Michael S. Poole1, Hector Sanchez Lopez1, Stuart Crozier1
1School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Gradient coils have previously been designed with spread wires using the minimax|j| technique. These coils exhibit more evenly distributed temperatures than standard coils and are more efficient when limited by a minimum wire spacing. Here we investigate the application of the minimax|j| technique to whole-body shielded gradients of varying length and demonstrate that it can produce more efficient gradient coils when their length is very short.