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Title: Superconducting magnet cooling system

Abstract

A device is provided for cooling a conductor to the superconducting state. The conductor is positioned within an inner conduit through which is flowing a supercooled liquid coolant in physical contact with the conductor. The inner conduit is positioned within an outer conduit so that an annular open space is formed therebetween. Through the annular space is flowing coolant in the boiling liquid state. Heat generated by the conductor is transferred by convection within the supercooled liquid coolant to the inner wall of the inner conduit and then is removed by the boiling liquid coolant, making the heat removal from the conductor relatively independent of conductor length.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Center Valley, PA
  2. St. Charles, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862921
Patent Number(s):
4048437
Assignee:
United States Energy Research and Development Administration (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01B - CABLES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(49-8)-3000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
superconducting; magnet; cooling; device; provided; conductor; positioned; inner; conduit; flowing; supercooled; liquid; coolant; physical; contact; outer; annular; space; formed; therebetween; boiling; heat; generated; transferred; convection; wall; removed; removal; relatively; independent; length; formed therebetween; flowing coolant; superconducting magnet; liquid coolant; inner wall; heat removal; annular space; heat generated; physical contact; inner conduit; /174/335/505/

Citation Formats

Vander Arend, Peter C, and Fowler, William B. Superconducting magnet cooling system. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Vander Arend, Peter C, & Fowler, William B. Superconducting magnet cooling system. United States.
Vander Arend, Peter C, and Fowler, William B. Sat . "Superconducting magnet cooling system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862921.
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title = {Superconducting magnet cooling system},
author = {Vander Arend, Peter C and Fowler, William B},
abstractNote = {A device is provided for cooling a conductor to the superconducting state. The conductor is positioned within an inner conduit through which is flowing a supercooled liquid coolant in physical contact with the conductor. The inner conduit is positioned within an outer conduit so that an annular open space is formed therebetween. Through the annular space is flowing coolant in the boiling liquid state. Heat generated by the conductor is transferred by convection within the supercooled liquid coolant to the inner wall of the inner conduit and then is removed by the boiling liquid coolant, making the heat removal from the conductor relatively independent of conductor length.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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