low loss superconducting Rutherford Cable for DiscoRap. v. 1. Overview. 1introduction & first trials superconductor design specifications & manufacture status qualification. 1introduction & first trials superconductor design specifications & manufacture status qualification.
low loss superconducting Rutherford Cable for DiscoRap
Our work started from the first developments, performed in 2002-2004 by GSI, for the Rutherford cable design for the SIS-300 dipoles.
The Rutherford cable layout, its dimensions and the number of strands, were taken from the LHC dipole outer cable, with the insertion of a stainless steel core to increase Rc.
This decision was taken immediately after the change from the SIS 200 to SIS 300 synchrotron design; GSI 001 (SIS200) Rutherford cable design was based on RHIC dipole, with 30 x 0.648 mm strands. To reach a 1 K temperature margin it would have been necessary to have more than 48 0.648 mm strands. Therefore the dimensions of the existing LHC dipole outer layer conductor were chosen.
The preliminary magnetic analyses of the 4.5 T, single layer, INFN design have shown that an analogous margin could be achieved by using the same Rutherford cable, which was therefore adopted.
From M. N. Wilson GSIReport no. 29:
...At the Oct 2005 ECOMAG meeting in Frascati, (...) we came to some important conclusions about this wire:
a) Single stacking produces the lowest filament distortion but stacking the enormous numbers of rods required (23 000 for 3.5 mm filaments and 45 000 for 2.5 mm) is not a practical process. So we probably have to accept the distortion of a double stack process and make the filaments proportionately finer.
b) Cu-0.5%Mn is good for suppressing proximity coupling and has a resistivity which is much higher than pure Cu, but not too high (in my view Cu-15%Ni has a too high resistance – and too low thermal conductivity).
c) Cu-0.5%Mn is much better matched to Cu in deformation characteristics than is Cu-15%Ni.
d) Only the minimum amount of CuMn needed to minimize coupling should be used in the wire, elsewhere pure Cu should be used because it improves stability and quench protection.
The “prototype wire” is based on cold drawing of seven elements of Luvata OK3900 wire already in stock.
Although significantly different from the final wire, it has allowed to show that reasonably high Jc and short twist pitch lengths can be realistically achieved on wires with NbTi fine filaments embedded in a CuMn matrix, with a diameter around 2 - 3 μm (see next slide).
Geometrical filament diameter 2.52 μm
Small apparent deformation
Heat treatments were not optimized for the final filament diameter, further improvment may be expected
Jc @ 5 T, 4.2 K
Eddy currents (z)
Therefore we use the term transverse resistivity in a wider meaning; it describes both the transverse current and the EC losses.
The EC’s contribute to 10-15% of the total losses
Duchateau, J.L. Turck, B. & Ciazynski, D. have developed a model, based on a simplified geometry, with cylindrical symmetry. In this model, the above-seen equations may be solved analytically.
We have improved their approach, to better suit our geometry, increasing the number of annular regions.
Outer Cu Sheath
Duchateau, J.L. Turck, B. Ciazynski, D. “Coupling current losses in composites and cables: analytical calculations” Ch. B4.3 in “Handbook of Applied Superconductivity”, IoP 1998
□ 1st generation
◊ 2nd generation
Green good coupling
Red poor coupling
Black line: specification value
Good agreement, 15% or better, between FEM and analytical computations
equivalent diameter <<
The stability criterion appears to be satisfied:
Weighed average beteween NbTi and CuMn 1.87 W/mK
Approach “à la Carr” 1.14 W/mK
l (NbTi fill factor in the bundle) 0.526
Jc @ 4.2 K, 5 T 2700 A/mm2
rCu @ 4.2 K, 5 T 3.5 · 10-10 ohm·m
Characteristic length 22 mm
Round filament factor form 4√2 “ 120 mm
Equivalent macrofilament diameter
Inner, Outer 25 mm
So the margin for stability seems comparable or better to the layouts envisaged by MNW in Rep 29.
A first contract for superconducting Rutherford cable for magnet winding has been awarded to Luvata Superconductors, through its Fornaci di Barga (Italy) Businness Unit. The following material will be supplied:
1080 m (3 unit lenghts) of 1st generation Cable. Two units will be used for winding each of the two poles composing the 4 m long prototype magnet, while the third will serve as a spare.
720 m (2 unit lenghts) of 2nd generation Cable. These units will be used to wind future model magnets.
The same basic geometry will be used for both the first and the second generation, with a filament geometrical diameter 2.65 μm.
The two designs will involve different lay outs to achieve different values of ρt.
Delivery of 1st generation is expected in June 2009
The same basic geometry will be used for both the first and the second generation. Design filament geometrical diameter 2.65 μm.
The design involves sub-elements with Cu outer sheath and sub-elements with CuMn outer sheath. Both have CuMn interfilamentary matrix.
The number of Cu-sheath and CuMn-sheath elements differ between 1 st and 2 nd generation, to achieve different values of ρt.
Wire Component Volume Fractions.
Min. Jc @ 5 T , 4.2 K before cabling 2,600 A/mm²
Target Jc “ “ 2,700 A/mm²
Expected cabling degradation ≤ 5%
INFN believes that it is important to qualify a second supplier, also in order to test
different technical solutions
An order has been awarded to Bruker EAS for the manufacture of:
80 km of SC wire, small filament, CuMn barriers
It must be emphasized that
double stack extrusion
only one design
64,000 filament (wrt 38,000 in Luvata order),
2 mm filaments geometrical (wrt 2.65 mm in Luvata order)
Delivery: 12 months (March 2010)
The CuMn paramagnetism has an effect on the harmonic content of the field within the magnet bore.
In our case, the largest effect is < 10-4 for sextupole.
Ic = 295 A
Δm = 2.2·10-12 Wb·m
Lsample = 4.7 mm
deff = 3.0 μm
dgeo = 2.5 μm
Rc >> Ra
in our mea’s voltages are w.r.t. current output (wire#19), here are w.r.t. wire #1
In order to test the measuring apparatus, we have measured Ra on the “superdummy” Rutherford cable used for winding the test poles;
The sample was “as provided”, i.e. no curing was done;
The force applied on the sample cooled at 4.2 K was controlled precisely by an mechanical test machine;
The force was changed during the same
Ra 325 µΩ
Rc is assumed to >> Ra
Ra 325 µΩ
-the Rutherford cable manufacture at Luvata is running smoothly;
-a second contract for the SC wire has been awarded to Bruker EAS;
-soon we shall know the performances of these demanding Rutherford Cables