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1. WO2020109896 - LIGHTWEIGHT ASYMMETRIC MAGNET ARRAYS WITH THETA MAGNET RINGS

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CLAIMS

1. A magnet array, comprising:

multiple magnet rings, which are positioned along a longitudinal axis and coaxially with the longitudinal axis, wherein at least one of the magnet rings possesses rotational symmetry and has both a finite component of magnetization along an azimuthal (Q) coordinate, and a finite magnetization in a longitudinal-radial plane, the multiple magnet rings configured to jointly generate a magnetic field along a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis; and

a frame, which is configured to fixedly hold the multiple magnet rings in place.

2. The magnet array according to claim 1, wherein the multiple magnet rings, including the at least one magnet ring possessing rotational symmetry and having the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate, are configured to jointly generate the magnetic field with at least a given level of uniformity inside a predefined inner volume.

3. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the multiple magnet rings, including the at least one magnet ring having the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate, are configured to jointly minimize a fringe field outside the magnet array.

4. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein each magnet ring has a rotational symmetry with respect to an in-plane rotation of the ring around the longitudinal axis.

5. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein at least one of the magnet rings encircles the predefined inner volume, and wherein a minimal inner radius of the magnet rings positioned on one side of a center of the inner volume along the longitudinal axis is different from the minimal radius of the magnet rings positioned on the other side of the center of inner volume.

6. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the magnet rings are arranged with reflectional asymmetry with respect to the longitudinal axis.

7. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the inner volume is an ellipsoid of revolution around the longitudinal axis.

8. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the at least one magnet ring that has the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate is made as a single solid element.

9. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the at least one magnet ring that has the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate is made as a segmented ring with equally spaced identical segments.

10. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, wherein each of the magnet rings has a shape comprising one of an ellipse, a circle, and a polygon.

11. The magnet array according to claim 1 or 2, and comprising one or more additional arrays of magnet rings, wherein the magnet rings in the additional arrays are coaxial with respective longitudinal axes that are set at respective angles from the longitudinal axis.

12. A method for producing a magnet array, the method comprising:

positioning multiple magnet rings along a longitudinal axis and coaxially with the longitudinal axis, wherein at least one of the magnet rings possess a rotational symmetry and has both a finite component of magnetization along an azimuthal (Q) coordinate, and a finite magnetization in a longitudinal-radial plane, the multiple magnet rings configured to jointly generate a magnetic field along a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis; and

fixedly holding the multiple magnet rings in place using a frame.

13. The method according to claim 12, wherein the multiple magnet rings, including the at least one magnet ring having the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate, are configured to jointly generate the magnetic field with at least a given level of uniformity inside a predefined inner volume.

14. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein the multiple magnet rings, including the at least one magnet ring possessing rotational symmetry and having the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate, are configured to jointly minimize a fringe field outside the magnetic array.

15. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein each magnet ring has a rotational symmetry with respect to an in-plane rotation of the ring around the longitudinal axis.

16. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein at least one of the magnet rings encircles the predefined inner volume, and wherein a minimal inner radius of the magnet rings positioned on one side of a center of the inner volume along the longitudinal axis is different from the minimal radius of the magnet rings positioned on the other side of the center of inner volume.

17. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein the magnet rings are arranged with reflectional asymmetry with respect to the longitudinal axis.

18. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein the inner volume is an ellipsoid of revolution around the longitudinal axis.

19. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein the at least one magnet ring that has the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate is made as a single solid element.

20. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein the at least one magnet ring that has the finite component of magnetization along the azimuthal (Q) coordinate is made as a segmented ring with equally spaced identical segments.

21. The method according to claim 12 or 13, wherein each of the magnet rings has a shape comprising one of an ellipse, a circle, and a polygon.

22. The method according to claim 12 or 13, and comprising positioning one or more additional arrays of magnet rings, wherein the magnet rings in the additional arrays are coaxial with respective longitudinal axes that are set at respective angles from the longitudinal axis.