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Title: Inductrack magnet configuration

Abstract

A magnet configuration comprising a pair of Halbach arrays magnetically and structurally connected together are positioned with respect to each other so that a first component of their fields substantially cancels at a first plane between them, and a second component of their fields substantially adds at this first plane. A track of windings is located between the pair of Halbach arrays and a propulsion mechanism is provided for moving the pair of Halbach arrays along the track. When the pair of Halbach arrays move along the track and the track is not located at the first plane, a current is induced in the windings and a restoring force is exerted on the pair of Halbach arrays.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174536
Patent Number(s):
6,633,217
Application Number:
10/185,439
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Post, Richard Freeman. Inductrack magnet configuration. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Post, Richard Freeman. Inductrack magnet configuration. United States.
Post, Richard Freeman. Tue . "Inductrack magnet configuration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174536.
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title = {Inductrack magnet configuration},
author = {Post, Richard Freeman},
abstractNote = {A magnet configuration comprising a pair of Halbach arrays magnetically and structurally connected together are positioned with respect to each other so that a first component of their fields substantially cancels at a first plane between them, and a second component of their fields substantially adds at this first plane. A track of windings is located between the pair of Halbach arrays and a propulsion mechanism is provided for moving the pair of Halbach arrays along the track. When the pair of Halbach arrays move along the track and the track is not located at the first plane, a current is induced in the windings and a restoring force is exerted on the pair of Halbach arrays.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {10}
}

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