Bilfinger Noell will supply customized superconducting wigglers to two leading synchroton facilities, Diamond Light Source in the UK and the Australian Synchrotron, strengthening its position as a major supplier of superconducting insertion devices such as superconductor undulators and superconductor wigglers with its unique and patented design. The insertion devices are the result of a collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) which will also carry out the cold test of the units. […]
Two programs involving MagLab, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory headquartered at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, illustrate one of its unique capabilities — as a center of cutting-edge research for advancements in medicine and biotechnology. One program involves renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health for several efforts in nuclear magnetic resonance; the other an agreement for collaboration between MagCorp, an innovative new commercial partner with the lab, and medical equipment maker Philips seeking new breakthroughs in reduced-helium magnetic resonance imaging. […]
AMSC (American Superconductor Corporation) has entered into a delivery contract for approximately $8 million with Textron Systems for a pre-production High-Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Magnetic Influence Mine Countermeasure Payload System.
High-temperature superconductor degaussing systems from American Superconductor (AMSC) are increasingly finding their way aboard a new class of U.S. Navy ships, designed to cloak their magnetic signatures from enemy vessels and underwater mines. […]
Direct-cooled motors with hollow conductor stators offer several advantages over the indirect-cooled motors currently used in EVs, says Luvata of Finland, which has been making copper hollow conductors for more than sixty years. Adoption of the technology, typically used in more exotic applications such as superconduction, high-energy physics and magnetic resonance imaging, into mass-market electric vehicles faces considerable technical obstacles, however, and much higher cost than conventional magnet wire. […]
Some magnets are heavier than others. Handling them can be a challenge, in this case tackled by Wimmer Maschinentransporte of Germany. They can take longer to make, too. Two recent examples from the engineering and manufacturing facilities of Bilfinger Noell are the 13-ton monster PERC magnet shown, in part, above, and a superconducting “Wiggler” recently delivered to Brookhaven National Laboratory. […]
Scientific instrument maker JEOL has introduced a new generation of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers that represent its next step in miniaturization and improved performance. With markedly smaller dimensions of the magnets and instruments than earlier […]