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Characterization of low AC loss elementary and assembled BSCCO conductors

Abstract : A European consortium has progressed towards elementary and assembled conductors viable for AC applications in the project ACropolis. The main goal was to achieve low AC losses and high critical current densities in tapes developed for AC coils, transformers and cables. In order to verify the performance of tapes an extensive characterization programme was carried out. The dependence of critical current and AC losses on the parameters of the tape manufacturing process were scrutinized. Furthermore, SEM-EDX and DTA/TG analyses were performed to study the material microstructure, and the diffusion coefficient of oxygen through different matrix metals was measured. The homogeneity of the tapes was verified with magnetic knife and Hall sensor experiments. Transport current measurements were performed at different mechanical stress conditions and also the distribution of critical current along long tapes was determined with a quasi-continuous four-point measurement. The results confirmed that the low AC loss conductors can be produced on an industrial scale and they are competitive in power engineering applications.
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J. Lehtonen, M. Masti, J. Joronen, O. Zabara, C. Schmidt, et al.. Characterization of low AC loss elementary and assembled BSCCO conductors. Superconductor Science & Technology, 2005, 18 (4), pp. 461-469. ⟨10.1088/0953-2048/18/4/014⟩. ⟨hal-00258089⟩



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