Contact resistance characteristics of high temperature superconducting bulk-II

Naoki Yamamoto, Takuya Imaizumi, Koichiro Sawa, Masaru Tomita, Masato Murakami

研究成果: Conference article査読

15 被引用数 (Scopus)


We have studied the contact characteristics of two resin-impregnated Y-Ba-Cu-O (a composite of YBa2Cu3Oy and Y2BaCuO5+10wt%Ag2O) bulk superconductors in mechanical contact. In the previous work, fundamental characteristics of mechanical contact between two YBCO bulks were studied. A switching phenomenon between high and low resistance range could be observed at a threshold current or a transfer current value in the V-I curves. In this paper we found that the transfer current exceeded 30A and the contact resistance decreased to 40 μΩ at 77K for the mechanical contact when the sample surfaces were carefully polished. Moreover we succeeded in decreasing the contact resistance to 6μΩ with depositing the metal on the contact surface. The present results suggest that a pair of YBCO blocks might be applicable to the mechanical persistent current switch for superconducting magnetic energy storage and other superconducting systems that are run in a persistent current mode.

ジャーナルElectrical Contacts, Proceedings of the Annual Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts
出版ステータスPublished - 2003 10月 21
イベントElectrical Contacts 20003 Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts - Washington, DC, United States
継続期間: 2003 9月 82003 9月 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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