Development of non-circular REBCO pancake coil for high-temperature superconducting cyclotron

Xudong Wang, Hirotaka Umeda, Atsushi Ishiyama, Masaki Tashiro, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Hiroshi Ueda, Tomonori Watanabe, Shigeo Nagaya

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A series of feasibility studies are carried out on the applications of a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet system to a heavy-ion accelerator for particle cancer therapy. A novel HTS cyclotron is expected to be more compact and have higher efficiency than a conventional heavy ion synchrotron accelerator. A high current density is required for the HTS magnet to realize a compact HTS cyclotron. Further, a high-strength reinforcing structure is absolutely essential for the HTS magnet owing to the large Lorentz force caused by the high current density to prevent the magnet deformation and maintain the required high accuracy field. In a previous study, a novel coil structure called the Y-based oxide superconductor and reinforcing outer integrated 'YOROI coil' was proposed and tested at 4.2 K in 8-T backup fields. The YOROI model coil exhibited no degradation after the excitation test with a maximum hoop stress of 1.7 GPa determined by the product of the magnetic field, current density, and coil radius. The mechanism of stress sharing between the coil winding and the reinforcing structures of the YOROI coil was numerically determined. In addition, the electromagnetic and mechanical properties of a reinforcing structure based on the YOROI coil for circular REBCO coils assuming part of the HTS cyclotron magnet system was also numerically simulated in the previous paper. In this study, a new reinforcing structure is proposed on the basis of the YOROI coil for a non-circular REBCO coil assuming part of the HTS cyclotron magnet system. The electromagnetic and mechanical properties for the new reinforcing structure are numerically determined. As a result, the proposed reinforcing structure has great ability to reduce the stress and strain acting on the coil winding to maintain the coil shape and prevent degradation in the REBCO wire.

本文言語English
論文番号6939618
ジャーナルIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
25
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 6 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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