Superconducting Magnets

Development Manager Martin N Wilson
Clarendon Press

This book is the first to treat the engineering of superconductivity. It provides a complete theoretical basis for the quantitative engineering design of superconducting magnet systems, from the small instrument magnets used as everyday research tools to the very large magnet systems used to work on thermonuclear fusion and magnetohydrodynamic power generation. The author devotes particular attention to the problem of stabilization, a crucial factor in the design process due to its bearing on the overall reliability of the completed system, and also describes the essential features of field and stress calculation. Engineers and physicists involved in the design of systems utilizing superconducting magnets will welcome this publication.