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Research topics, 1956-1974, n.d.

MS. Eng. c. 2615

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Folders B.25-B.28: Magnets.

Folders B.25-B.26: '30MHz permanent magnet spectrometer c.1956/1957'.

Contents of a folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference; recordings, circuit diagrams etc.

Folder B.27: Further material regarding high resolution spectrometer; circuit diagrams, photographs of equipment etc. Some of the material is dated 1956 and 1958

Folder B.28: Photographs 'of a huge permanent magnet gap 1 1/2" field adjustable at about 12kg with 8mm (Q band) microwave components for electron nuclear double resonance, c.1963'.

Folders B.29-B.40: 'Superconducting magnets'.

Contents of a folder so inscribed, divided into four for ease of reference; principally correspondence and papers regarding the construction of two superconducting magnets.

Folder B.29: Superconducting magnets, 1964. Includes information about Varian associates' superconducting equipment.

Folder B.30: Superconducting magnets, 1965. Invitations to tender for the contract to build a superconducting magnet and correspondence arising. The magnet was in due course built by the Oxford Instrument Company Limited.

Folder B.31: Superconducting magnets, c.1965. Ms. and typescript drafts of 'specification details required for consideration with tender'; 'report on superconducting magnet' (5pp. + 1p. costings); miscellaneous ms. notes and diagrams.

Folder B.32: Superconducting magnets, 1967, 1968. Includes specification and costing of second magnet from Oxford Instruments, 28 December 1967, attached to ms. note by Richards on first magnet.

Folders B.33, B.34: Superconducting magnets, 1970. Tests on superconducting magnet in course of construction. Concerned with field homogeneity and how changes with time and field stability'. Contents of a folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

Folders B.35-B.40: Correspondence and papers regarding the supply of liquid helium for superconducting magnets.

Correspondents include Oxford University Registry, scientific colleagues, Science Research Council and commercial suppliers.

Folder B.35: Supply of liquid helium, 1965-1967. Includes information on equipment and costings.

Folder B.36: Supply of liquid helium, 1968. Includes 'note of meeting called by SRC Cryogenics Panel on Jan.15, 1968, to discuss policy on liquid helium supplies'.

Folder B.37: Supply of liquid helium, 1968.

Folder B.38: Supply of liquid helium, 1970-1974.

Folder B.39: Supply of liquid helium, n.d. Notes and drafts regarding costings, etc.

Folder B.40: 'Philips Liquefier'. Contents of a folder so inscribed.

Folder B.41: ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). Contents of a folder so inscribed. 'These are Fourier Transform P resonances made in ?late 1960s by Frank Brown. Probably the first to be set out in this way - which is now commonplace'.


  • 1956-1974, n.d.


17 folders


MS. Eng. c. 2615

Former reference:

NCUACS 12/5/89/B.25-B.41

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