Transmission Line Resonator Segmented with Series Capacitors
Vitaliy Zhurbenko1, Vincent Boer 2, and Esben Thade Petersen 2
1Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, 2Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark
resonators are often used as coils in high field MRI. Due to distributed nature
of such resonators, coils based on them produce inhomogeneous field. This work
investigates application of series capacitors to improve field homogeneity
along the resonator. The equations for optimal values of evenly distributed
capacitors are presented. The performances of the segmented resonator and a
regular transmission line resonator are compared.
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