Magnetic Flux Invasion and Field-Capturing in Pulsed-Field Magnetization for Layered MgB2 Bulk Magnets

Tetsuo Oka, A. Takeda, S. Sasaki, J. Ogawa, S. Fukui, T. Sato, J. Scheiter, W. Häßler, J. Katsuki, A. Miura, K. Yokoyama

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The pulsed-field magnetization experiments have been carried out for the layered MgB2 bulk magnets to clarify the magnetic flux motion during the activation processes. Since MgB2 is characterized as homogeneous, lightweight, and inexpensive HTS material in comparison to RE123 compounds (RE = rare earth), the material may have an advantage of possibly uniform magnetic field generation. The values of applied field Ba which begin to reach the sample center were responsible for the total sample thickness, reflecting the shielding effect to suppress the flux invasion. As well, the estimation on the ratios of trapped field BT over penetration field Bp showed us the reluctant field invasion with increasing sample thickness. The field trapping ratios BT Bp decreased with increasing applied field due to heat generation. In the region over 1.4 T, the drastic flux flow and sudden flux jumps were often observed, which lowered the field-capturing ability. The arriving time which corresponds to the flux increasing speed showed us that the rapid flux invasions which occur in the low-field ranges resulted in the highest field-capturing. This suggests us the possible promotion of field-capturing without significant heat generation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8255574
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk superconductor
  • heat generation
  • magnetic flux
  • magnetization
  • pulsed field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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