Dr. Kai Zhang

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Kai Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow at the Photon Science Division of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). His PhD thesis on the R&D of high field superconducting accelerator dipole magnets was completed at the Institute of high energy physics, Beijing and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California. He received his PhD in 2018 at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Zian Zhu and Prof. Qingjin Xu. From 2018 he was employed by PSI, working on the R&D of short period high temperature superconducting (HTS) undulator which is attractive to both the hard x-ray FELs and the synchrotron light source. His current research interests include the advanced electromagnetic modeling of large scale HTS, mechanical analysis and experiments on staggered array HTS bulk undulator.

Scientific Research

Numerical modeling and experiments on staggered array high temperature superconducting bulk undulator

Selected Publications

For an extensive overview we kindly refer you to our publication repository DORA.

A GdBCO bulk staggered array undulator, M. Calvi, M. D. Ainslie, A. Dennis, J. H. Durrell, S. Hellmann, C. Kittel, D. A. Moseley, T. Schmidt, Y. Shi and K. Zhang, Superconductor Science and Technology, 33(1), 014004 (2020)

Magnetization simulation of ReBCO tape stack with a large number of layers using the ANSYS A-V-A Formulation, K. Zhang, S. Hellmann, M. Calvi and T. Schmidt, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 30(4), 4700805 (2020)

Numerical design optimization of short-period HTS staggered array undulators, S. Hellmann, M. Calvi, T. Schmidt and K. Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 30(4), 4100705 (2020)