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Made-to-measure magnets

Our coil technology allows the customisation of superconducting magnets to meet application-specific requirements.

The science

Superconductor wires come in many shapes and can be wound using a number of techniques. The most appropriate combination depends on the application for which the superconductor will be used.

When it comes to cryogen-free conduction cooling, whether for a low- or high-temperature superconductor—insulated or not—the Robinson Research Institute has the skills, expertise, and IP to develop coils to very specific requirements.

In high-temperature superconductors, coils without insulation have been shown to protect the magnets from quench because current can jump between the turns of the coil. The no-insulation technology coils the Institute can produce are mechanically robust, have fast ramping times, and provide passive quench-management strategies.

Our partners come to us because we have the tools, the methods, the experience, and the people.
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Konstantinos Bouloukakis

Impact and potential

By developing coils customised to meet the requirements of each individual application, we work with partners to create exactly the right superconductor coil. This may involve using existing technologies or working together to create new ones.

The coil technology sits perfectly alongside the quench-management strategies being developed within the Institute.

The people

Konstantinos Bouloukakis is an electro-mechanical engineer at Robinson Research Institute. He is responsible for the development of HTS and LTS magnet coil technology. Having the skills to develop coils in-house is a major advantage for the Institute when it comes to delivering to specific customer requirements.