K. Sato

RIKEN, Вако, Saitama, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: The BigRIPS fragment separator in the RIKEN RIBF project is characterized by fourteen superconducting triplet quadrupoles (STQ's) with large apertures and high-field gradients. While the five STQ's on the first stage of the BigRIPS are cooled by a liquid helium cryogenic plant, the nine STQ's on the second stage are cooled by small cryocoolers on their cryostat. This first stage serves to produce and separate RI beams, so that the first two STQs are exposed to the high radiation from the production target and beam dumps, which causes radiation heat loads as well as radiation damages. Measurements of the radiation heat loads to the cryostats of the first two STQs during commissioning operations of the RIBF facility are reported.
    IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 07/2011; · 1.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the RI beam factory project, heavy ion beams are transported from the K 2500 MeV superconducting ring cyclotron (SRC) to the superconducting fragment separator, called BigRIPS. Magnets for the beam transport line from the SRC to the BigRIPS are reported. All the magnets are resistive type and the beam line consists of two kinds of dipoles and three kinds of quadrupoles. One of the dipole, having the maximum field strength of 2.0 T, a gap height of 60 mm, and a core length of 3.51 m is discussed in detail.
    IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 07/2008; · 1.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The BigRIPS fragment separator in the RIKEN RI beam factory has an air-core type superconducting quadrupole triplet as the first focusing element. The quadrupole triplet consists of three air-core superconducting coils having effective lengths of 500 mm, 800 mm, and 500 mm, and the maximum field gradients of 24 T/m, 20 T/m, and 20 T/m. All three quadrupoles are assembled into a single cryostat and cooled by liquid-helium bath cooling using a cryogenic plant. The coils have a flat racetrack shape and their warm bore radii are 90 mm, 120 mm, and 120 mm. Its cryostat characterized by gas-cooled current leads with multiple electrodes is also discussed.
    IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 07/2008; · 1.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Superconducting triplet quadrupoles (STQs) with large apertures and high field-gradients are employed for the in-flight radioactive-isotope (RI) beam separator BigRIPS at RIKEN. It consists of fourteen STQs and six room-temperature dipoles. The use of the STQs makes it possible to achieve important features of the BigRIPS separator: large acceptances and a large magnetic rigidity, allowing efficient production of RI beams. The BigRIPS separator is presently under construction and assembly as a major installation in the RIKEN RI-beam factory project, and the commissioning is scheduled in early 2007. In this paper we present the status and overview of the BigRIPS separator, emphasizing the STQs and their liquid-helium cryogenic systems.
    IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 07/2007; · 1.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Three superferric quadrupoles with a pole-tip radius of 170 mm and a design field gradient of 14.1 T/m have been constructed and mapped for use as spectrometer elements. All three quadrupoles are assembled into a single cryostat and cooled by liquid-He bath cooling method. A small Gifford-McMahon/Joule-Thomson (GM/JT) cooler, mounted on the cryostat, requiries He gas that evaporates in the He vessel. The high-T<sub>c</sub> superconducting current leads and radiation shield surrounding the He-vessel, cooled by a small GM cooler, reduce the heat load of the He vessel. Both cryocoolers operate using separate water-cooled compressors and allow us a stand-alone operation of the quadrupole magnets without big cryoplant. Results of quench protection tests, measured heat loads and mapped results are presented.
    IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 07/2004; · 1.20 Impact Factor