This paper investigates the quench and recovery characteristics of second-generation high-temperature superconducting GdBCO coated conductors (CC) with variously patterned stabilizers in over-current conditions. A chemical etching method was used to produce various patterns of stabilizer on GdBCO CC without degrading current-carrying capacity. From the results of the over-current testing of GdBCO CC tapes with variously patterned stabilizers, the tape that had stabilizer with longitudinally disconnected patterns exhibited higher voltage increase and slower recovery time than those that had continuity of stabilizers along the longitudinal direction, because the excessive heat and current could not be transferred through the stabilizers in the former. Overall, uniform heat and current distributions along the stabilizer of GdBCO CC are among the critical factors determining thermal and electrical stabilities of a GdBCO magnet in over-current conditions, especially when quench occurs.
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