In general, the stabilizer of a ReBCO-coated conductor (CC) plays a very important role in bypassing and transferring the excessive heat when quench occurs. For an optimal design, selecting the appropriate materials and stabilizer thickness is an important issue for enhancing the thermal/electrical stability of superconducting power devices. This study examined the electrical and thermal behavior of GdBCO CC tape in terms of the stabilizer thickness as well as the effects of variations of the Ag stabilizer thickness on the thermal/electrical stability through an over-current test. An electroplating technique was employed to obtain a Ag stabilizer with various thicknesses without serious degradation of the superconducting properties.
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Manuscript received August 03, 2010; accepted November 10, 2010. Date of publication December 23, 2010; date of current version May 27, 2011. This work was supported by the Mid-career Researcher Program through an NRF Grant funded by the MEST (2009-0085369). Y. H. Choi, J.-B. Song, D. G. Yang, and H. Lee are with the Department of Material Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: email@example.com). M. C. Ahn is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Gunsan National University, Gunsan, Korea. Y. J. Kim and T. K. Ko are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Color versions of one or more of the figures in this paper are available online at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASC.2010.2093099
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering