To increase the transfer function, a 6 around 1 cable was next used. This cable is more efficient because it allows the packing of more conductor within the volume surrounding the support tube. This also lowers the inductance of the coil, making quench protection easier, but requires a higher operating current. Traded off is the minimum radius of curvature that can be tolerated by the bonding process as well as the insulation integrity.
For this test, the first layer was designed for a length of 8 inches, and the second layer is 6 inches long. The lengths were chosen to allow inspection of the different features which were designed in.
The pole spacers on the first layer for this test were chosen to be solid copper wire, instead of the standard G-10 spacer. The copper allows for a higher heat conductivity path from the pole to the ends of the magnet.