Estimation of the shielding current distribution in levitated YBCO bulk superconductor

T. Nishikawa, Y. Komano, K. Sawa, Y. Iwasa, N. Yamachi, M. Murakami

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The high temperature superconductor (HTS) has very high Jc value and can trap the very high magnetic field. The YBa2Cu 3Ox (YBCO) bulk superconductor is one of these attractive HTS and expected for many applications. In our previous study, to estimate the shielding current distribution in levitated YBCO bulks, we directly measured the levitation force and values of magnetic field on the surface of levitated YBCO bulk superconductor by using load cell and Hall probes. In this paper, we proposed shielding current distribution based on the axisymmetric 3-dimensional Bean-model and calculated the levitation force and magnetic fields on the surface of bulk superconductor. These calculated results were compared with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-638
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Superconduc - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2002 Nov 112002 Nov 13


  • Bean model
  • Levitation force
  • Shielding current distribution
  • YBCO bulk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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