Current Bypassing Properties by Thermal Switch for PCS Application on NMR/MRI HTS Magnets

S.B. Kim, M. Takahashi, R. Saito, Y.J. Park, M.W. Lee, Y.K. Oh, H.S. Ann
2015 Physics Procedia  
We develop the compact NMR/MRI device using high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires with the persistent current mode operating. So, the joint techniques between 2G wires are very important issue and many studies have been carried out. Recently, the K·JOINS, Inc. has developed successfully the high performance superconducting joints between 2G wires by partial melting diffusion and oxygenation annealing process [1]. In this study, the current bypassing properties in a loop-shaped 2G wire
more » ... p-shaped 2G wire are measured experimentally to develop the permanent current switch (PSC). The current bypassing properties of loop-shaped test coil wound with 2G wire (GdBCO) are evaluated by measured the self-magnetic field due to bypassed current by Hall sensors. The strain gauge was used as heater for persistent current switch, and thermal properties against various thermal inputs were investigated experimentally.
doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.05.088 fatcat:7gkfmlubr5g3jmcocjwm2ib3wa