Experimental analysis of AC loss and recovery characteristics for proposal of effective thickness of spacers in pancake type

Young Jin Hwang, Sukjin Choi, Jae Young Jang, Duck Kweon Bae, Tae Kuk Ko

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For the design of superconducting fault current limiter, the research about recovery time and AC loss is essential issue because this characteristic is closely related to stability and efficiency. In general, superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) modules can be made into pancake or solenoid type coil. While the pancake type coil has smaller AC loss, it has longer recovery time compared with the solenoid type coil. In this paper, a new pancake type coil was proposed to decrease recovery time by improving their cryogenic condition. A new pancake type coil is made with spacers between adjacent superconducting tapes. However, as the thickness of the spacer was increased, the AC loss was increased unlike the recovery characteristic. From the experimental results, our group confirmed that the pancake type coil with the spacer has trade-off relationship between AC loss and recovery characteristics with the spacer thickness. The proposed results in this paper would be utilized to design superconducting fault current limiters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-271
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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