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Design of an opposing pair magnet system for ASTROMAG

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7 Author(s)
Marston, P.G. ; Plasma Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Hale, J.R. ; Vieira, R.F. ; Zhukovsky, A.
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A magnet system comprising a pair of self-supporting disk-shaped coils has been designed for the ASTROMAG facility on the space station Freedom. The coils are connected in a quadrupole configuration in order to eliminate their dipole moment. One of the primary requirements of this design is that the magnet coils must have near-perfect structural integrity. To this end, each coil would be manufactured as a monolithic composite in which the superconducting wire is incorporated as one of the components. By utilizing a precision X-Y numerically controlled wiring machine, the coil can be built up in pancake layers by alternating prepreg sheets of fiber/epoxy (e.g. carbon or Kevlar fiber) with a layer of NbTi wire that spirals from OD to ID in one layer, from ID to OD in the next. and so on. Each disk magnet will have an ID of 0.4 m and an OD of 1.7 m. The peak field at the winding will be 7.2 T. The system is to operate at 1.8 K. and Iop/I c=0.5. Results of magnetic field and force calculations are presented, and the structural characteristics of the system are described

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 2 )