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Freely oriented portable superconducting magnet

United States Patent

7,646,272
January 12, 2010
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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.
Schmierer; Eric N. (Los Alamos, NM), Prenger; F. Coyne (Los Alamos, NM), Hill; Dallas D. (Los Alamos, NM)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 832,669
October 12, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.