"Rutherford Cable" was developed here and is a key technology for superconducting accelerators such as the LHC at CERN and in the wider superconducting magnet industry. It enables high currents, magnet stability and enables shorter pieces of superconducting wire to be used.
Helical and planar undulator magnet prototypes have been designed and constructed. The prototype Helical Undulator is 4m long and provides a 0.86T helical field with a pitch of 11.5mm. A Planar Undulator for light sources featuring extremely high tolerances has been built and tested.
Atlas End Cap Toroids
Two of these very large toroidal magnets are installed on the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The 4T toroidal field is radial from 1.5m to 5m and the magnet conductor carries 20,000 Amps. The ATLAS End Cap Toroids were designed and engineered by STFC and featured a
custom cryogenic epoxy also developed by STFC that has found many applications.
High Tc Magnets
We are using leading-edge High Temperature Superconducting tapes in projects such as this REBCO tape for a sample environment magnet
Contact: Cryogenics and Magnetics Group
Tel: 01235 445146