Quench detection/protection of an HTS coil by AE signals

M. Yoneda, N. Nanato, D. Aoki, T. Kato, S. Murase

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The normal zone propagation velocities in high Tc superconductors are slow at high operation temperature and therefore local and excessive temperature rise generates at quench occurrence, and then the superconductors are degraded or burned. Therefore it is essential to detect the temperature rise in high Tc superconducting (HTS) coils as soon as possible and protect them. The authors have presented a quench detection method for HTS coils by time-frequency visualization of AE signals and have shown its usefulness for a HTS coil with height and outer diameter of 40-50 mm. In this paper, the authors present a quench detection/protection system based on superior method in quench detection time to the previous method and show its usefulness for a larger HTS coil (height and outer diameter: 160-190 mm) than the previous coil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1432-1435
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustic emission(AE)
  • Quench detection/protection

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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