The effect of coolant loss on current leads for superconducting magnets

Christopher F. Chyba, L. G. Hyman, L. Roberts

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Abstract

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 τ max , 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-618
Number of pages4
JournalCryogenics
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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