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Title: Superconducting magnetic coil

A superconducting magnetic coil includes a plurality of sections positioned axially along the longitudinal axis of the coil, each section being formed of an anisotropic high temperature superconductor material wound about a longitudinal axis of the coil and having an associated critical current value that is dependent on the orientation of the magnetic field of the coil. The cross section of the superconductor, or the type of superconductor material, at sections along the axial and radial axes of the coil are changed to provide an increased critical current at those regions where the magnetic field is oriented more perpendicularly to the conductor plane, to thereby increase the critical current at these regions and to maintain an overall higher critical current of the coil.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Marlboro, MA)
  2. (Northborough, MA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870455
Assignee:
American Superconductor Corporation (Westborough, MA) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5525583
Application Number:
08/192,724
Contract Number:
86X-SK700V
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
superconducting; magnetic; coil; plurality; sections; positioned; axially; longitudinal; axis; section; formed; anisotropic; temperature; superconductor; material; wound; associated; critical; current; value; dependent; orientation; field; type; axial; radial; axes; changed; provide; increased; regions; oriented; perpendicularly; conductor; plane; increase; maintain; overall; magnetic coil; superconducting magnet; temperature superconductor; magnetic field; longitudinal axis; critical current; superconducting magnetic; superconductor material; positioned axially; sections positioned; material wound; current value; /505/29/335/336/