Magnetizing performance evaluation of HTS bulk magnet using a 12 K refrigerator with high cooling capacity

Kazuya Yokoyama, Atsushi Katsuki, Atsuro Miura, Tetsuo Oka

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We study a high magnetic field generation using HTS bulk magnets activated by pulsed-field magnetization (PFM) with the goal of their industrial application. In our previous study, a single-stage GM-type refrigerator and a dual-stage GM-type refrigerator with air-cooled-type compressor and a Stirling refrigerator were used for cooling an HTS bulk aiming at simplifying the bulk magnet system. Now, we developed a new bulk magnet system using a dual-stage GM-type refrigerator with a high cooling capacity of 12 W at 20 K aiming to enhance a trapped field by improving a cooling ability. When a GdBCO bulk 60 mm in diameter and 20 mm thick was cooled from the room temperature to the lowest, the lowest temperature was 13.3 K at the sample stage and 45.5 K at the bulk surface for 3.5 hours. When a single pulsed field was applied with varying the amplitude and temperature, the maximum flux densities of 3.59 T on the bulk surface and 2.34 T at the pole surface, and the total magnetic flux of 2.48 mWb were achieved at 20 K.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Aug 13


  • Cooling
  • cooling capacity
  • HTS bulk magnet
  • magnetic field distribution
  • Magnetic flux
  • Magnetic separation
  • pulsed-field magnetization
  • refrigerator
  • Refrigerators
  • Superconducting magnets
  • Temperature measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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