A simple method to eliminate shielding currents for magnetization perpendicular to superconducting tapes wound into coils

Kazuhiro Kajikawa, Kazuo Funaki

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Application of an external AC magnetic field parallel to superconducting tapes helps in eliminating the magnetization caused by the shielding current induced in the flat faces of the tapes. This method helps in realizing a magnet system with high-temperature superconducting tapes for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applications. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated by numerical calculations carried out using the finite-element method and experiments performed using a commercially available superconducting tape. The field uniformity for a single-layer solenoid coil after the application of an AC field is also estimated by a theoretical consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125005
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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