Prototpye 600 A HTS Current Feed for the LHC
Thanks to their low thermal conductivity, ceramic high-temperature superconductors used for the LHC current leads facilitate a reduction in heat load. The superconductors are used for temperatures ranging between 4 and 50 K.
The prototype of a current lead was developped and manufactured by Babcock Noell in cooperation with ATZ, Adelwitz.
Customer: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Project duration: 1999 - 2000
|Normal-Conducting Part||Copper with RRR approx. 30|
|Mechanical Structure||glass-fiber reinforced plastic that acts as electric insulation at the same time|