In this paper, we have examined the recovery of current leads for superconducting magnets after loss of coolant. It is found that if a lead is without cooling for longer than a time τmax, thermal runaway can be prevented by an increase in cooling or a decrease in current through the lead. It is evident that designing a lead away from its optimal values can make the lead significantly less susceptible to problems of thermal runaway.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)