AC loss properties in YBCO model coils for loss reduction

H. Okamoto, H. Hayashi, A. Tomioka, M. Konno, M. Owa, A. Kawagoe, F. Sumiyoshi, M. Iwakuma, K. Suzuki, T. Izumi, Y. Yamada, Y. Shiohara

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We have strategically promoted R&D activity for the development of elemental technologies in order to put into practical HTS power transformers applying YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) coated conductors, focused on AC loss reduction in HTS coils. This paper shows AC loss reduction in model coils of YBCO tapes divided into five filaments by laser ablation. At first experiment, magnetization loss of YBCO tape with five filaments and YBCO tape with non-divided were firstly measured using a pick-up coil technology. Then, AC loss measurement is performed using two types of model coils of YBCO tapes with five filaments and non-divided, by two different technologies: an electric technique (i.e. 4-probe) and a calorimetric technique (i.e. boil-off). The results of the experiment show that the AC loss in the model coil of YBCO tapes with five filaments was reduced to one-fifth when compared with model coil of YBCO tapes with non-divided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1731-1733
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number15-20
Publication statusPublished - Sept 15 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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