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Dr. H.H. Song, Founder and CEO

Dr. Song is founder and CEO of Canyon Magnet Energy, with a long term vision of producing high quality and stable REBCO magnet for fusion system and future energy. He is a foremost expert in superconducting magnets, with a specialization in high-temperature superconductors (HTS) like REBCO. Graduating with a doctorate from Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in 2010, his research honed in on HTS coils and quench protection in low-temperature, high-field settings. With over a decade of experience, he's navigated both US national labs (Brookhaven Notional Laboratory, FRIB at Michigan State University) and global companies (GE and Philips), spanning HTS materials REBCO to low-temperature superconductors (Nb3Sn and NbTi). His broad skill set encompasses material analysis, magnetic simulations, engineering design, fabrication, quench protection, and project management. Dr. Song's influence extends through nearly 60 publications, including patented magnet technologies. He's IEEE senior member and reviewer for key conferences, demonstrating his commitment to advancing applied superconductivity. 

I selected publications on HTS REBCO magnet and No-Insulation REBCO Coils

[1] H. Song, P. Brownsey, Y. Zhang, J. Waterman, T. Fukushima, and D. Hazelton, “2G HTS Coil Technology Development at SuperPower,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 4600806, Jun. 2013, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2012.2233837.

[2] H. Song et al., “Design and Engineering of an HTS Dipole in the FRIB Fragment Separator,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 4602506, Jun. 2015, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2014.2374602.

[3] Y. Wang, M. Zhang, W. Yuan, Z. Hong, Z. Jin, and H. Song, “Non-uniform ramping losses and thermal optimization with turn-to-turn resistivity grading in a (RE)Ba 2 Cu 3 O x magnet consisting of multiple no-insulation pancake coils,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 122, no. 5, p. 053902, Aug. 2017, doi: 10.1063/1.4997738.

[4] H. Song and Y. Wang, “Simulations of Nonuniform Behaviors of Multiple No-Insulation (RE)Ba2Cu3O7-x HTS Pancake Coils During Charging and Discharging,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 4700105, Jun. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2015.2513412.

[5] Y. Wang and H. Song, “Influence of turn-to-turn resistivity and coil geometrical size on charging characteristics of no-electrical-insulation REBCO pancake coils,” Supercond. Sci. Technol., vol. 29, no. 7, p. 075006, May 2016, doi: 10.1088/0953-2048/29/7/075006.

[6] H. Song, “Sudden-Discharge Cycling Characteristics and Millisecond Dynamic Behaviors of a HTS Stainless-Steel Insulated Double-Pancake Coil With Thin Copper Plates,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 4702506, Jun. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2020.2975770.

II selected publications on superconducting magnet design and engineering

[1] H. Song, J. DiMarco, A. Jain, G. Sabbi, P. Wanderer, and X. Wang, “Vertical Magnetic Measurements of the First Full-Length Prototype MQXFAP2 Quadrupole for the LHC Hi-Lumi Accelerator Upgrade Project,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 4004707, Aug. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2019.2904561.

[2] H. Song et al., “Magnetic Field Measurements of First Pre-series Full-Length 4.2 m Quadrupole MQXFA03 Using PCB Rotating Coils for the Hi-Lumi LHC Project,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 31, no. 5, pp.4000207, Aug. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2021.3053510.

[3] J. F. Muratore et al., “Test Results of the First Two Full-Length Prototype Quadrupole Magnets for the LHC Hi-Lumi Upgrade,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 4004205, Jun. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2020.2981269.

[4] H. Song et al., “High-precision magnetic field measurement and mapping of the LEReC 180° bending magnet using very low field NMR with Hall combined probe (140−350 G),” Meas. Sci. Technol., vol. 31, no. 7, p. 075104, Apr. 2020, doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab7ac1.

[5] S. Mine et al., “Test Coil for the Development of a Compact 3 T  MgB2 Magnet,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 4400604, 2011.

[6] H. Song, D. Hazelton, D. Fukushima, and P. Brownsey, “Engineering Design and Novel Winding Approaches in Developing High Quality HTS REBCO Coils,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 4601305, Jun. 2017, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2017.2652540.

