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Low-cost, Lightweight and Liquid Helium-free Superconducting MRI Magnet

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to develop a liquid-helium-free superconducting technology to address the need for more affordable MRI magnets that currently rely on expensive, limited supplies of liquid helium. This project expects to generate a world-first, much needed MRI systems to be operated in persistent mode without a power supply, to obtain high-resolution images and low-cost operation. The expected outcomes include a novel, lightweight, easyto- operate magnesium diboride superconducting MRI magnet prototype under persistent mode operation. This should provide significant benefits, including reducing the cost associated with conventional liquid heliumdependent technologies and ensuring Australia at the forefront of MRI development worldwide.

Date/time Interval


  • 2020

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP200200689

Local Award Id


  • 134043

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to develop a liquid-helium-free superconducting technology to address the need for more affordable MRI magnets that currently rely on expensive, limited supplies of liquid helium. This project expects to generate a world-first, much needed MRI systems to be operated in persistent mode without a power supply, to obtain high-resolution images and low-cost operation. The expected outcomes include a novel, lightweight, easyto- operate magnesium diboride superconducting MRI magnet prototype under persistent mode operation. This should provide significant benefits, including reducing the cost associated with conventional liquid heliumdependent technologies and ensuring Australia at the forefront of MRI development worldwide.

Date/time Interval


  • 2020

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP200200689

Local Award Id


  • 134043