• Abstract

    ■December 11, Monday

    Introduction 1 (SC & Cryogenics)

    Dr. Tripti Sekhar DATTA (IUAC, India)

    Role of Superconductivity and Cryogenics for Particle Accelerator

    Although superconductivity was discovered in 1911, but its application for major accelerator programme was realized only during 1975-1980 at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory through the Tevatron Accelerator. With similar concept, Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was commissioned recently with a total circumference of 27 km. and by using superconducting quadrupole and dipole magnet with a field of 8.3 Tesla and operating at 1.9 K. Particle accelerators capable of producing very high accelerating fields and with energies in TEV range have been made possible by use of superconducting magnets and RF cavities. Size of accelerator is reduced because of high field (5- 10 Tesla) and the power consumption is reduced because of low surface resistance in superconductors. In Asia, prior to 1990 the accelerator with cryogenics and superconductivity was limited to Japan for their project on TRISTAN/ KEK-B collider at KEK and superconducting cyclotron at RIKEN. Superconducting activities are being pursued in all over Asia on many mega projects along with the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC). Along with the development of practical superconductor, significant progress is visible on optimization of helium liquefaction cycle that improves the inverse Coefficient of Performance (COP) from 1000 W to 225 W for one Watt of refrigeration at 4.2 K. Improvement of surface preparation technique of RF cavity to have an average accelerating field of 31.5 MV/m and reduction of plug power consumption of 500 W to generate 1 W refrigeration at 2 K made it possible to take a challenging project like International Linear Collider (ILC) with electron energy of 500 to 1000 GeV. Present talk will be highlighting the role of cryogenics and superconductivity for various accelerator programme in Asia.

    Introduction 2 & 3 (Accelerator)

    Dr. Kaoru YOKOYA (KEK, Japan)

    Evolution of Accelerator

    A device that can be called "accelerator" started near the end of 19th century. Since then accelerator technology has been developed to higher and higher energies. It has been pushing the physics to more and more fundamental level. Also, the progress of physics has been the motivation of the accelerator technology to higher levels. This lecture will follow the evolution of accelerator for high energy physics. The prospects to the future accelerators to also be described.

    ■December 12, Tuesday and 13, Wednesday

    SC Magnet (Theory & Engineering)

    Prof. Toru OGITSU (KEK, Japan)

    Understand basics of superconducting magnet technologies for accelerator.
    The course consists of 4 classes;
    1) Basics of superconductors explains basic characteristics of superconductor.
    2) Magnetic design and field quality explains how to build accelerator magnet field with superconducting technologies and summarizes the field quality issues associate with superconducting magnets.
    3) Mechanics of superconducting accelerator magnet explains magnetic forces and stresses and summarizes the technologies to control them.
    4) Quench stability and protection summarizes the source of quench and stability against it and then how to protect magnets.

    ■December 13, Wednesday

    Special Talk 1 (SC Magnet) Part 1

    Dr. Yasushi ARIMOTO (KEK, Japan)

    Final focus superconducting quadrupole magnets for SuperKEKB

    SuperKEKB is a high-energy-electron(e-)/positron(e+) collider to produce copious pairs of B mesons. SuperKEKB is an upgrade of KEKB which has been operated until 2010 and is aiming at increasing a collision ratio of e-/e+ by 40 times compared with KEKB.

    One key component of SuperKEKB is a final focus quadrupole system (QCS). The role of QCS is to squeeze the e-/e+ beams into vertical size of about 50 nm at a colliding point and this size is a twentieth of KEKB. QCS system consists of eight-superconducting-quadrupole magnets made of NbTi cables. A magnet which is located at the nearest position to the colliding point is 70 mm in diameter and is 400 mm in length. It can generate high magnetic gradient of 76 T/m. QCS has also 43 superconducting corrector magnets and four superconducting solenoid magnets to compensate solenoid field generated by a detector solenoid.

    A construction of QCS started on June 2013 and it was complete on December 2016. We performed cold test and magnetic measurements until August 2017. Here, the development of QCS system will be introduced.

    Special Talk 1 (SC Magnet) Part 2

    Dr. Michinaka SUGANO (KEK, Japan)

    Superconducting Magnet development for the High Luminosity Upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider

    The High Luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is ongoing to increase peak luminosity by a factor of five and integrated luminosity by a factor of ten in comparison with those in the present LHC. One of the key technologies to realize such outstanding performance is an upgrade of superconducting magnets at the insertion regions.

    Various novel technologies will be applied for upgraded magnets such as the world’s first Nb3Sn accelerator quadrupole magnets, large aperture beam separation dipoles, orbit corrector magnets with a canted cos-theta design and so forth. In this lecture, first the HL-LHC project will be overviewed and then technological difficulties of each newly developing superconducting accelerator magnets will be explained.

    SC Cavity (Theory 1)

    Dr. Taro KONOMI (KEK, Japan)

    Fundamental of superconductivities

    An important property of superconductors is that the DC electrical resistance is zero. However, RF resistance in the microwave range has a finite value. This is the different from the DC case. The RF resistance of a superconducting accelerating cavity is approximately six orders lower than that of normal accelerating cavity. This benefit has a possibility to realize high gradient and high beam current accelerating cavity. In this lecture, the fundamental relationship between superconductivity and microwave based on superconducting cavity is introduced.

    ■December 14, Thursday

    SC Cavity (Theory 2)

    Dr. Hiroshi SAKAI (KEK, Japan)

    Basics of RF Cavities

    In this lecture, I introduce the RF properties of superconducting cavities and the other important components like the input coupler, HOM coupler/damper. First, I show the basic important characteristics of RF cavities, which are based on Maxwell equations. The relation between RF fields in the cavity and accelerating beam is also expressed. Next, RF simulation methods and the results are shown by using various types of superconducting cavities. The RF simulation of input coupler and HOM coupler/damper will be presented.

