Pulsed-field Invasion to HTS Bulk Magnets Grown from Two Seeds with Varied Seed-crystal Positions and Numbers

T. Oka, Y. Yamada, T. Horiuchi, J. Ogawa, S. Fukui, T. Sato, K. Yokoyama, M. Langer

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The flux-invasion behavior into the melt-processed Y-Ba-Cu-O bulk magnets were precisely measured and analyzed during and after their pulsed-field magnetization processes operated at 30.6 K. The materials were fabricated as the bulk monoliths grown by adopting two seed-crystals, or shifting the seed-crystal positions from the centre of the sample surface, which exhibited the magnetically single-domain distributions. Although the performances of the trapped flux density after activations showed no obvious differences, the flux started invading into the sample bearing two seeds obviously at lower fields than those of normally-grown isotropic crystal. Since the flux penetration behavior were thus clearly different between the samples with the structure grown from two seeds and uniformly grown samples with a seed crystal, it is suggested that the structure results in an effective magnetizing method with less heating than those of conventional samples, which results in the higher performance of field trapping in the bulk magnets than usual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Nov 182013 Nov 20


  • Bulk magnet
  • pulsed-field
  • seed crystal
  • trapped field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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