Thermoelectric method and apparatus for charging superconducting magnets

  • US 5,565,763 A
  • Filed: 11/19/1993
  • Issued: 10/15/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
  • ×
    • Pin Icon | RPX Insight
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for charging a superconducting magnet coil which comprises the steps of:

  • providing a magnet coil formed from a superconducting material;

    placing said magnet coil in a dewar filled with a cryogenic liquid capable of cooling said coil to a temperature below the critical temperature of said superconducting material;

    placing at least one first thermocouple, formed from dissimilar materials, in a cold region;

    placing at least one second thermocouple, formed from dissimilar materials, in a hot region; and

    electrically connecting said coil and said first and second thermocouples in series;

    whereby a current will flow through said first and second thermocouples and said coil, charging said coil.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×