Pre-design of the superconducting magnet system for Magnum-psi

TitlePre-design of the superconducting magnet system for Magnum-psi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsH.JN van Eck, W.R Koppers, P. Smeets, den A. Ouden, W.J Goedheer, N.JL Cardozo, A.W Kleyn
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Date PublishedJun
Keywordsdetachment, divertor-simulator, linear plasma generator, plasma simulator, plasma-surface interaction, superconducting magnets

The FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen is preparing the construction of Magnum-psi, a magnetized (3 T), steady-state, large area (80 cm(2)) high-flux (up to 10(24) H+ ions m(-2)s(-1)) plasma generator. The aim of the linear plasma device Magnum-psi is to provide a controlled, highly accessible laboratory experiment in which the interaction of a magnetized plasma with different surfaces can be studied in detail. Plasma parameters can be varied over a wide range, in particular covering the high-density, low-temperature conditions expected for the detached divertor plasma of ITER. A vital part of the Magnum-psi experiment is the superconducting magnet system, which generates a magnetic field of 3 T while good diagnostic access to the experiment is guaranteed. In this contribution, we will explain the requirements on the magnet system, which is now in the pre-design phase. The present design consists of 3 cylindrical NbTi coils which generate a plateau shaped field of 3 T in a 1.3 meter room temperature bore. The discrete coils are supported by a 2.4 meter long single cylinder in a shared cryostat with 16 room temperature view-ports of 200 ram diameter. The field will most probably be passively shielded by an iron wall surrounding the experimental area. As background, some elements of the pre-design of the Magnum-psi experiment; i.e. vacuum system, plasma source and diagnostics are presented.







Alternate TitleIEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond.

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