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Permanent magnet assembly

United States Patent

December 12, 2006
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A permanent magnet assembly is disclosed that is adapted to provide a magnetic field across an arc-shaped gap. Such a permanent magnet assembly can be used, for example, to provide a time-varying magnetic field to an annular region for use in a magnetic refrigerator.
Chell; Jeremy (Madison, WI), Zimm; Carl B. (Madison, WI)
Astronautics Corporation of America (Milwaukee, WI)
11/ 050,109
February 3, 2005
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Agreement #DE-FC26-03NT41948 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.