MgB[subscript 2] Coils for MRI Applications
Author(s)Yao, Weijun; Hahn, Seung-Yong; Iwasa, Yukikazu
MgB2 Coils for MRI Applications
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In this paper, we report our progress in the development of a low cost, liquid-helium-free MgB2 superconducting MRI magnet. Several technical issues related to the construction of such a magnet to operate in persistent current mode are discussed, namely, the performance consistency of long length MgB2 conductors, the fabrication of superconducting joints and persistent current switches. Quench detection and protection of such magnets operated in solid nitrogen environment are also discussed.
DepartmentFrancis Bitter Magnet Laboratory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Yao, Weijun, et al."MgB2 Coils for MRI Applications." IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, v.20:no.3, June 2010. ©2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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INSPEC Accession Number: 11323162
MgB2 superconductor, HTS/LTS magnet, NMR magnet, persistent mode