Issues with HTS
- Can work at elevated temperature, for example, in IR region where large energy is deposited from the decay products.
- Has potential to produce very high magnetic fields.
- Large quantities are not available yet
But enough to make test coils. The current trends show that longer and longer length are going to be available in future.
- Unknown field quality issues
We will be measuring them soon.
One point of view: The performance has reached a level that we can do serious R&D. If short coils/magnets are built and results are promising, it would have a significant impact on IR region design. So far results are encouraging. Consider this option future magnets, but not near future.