The following short courses will run on Sunday 31 August at the SEC, Glasgow:
Course 1: Design of Superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors
Full Day £75 + VAT
Dr Paolo Ferracin, CERN, Switzerland
Prof Herman Ten Kate, University of Twente, Netherlands
This course covers the design of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors. The lectures are intended for physicists and engineers working in the areas of magnet technology and applied superconductivity, and interested in basic principles, physical parameters, analytical and numerical tools used for superconducting magnet design. For each of the applications considered, the courses will start by presenting the properties and characteristics of superconducting strands and cables. The main concepts related to magnetic design and coil lay-outs will be then outlined. In addition, the lectures will deal with the mechanics and fabrication techniques of a superconducting magnet, focusing in particular on coils and the structural components aimed at containing the electro-magnetic forces and managing the stresses. Finally, a description of the different systems devoted to cool and protect a magnet after a quench will be provided.
Course 2: Superconducting Power Devices
Full Day £75 + VAT
Dr Mark Ainslie, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof Mathias Noe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Many power system applications are under development using superconducting materials. Novel designs have been proposed to take advantage of the unique properties of superconducting materials and to achieve new functionalities and higher performance standards compared to conventional power devices. The short course on Superconducting Power System Applications will cover Superconducting Fault Current Limiters, Superconducting Transformers, Superconducting Rotating Machinery, Superconducting Cables and Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage. The course will cover the fundamentals of each application and describe, using case studies, some specific design considerations and demonstrator devices. The course will also summarize some of the future directions and research needs for advancing Superconducting Power System Applications.
Course 3: Superconducting Electronics and Quantum Computation
Half Day £50 + VAT
Prof Paul Seidel, Institute of Solid State Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
The Josephson effects are the basis for many applications in the field of superconducting electronics. First there will be a discussion of these effects from theoretical aspects up to applications. After introduction of single Josephson junctions different circuits will be introduced like superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) and many junction arrays for the voltage standard. The superconductor digital electronics reaches from classical logic circuits up to advanced devices and quantum computing.