Collaboration Contract for construction of radiation-resistant dipole magnets signed
The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) in Novosibirsk, Russia, has already developed – as part of an EU program - the first-of-series (FoS) radiation resistant dipole magnet, which will be installed in the target area of Super-FRS. The magnet is completely organic-free; in particular the coils are based on mineral insulated cables (MIC). The total weight of the magnet is 95 tons. During the acceptance tests, the magnet achieved all required magnetic properties, but some magnet interfaces as well as the support frame had to be revised with respect to remote handling issues.
In April 2019, the Collaboration Contract between FAIR and BINP was concluded which foresees the production and delivery of the remaining two dipole units. The kick-off meeting took place at GSI on May 20, 2019. The most important sub-component, the MIC cable, is already procured from a Canadian company, stored at GSI and ready for delivery to BINP.