The Dynamic Characteristics of 3-D Superconducting Actuator Using the Magnetized HTS Bulk by Sandwiched Electromagnets

H. Nakano, Seok Beom Kim, S. Ozasa, M. Sawae

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The electric device applications of a high temperature superconducting (HTS) bulk, having stable levitation and suspension properties due to their strong flux pinning force, have been proposed and developed. We have been investigating the three-dimensional (3-D) superconducting actuator using HTS bulk to develop a non-contact transportation device. In our previous works, the overshooting of the HTS bulk mover magnetized by 2-D arranged electromagnets were observed. Therefore, the new magnetization method using sandwiched electromagnets was purposed in order to solve the overshooting problems of HTS bulk mover. In this paper, the dynamic stabilities on the rotating and horizontal moving of the HTS bulk mover magnetized by sandwiched electromagnets was investigated experimentally, and the maximum moving displacements and convergence times during the overshooting state were reduced by proposed magnetization method with small magnetizing current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Procedia
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event26th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 18 2013Nov 20 2013



  • dynamic stability
  • HTS bulk mover
  • overshooting issue
  • superconducting actuator
  • trapped magnetic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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