Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 22, Number 1, April 2003
|Page(s)||69 - 73|
|Section||Physics and Mechanics of Fluids, Microfluidics|
|Published online||03 March 2003|
Micro-gravity: Superconducting coils for crystal growth. Influence of the levitation force on natural convection in the fluid
GREEN Groupe de Recherche en Électronique et Électrotechnique de Nancy,
2 avenue de la Forêt de Haye, 54516 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France
2 CEA/DSM/DAPNIA/SACM Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 28 November 2002
Accepted: 20 December 2002
Published online: 3 March 2003
This paper presents a novel design of superconducting coils able to generate a micro-gravity environment for protein crystal growth in aqueous solution. The structures have been calculated thanks to a method for “inverse source synthesis problem” developed at the GREEN Choice of the angular offset between the directions of magnetic force field and magnetic field in the working area as well as convection phenomena are also studied.
PACS: 41.20.Gz – Magnetostatics; magnetic shielding, magnetic induction, boundary-value problems / 84.71.Ba – Superconducting magnets; magnetic levitation devices / 47.27.Te – Convection and heat transfer
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