High-Tc superconducting surface coils for improving the image quality on a 3 T imager

Hong Chang Yang*, Kuen Lin Tsai, Ji Cheng Chen, Chiu Hsien Wu, Herng Er Horng, Jyh Horng Chen, Li Wei Kuo

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A surface coil composed of a miniature spiral YBa2Cu 3Oy (YBCO) thin film resonator and a Bi2Sr 2Ca2Cu2O3 (BSCCO) tape resonator were designed. The spiral YBCO resonator was fabricated onto one side of a 2 × 2cm2LaAlO3 substrate, which was then coupled to the receiver via a tank circuit and a fine-tuning copper coil to image small samples. Additionally, a BSCCO tape resonator of 20cm in diameter was coupled to a receiver coil and a fine-tuning coil to image large samples. An improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio for high-Tc resonators over a conventional copper resonator is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number009
Pages (from-to)777-780
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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