This paper describes the losses of the rotor of the prototype superconducting magnetic bearing (SMB) that is employed for a polarization modulator of a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment. The stator is composed of 20 segmented YBCO bulks, and these multiple superconductors produce the inhomogeneous magnetic field particularly due to the gravitational displacement of the rotor magnet position from the initial field cooling. This inhomogeneity causes the power dissipation to the spinning rotor. We estimated the power dissipation originating from this inhomogeneous magnetic field by using a numerical approach. The superconductors were modelled as electrically conducting components in the numerical simulation to avoid the complexity in modelling superconductivity. The results show about 4 mW dissipated at the rotor.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 19 2021|
|Event||10th Asian Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenics, ACASC 2020, 2nd International Cryogenic Materials Conference in Asia, Asian-ICMC 2020 and CSSJ Joint Conference - Okinawa, Japan|
Duration: Jan 6 2020 → Jan 9 2020
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)