Effect of resin impregnation on trapped field and levitation force of large-grain bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors

M. Tomita, Masato Murakami, K. Sawa, Y. Tachi

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Mechanical properties of bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors tend to deteriorate with increasing their dimensions. Resin impregnation has been found to be effective in improving mechanical properties of bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O. In the present work, we studied the effect of resin impregnation on the trapped field and the levitation force of single-grain Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors 100 mm in diameter. It has been confirmed that field-trapping capability and magnetic levitation ability are greatly improved with resin impregnation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug
Externally publishedYes



  • Bulk superconductor
  • Epoxy resins
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Mechanical strength
  • Trapped field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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