Hydrogen Cryomagnetics—A Physics-Based Innovation

  • William J. NuttallEmail author
  • Adetokunboh T. Bakenne


This chapter explores the potential for hydrogen transmission, distribution, and storage in the form of cryogenic liquid hydrogen. The production of cold liquid hydrogen is an energy-intensive process, but nevertheless key benefits of densification arise. The chapter stresses the further potential that 20 K liquid hydrogen can be used to cool strong superconducting magnets based on high-temperature superconductors, thereby opening up the prospect of “hydrogen cryomagnetics”, as has been discussed previously in the literature.



We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Professor Bartek Glowacki, Richard Clarke and Dr. Satheesh Krishnamurthy. All responsibility for errors or omissions rests with the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and InnovationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.School of Engineering and InnovationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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