Design of an Anti-Magnetic Screen for the Neutron Decay Spectrometer aSPECT

G. Konrad1, F. A. Guardia1, S. Baesler1,2, M. Borg1, K. Eberhardt3, F. Gluck4,5, W. Heil1, S. Hiebel1,6, R. M. Horta1, and Y. Sobolev1
1Universität Mainz, Institut fur Physik, Mainz, Germany
2University of Virginia, Department of Physics, Charlottesville, VA, USA
3Universität Mainz, Institut for Kernchemie, Mainz, Germany
4Universität Karlsruhe, Experimentelle Kernphysik, Karlsruhe, Germany
5Research Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics, Theory Department, Budapest, Hungary
6Sekels GmbH, Ober-Mörlen, Germany

This paper deals with the design of an anti-magnetic screen for a superconducting retardation spectrometer using COMSOL Multiphysics.

COMSOL was used to model and optimize the anti-magnetic screen to obtain a design that reduces the exterior magnetic field by a factor of about 10, yet does not affect the internal magnetic field and its homogeneity, and that makes sure that the additional forces onto the magnet are non-destructive.