Trapped magnetic field of a superconducting bulk magnet in high-Tc RE-Ba-Cu-O

Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Sang Im Yoo, Takamitsu Higuchi, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroki Kamijo, Ken Nagashima, Masato Murakami

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Superconducting magnets made of high-Tc superconductors are promising for industrial applications. It is well known that REBa2Cu3O7-x and LRE (light rare-earth) Ba2Cu3O7-x superconductors prepared by melt processes have a high critical current density, Jc, at 77 K and high magnetic fields. Therefore, the materials are very prospective for high magnetic field application as a superconducting permanent/bulk magnet with liquid-nitrogen refrigeration. LREBaCuO bulks, compared with REBaCuO bulks, exhibit a larger Jc in high magnetic fields and a much improved irreversibility field, Hirr, at 77 K. In this study, we discuss the possibility and trapped field properties of a superconducting bulk magnet, as well as the melt processing for bulk superconductors and their characteristic superconducting properties. One of the applications is a superconducting magnet for the future magnetically levitated (Maglev) train.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S241-S244
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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