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Title: Superconducting magnetic control system for manipulation of particulate matter and magnetic probes in medical and industrial applications

A system and method of controlling movement of magnetic material with at least first and second high temperature superconductors at spaced locations. A plurality of solenoids are associated with the superconductors to induce a persistent currents in preselected high temperature superconductors establishing a plurality of magnetic fields in response to pulsed currents introduced to one or more of the solenoids. Control mechanism in communication with said solenoids and/or said high temperature superconductors are used to demagnetize selected ones of the high temperature superconductors to reduce the magnetic fields substantially to zero. Magnetic material is moved between magnetic fields by establishing the presence thereof and thereafter reducing magnetic fields substantially to zero and establishing magnetic fields in other superconductors arranged in a predetermined configuration.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1175822
Report Number(s):
7,073,513
10/445,681
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
The University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States) ; Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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