A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for the High Field Magnet (HFM) Research and Development Programme has been signed by Dr. Mike Lamont, Director of CERN Accelerator and Technology Sector, Dr. Andrzej Siemko, HFM R&D Programme Leader, and Dr. Fabio Miletto Granozio, Director of Institute CNR-SPIN.
The recent update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics has identified a clear and immediate need for a reinforced R&D on advanced accelerator technologies, and, in particular, high-field superconducting magnets including high-temperature superconductors.
The High Field Magnets R&D (HFM) Programme is the response that CERN has initiated, in collaboration with National Laboratories from the Member States and Associate Member States and linking possibly beyond to ongoing worldwide efforts, particularly in the US and Japan.
The HFM R&D Programme shall be to demonstrate Nb3Sn high-field magnet technology for large scale deployment, and to show the suitability of HTS high field magnets for accelerator applications. CNR-SPIN will be involved in initiating the research and development path to demonstrate a baseline concept for HTS materials for magnet technology beyond the reach of Nb3Sn (target 20 T or more).
By signing this Memorandum, CNR-SPIN becomes a Participant in the HFM R&D Programme, together with the other institutes, laboratories, universities.