Possible cryogenic configurations for the superconducting magnets of the damping rings of the compact linear collider (CLIC)
The Compact Linear Collider is a future electron-positron linear collider currently under study. Before being injected into the main linear accelerating structures, both the electron and the positron beams must pass through damping rings that will drastically reduce their emittance in all three dimensions. The required emittance reduction is achieved by passing the particle beams through alternating magnetic fields in superconducting wiggler magnets that result in the emission of intense synchrotron radiation. This article describes possible cooling schemes and possible cryogenic configurations to keep the magnets at operating temperature while removing the heat generated by the synchrotron radiation.