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Title: Parametric design of tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils

Abstract

This paper provides an optimal parametric design for tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils, which are used to generate a uniform magnetic field with controllable magnitude and direction. Circular and square coils, both with square cross section, are considered. Practical considerations such as wire selection, wire-wrapping efficiency, wire bending radius, choice of power supply, and inductance and time response are included. Using the equations provided, a designer can quickly create an optimal set of custom coils to generate a specified field magnitude in the uniform-field region while maintaining specified accessibility to the central workspace. An example case study is included.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392507
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CROSS SECTIONS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; INDUCTANCE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; WIRES

Citation Formats

Abbott, Jake J., E-mail: jake.abbott@utah.edu. Parametric design of tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4919400.
Abbott, Jake J., E-mail: jake.abbott@utah.edu. Parametric design of tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919400.
Abbott, Jake J., E-mail: jake.abbott@utah.edu. Fri . "Parametric design of tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919400.
@article{osti_22392507,
title = {Parametric design of tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils},
author = {Abbott, Jake J., E-mail: jake.abbott@utah.edu},
abstractNote = {This paper provides an optimal parametric design for tri-axial nested Helmholtz coils, which are used to generate a uniform magnetic field with controllable magnitude and direction. Circular and square coils, both with square cross section, are considered. Practical considerations such as wire selection, wire-wrapping efficiency, wire bending radius, choice of power supply, and inductance and time response are included. Using the equations provided, a designer can quickly create an optimal set of custom coils to generate a specified field magnitude in the uniform-field region while maintaining specified accessibility to the central workspace. An example case study is included.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4919400},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 5,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Fri May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}