No. 1375
Research trends in Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide high-temperature superconducting magnet technology
Investigating R&D Committee of Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide High Temperature Superconducting Magnet Technology
Keyword : Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide high-temperature superconductor, degradation in the coil performance, screening current induced magnetic field, thermal runaway, High temperature superconducting apparatus
As Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide (YBCO) high-temperature superconductors have a high critical current density at high magnetic fields and high mechanical strength, they are applicable to broad areas of electric machinery. However, the YBCO magnet technology is still insufficiently developed, as the YBCO conductors are only recently commercialized. From this point of view, the "Investigation Committee of YBCO High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Magnet Technology" was founded in 2013 to investigate the research trend of YBCO-HTS magnet technology. This report summarizes their findings as follows: (a) Basic research results on "magnet degradation on cooling", "screening-current induced magnetic field", "magnet protection", and "persistent joints"; (b) technical problems being encountered during magnet fabrication; (c) developments of YBCO superconducting apparatus. The authors are confident that the report has highly original aspects and will arouse much interest among researchers in this field.

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