Characteristics of critical current of high-Tc superconducting magnets wound with various tensions

Min Cheol Ahn, Min Chul Kim, Duck Kweon Bae, Seungje Lee, Yong Soo Yoon, Sang Jin Lee, Tae Kuk Ko

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High-Tc superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) with DC reactor is the power equipment which plays the role of limiting fault currents by inductance of the DC reactor. Therefore manufacture of the DC reactor is very important part in developing this type of SFCL. The DC reactor makes use of high-Tc superconducting (HTS) magnet. Because high-Tc superconducting wires are rectangular tape and contain ceramic compounds, the winding method and the tension control of the HTS magnet are different from those of normal conductor magnets such as copper winding magnet. In this research, we designed and manufactured the winding machine for HTS magnets. We fabricated four HTS magnets wound with various tension. Characteristics of the fabricated magnets are observed through measurements of critical currents. This paper suggests the optimal winding method of HTS magnets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2080-2083
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 II
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 1
Event2002 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 2002 Aug 42002 Aug 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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