GFA Accelerator Seminars

Four decades of R&D activities on superconducting magnets at INFN Genova

by Dr Pasquale Fabbricatore (INFN Genova)

WBGB/019 (PSI)




INFN is the Italian public agency that promotes, co-ordinates and funds experimental and theoretical research in the physics of nuclei, elementary particles and fundamental interactions.

 In the Genova division, there is a group of researchers working since more than  40 years on superconductivity applied to accelerators  and high energy physics detectors and astrophysical detectors.

Main activities are related to the design of (large) superconducting magnets and to the development of techniques for electrical characterization of superconducting cables up to currents of 100 kA in a field range up to 8T (facility Ma.Ri.S.A.).

The talk will be focused on some  challenging aspects  of the design, R&D and the construction of  large detector magnets (CMS), fast cycled dipoles (FAIR), the separation/recombination dipole for the high luminosity upgrade of LHC and ongoing R&D for future high field magnets.

For details, contact St. Sanfilippo