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A program to develop a 30 T superconducting magnet based on novel concepts is now in progress at the High Field Laboratory for Superconducting Materials (HFLSM) at Tohoku University and the Tsukuba Magnet Laboratory (TML) at the National Institute for Materials Science. A 30 T superconducting magnet comprising a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) insert and a low-temperature superconducting (LTS) outsert was conceptually designed. For the high-field HTS insert, a YBCO coated conductor tape was adopted because of its high critical current density in high fields and its high mechanical strength. A relatively high tolerance limit of hoop stress in the insert coil can be assumed in the coil design according to its mechanical properties. The critical current density of the YBCO tape was analytically predicted as a function of temperature and magnetic field. To withstand a large electromagnetic force, the LTS outsert was composed of CuNb/Nb3Sn and NbTi coils. The CuNb/Nb3Sn coil was designed using high-strength cable consisting of internally reinforced Nb3Sn strands with a CuNb reinforcing stabilizer subjected to repeated bending treatment. The results of this design study show the potential for a compact high-field magnet employing an insert coil formed of YBCO coated conductor.
Date of Publication: June 2009