Development of CERN superconducting Canted Cosine Theta magnet prototype

Coordinating university: Uppsala University,


Project description
CERN is currently upgrading its Large Hadron Collider to increase its collision frequency (luminosity) by an order of magnitude. To do so a new type of superconducting orbit corrector dipole magnet based on the Canted Cosine Theta (CCT) design is being developed. FREIA Laboratory is aiming at signing a so called K-contract with CERN for the fabrication of a series such magnets.

Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FREIA:

  • Tord Ekelöf, Professor, project manager

  • Roger Ruber, Docent, accelerator systems

  • Kevin Pepitone, Research engineer

  • Scanditronix: Mikael Vieweg

  • CERN: Glyn Kirby

Core deliverables

  • Design of the CCT magnet

  • Fabrication of the prototype

  • Tests of the prototype

  • Report on the test results


Total budget
EUR 500,000

Industry involvement

  • Uppsala university

  • Scanditronix

Procurement codes
Electrical engineering and magnets
Mechanical engineering and raw materials
Vacuum and low temperature