We fabricated a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet with a persistent current switch (PCS) and evaluated the decay characteristics of persistent mode and joint resistance at 77 K. To make the HTS magnet, BSCCO(2223) tapes were wound into a double-pancake coil and connected to the PCS by soldering. Field decay behavior was remarkably dependent on operating current. At an operating current of 50% of the critical current (Ic), decay behavior showed two distinct regimes: initial fast decay and subsequent linear decay. By contrast, there was a linear decay regime of only 13% of I c. Total circuit resistance was approximately 2.0×10 -8 Ω at an operating current of 6 A. Measured decay behavior was closely consistent with the calculated decay behavior obtained from both the index resistance and joint resistance components.
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This research was supported by a grant from the Center for Applied Superconductivity Technology of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, South Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering