An effect of interface condition on electrical contact characteristics using Y-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductor

H. Fujita, K. Fukuda, M. Tomita, Masato Murakami, Naomichi Sakai, I. Hirabayashi, K. Sawa

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Abstract

A persistent current switch (PCS) is used for superconducting applications, such as superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) system. The authors have proposed a mechanical switch of YBCO bulk as a mechanical PCS. This paper focused on the current carrying area (called a-spot) on contact interfaces and presented an effect of interface condition on electrical contact characteristics in order to clarify the contact mechanism. The authors prepared various samples with different surface treatments (roughness and washing), and measured the contact voltage with a four-terminal method. YBCO deposited with metal (silver and indium) layer samples were similarly subjected to the contact voltage measurements. It was found that the contact interface conditions strongly affect the contact characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume463-465
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 1

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Superconducting materials
electric contacts
switches
Switches
magnetic energy storage
Indium
Voltage measurement
washing
surface treatment
Silver
Washing
Energy storage
electrical measurement
indium
Surface treatment
roughness
Surface roughness
Metals
silver
Electric potential

Keywords

  • Contact interface
  • Contact resistance
  • Metal deposition
  • Persistent current switch
  • YBCO

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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An effect of interface condition on electrical contact characteristics using Y-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductor. / Fujita, H.; Fukuda, K.; Tomita, M.; Murakami, Masato; Sakai, Naomichi; Hirabayashi, I.; Sawa, K.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 463-465, No. SUPPL., 01.10.2007, p. 415-419.

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