Design and experimental results of the 1-T Bitter Electromagnet Testing Apparatus (BETA)
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Citation of Original PublicationDesign and experimental results of the 1-T Bitter Electromagnet Testing Apparatus (BETA) . E. M. Batesa, W. J. Birmingham, and C. A. Romero-Talamás. Review of Scientific Instruments 2018 89:5
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SubjectsElectromagnet Testing Apparatus (BETA)
10 T Adjustable Long Pulsed High-Field Apparatus
electromagnetic, thermal, and stress analyses
core, vessel, cooling, and electrical subsystems.
scalable solid-state DC breaker circuit
The Bitter Electromagnet Testing Apparatus (BETA) is a 1-Tesla (T) technical prototype of the 10 T Adjustable Long Pulsed High-Field Apparatus. BETA’s final design specifications are highlighted in this paper which include electromagnetic, thermal, and stress analyses. We discuss here the design and fabrication of BETA’s core, vessel, cooling, and electrical subsystems. The electrical system of BETA is composed of a scalable solid-state DC breaker circuit. Experimental results display the stable operation of BETA at 1 T. These results are compared to both analytical design and finite element calculations. Experimental results validate analytical magnet designing methods developed at the Dusty Plasma Laboratory. The theoretical steady state maxima and the limits of BETA’s design are explored in this paper.