Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Method for obtaining large levitation pressure in superconducting magnetic bearings

A method and apparatus are disclosed for compressing magnetic flux to achieve high levitation pressures. Magnetic flux produced by a magnetic flux source travels through a gap between two high temperature superconducting material structures. The gap has a varying cross-sectional area to compress the magnetic flux, providing an increased magnetic field and correspondingly increased levitation force in the gap. 4 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
516933
Assignee:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States) PTO; SCA: 665412; PA: EDB-97:123279; SN: 97001831582
Patent Number(s):
US 5,654,683/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-486,302; TRN: 97:014585
Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Aug 1997
Research Org:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; MAGNETIC BEARINGS; DESIGN; LEVITATION; MAGNETIC FLUX; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS