Numerical simulation of screening current distribution in HTS tape of high field magnet

Ryusei Itoh, Yuki Oga, So Noguchi, Hajime Igarashi, Hiroshi Ueda

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Abstract

In recent years, properties of high temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes, especially in-field performance and mechanical strength, have been continuously improved. The HTS tapes have been widely used for high field (>20 T) magnet researches and there are several technical challenges including field attenuation of an HTS magnet by screening currents induced within the HTS tapes. Several publications reported that the screening currents, induced by penetration of self magnetic fields into HTS tapes within an HTS magnet, weakened a field constant of the HTS magnet. The result may demonstrate that the screening current changes an overall current density distribution in HTS tapes and, as a consequence, the generated magnetic field. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the screening current distribution in an HTS tape. This paper reports numerical simulation of the screening current distribution in an HTS tape of high field magnets using 2D finite element method with the E-J characteristic of the HTS tape taken into account. Self magnetic field distribution and its orientation to the HTS tape are also considered to compute critical currents and locally generated electric fields, two key components to figure out the distribution of screening currents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume484
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • E-J characteristic
  • High field superconducting magnet
  • High temperature superconducting tape
  • Screening current

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

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Numerical simulation of screening current distribution in HTS tape of high field magnet. / Itoh, Ryusei; Oga, Yuki; Noguchi, So; Igarashi, Hajime; Ueda, Hiroshi.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 484, 15.01.2013, p. 300-304.

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