Flux diverters made of ferromagnetic materials can be used in high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets to change the magnetic field distribution and increase the critical current of the magnet. In this paper, the notch-shaped flux diverter increases the critical current of the HTS magnet by detouring the magnetic flux more effectively than the flat surface-shaped (simple) flux diverter. Numerical analyses are carried out to calculate the critical current using the simple-shaped and the notch-shaped flux diverters. Then, experiments are conducted to verify the results of the numerical analyses. As a result, the HTS coil with a notch-shaped flux diverter shows the increased critical current.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National R&D Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning under Grant NRF-2015M1A7A1A02050725.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering