First Dipole Magnet for High-Energy Storage Ring Arrives in Jülich
Jülich, 28 May 2015 – Progress is being made on the construction of the high-energy storage ring (HESR) at the FAIR international accelerator complex in Darmstadt. The first dipole magnet – weighing more than 34 tonnes or about the same as a heavy truck – arrived at Forschungszentrum Jülich in mid-May. The magnets will be delivered one by one every two to three weeks until 2018 when the full set of 44 magnets will be complete. They will later be used to keep the particle beam on target. The elements are being manufactured by SigmaPhi in Vannes, Brittany, based on Jülich's designs and plans.