The first of the two QUACO quadrupole magnets, developed by the Spanish company Elytt Energy, arrived at CERN at the beginning of March. Magnetic measurements, which are expected to characterize the field performances, are being carried out at CERN in B311 and are almost complete.
This magnet is called MQYY, and it is the 90 mm option for the double aperture Nb-Ti quadrupoles Q4 (the baseline is the 70 mm aperture LHC quadrupole MQY).
The production of this magnet, which is one of two First-of-a-kind HL-LHC ‘two-in-one quadrupoles magnets’, stems from the QUACO project, part of the HL-LHC Insertion Region (IR) Magnets (WP3). The QUACO project is run under the EC Grant Agreement Grant Agreement no. 689359.
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