- CRYOGENICS AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY SOCIETY OF JAPAN
- 低温工学 (ISSN:03892441)
- vol.30, no.8, pp.369-376, 1995-08-25 (Released:2010-02-26)
The hybrid magnet, which is a large system composed of an inner water-cooled magnet and an outer superconducting magnet, is well known to be the most suitable for generating steady high-magnetic fields. Thirty T-class hybrid magnets are being operated at several high-magnetic field laboratories, The world's highest steady field at present is 35.2T. Projects to enhance the steady fields up to 40-45T are progressing now at the National Research Institute for Metal, Japan, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA. In particular, the NRIM project is just now nearing the final stage. In this article, I review in detail the hybrid magnet technology including those of superconducting magnet and water-cooled magnet, the present status of hybrid magnet systems in operation, and the developing projects at NRIM.