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Abstract #2615

A new method of fabricating HTS tape coil

Wong Y, Yang E
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) materials can introduce substantial improvement in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of MR images. HTS tape coil using Bi-2223 tape was developed, which allows easier fabrication, frequency adjustment and lower cost than expensive thin films. Imaging using small-size HTS tape coil is expected to yield higher SNR improvement, but its fabrication is limited by relatively large recoil force experienced. In our work, a new method of fabricating HTS tape coil is demonstrated, which can effectively enhance the protection for HTS tape coil in particular for those of small size. Potential applications include mice imaging in high field MRI system.