Analysis of a High-Tc Superconducting Power Converting System

Yong Soo Yoon, Hyun Chul Jo, Young Gun Park, Jeyull Lee, Kyung Yong Yoon, Ho Min Kim, Yoon Do Chung, Yong Chu, Tae Kuk Ko

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This paper presents the analysis of a high-Tc superconducting (HTS) power converting system, as well as its operational characteristics. The converting system can be used to charge and discharge a magnet made of series-connected pancake coils. The HTS converting system consists of two heaters, a primary copper winding, a secondary HTS winding, a series-connected HTS pancake coil, an iron core and a conventional copper load. In the experiments, the charging and discharging periods were 7.5 and 2 s, respectively. A partial region of the superconducting tape in a secondary HTS winding is switched to a normal region by a buried heating coil. To measure the converting-current with respect to the magnet flux changes, a hall sensor was installed at the center of the pancake coil. In this experiment, the charging-current and discharging-energy reached about 51.7 A and 36.8 J, respectively. The experimental results have been compared with theoretical predictions by using the finite difference method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7053951
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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