Sextupole #magnet, looks pretty#accelerators #physics
@sjb Do those require special cooling?
@lopta The cooling water is inside the thick, square copper conductors
@sjb Is it pumped out through a radiator?
@lopta It comes out through those green pipes and goes through a big chiller and pump eventually
@sjb Do you stagger the power-up to mitigate inrush current?
@lopta No, the magnet is an enormous inductor, so it's hard to get current to go in there quickly
@sjb Are there capacitors across them?
@lopta Not usually needed - occasionally we add them if there is a ripple coming out of the magnet power supply
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