Overlap technique for end-cap seals on cylindrical magnetic shields

S. Malkowski, R. Y. Adhikari, J. Boissevain, C. Daurer, B. W. Filippone, B. Hona, B. Plaster, D. Woods, H. Yan

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We present results from studies of the effectiveness of an overlap technique for forming a magnetic seal across a gap at the boundary between a cylindrical magnetic shield and an end-cap. In this technique a thin foil of magnetic material overlaps the two surfaces, thereby spanning the gap across the cylinder and the end-cap, with the magnetic seal then formed by clamping the thin magnetic foil to the surfaces of the cylindrical shield and the end-cap on both sides of the gap. In studies with a prototype 31-cm diameter, 91-cm long, 0.16-cm thick cylindrical magnetic shield and flared end-cap, the magnetic shielding performance of our overlap technique is comparable to that obtained with the conventional method in which the end-cap is placed in direct lapped contact with the cylindrical shield via through bolts or screws.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6280671
Pages (from-to)651-653
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Cylindrical magnetic shield
  • end-cap magnetic seals
  • magnetic shielding end-caps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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