Dániel Barna
Research Associate
Wigner Research Centre for Physics
H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33, Hungary

24 March, 2023 - we have just powered the SuShi CCT magnet to 450 Amps, 5% above the nominal current and at 79% of Ic along the load line, in 6 ramps, without a single quench. It is presumably the first entirely wax-impregnated CCT magnet. The powering tests were made in the Gersemi cryostat at the FREIA laboratory of the Uppsala University. It's been a long way, and we would like to express our gratitude to all of those (without explicitly listing now) who contributed to the project in any way (financially, by professional and mental support, etc), and the support of the team at FREIA. Glyn Kirby asked Chat-GPT to write a limerick of this event, half a day before we succeeded. Chat-GPT seems to have predictive power...:

There once was a man named Dani
Whose magnet was quite the anomaly
He tested it out,
and Without any doubt,
it worked for him fantastically.

I have worked for 11 years at CERN, in the Asacusa (AD-3) experiment at the Antiproton Decelerator, on the laser spectroscopy of antiprotonic helium. In the last 3-4 years I also worked on the simulation, design, construction, testing and commissioning of the hardware (quadrupoles, deflectors, correctors, and an exotic multi-way ion switchyard) of the electrostatic beamlines of the ELENA ring. This is how I got involved in accelerator development. I started working on the extraction scheme and hardware of the Future Circular Collider (FCC).

I returned to Budapest in April 2016 to Wigner Research Centre for Physics, and started an accelerator development activity, which was new in the profile of the institute. The group I am building up consists of students. The information available on this webpage summarizes the activity of the group.

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