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LASA - Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttività Applicata
Sezione di Milano

Superconducting Magnets - Experiences

Group Past Experiences


The beginning experience in the design of superconducting magnets has its roots in 1981, with the design and construction of the superconducting cyclotron (later installed at the National Laboratory of South INFN, Catania). In 1985-1990 the LASA designs and follows the construction of the thin superconducting solenoid for the ZEUS Detector of electron-proton collider HERA at DESY. In the first part of the 90s, the LASA group is responsible for the development and construction of the first long prototypes of the LHC superconducting dipoles, whose full success of the tests contributed to the first approval and launching of the construction of LHC, and allowed to Italian industry to take on a very first important position in the construction of the LHC.


From 1996 to 2004, the group devotes continuously in the design, construction, testing and commissioning of the large toroidal magnet of the ATLAS detector, the great experiment of the LHC which, along with the CMS detector, has discovered the Higgs boson.

From 2007 to 2012, the LASA, with INFN Sections of Genoa and Salerno, is responsible for the development and construction of a superconducting dipole rapidly pulsed for the FAIR facility at GSI (Darmstadt, Germany). The magnet 4 m long, with a peak field of 4.5 T and with a ramp rate of 1 T / s, was built by Italian industry and has been successfully tested in our laboratory in 2012.