The SPIRAL2 project at France’s GANIL (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds) laboratory will significantly extend the research possibilities of Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) physics. Part of SPIRAL2 is the S3 (Super Separator Spectrometer), a device designed for experiments with very high intensity stable ion beams. S3 requires seven (7) complex Superconducting Multipole Triplet (SMT) magnet systems. Each system is comprised of three sets of quadrupole, sextupole, octupole and dipole superconducting magnets.
GANIL selected the team of Cryomagnetics and Advanced Magnet Lab to design, develop and manufacture the SMT systems. The first system recently passed final factory tests at Cryomagnetics’ facility in Oak Ridge, TN.