The influence of geometry on self-field AC losses of Ag sheathed PbBi2223 tapes
Yang, Y., Hughes, T., Beduz, C., Spiller, D.M., Scurlock, R.G. and Norris, W.T. (1996) The influence of geometry on self-field AC losses of Ag sheathed PbBi2223 tapes. Physica C: Superconductivity,, 256, (3-4), 378-386. (doi:10.1016/0921-4534(95)00662-1).
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We measured axial fields along an Ag sheltered PbBi2223 superconducting tape 3 mm wide and 0.03 mm thick carrying 47 Hz alternating currents. Tte critical current of the tape at 77 K was 1 5 A corresponding to a critical current density of 16 000 A/cm2. The axial electric field was measured by pairs of voltage leads brought out in a plane perpendicular to the tape axis, turned axially to meet and so led out to a voltmeter. The spatial variation and the current dependence of the electric field, obtained from several pairs of taps closed at different radial positions, were consistent with the prediction for a uniform superconducting thin rectangle with a critical current Ic rather than a superconductor of elliptical cross-section. Our results also showed that the hysteretic losses at currents below Ic can be measured with an accuracy of about 5% using a pair of taps closed at a radial distance about three times the tape half-width.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
|Date Deposited:||31 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 03:59|
|Contributors:||Yang, Y. (Author)
Hughes, T. (Author)
Beduz, C. (Author)
Spiller, D.M. (Author)
Scurlock, R.G. (Author)
Norris, W.T. (Author)
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