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Title: Automatic HTS force measurement instrument

Abstract

A device is disclosed for measuring the levitation force of a high temperature superconductor sample with respect to a reference magnet includes a receptacle for holding several high temperature superconductor samples each cooled to superconducting temperature. A rotatable carousel successively locates a selected one of the high temperature superconductor samples in registry with the reference magnet. Mechanism varies the distance between one of the high temperature superconductor samples and the reference magnet, and a sensor measures levitation force of the sample as a function of the distance between the reference magnet and the sample. A method is also disclosed. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
335481
Patent Number(s):
5889397
Application Number:
PAN: 8-833,923; TRN: 99:004572
Assignee:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 66 PHYSICS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; DESIGN; LEVITATION; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; MEASURING METHODS

Citation Formats

Sanders, S T, and Niemann, R C. Automatic HTS force measurement instrument. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Sanders, S T, & Niemann, R C. Automatic HTS force measurement instrument. United States.
Sanders, S T, and Niemann, R C. Tue . "Automatic HTS force measurement instrument". United States.
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abstractNote = {A device is disclosed for measuring the levitation force of a high temperature superconductor sample with respect to a reference magnet includes a receptacle for holding several high temperature superconductor samples each cooled to superconducting temperature. A rotatable carousel successively locates a selected one of the high temperature superconductor samples in registry with the reference magnet. Mechanism varies the distance between one of the high temperature superconductor samples and the reference magnet, and a sensor measures levitation force of the sample as a function of the distance between the reference magnet and the sample. A method is also disclosed. 3 figs.},
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