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Development of a solid nitrogen cooled MgB2 magnet under persistent-mode operation

Grant


Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • The aim of this project is to develop a whole-body magnetic resonance imaging magnet that is a prototype for low-cost, easy-to-operate, and immune-from-unreliable-power-source commercial units for small hospitals, rural communities, and under-developed countries. The project will seek to develop a solid-nitrogen cooled MgB2 magnet under persistent-mode operation including three design concepts: helium-free operation; the use of high-temperature superconductors to enhance quench-free operation; and a large thermal mass in the magnet chamber to enable the magnet to maintain its operating field intact in the event of failure of the primary cooling source.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT110100170

Local Award Id


  • 101647

Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • The aim of this project is to develop a whole-body magnetic resonance imaging magnet that is a prototype for low-cost, easy-to-operate, and immune-from-unreliable-power-source commercial units for small hospitals, rural communities, and under-developed countries. The project will seek to develop a solid-nitrogen cooled MgB2 magnet under persistent-mode operation including three design concepts: helium-free operation; the use of high-temperature superconductors to enhance quench-free operation; and a large thermal mass in the magnet chamber to enable the magnet to maintain its operating field intact in the event of failure of the primary cooling source.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT110100170

Local Award Id


  • 101647