AC transport current loss characteristics of HTS assembled conductors arranged edge-to-edge or face-to-face

Jun Ogawa, Satoshi Fukui, Tetsuo Oka, Mitsugi Yamaguchi, Takao Sato, Souta Kume, Kazuya Shinkai, Sho Sato

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In high temperature superconducting (HTS) AC applications, HTS tapes are assembled into a conductor with a high current capacity and transport AC current in an AC magnetic field generated by currents in neighboring tapes. It is important to clarify the AC loss characteristics of each HTS tape in the assembled conductor. In this work, we compared measured and numerical analysis of AC transport current loss characteristics in three HTS tapes with edge-to-edge or face-to-face configuration and parallel or anti-parallel transport currents. Losses were measured by the calorimetric method, which gives actual losses regardless of the electro-magnetic environment around the sampled tape. The numerical analysis is based on the relationship between the current distribution and the inductive voltage. Our results show that the AC transport current loss in HTS tapes in an assembled conductor depends on the tape arrangement and the direction of the transport current.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4515899
Pages (from-to)1353-1357
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • AC transport current loss
  • Anti-parallel transport current
  • Edge-to-edge arrangement
  • Face-to-face arrangement
  • HTS assembled conductor
  • Parallel transport current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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