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Nb3Sn Accelerator Magnets

Designs, Technologies and Performance

  • Broadens our understanding of design and performance limits of high-field Nb3Sn accelerator magnets for a future very high energy hadron collider

  • Offers beginners a concise overview of the relevant design concepts for a new generation of superconducting accelerator magnets based on Nb3Sn superconductor

  • Illustrates the complete process of accelerator magnet design and fabrication

  • Provides a contemporary review and assessment of the past experience with Nb3Sn high-field dipole accelerator magnets

  • Identifies the main open R&D issues for Nb3Sn high-field dipole magnets

Part of the book series: Particle Acceleration and Detection (PARTICLE)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Superconducting Magnets for Accelerators

      • Alexander V. Zlobin, Daniel Schoerling
      Pages 3-22Open Access
    3. Nb3Sn Wires and Cables for High-Field Accelerator Magnets

      • Emanuela Barzi, Alexander V. Zlobin
      Pages 23-51Open Access
    4. Nb3Sn Accelerator Magnets: The Early Days (1960s–1980s)

      • Lucio Rossi, Alexander V. Zlobin
      Pages 53-84Open Access
  3. Cos-Theta Dipole Magnets

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85
    2. CERN–ELIN Nb3Sn Dipole Model

      • Romeo Perin
      Pages 87-104Open Access
    3. The UT-CERN Cos-theta LHC-Type Nb3Sn Dipole Magnet

      • Herman H. J. ten Kate, Andries den Ouden, Daniel Schoerling
      Pages 105-132Open Access
    4. LBNL Cos-theta Nb3Sn Dipole Magnet D20

      • Shlomo Caspi
      Pages 133-156Open Access
    5. Cos-theta Nb3Sn Dipole for a Very Large Hadron Collider

      • Alexander V. Zlobin
      Pages 157-192Open Access
    6. Nb3Sn 11 T Dipole for the High Luminosity LHC (FNAL)

      • Alexander V. Zlobin
      Pages 193-222Open Access
    7. Nb3Sn 11 T Dipole for the High Luminosity LHC (CERN)

      • Bernardo Bordini, Luca Bottura, Arnaud Devred, Lucio Fiscarelli, Mikko Karppinen, Gijs de Rijk et al.
      Pages 223-258Open Access
  4. Block-Type Dipole Magnets

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259
    2. Block-Type Nb3Sn Dipole R&D at Texas A&M University

      • Peter McIntyre, Akhdiyor Sattarov
      Pages 261-284Open Access
    3. The HD Block-Coil Dipole Program at LBNL

      • Gianluca Sabbi
      Pages 285-310Open Access
    4. CEA–CERN Block-Type Dipole Magnet for Cable Testing: FRESCA2

      • Etienne Rochepault, Paolo Ferracin
      Pages 311-340Open Access
  5. Common-Coil Dipole Magnets

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341
    2. The LBNL Racetrack Dipole and Sub-scale Magnet Program

      • Steve Gourlay
      Pages 343-370Open Access
    3. Common-Coil Nb3Sn Dipole Program at BNL

      • Ramesh Gupta
      Pages 371-394Open Access
    4. Common-Coil Dipole for a Very Large Hadron Collider

      • Alexander V. Zlobin
      Pages 395-423Open Access

About this book

This open access book is written by world-recognized experts in the fields of applied superconductivity and superconducting accelerator magnet technologies. It provides a contemporary review and assessment of the experience in research and development of high-field accelerator dipole magnets based on Nb3Sn superconductor over the past five decades. The reader attains clear insight into the development and the main properties of Nb3Sn composite superconducting wires and Rutherford cables, and details of accelerator dipole designs, technologies and performance. Special attention is given to innovative features of the developed Nb3Sn magnets. The book concludes with a discussion of accelerator magnet needs for future circular colliders.


  • Accelerator magnet design and technology
  • Critical current density Jc
  • New generation accelerator magnets
  • Hadron Circular Collider
  • low-temperature superconducting magnet
  • composite superconducting wire
  • Rutherford cable
  • high-temperature insulation
  • superconducting coil
  • mechanical support structure
  • Lorentz force
  • stored magnetic energy
  • quench performance
  • magnet training
  • field quality
  • magnet quench protection
  • open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Meyrin, Genève, Switzerland

    Daniel Schoerling

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, USA

    Alexander V. Zlobin

About the editors

Dr. Alexander Zlobin is a Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He received his M.S. degree in Physics in 1977 from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI)  and PhD degree in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technologies in 1991 from the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Protvino, Russia. Since 1995 he is with Fermilab, where he is serving as the Leader of Superconducting Magnet Group and the Head of the High Field Magnet and Material R&D program. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Dr. Daniel Schoerling is a Scientific Engineer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He received his M.Sc. degree in Engineering in 2009 and his PhD in 2012 from the Technical University of Freiberg, Germany. During his PhD research, performed in collaboration with CERN, he specialized on superconducting Nb3Sn accelerator magnets. Since 2011, he is with CERN working on normal- and superconducting accelerator magnet projects for several present and future machines like HL-LHC, LHC, CLIC, FCC, PS and ELENA.

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