The superconducting magnet community is pushing boundaries of magnet systems operating closer than ever to the stress and current limits of technical superconductors. Obtaining such high performance heavily relies on diagnostic instrumentation and data analysis. We are witnessing a broad effort in developing novel techniques for magnet diagnostics geared towards solving long-standing problems such as training, determining quench origins, and identifying quench-driving factors.
The First Workshop on Instrumentation and Diagnostics for Superconducting Magnets (IDSM01) is aimed at defining a common strategy in diagnostics, and establish a platform for exchanging and circulating new ideas. While focusing on instrumentation and diagnostics, we also welcome contributions on forward-looking, disruptive concepts and ideas relevant to superconducting magnets and their applications.