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FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), planned to be built at the site of GSI will include the 300 Tm fast-ramping heavy ion synchrotron SIS 300. In the frame of a collaboration between IHEP (Protvino, Russia) and GSI (Darmstadt, Germany) IHEP developed, produced and tested a superconducting model dipole. The main parameters of the dipole are a two-layer coil, 100 mm inner coil diameter and 1 m length. The magnet is designed for 6 T central magnetic field with a 1 T/s operating field ramp rate. The nominal operating current of 6720 A (6 T central magnetic field) was reached after the third quench and critical current of 7738 A (6.8 T central magnetic field) was reached after the eighteenth quench. The critical current of the dipole did not reduce up to ramp rate of 1300 A/s (1.15 T/s). AC losses for different magnetic field cycles were measured too.
Date of Publication: June 2010