Short Courses

Short Courses

Short courses in applied superconductivity are organized in conjunction with EUCAS-2017. The full day short courses will be held at CERN on Sunday 17 September 2017. Pre-registering for these Short Courses is required during the registration process.

Price

The participation fee for the full-day courses is 150 CHF.
The fee includes

  • Participation to classroom activities and demonstrations for the full day
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • One DVD with the proceedings of the course (presentation and scripts, as appropriate)
  • Complimentary WiFi will be provided at CERN for participants with an eduroam profile.

Topics

The topics covered (pending confirmation on the number of attendees) are:

1. High Temperature Superconductors: the path from the materials to the technical conductors

Date:                     Sunday 17th September 2017
Time:                    08:30-16:30
Location:             CERN, TBC

Description:

This course addresses the current state and prospects of high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology. The scope is to illustrate the close synergetic relationship between the development of a deeper understanding of the material properties and the progresses in the conductor technology, with a focus on magnet applications. The course is organized in four parts:

  1. An introduction to high temperature superconductivity;
  2. The basics of HTS conductor fabrication (REBCO coated conductors, BSCCO-2223 tapes and BSCCO-2212 wires), including latest developments to improve performance;
  3. An overview of the electromagnetic, electromechanical and thermophysical properties of the conductors;
  4. Introduction to HTS magnet technology: Overview of conductor specific challenges and their remedies, magnet design concepts and state-of-the-art examples.

Speakers:
Carmine Senatore (University of Geneva), Matteo Alessandrini (Bruker BioSpin), Kenneth Günter (Bruker BioSpin)

2. Design of Superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors

Date:                     Sunday 17th September 2017
Time:                    08:30-16:30
Location:             CERN, TBC

Description:

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.

Speakers:
Paolo Ferracin (CERN) and Herman ten Kate (CERN and University of Twente)

3. Superconducting electronics - from Josephson effects to quantum computing

Date:                     Sunday 17th September 2017
Time:                    08:30-16:30
Location:             CERN, TBC

Description:

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. Well-established applications like the voltage standard and SQUIDs as very sensitive sensors will be discussed. The superconductor digital electronics reaches from classical logic circuits up to advanced devices. As one realization of quantum computing devices circuits with Josephson junctions show promising performance and will be discussed in detail.

 

Speakers:      Paul Seidel (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena) and Pascal Febvre (Université Savoie Mont Blanc)

4. RF Superconducting Cavities

Date:                     Sunday 17th September 2017
Time:                    08:30-16:30
Location:             CERN, TBC

Description:

This 6-hour lecture will start with the basic principles of RF superconductivity. It follows an introduction to cavities - starting from Maxwell's equation, eigenmodes and characteristics of standard (TM-mode elliptical) accelerating cavities will be introduced. After an excursion to non-elliptical cavities, the lecture will introduce the technologies used to fabricate, treat and assemble superconducting RF cavities and the methods to test them, including specialized diagnostics. Performance limitations and their mitigation will be mentioned. An important chapter will be on power couplers, higher-order modes and their coupling and damping. Finally recent progress in cavity performance and future trends of developments in the field will be presented.

Speaker:              Erk Jensen (CERN)

5. Superconducting Power Applications

Date:                     Sunday 17th September 2017
Time:                    08:30-16:30
Location:             CERN, TBC

Description:

Many power device 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 higher performance standards compared to conventional power devices. The short course on Superconducting Power Devices will cover Superconducting Fault Current Limiters, Superconducting Transformers, Superconducting Rotating Machinery,  Superconducting Cables and Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage. The course will cover the basics of each application and describe the latest developments and ongoing projects in each application category. The course will also summarize on future directions and research needs for advancing Superconducting Power Devices technology.

Speakers:
Mathias Noe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Mark Ainslie (University of Cambridge) and Antonio Morandi (University of Bologna)