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Superconductivity leads the way to high luminosity

14/02/2013

In the LHC, current leads that incorporate a high-temperature superconductor (HTS) supply currents of up to 13 kA to the magnets in the tunnel. For the upgrade, CERN has been working with the Italian company Columbus to develop new superconducting wires based on magnesium diboride (MgB2), which has a lower operating temperature than HTS – the former being superconducting at the operating current at up to 25 K rather than 35–50 K with the latter – but is considerably less expensive. Until now, only flat ribbons of MgB2 have been available but CERN and Columbus have jointly developed round wires that are more suitable for the higher currents required for the HL-LHC. (see pages 28-32)

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