Study on optimization of YBCO thin film stack for compact NMR magnets

S. B. Kim, T. Kimoto, S. Hahn, Y. Iwasa, J. Voccio, M. Tomita

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A compact high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, which consists of a stack of 500 HTS thin film annuli, was constructed and tested. Each thin film annulus, manufactured by the AMSC using the Rolling Assisted Bi-axially Textured Substrate (RABiTS) method, has a square cross-section of 40 mm × 40 mm with a thickness of 80 m. It has a 25-mm center hole created by machining. This paper reports a study on the anisotropic Jc issue due to the rolling procedure of the Ni substrate direction and its impact on field homogeneity. Also, three different stacking methods with rotation angles of 22.5°, 90°, and 0° against the rolling direction have been tested to study their impacts on strength, spatial homogeneity, and temporal stability of trapped fields. Finally, the 500-annulus magnet was tested at 21 K under a cryogen-free environment using a GM cryocooler. The spatial field homogeneity and temporal stability were measured at 21 K and compared with those obtained in a bath of liquid nitrogen at 77 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-299
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2013


  • Compact NMR magnet
  • Field homogeneity
  • Stacking methods
  • Trapped fields
  • YBCO thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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