Mechanical persistent current switch made of resin-impregnated bulk superconductors

M. Tomita, M. Murakami, S. Nariki, K. Sawa

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Abstract

We studied the possibility of constructing a mechanical persistent current switch using a pair of bulk YBCO superconductors with resin-impregnation. Supercurrents could not be passed between two YBCO bulks when the currents were passed along the c axis. In contrast, supercurrents as large as 13.5 A could be successfully passed between two YBCO cubes 8 mm in side length at the compression force of 500 N when the currents were passed along the ab axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-849
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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