Cryostat Design for the Superconducting Super Collider Dipole

  • Thomas H. Nicol
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 53)


The cryostat of an SSC dipole magnet consists of all magnet components except the cold mass assembly. It serves to support the cold mass accurately and reliably within the vacuum vessel, provide all required cryogenic piping, and to insulate the cold mass from heat radiated and conducted from the environment. It must function reliably during storage, shipping and handling, normal magnet operation, quenches, and seismic excitations, and must be manufacturable at low cost.


Suspension System Cover Layer Vacuum Vessel Support Post Composite Tube 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas H. Nicol
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  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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