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Title: Automatic HTS force measurement instrument

Abstract

A device 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Valparaiso, IN
  2. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872233
Patent Number(s):
5889397
Assignee:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatic; force; measurement; instrument; device; measuring; levitation; temperature; superconductor; sample; respect; reference; magnet; receptacle; holding; samples; cooled; superconducting; rotatable; carousel; successively; locates; selected; registry; mechanism; varies; distance; sensor; measures; function; method; disclosed; levitation force; sensor measures; temperature superconductor; measurement instrument; superconducting temperature; superconductor sample; /324/73/

Citation Formats

Sanders, Scott T, and Niemann, Ralph C. Automatic HTS force measurement instrument. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Sanders, Scott T, & Niemann, Ralph C. Automatic HTS force measurement instrument. United States.
Sanders, Scott T, and Niemann, Ralph C. Fri . "Automatic HTS force measurement instrument". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872233.
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abstractNote = {A device 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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