[7] G. Ambrosio et al., “Lessons Learned From the Prototypes of the MQXFA Low-Beta Quadrupoles for HL-LHC and Status of Production in the US,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 4001105, Aug. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2021.3058597.

III selected publications on quench stability and AC loss

[1] H. Song and J. Schwartz, “Stability and Quench Behavior of YBCO Coated Conductor at 4.2 K, Self-Field,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 3735–3743, Oct. 2009, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2009.2023674.

[2] H. Song, K. Gagnon, and J. Schwartz, “Quench behavior of conduction-cooled Y Ba2Cu3O7−δ coated conductor pancake coils stabilized with brass or copper,” Supercond. Sci. Technol., vol. 23, no. 6, p. 065021, May 2010, doi: 10.1088/0953-2048/23/6/065021.

[3] H. Song, F. Hunte, and J. Schwartz, “On the role of pre-existing defects and magnetic flux avalanches in the degradation of YBa2Cu3O7–x coated conductors by quenching,” Acta Mater., vol. 60, no. 20, pp. 6991–7000, Dec. 2012, doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.09.003.

[4] Z. Jiang, H. Song, W. Song, and R. A. Badcock, “Optimizing coil configurations for AC loss reduction in REBCO HTS fast-ramping magnets at cryogenic temperatures,” Superconductivity, vol. 3, p. 100024, Sep. 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.supcon.2022.100024.

IV Song's existing patents and being-prepared patents

[1] Wan-Kan Chan, Yawei Wang, Honghai Song, Justin Schwartz, "HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT HAVING HOMOPOLAR MOTOR WITH GRADED RESISTANCE", Type: Application, Publication number WO/2017/218801, Publication date: Dec 12, 2017.

[2] Yan ZHANG, Gerrit Townsend ZWART, James COOLEY, Mark R. JONES, Honghai Song, Yan LIU, Xunjie YU, "GANTRY FOR A PARTICLE THERAPY SYSTEM", Type: Application, Publication number US 2022/0272827 A1, Publication date: Aug. 25, 2022.

[3] H. Song, Turn-to-turn Resistivity Optimization for Large Scale No-Insulation HTS REBCO Magnet Systems with Novel Addition.

Chief Scientist: Prof. S. Van Sciver

Emeritus Professor, Florida State University, 

Former Magnet Div. Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Renown Book Author of <Helium Cryogenics>

VP of Business Development: Dr. A. Stein

Co-Founder, Focused Energy Inc.
Former Head of Engineering, Marvel Fusion

Senior Magnet Design: Mr. Y. Viouchkov

Former CAD designer at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 

With 24 years of magnet related design experiences. 

Magnet Scientist: Mr. B. Santos

Magnetic simulation, COMSOL, FEMM, Ansys

superconducting magnet and cable, HTS magnets

Marketing and Strategy: Ms. J. Harkrider

Former NY Star employee, Empire (NY) State Development

US International Investment Consultant for Ontario Government 

Magnet Manufacturing: Mr. C. Sborchia

Former ITER and JET Magnet  Lead, Cryostat and  Vacuum Vessel.
Magnet  Development Leader for W7-X  project

MRI Magnet Advisor: Dr. T. Havens

Former EM and Systems Engineering Manager
GE Healthcare

SC Magnet Advisor: Dr. C. A. Luongo

Senior superconducting magnet scientist at EuroFusion,
Former professor at NHMFL, Florida State University.
Former magnet sector lead at ITER

Fusion Regulatory Advisor: Ms. RJ Roux

Clean Energy Development Siting Executive
Nuclear Industry | Clean Energy SITING Expert
CEO, Lions Global

Fusion Engineering Advisor: Dr. Y. Zhai

Distinguished Engineering Fellow
Chief Engineer for NSTX-U
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 

Fusion Industry Collaborator: Dr. S. Woodruff

CEO, nTtau Digital LTD

President, Woodruff Scientific, Inc. Santa Fe, NM 87507, USA 

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