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A new approach to a superconducting joining process for carbon-doped MgB2 conductor

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We report a new approach to a superconducting joining process for unreacted in situ carbon (C)-doped magnesium diboride (MgB2) wires. To operate a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnet in the persistent mode, the superconducting joints between two conductors are as critical as the other key components. In addition, a stable and reliable joining process enables the superconducting magnet to operate without an external power supply. However, joint results using unreacted in situ C-doped MgB2 wires, which are used for high-field operation, have been limited, and only very poor performance has been obtained. By controlling the pressure inside a joint part, in this study, we successfully obtained current carrying retention in the joint of up to 72% compared to wire without a joint. The closed-circuit resistance of our closed-loop coil was less than 1.8 × 10−13 Ω at 16.7 ± 4.7 K, as measured by the field-decay measurement method. These results indicate that MgB2 has a promising future in MRI application.

Authors


  •   Patel, Dipakkumar (external author)
  •   Hossain, Md Shahriar
  •   Maeda, Minoru (external author)
  •   Shahabuddin, Mohammed (external author)
  •   Yanmaz, Ekrem (external author)
  •   Pradhan, Subrata (external author)
  •   Tomsic, Michael (external author)
  •   Choi, Seyong (external author)
  •   Kim, Jung Ho

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Patel, D., Al Hossain, M., Maeda, M., Shahabuddin, M., Yanmaz, E., Pradhan, S., Tomsic, M., Choi, S. & Kim, J. (2016). A new approach to a superconducting joining process for carbon-doped MgB2 conductor. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29 (9), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84985918221

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2178

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • We report a new approach to a superconducting joining process for unreacted in situ carbon (C)-doped magnesium diboride (MgB2) wires. To operate a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnet in the persistent mode, the superconducting joints between two conductors are as critical as the other key components. In addition, a stable and reliable joining process enables the superconducting magnet to operate without an external power supply. However, joint results using unreacted in situ C-doped MgB2 wires, which are used for high-field operation, have been limited, and only very poor performance has been obtained. By controlling the pressure inside a joint part, in this study, we successfully obtained current carrying retention in the joint of up to 72% compared to wire without a joint. The closed-circuit resistance of our closed-loop coil was less than 1.8 × 10−13 Ω at 16.7 ± 4.7 K, as measured by the field-decay measurement method. These results indicate that MgB2 has a promising future in MRI application.

Authors


  •   Patel, Dipakkumar (external author)
  •   Hossain, Md Shahriar
  •   Maeda, Minoru (external author)
  •   Shahabuddin, Mohammed (external author)
  •   Yanmaz, Ekrem (external author)
  •   Pradhan, Subrata (external author)
  •   Tomsic, Michael (external author)
  •   Choi, Seyong (external author)
  •   Kim, Jung Ho

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Patel, D., Al Hossain, M., Maeda, M., Shahabuddin, M., Yanmaz, E., Pradhan, S., Tomsic, M., Choi, S. & Kim, J. (2016). A new approach to a superconducting joining process for carbon-doped MgB2 conductor. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29 (9), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84985918221

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2178

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom