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A 14-Tesla 15-Centimeter-Bore Superconductive Magnet

  • W. D. Coles
  • E. R. Schrader
  • P. A. Thompson
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 13)

Abstract

Water-cooled, cryogenically cooled, and superconducting magnets of various types are currently in use at the Lewis Research Center [1–5]. These magnets are a part of a broad program for advanced space propulsion and power generation concepts, magnetics research, and solid state, plasma, and low-temperature physics. Superconducting magnets are of particular, interest because of inherent advantages in size, cost, and power requirements; and, indeed, they offer the only practical solution for certain parts of the program. Materials studies and a feasibility study in the early 1960’s, resulting in the construction of a 3.3-in. ID, 8-T (tesla) magnet, gave reasonable assurance that the larger volume and higher field strengths required could be achieved. (1 tesla = 1 weber/m2 = 10 kG.)

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Coles
    • 1
  • E. R. Schrader
    • 2
  • P. A. Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA Lewis Research CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Radio Corporation of AmericaHarrisonUSA

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