Dynamic resistance measurement in a four-tape YBCO stack with various applied field orientation

Yanchao Liu, Zhenan Jiang, Quan Li, Chris Bumby, Rod Badcock, Jin Fang

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Abstract / Description of output

The dynamic resistance which occurs when a supercon- ductor carrying DC current is exposed to alternating magnetic field plays an important role in HTS applications such as flux pumps and rotating machines. We report experimental results on dynamic re- sistance in a four-tape coated conductor stack when exposed to AC magnetic fields with different magnetic field angles (the angles be- tween the magnetic field and normal vector component of the tape surface, ) at 77 K. The conductors for the stack are 4 mm-wide Su- perPower SC4050 wires. The field angle was varied from 0˚ to 120˚ at a resolution of 15˚ to study the field angle dependence of dy- namic resistance on field angle as well as wire Ic (B, ) . We also varied the field frequency, the magnetic field amplitude, and the DC current level to study the dependence of dynamic resistance on these parameters. Finally, we compared the measured dynamic resistance results at perpendicular magnetic field with the analytical models for single wires. Our results show that the dynamic resistance of the stack was mainly, but not solely, determined by the perpendicular magnetic component. Ic (B,) influences dynamic resistance in the stack due to tilting of the crystal lattice of the superconductor layer with regard to buffer layers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Early online date21 Feb 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Feb 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Magnetic Fields
  • Resistance
  • Wires
  • Electrical resistance measurement
  • Magnetic field measurement
  • High-temperature superconductors
  • Dynamic Resistance
  • HTS stack
  • angle dependence


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