Influence of transport current distribution on AC transport current loss measurement in an assembled conductor

Jun Ogawa, Satoshi Fukui, Tetsuo Oka, Takao Sato, Kazuya Shinkai, Takashi Koyama, Takahiro Ito

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We investigated the validity of AC transport current loss measurement in a high temperature superconducting (HTS) assembled conductor using the four-terminal method. We tested the effect of different arrangements, transport current direction, and transport current distribution in the assembled conductor. Neither the arrangement nor direction of the transport current affects the accuracy of the AC transport current measurement. When transport current distribution in an assembled conductor is unbalanced, it is possible to deduce the loss by the addition of the multiple of the current and voltage from the potential lead loops in each tape. If the transport currents in each HTS tape of the assembled conductor are not uniform and only transport current of the assembled conductor is measured, the AC transport current loss is not estimated exactly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5433294
Pages (from-to)1300-1303
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1



  • AC transport current loss measurement
  • HTS assembled conductor
  • Spiral potential lead loop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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