Method for Mounting Quench Protection Heater on Superconductive Magnet
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
When a superconducting magnet, operating in the persistent mode, quenches (reverts to the normal or nonsuperconducting state), it is necessary to propagate the normal zone rapidly throughout the magnet to prevent local damage due to overheating. This is often accomplished using shunting resistors 1 in the form of coil heaters.