    SC Cavity (Engineering 1)

    Dr. Kensei UMEMORI (KEK, Japan)

    Surface Preparation and Cavity Performance

    Surface preparation techniques are explained. Polishing, heat treatment, ultra-pure water rinsing and so on, are applied to cavities to make smooth and clean surfaces. It is important to eliminate “defects” and “dust particles” on the surface, which sometimes limit cavity performances. New techniques of Nitrogen-doping and Nitrogen-infusion, which improve cavity performances, are also mentioned.

    SC Cavity (Engineering 2)

    Dr. Yasuchika YAMAMOTO (KEK, Japan)

    SRF Cavity System and Cryomodule

    After passing the cavity performance test in the vertical cryostat, the cavity string assembly is done in the clean room, and it is installed into the cryo-vessel, called “cryomodule”. After the inspection of the high pressure gas regulation, the cryomodule is cooled down by the cryogenic system, and operated by the klystron/waveguide system. In this lecture, (1) work flow from the cavity string assembly to the cryomodule test, (2) the performance degradation in the cryomodule test, (3) the other issues and (4) the peripheral components like power coupler, frequency tuner, helium tank, Higher Order Mode (HOM) coupler will be presented in detail.

    ■December 15, Friday

    Special Talk 2 (SC Cavity) Part 1

    Dr. Hiroaki UMEZAWA (Tokyo Denkai, Japan)

    Production of high purity niobium material for SRF cavities

    This program explains high purity niobium for superconducting RF cavities. Niobium with a high thermal conductivity is required for the superconducting cavities to prevent thermal brake-down. Since the thermal conductivity at a cryogenic temperature is proportional to the residual resistivity ratio (RRR), which is easy to measure, the RRR is a practical index for evaluating niobium. The manufacturing process and evaluation methods including the RRR measurement for high purity niobium suitable for superconducting cavities will be explained in this lecture.

    Special Talk 2 (SC Cavity) Part 2

    Dr. Katsuya SENNYU (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, Japan)

    Fabrication of niobium cavities for superconducting accelerators

    MHI-MS has had a lot of experience of fabrication for superconducting accelerators in Japan over 40 years. The contributions for the national projects in Japan and Asia region are indicated. Mechanical designs and fabrication techniques for superconducting accelerators including cavity, coupler, jacket, tuner and cryomodule are introduced. Most important technologies expected from accelerator scientists are described.

    Cryogenics (Theory 1)

    Dr. Soumen KAR (IUAC, India)

    The basic concepts and theories of the cryogenics with the introduction to temperature-entropy diagram, basic thermodynamic processes e.g., isothermal, isentropic, isenthalpic processes, properties of useful cryogens etc. Production of colds, various liquefaction cycles, Carnot refrigeration cycle, liquefaction vs refrigeration, why the cryogenics is needed for any high energy particle accelerator.

    Cryogenics (Theory 2)

    Dr. Soumen KAR (IUAC, India)

    The basics of 4K and 2K cryogenic system in reference to the particle accelerator, different mode of cryogenic heat transfer to 2K/4K cryogenic system; conduction, convection and radiation. Properties of cryogenic material: thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, specific heat, yield and ultimate tensile strength of various cryogenic material.

    ■December 16, Saturday

    Cryogenics (Engineering 1)

    Dr. Rui GE (IHEP, China)

    Cryogenic Engineering for the Superconducting Accelerator

    The basic theories applied to cryogenic engineering for the super-conducting accelerator. Key technologies and equipment combined with specific examples, such as cryogenic refrigerator, cryogenic storage, distribution, transferring etc. Key technologies and equipment related to 2K super flow Helium, such as 2K J-T heat exchanger, pressure stability control, safety requirements etc.

    Cryogenics (Engineering 2)

    Dr. Rui GE (IHEP, China)

    Cryogenic Engineering for the Cryomodule

    The basic theories applied to cryomodule. Design requirements and key technologies combined with specific examples, such as heat load control, material selection, insulation structure support, displace measurement and monitoring, expansion and contraction etc.

    Special Talk 3 (SC & Cryogenics) Part 1

    Dr. Takayuki TOMARU (KEK, Japan)

    Special Talk 3 (SC & Cryogenics) Part 2

    Dr. Nobuhiro KIMURA (KEK, Japan)

    Hands-on Training (SC Magnet)

    Prof. Yasuhiro MAKIDA (KEK, Japan)

    On the one day, a technical tour is planned. First, we visit Tsukuba-Hall, where a set of superconducting accelerator magnet system is under construction for Super KEKB project. There is another large superconducting solenoid for a particle detector, Belle, in Tsukuba-Hall. We will see these working magnets and their cryogenic systems. Next, we visit Cryogenic Center, where the world’s first Nb3Sn accelerator quadrupole magnets have been developed for the High Luminosity Upgrade of the LHC. A lecture about these SC magnets is scheduled in Special Talk 1. On the other day, we will make a small superconducting coaster and will feel magnetic levitation.

    Hands-on Training (SC Cavity)

    Prof. Eiji KAKO (KEK, Japan)

    Hands-on Training (Cryogenics)

    Dr. Kota NAKANISHI (KEK, Japan)

    Some cryogenic phenomena will be introduced.
    Oxygen will be liquefied by using liquid nitrogen.
    Let's observe liquid oxygen.
    Do you know that liquid oxygen is attracted to the magnet?
    Eddy current can be generated by moving a magnet manually.
    You may feel the electrical conductivity directly at that time.
    You may also feel the temperature dependence of electrical conductivity of copper. Superfluid helium will be placed in the glass dewar and observed visually.
    You may see the interesting property of superfluid helium.