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Record 85 of 2533
Space applications of superconductivity - High field magnets
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0011-2275(79)90186-3
Author and Affiliation:
Fickett, F. R.(National Bureau of Standards, Thermophysical Properties Div., Boulder, Colo., United States)
Abstract: The paper discusses developments in superconducting magnets and their applications in space technology. Superconducting magnets are characterized by high fields (to 15T and higher) and high current densities combined with low mass and small size. The superconducting materials and coil design are being improved and new high-strength composites are being used for magnet structural components. Such problems as maintaining low cooling temperatures (near 4 K) for long periods of time and degradation of existing high-field superconductors at low strain levels can be remedied by research and engineering. Some of the proposed space applications of superconducting magnets include: cosmic ray analysis with magnetic spectrometers, energy storage and conversion, energy generation by magnetohydrodynamic and thermonuclear fusion techniques, and propulsion. Several operational superconducting magnet systems are detailed.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1979
Document ID:
19800035958
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 80A20128
Subject Category: ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Cryogenics; p. Dec. 197; 19
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NASA ORDER A-437018
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: National Bureau of Standards; Boulder, CO, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROSPACE SYSTEMS; ASTRIONICS; HIGH FIELD MAGNETS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; ENERGY STORAGE; MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLES; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION
Imprint And Other Notes: Cryogenics, vol. 19, Dec. 1979, p. 691-701.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 691-701
Availability Source: Other Sources
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