A thin superconducting solenoid magnet for particle astrophysics

A. Yamamoto, Y. Makida, H. Yamaoka, H. Ohmiya, K. Tanaka, T. Haruyama, T. Yoshida, K. Yoshimura, S. Matsuda, K. Kikuchi, Y. Ootani, S. Mizumaki

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An extremely thin superconducting solenoid magnet is being developed to investigate cosmic-ray antiparticle in the Universe. The uniform solenoidal field is provided in a particle detector system to analyze the particle momentum. The solenoid coil is wound with advanced aluminum stabilized superconductor recently developed by using micro-alloying with Ni, followed by cold-work mechanical hardening. It is designed with a central magnetic field of 1.2 T in a volume of 0.9 m in diameter and 1.4 m in length, the radiation thickness of the coil is to be 0.056 X0 with a physical coil thickness of 3.4 mm. This paper describes the conceptual design and progress of the basic development work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual Conference on Magnet Technology - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Sept 24 2001Sept 28 2001


  • Aluminum stabilized superconductor
  • Detector magnet
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Thin solenoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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