Flux distributions in jointed Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10+δ tapes

M. R. Koblischka, T. H. Johansen, H. Bratsberg, P. Vase

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Superconducting joints between monofilamentary, Ag-sheathed Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10+δ tapes were investigated by means of magneto-optic imaging. Two types of joint were studied; one joint with direct contact between the tape cores, and the other one with an Ag layer between them. The local flux distributions directly reveal the obstacles hindering the current flow through the joints. The direct contact of the tape cores provides joints which can carry about 80% of the current of the original tape, whereas the joints with the Ag layer are considerably worse. This difference becomes even more drastic in applied magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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