Uses of Smaller R&D Funding to Labs and Industries for a Collaborative and Innovative Magnet Research
A Modular Design approach allows a dynamic R&D that was not possible before.
An important part of this high field magnet research is the coil module -- be it conductor manufacturing, coil manufacturing, insulation, stress management, or whatever.
The best is to test these concepts in a “magnet like” situation to avoid surprises/unknowns.
The critical module has a relatively moderate price tag. This allows different ideas, innovative R&D by small labs (or big labs) and industries.
Make this module anywhere and test it in the BNL common coil magnet facility. The forces, etc. are similar to that as in a future all HTS magnet.
Use the positive results in the next magnet.