ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyXU LONGYA; WANG, FENCXIANG; FU, MINGHUA; MEDVEDEV, ALEXANDER; SMITH, WILLIAM A.; GOLDING, LEONARD A. R.ASAIO Journal: September-October 1997 - p M564 Free Abstract The permanent magnet (PM) motor for a rotary dynamic blood pump requires high power density to coordinate the motor size with the limited pump space and high efficiency to reduce the size and weight of the associated batteries. The motor also serves as a passive axial magnetic thrust bearing, a reacting hydraulic force, and provides a stabilizing force for the radial journal bearing. This article presents analysis of a new PM motor for the blood pump application. High power density is achieved by using the Halbach magnetic array, and high efficiency is accomplished by optimizing the rotor magnet assembly and the stator slots/windings. While both radial and axial forces are greatly enhanced, pulsating components of the torque and force are also significantly reduced. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.