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What is Loney's Solenoid?

  1. May 30, 2012 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I'm doing research on solenoid design for satellite magnetic torquers. I've come across a couple of papers that mention "Loney's Solenoid". Does anyone know who Loney is/was and where I can find the details on "Loney's Solenoid"? Thanks.

    This is my first post. Sorry in advance if this post is categorised or has broken any forum conventions.

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  3. May 30, 2012 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hello CanEngineer! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    "This device is used when a highly uniform magnetic field, along a prefixed region, is required. Its simplest configuration consists of a main coil and two so-called correcting, or shim, coils."​

    See http://www.piers.org/piers2k4Pisa/session_62/62_01.pdf for description and diagram. :wink:
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