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Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
Magnetic field perturbations with specific spatial geometry can be detected in the presence of a large magnetic field "background'' using printed circuit pickup coils which have the advantages of large effective area, near dc frequency response, precise geometry, thin profile, and low cost. The design and construction techniques to produce these coils are presented. A printed circuit coil has been used to detect the magnetic field from the perturbed plasma current distribution in the TEXT tokamak due to current in an external helical (m=7,n=3) winding. The measured sensitivity of this coil, ΔBcoil/Btotal, is ∼3×10−6.
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