Manufacturing of 50 kA superconducting transformer for ITER correction coil conductor test

Liu, H. J.; Wu, Y.; Ren, Zh. B.; Wu, S. T.; Shi, Y.; Peng, J. Q.; Chen, J. L.; Long, F.; Yu, M.; Qian, L.
April 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Apr2010, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p044701
Academic Journal
To meet the specifications of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor correction coil (CC) conductor, a 50 kA superconducting transformer has been designed and manufactured to provide the short sample of the CC conductor the current. The transformer consists of two concentric layer-wound superconducting solenoids with the primary inside the secondary coil. In order to test the transformer, the two legs of the secondary coil were directly connected by superconducting cables. A 500 W/4.5 K refrigerator was used to provide the supercritical helium. The maximum current of 56.3 kA in the secondary coil loop was obtained.


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