Assembly comprising a cryostat and layer of superconducting coils and motor system provided with such an assembly

Bart Koolmees (Inventor), J.P.M.B. (Hans) Vermeulen (Inventor)

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The invention provides an assembly comprising a cryostat (6, 7, 8, 9) and a flat coil layer (3) of superconducting coils (2) for use with a magnetic levitation and/or acceleration motor system (1) of a lithographic apparatus. The cryostat comprises two insulation coverings (8, 9). The coil layer is arranged between the two coverings. The coverings each comprise an inner plate (10) configured to be cryocooled and an outer plate (11) parallel to the inner plate, and an insulation system with a vacuum layer (13) between the inner and outer plate. The insulation system of said covering comprises a layer of circular bodies (101), the central axes of these bodies extending perpendicular to the inner and outer plate, and is configured to provide a layer of point contacts between two layers of circular bodies or between a layer of circular bodies and the inner and/or outer plate.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2019233698
IPCG03F 7/20 (2006.01) ,H02K 3/24 (2006.01)
Priority date5/06/18
Filing date9/05/19
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2019

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