out up to this value in spring 2019 when the LNCMI Grenoble test station is available.
This insert was made in DACM thanks to ANR funding with 2 partners, CNRS-LNCMI and CRETA.
Last update : 09/27 2018 (4488)