Coil geometry for efficient active compensation with separated magnetic shields

Yoshihiro Nakashima, Ichiro Sasada

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We have already proposed a new method of magnetic shielding aiming for magnetocardiography, in which magnetic shells are separated and a new compensation scheme is employed to allow for wide space between them. Each magnetic shell that consists of a half of the cylinder (diameter=20 cm and length=60 cm) and two flanges at both ends of the half cylinder extending along the radial direction has a saddle coil on its outer surface with the coil's long straight section running parallel to the axis of the cylinder. In this paper, the relationship between the width of the long straight sections of the saddle coil and the efficiency of the active compensation is investigated by the finite element method (FEM) analysis and by experiments. A magnetic shield used in this study is a double shell structure where each shell is made of stacked amorphous tapes and the outer shell has a magnetic shaking coil for the enhancement of the permeability. We have found that for a given magnetic field, the compensation current necessary for a given magnetic field varies by a factor of 3 depending on the width of a saddle coil and that its value monotonically decreases with increasing the width. We have also confirmed that the phase delay of the compensation magnetic field experienced while it comes in the magnetic shell is small.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07A336
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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