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Conical Magnet

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Tech ID:
05-152
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Bird and Dr. Toth
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Description:

The present invention describes an electromagnet capable of producing an approximately conical field. The conical bore is created by wrapping a conductor around a conically-offset helix. The cross sectional area of the conductor can be varied in order to maintain a desired current carrying capacity along the helix. A single element can be used as the conductor. The conductor can also be created by stacking a series of specially-shaped plates analogous to prior art Bitter-disks.