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Several 90-mm quadrupole coils made of 0.7-mm Nb3Sn strand based on the “Restack Rod Process” (RRP) of 108/127 design, with cored and non-cored cables and different cable insulation, were fabricated and individually tested at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) using a test structure designed to provide a quadrupole magnetic field environment. The coils were instrumented with voltage taps and strain gauges to study quench performance and mechanical properties. The Nb3Sn strand and cable parameters, the coil fabrication details, the mirror model assembly procedure and test results at temperatures from 4.5 K to 1.9 K are reported and discussed.
Date of Publication: June 2011