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Design of a Superconducting 28 GHz Ion Source Magnet for FRIB Using a Shell-Based Support Structure

  • Author(s): Felice, H
  • Rochepault, E
  • Hafalia, R
  • Caspi, S
  • Dietderich, DR
  • Prestemon, SO
  • Machicoane, G
  • Pozdeyev, E
  • Bultman, N
  • Rao, X
  • et al.

© 2002-2011 IEEE. The Superconducting Magnet Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is completing the design of a 28 GHz NbTi ion source magnet for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The design parameters are based on the parameters of the ECR ion source VENUS in operation at LBNL since 2002 featuring a sextupole-in-solenoids configuration. Whereas most of the magnet components (such as conductor, magnetic design, protection scheme) remain very similar to the VENUS magnet components, the support structure of the FRIB ion source uses a different concept. A shell-based support structure using bladders and keys is implemented in the design allowing fine tuning of the sextupole preload and reversibility of the magnet assembly process. As part of the design work, conductor insulation scheme, coil fabrication processes and assembly procedures are also explored to optimize performance. We present the main features of the design emphasizing the integrated design approach used at LBNL to achieve this result.

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