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Title: Magnetic field transfer device and method

Abstract

A magnetic field transfer device includes a pair of oppositely wound inner coils which each include at least one winding around an inner coil axis, and an outer coil which includes at least one winding around an outer coil axis. The windings may be formed of superconductors. The axes of the two inner coils are parallel and laterally spaced from each other so that the inner coils are positioned in side-by-side relation. The outer coil is outwardly positioned from the inner coils and rotatable relative to the inner coils about a rotational axis substantially perpendicular to the inner coil axes to generate a hypothetical surface which substantially encloses the inner coils. The outer coil rotates relative to the inner coils between a first position in which the outer coil axis is substantially parallel to the inner coil axes and the outer coil augments the magnetic field formed in one of the inner coils, and a second position 180.degree. from the first position, in which the augmented magnetic field is transferred into the other inner coil and reoriented 180.degree. from the original magnetic field. The magnetic field transfer device allows a magnetic field to be transferred between volumes with negligible workmore » being required to rotate the outer coil with respect to the inner coils.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Hamburg, DE)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867272
Patent Number(s):
US 4901047
Assignee:
Astronautics Corporation of America (Milwaukee, WI) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
magnetic; field; transfer; device; method; pair; oppositely; wound; inner; coils; winding; coil; axis; outer; windings; formed; superconductors; axes; parallel; laterally; spaced; positioned; side-by-side; relation; outwardly; rotatable; relative; rotational; substantially; perpendicular; generate; hypothetical; surface; encloses; rotates; position; augments; 180; degree; augmented; transferred; reoriented; original; allows; volumes; negligible; required; rotate; respect; rotational axis; inner coil; laterally spaced; substantially perpendicular; magnetic field; substantially parallel; outer coil; transfer device; inner coils; oppositely wound; rotatable relative; substantially encloses; field transfer; side-by-side relation; axis substantially; /335/

Citation Formats

Wipf, Stefan L. Magnetic field transfer device and method. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Wipf, Stefan L. Magnetic field transfer device and method. United States.
Wipf, Stefan L. Mon . "Magnetic field transfer device and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867272.
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title = {Magnetic field transfer device and method},
author = {Wipf, Stefan L.},
abstractNote = {A magnetic field transfer device includes a pair of oppositely wound inner coils which each include at least one winding around an inner coil axis, and an outer coil which includes at least one winding around an outer coil axis. The windings may be formed of superconductors. The axes of the two inner coils are parallel and laterally spaced from each other so that the inner coils are positioned in side-by-side relation. The outer coil is outwardly positioned from the inner coils and rotatable relative to the inner coils about a rotational axis substantially perpendicular to the inner coil axes to generate a hypothetical surface which substantially encloses the inner coils. The outer coil rotates relative to the inner coils between a first position in which the outer coil axis is substantially parallel to the inner coil axes and the outer coil augments the magnetic field formed in one of the inner coils, and a second position 180.degree. from the first position, in which the augmented magnetic field is transferred into the other inner coil and reoriented 180.degree. from the original magnetic field. The magnetic field transfer device allows a magnetic field to be transferred between volumes with negligible work being required to rotate the outer coil with respect to the inner coils.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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