Many books treat the physics of superconductivity; very few until now have covered the engineering. Superconducting Magnets meets this need, providing a complete theoretical basis for the quantitative engineering design of superconducting magnet systems, ranging from the small instrument magnets, now in everyday use as research tools, to the very large magnet systems used for work on thermonuclear fusion and magnetohydrodynamic power generation. Wilson devotes particular attention to the problem of stabilization, a crucial factor in the design process because of its bearing on the overall reliability of the completed system. He also describes the essential features of field and stress calculation, although in less detail, since they are covered extensively in other works. Other topics considered are measurement techniques, current supply (with emphasis on heat exchanging cryogenic current leads), superconducting materials, the major applications of superconducting magnets, and some practical techniques of magnet manufacture.
'With so much activity in this subject...the appearance of this book by a well-known worker in the field is most timely...For specialists the book is essential reading...outstanding quality, superbly produced.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'...excellent book...In short, a clear and comprehensive text with well chosen references and helpful summaries of the more complex sections.' Physics in Technology
Nomenclature; Introduction; Applications: now and in the future; Field shapes and winding configurations; Magnetic forces and stresses; Degradation and training; Cryogenic stabilization; Flux jumping; Time-varying fields and A. C. losses; Quenching and protection; measurement techniques; Current supply; Superconducting materials and their manufacture; Magnet construction: some practical details; Index.
Series: Monographs on Cryogenics, 2
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st March 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.48