Dynamic Resistance Measurement in a Four-Tape YBCO Stack with Various Applied Field Orientation
journal contributionposted on 29.03.2021, 02:32 by Y Liu, Zhenan Jiang, Q Li, Christopher Bumby, Rodney Badcock, J Fang
The dynamic resistance which occurs when a superconductor 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 resistance in a four-tape coated conductor stack when exposed to AC magnetic fields with different magnetic field angles (the angles between the magnetic field and normal vector component of the tape surface, θ) at 77 K. The conductors for the stack are 4-mm-wide SuperPower SC4050 wires. The field angle was varied from 0° to 120° at a resolution of 15° to study the field angle dependence of dynamic resistance on field angle as well as wire Ic (B, θ). 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, θ) influences dynamic resistance in the stack due to tilting of the crystal lattice of the superconductor layer with regard to buffer layers. © 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.