Berkeley Laboratory builds state-of-the-art magnet for FRIB accelerator

FRIB’s heavy-ion beam will begin with a high-performance source of heavy ions, the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) source. A key component of the ECR source is an advanced superconducting magnet. FRIB partnered with the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to design and build the state-of-the-art magnet.

“I am delighted that LBNL has built, successfully tested, and delivered the superconducting cold mass magnet for the FRIB ECR,” said Thomas Glasmacher, FRIB Project director. “It has been a very good experience for us to work with the LBNL team on this magnet. I particularly appreciate the transparency with which the LBNL team has communicated with the FRIB team, and LBNL’s commitment to a high-quality product that was delivered within cost.”

For more information, see the article on the LBNL website.