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

A method and apparatus 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.
  1. (Hinsdale, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5654683
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
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