Victor Keilin Memorial Award

Lorenzo Bortot receives Victor Keilin Memorial Award at ASC2020


Lorenzo Bortot was awarded with the Victor Keilin Memorial Prize – Best Student Paper Award in the category 'Large Scale' at the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC2020). ASC2020 had over 1500 participants and is the latest edition of the most important conference series in the field of superconductivity and its applications; which is organized for more than 50 years.

The contribution 'Proof of concept of HTS based magnetic screens for field-error cancellation' proposes to use dedicated magnetic screens based on HTS technology, to improve the field quality in superconducting magnets. The screens rely on persistent current phenomena to guide and shape the magnetic field lines in the magnet aperture, hence suppressing the undesired components of the magnetic field. Experimental data is compared to simulations, and the results are discussed in order to assess the functionality of the screen in accelerator magnets.