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Bending Radius Limits of Different Coated REBCO Conductor Tapes - an Experimental Investigation With Regard to HTS Undulators

Richter, Sebastian C.; Schoerling, Daniel; Bernhard, Axel ORCID iD icon; Drechsler, Antje; Müller, Anke-Susanne ORCID iD icon; Ringsdorf, Bernd; Schlachter, Sonja ORCID iD icon


Compact FELs require short-period, high-field undulators in combination with compact accelerator structures to produce coherent light up to X-rays. Likewise, for the production of low emittance positron beams for future lepton colliders, like CLIC or FCC-ee, high-field damping wigglers are required. Applying high-temperature superconductors in form of coated REBCO tape conductors allows reaching higher magnetic fields and larger operating margins as compared to low-temperature superconductors like Nb-Ti or Nb3Sn. However, short undulator periods like 13 mm may require bending radii of the conductor smaller than 5 mm inducing significant bending strain on the superconducting layer and may harm its conducting properties. In this paper, we present our designed bending rig and experimental results for REBCO tape conductors from various manufacturers and with different properties. Investigated bending radii reach from 20 mm down to 1 mm and optionally include half of a helical twist. To represent magnet winding procedures, the samples were bent at room temperature and then cooled down to T = 77 K in the bent state to test for potential degradation of the superconducting properties.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Beschleunigerphysik und Technologie (IBPT)
Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung (LAS)
Publikationstyp Poster
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000137197
HGF-Programm 54.11.11 (POF IV, LK 01) Accelerator Operation, Research and Development
Veranstaltung 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2021), Online, 24.05.2021 – 28.05.2021
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