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Mechanical Study of a Superconducting 28-GHz Ion Source Magnet for FRIB

  • Author(s): Pan, H
  • Arbelaez, D
  • Felice, H
  • Hafalia, AR
  • Lipton, T
  • Myers, S
  • MacHicoane, G
  • Omelayenko, M
  • Prestemon, S
  • Pozdeyev, E
  • Rochepault, E
  • Rao, X
  • et al.

© 2002-2011 IEEE. The superconducting electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) source magnet for the facility for rare isotope beams at Michigan State University was designed and built by the Superconducting Magnet Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in 2017. The 28 GHz NbTi ion source magnet features a sextupole-in-solenoids configuration which is comparable to the VENUS ECR magnet operated at LBNL. However, the mechanical design of this magnet utilizes a shell-based support structure which allows fine adjustments to the sextupole preload and reversibility of the magnet assembly process. The magnet has been assembled and tested to operational currents at LBNL. This paper describes the mechanical analyses performed to estimate the sextupole's and solenoids' preloads. We will report on the 3-D finite element analysis during room temperature assembly, cool-down, and magnet excitation, and then describe the magnet preload operations. Finally, we will describe the performance of the support structure during the quench training.

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