Magnetic Shielding for a Spaceborne Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR)

  • Brent A. Warner
  • Peter J. Shirron
  • Stephen H. Castles
  • Aristides T. Serlemitsos
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 37)


The Goddard Space Flight Center has studied magnetic shielding for an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. Four types of shielding were studied: active coils, passive ferromagnetic shells, passive superconducting coils, and passive superconducting shells. The passive superconducting shells failed by allowing flux penetration. The other three methods were successful, singly or together.

Experimental studies of passive ferromagnetic shielding are compared with calculations made using the Poisson Group of programs, distributed by the Los Alamos Accelerator Code Group of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Agreement between calculation and experiment is good. The ferromagnetic material is a silicon iron alloy.


Central Field Magnet Current Fringe Field Silicon Iron Goddard Space Flight Center 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brent A. Warner
    • 1
  • Peter J. Shirron
    • 1
  • Stephen H. Castles
    • 1
  • Aristides T. Serlemitsos
    • 1
  1. 1.Cryogenic Systems Development SectionNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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