Cryogenic DC/DC converter for superconducting magnet applications

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Recent advances in superconductors have led to their increased application in magnets and a requirement to carry ever-larger currents. This article describes the development and implementation of a cryogenic DC/DC converter for supplying a DC excitation current of 500 A for superconducting magnet applications. Practical aspects are addressed and the rationale behind selecting an interleaved forward converter topology is elucidated. Experimental results are given and a ripple content in the load current of less than 5% is estimated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0601005
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number6
Early online date22 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2022


  • cryogenic
  • DC/DC converter
  • interleaving
  • synchronous rectification


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