Author: Barzi, E.Z.
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TUOAC03 Status of a Single-Aperture 11 T Nb3Sn Demonstrator Dipole for LHC Upgrades 1098
  • A.V. Zlobin, N. Andreev, G. Apollinari, E.Z. Barzi, R. Bossert, G. Chlachidze, V. Kashikhin, A. Nobrega, I. Novitski, D. Turrioni, R. Yamada
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • B. Auchmann, M. Karppinen, L. Oberli, L. Rossi, D. Smekens
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Funding: Work is supported by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, under contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy
The planned upgrade of the LHC collimation system includes two additional collimators to be installed in the dispersion suppressor areas of points 2, 3 and 7. The necessary longitudinal space for the collimators could be provided by replacing some 8.33 T NbTi LHC main dipoles with 11 T dipoles based on Nb3Sn superconductor and compatible with the LHC lattice and main systems. To demonstrate t his possibility Fermilab and CERN have started in 2011 a joint R&D program with the goal of building by 2014 a 5.5-m long twin-aperture dipole prototype suitable for installation in the LHC. The first step of this program is the development of a 2-m long single-aperture demonstration dipole with the nominal field of 11 T at the LHC nominal current of ~11.85 kA and 60 mm bore with ~20% margin. This paper describes the design, construction and test results of the single-aperture Nb3Sn demonstrator model for the LHC collimation system upgrade.
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