Short Courses

Pre-registering for these Short Courses is required. Sign up for these Short Courses conveniently while registering for ASC’18 by October 17, 2018.

1. Design of Superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors – Full Day
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Room TBD
Cost: Full Conference Participant Early, $250; Regular $325; On-Site $400
  Student Early $175; Regular $225; On-Site $275

Description:  This course covers the design of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors. The lectures are intended for physicists and engineers working in the areas of magnet technology and applied superconductivity, and interested in basic principles, physical parameters, analytical and numerical tools used for superconducting magnet design. For each of the applications considered, the courses will start by presenting the properties and characteristics of superconducting strands and cables. The main concepts related to magnetic design and coil lay-outs will be then outlined. In addition, the lectures will deal with the mechanics and fabrication techniques of a superconducting magnet, focusing in particular on coils and the structural components aimed at containing the electro-magnetic forces and managing the stresses. Finally, a description of the different systems devoted to cool and protect a magnet after a quench will be provided.

Instructors:

Paolo Ferracin (CERN)
Herman ten Kate (CERN, University of Twente)

 

2. High Temperature Superconducting Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and their Deployment in Large Scale Applications – Full Day
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Room TBD
Cost: Full Conference Participant Early, $250; Regular $325; On-Site $400
  Student Early $175; Regular $225; On-Site $275

Description:  This course addresses the current state and prospects of high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology. The scope is to illustrate the close synergetic relationship between the development of a deeper understanding of the material properties and the progresses in the conductor technology, with a focus on magnet applications. The course is organized in four parts:

  1. An introduction to high temperature superconductivity;
  2. The basics of HTS conductor fabrication (REBCO coated conductors, BSCCO-2223 tapes and BSCCO-2212 wires), including latest developments to improve performance;
  3. An overview of the electromagnetic, electromechanical and thermophysical properties of the conductors;
  4. Introduction to HTS magnet technology: Overview of conductor specific challenges and their remedies, magnet design concepts and state-of-the-art examples.

Instructors:

Carmine Senatore (University of Geneva)
Matteo Alessandrini (Bruker BioSpin)

 

3. Superconducting Power Devices
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Room TBD
Cost: Full Conference Participant Early, $250; Regular $325; On-Site $400
  Student Early $175; Regular $225; On-Site $275

Description:  Many power system applications are under development using superconducting materials. Novel designs have been proposed to take advantage of the unique properties of superconducting materials and to achieve new functionalities and higher performance standards compared to conventional power devices. The short course on Superconducting Power System Applications will cover Superconducting Fault Current Limiters, Superconducting Transformers, Superconducting Rotating Machinery, Superconducting Cables and Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage. The course will cover the fundamentals of each application and describe, using case studies, some specific design considerations and demonstrator devices. The course will also summarize some of the future directions and research needs for advancing Superconducting Power System Applications.

Instructors:

Mark Ainslie (University of Cambridge)
Antonio Morandi (University of Bologna)

 

4. Superconducting Electronics and Quantum Computation – Full Day
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Room TBD
Cost: Full Conference Participant Early, $250; Regular $325; On-Site $400
  Student Early $175; Regular $225; On-Site $275

Description:  The Josephson effects are the basis for many applications in the field of superconducting electronics. First there will be a discussion of these effects from theoretical aspects up to applications. After introduction of single Josephson junctions different circuits will be introduced like superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) and many junction arrays. Well-established applications like the voltage standard and SQUIDs as very sensitive sensors will be discussed. The superconductor digital electronics reaches from classical logic circuits up to advanced devices. As one realization of quantum computing devices circuits with Josephson junctions show promising performance and will be discussed in detail.

Instructor:

Paul Seidel (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena)

 

5. Cryogenic Systems Engineering: Cryocoolers or Cryogens – Half Day
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Room TBD
Cost: Full Conference Participant Early, $200; Regular $250; On-Site $325
  Student Early $125; Regular $175; On-Site $225

Description: This short course will provide an overview of Systems engineering and then apply Systems engineering techniques to the design process for a cryogenic system. The System level impacts of cooling a cryogenic system using a cryogenic cooler (refrigerator) versus using liquid cryogens will be worked through for several different types of cryogenic applications. The course will start with discussing how to define the requirements for cryogenic systems, and then cover the basic features inherent in their design: material properties, time constants, thermal isolation, and safety. How to optimize the selected cooling system by using the constraints and opportunities of a cryocooler versus liquid cryogen will be discussed for several applications. Examples will be provided ranging from simple material property measurement systems to space based cryogenic systems.

Instructor:

Melora Larson (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

 

6. Effective Technical Presentations & Papers Educational – Half Day – sponsored by IEEE CSC 
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Room TBD
Cost: $25

Description:  This course will provide professional guidance for preparing clear and well-stated abstracts and making effective presentations at technical conferences. The preparation of technical journal manuscripts that conform to the highest standards will also be addressed. The course is recommended for any student/researcher/scholar who would like to improve their communications skills. The course is being provided through the IEEE Professional Communications Society and is sponsored by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

Instructor:

Julia M. Williams (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)