- Conference date: 13–17 June 2011
- Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
In the proposed SuperKEKB interaction region (IR) magnet system 40superconducting (SC) correction coils are designed to perform some specific functions withcurrent of about 50 A. To energize these coils, 80 current leads will be mounted in thecryostats where the stringent spatial constraint and the cryogenic operation require acompact and optimum design. We propose a compact unit to integrate 8 helium vaporcooled leads (4 pairs). The 8 leads are made of brass and consist of two structures for thetransported current and helium vapor, which are designed and simulated by finite elementmodel (FEM). This paper will introduce the material selection and structure details. To equalize the temperature profiles of the individual leads under the different currents and helium flows, some copper blocks are placed between leads. In the cold test, the 8 leadswere operated in the nominal mode and responded safely to some transient situation. This paper will present the thermal and electrical comparison between the experimental resultsand numerical calculation.
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