Evaluation of YBa2Cu3O7-x bulk superconductors for high field magnet applications

Citation:

Blohowiak, K. Y. ; Garrigus, D. F. ; Luhman, T. S. ; McCrary, K. E. ; Strasik, M. ; Aksay, I. A. ; Dogan, F. ; Hicks, W. B. ; Liu, J. ; Sarikaya, M. Evaluation of YBa2Cu3O7-x bulk superconductors for high field magnet applications. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 1993, 3 1049-1052.

Date Published:

Mar

Type of Article:

Article

ISBN Number:

1051-8223

Accession Number:

WOS:000209703200035

Abstract:

Processing of YBCO single crystals was carried out by solidification of semi-liquid YBCO composition using a seeding technique. Microstructural characterization of the pinning centers was investigated by TEM. Characterization of single crystals was carried out, relating grain size and shape to the corresponding flux profiles. Current densities were calculated based on measured trapped fields. Once circulating currents were established, flux pumping and quenching experiments were conducted. These large single crystals will be incorporated into electromagnetic forming devices for use in the military and commercial aircraft manufacturing and service industries.

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