Temperature rise in an Sm-based bulk superconductor after applying iterative pulse fields

Hiroyuki Fujishiro, Kazuya Yokoyama, Tetsuo Oka, Koshichi Noto

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The time evolutions and spatial distributions of temperature rise ΔT(t) have been measured on the surface of a cryo-cooled SmBaCuO bulk superconductor after iterative pulse field magnetizing with the same amplitude. For the applied pulse field Bex ≤ 4.64 T, the maximum temperature rise ΔTmax monotonically decreases and approaches a steady ΔT(t) behaviour with an increasing number of times of pulse applications. On the other hand, for Bex = 5.42 T, ΔTmax keeps on increasing after the third pulse application in a specific growth sector region and a clear anisotropic ΔT (t) behaviour has been found. The magnetic fluxes preferentially enter and leave the bulk superconductor through this sector region. The ΔT(t) behaviours are closely correlated with the distribution of the trapped field BTP and can be understood on the basis of the heat generation caused by the flux motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan
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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