Enhancement of charging and discharging rates for partially insulated MgB2 magnets composed of Cr-coated MgB2 superconducting wires

Y. G. Kim, J. M. Kim, K. H. Kim, H. S. Noh, H. S. Kim, D. Y. Hwang, H. G. Lee

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In this paper, we propose the use of Cr-coated MgB2 wires to enhance the charging/discharging rates of the MgB2 magnet fabricated with a partial insulation (PI) winding technique that can provide a self-protecting feature to the magnet. The charging/discharging rates of the PI magnets with the Cr-coated MgB2 wires was approximately 10 times faster than that the magnets with un-coated wires. In addition, the self-protective behavior of the PI magnet with the Cr-coated wires was verified via over-current analysis. From the test results, the effectiveness of the proposed winding technique was verified for the development of self-protective MgB2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnets with rapid charging/discharging rates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102754
JournalResults in Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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