A freely oriented portable superconducting magnet is disclosed. Coolant is supplied to the superconducting magnet from a repository separate from the magnet, enabling portability of the magnet. A plurality of support assemblies structurally anchor and thermally isolate the magnet within a thermal shield. A plurality of support assemblies structurally anchor and thermally isolate the thermal shield within a vacuum vessel. The support assemblies restrain movement of the magnet resulting from energizing and cooldown, as well as from changes in orientation, enabling the magnet to be freely orientable.
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The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration and the Los Alamos National Security LLC for the operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.