Evaluation by numerical analysis of magnetic shielding characteristics of bulk high-Tc superconductor containing weak links

Katsuhiro Fukuoka, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Masaru Tomita, Masato Murakami

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High-Tc superconductors (HTS), which have the characteristics of critical current density over 3 × 104 A/cm2 at liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K) and 1 T, can be produced. Thus, they are promising for many practical applications such as a magnetic bearing, magnetic levitation, flywheel, and magnetic shielding. Since the HTS characteristics are not homogeneous in some specimens due to grain boundaries and cracks, the distribution of magnetic characteristics should be assessed. Thus, we have measured the distribution of the magnetic flux density on the surface of the HTS using a Hall element, and have evaluated its magnetic characteristics. The measurement of magnetic characteristics using a Hall element is difficult regarding the distribution of the magnetic flux density on the actual surface and inside of the HTS sample. In this research, we conducted a quantitative evaluation of the magnetic shielding characteristics of the HTS including weak links under a static magnetic field with the three-dimensional finite element method analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 15



  • Finite element method
  • Magnetic characteristics
  • Magnetic field analysis
  • Weak link
  • YBCO bulk superconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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