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The magnet system of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

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24 Author(s)
Greene, A. ; Brookhaven Nat. Lab., Upton, NY, USA ; Anerella, M. ; Cozzolino, J. ; Escallier, J.
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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider now under construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a colliding ring accelerator to be completed in 1999. Through collisions of heavy ions it is hoped to observe the creation of matter at extremely high temperatures and densities, similar to what may have occurred in the original “Big Bang”. The collider rings will consist of 1740 superconducting magnet elements. Some of these elements are being manufactured by industrial partners (Northrop Grumman and Everson Electric). Others are being constructed or assembled at BNL. A description is given of the magnet designs, the plan for manufacturing and test results. In the manufacturing of the magnets, emphasis has been placed on uniformity of their performance and on quality. Results so far indicate that this emphasis has been very successful

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 4 )