prof.dr.ir. H.H.J. ten Kate (Herman)

Professor Emeritus

About Me

Herman ten Kate (Dutch, born in 1955) is, since August 2021, Professor Emeritus at the University of Twente where he was trained, and started his scientific carrier in 1980; since 1997 occupying the chair for Industrial Applications of Superconductivity.

In addition he worked from 1996 until retirement in April 2020 as Magnet System Project Leader of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN-Genève, comprising the world’s largest operational superconducting magnet of three huge toroids and a solenoid. With his team he supported other detector magnet developments with coordinated R&D for proposed particle physics experiments. He continued his work at CERN as honorable member of the Experimental Physics Department.



Engineering & Materials Science
Accelerator Magnets
Critical Currents
Magnetic Fields
Superconducting Magnets
Superconducting Materials


Expert on superconductor and superconductivity applications, in particular super-conducting magnet systems with more than 40 years of professional experience. 


Daly, M., Auchmann, B., Brem, A., Hug, C., Sidorov, S. , Otten, S. , Dhallé, M. , Guo, Z. , Kario, A. , & Kate, H. T. (2022). Improved training in paraffin-wax impregnated Nb3Sn Rutherford cables demonstrated in BOX samples. Superconductor science and technology, 35(5), [055014]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ac6123
Bottura, L., Aguglia, D., Auchmann, B., Arndt, T., Beard, J., Bersani, A., Boattini, F., Breschi, M., Caiffi, B., Chaud, X., Dam, M., Debray, F., Gersem, H. D., Matteis, E. D., Dudarev, A., Farinon, S. , Kario, A., Losito, R., Mariotto, S., ... Yang, Y. (2022). A Work Proposal for a Collaborative Study of Magnet Technology for a Future Muon Collider. arXiv.org.
Nes, T., Kirby, G., De Rijk, G., Canale, M., Gentini, L. , Van Nugteren, J. , Kario, A. , & Ten Kate, H. (2022). Design of a cloverleaf-racetrack dipole demonstrator magnet with dual ReBCO conductor. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 32(6), [4002105]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2022.3155445
Nes, T. H., De Rijk, G., Kirby, G., Pincot, F. O., Liberadzka-Porret, J., Petrone, C., Richter, S. C. , Van Nugteren, J. , Kario, A. , & Ten Kate, H. H. J. (2022). Effective Time Constants at 4.2 to 70 K in ReBCO Pancake Coils with Different Inter-Turn Resistances. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 32(4), [4600806]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2022.3148968
Keijzer, R., Succi, G. , Willering, G., Bordini, B., Bottura, L., Mangiarotti, F. , Dhalle, M. , & Ten Kate, H. (2022). Modelling V-I Measurements of Nb3Sn Accelerator Magnets with Conductor Degradation. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 32(6), [4001105]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2022.3153247
Bykovskiy, N., Dudarev, A., Da Silva, H. P., De Sousa, P. B. , Mentink, M. , & Ten Kate, H. H. J. (2021). Superconducting Detector Magnet for BabyIAXO. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 31(5), [9354944]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2021.3059603
Abeln, A., Altenmüller, K., Cuendis, S. A., Armengaud, E., Attié, D., Aune, S., Basso, S., Bergé, L., Biasuzzi, B., de Sousa, P. T. C. B., Brun, P., Bykovskiy, N., Calvet, D., Carmona, J. M., Castel, J. F., Cebrián, S., Chernov, V., Christensen, F. E., Civitani, M. M., ... Vogel, J. K. (2021). Axion search with BabyIAXO in view of IAXO. Proceedings of Science, 390, [631]. https://doi.org/10.22323/1.390.0631
Mitchell, N., Zheng, J., Vorpahl, C., Corato, V., Sanabria, C., Segal, M., Sorbom, B., Slade, R., Brittles, G., Bateman, R., Miyoshi, Y., Banno, N., Saito, K. , Kario, A. , ten Kate, H., Bruzzone, P., Wesche, R., Schild, T., Bykovskiy, N., ... Liu, G. (2021). Superconductors for fusion: A roadmap. Superconductor science and technology, 34(10), [103001]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ac0992
Ilardi, V., Pais Da Silva, H., Kulenkampff, T., Dudarev, A., Borges de Sousa, P. , Mentink, M. , Dhalle, M. , & Ten Kate, H. (2021). Ultra-thin solenoid and cryostat development for novel detector magnets. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 31(5), [4500205]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2021.3057840
Ilardi, V., Dudarev, A., Silva, H., Koettig, T., Busch, L. N., De Sousa, P. B. , & Kate, H. H. J. T. (2020). Conceptual Design of the Cryostat for a Highly Radiation Transparent 2 T Superconducting Detector Solenoid for FCC-ee+. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 30(4), [8998405]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2020.2973588
Ilardi, V., Busch, L. N., Dudarev, A., Koettig, T., De Sousa, P. B. , Liberadzka, J., Silva, H. , & Kate, H. H. J. T. (2020). Compression and thermal conductivity tests of Cryogel® Z for use in the ultra-transparent cryostats of FCC detector solenoids. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 756(1), [012005]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/756/1/012005
ten Kate, H. H. J. , den Ouden, A., & Schoerling, D. (2019). The UT-CERN Cos-theta LHC-Type Nb3Sn Dipole Magnet. In D. Schoerling, & A. V. Zlobin (Eds.), Nb3Sn Accelerator Magnets: Designs, Technologies and Performance (pp. 105-132). (Particle Acceleration and Detection). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16118-7_5
Bergen, A., Andersen, R., Bauer, M., Boy, H. , Ter Brake, M., Brutsaert, P., Bührer, C. , Dhallé, M., Hansen, J. , Ten Kate, H., Kellers, J., Krause, J. , Krooshoop, E., Kruse, C., Kylling, H., Pilas, M., Pütz, H., Rebsdorf, A., Reckhard, M. , ... Yagotyntsev, K. (2019). Design and in-field testing of the world's first ReBCO rotor for a 3.6 MW wind generator. Superconductor science and technology, 32(12), [125006]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ab48d6
Gao, P. , Dhallé, M., Van Nugteren, B. , Norder, H., Kario, A. , Otten, S., Goldacker, W. , Van Nugteren, J., Kirby, G., De Rijk, G., Bottura, L., Rossi, L. , & Ten Kate, H. H. J. (2019). Inter-strand resistance and AC loss in resin-filler impregnated ReBCO Roebel cables. Superconductor science and technology, 32(12), [ab4665]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ab4665

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- MSc course on Applications of Superconductivity

- Guest lecturer for MSc course Cryogenics Science and Technology

- Supervisor PhD students at University of Twente, CERN and various other institutes

- Supervisor of Traineeships related to superconductivity

- Course Superconducting Particle Detector Magnets at ESIPAP School

- Regular guest lecturer at CERN Accelerator Schools

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