Confinement Coils


A Pulsed Magnet System for a Field-Reversed Configuration Experiment

Authors: Dennis W. Lieurance, David D. Madura, and Gregory L. Snitchler, Member, IEEE Abstract: From a magnet engineering perspective, the field-reversed configuration (FRC) fusion concept is commercially attractive due to its cylindrical configuration. Essentially, all large coils are solenoidal, which enables efficient structural support and relative ease of manufacturing, thereby enhancing commercial viability. A design [...] Posted in Confinement Coils,Gradient Coils,Magnets,Magnets Paper
A superconducting magnet undulator, courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

How to simulate superconducting corrector coils in accelerator magnets

By Chris Riley  Welcome to this blog on modelling superconducting corrector coils with OperaFEA simulation software. We will start with a little bit of history.  The Opera software has links back to the Rutherford laboratory’s Computer Applications Group that began developing computer methods for the design of particle accelerator magnets in the late 1960s. The [...] Posted in Accelerator Magnets,Confinement Coils,Gradient Coils,How to...,Superconducting Magnets,Superconductivity Papers