This paper deals with an analysis on the optimum lap joint method of the YBCO coated conductor (CC) wire. Effective low resistance joint is important for the development of persistent current mode system using the second generation high temperature superconducting (2G HTS) wire, YBCO CC. CC tape is stacked with copper or stainless steel stabilizer, silver layer, YBCO layer, buffer and substrate. The joint between CCs was performed with low temperature InBi solder. YBCO samples with various contact conditions were fabricated and tested. Characteristics of jointed CC tape were evaluated from the V-I curve and contact resistance was derived from experimental results. Characteristics of jointed CC were investigated by electrical analysis and optical micrograph. The BSCCO wires were jointed at different conditions, and the results were compared with the joint between the YBCO CCs.
- Coated conductor
- Lap joint
- Splicing joint
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering