EDIPO Nb3Sn - Dipole
The ITER project requires a large dipole magnet for testing and qualifying samples of the original superconductor for the ITER coils under realistic conditions in its magnetic field.
The required field of approx. 12.5 T necessitates Nb3Sn as the superconductor; since the material, however, is very brittle, it can only be used for winding in its unreacted state.
After winding, the conductor was reacted at a temperature of about 650°C.
Customer: EFDA-CSU, Garching
Project duration: 2006 - 2011
|Operating Current||17.600 A|
|Operating Temperature||4,5 K ca.|
|Weight of a Magnet||approx. 18.000 kg|
|Length of Cold Mass||approx. 3 m|
|Dimension of Sample Aperture||144 x 94 mm2|