Quench and recovery characteristics of solid nitrogen (SN2) cooled YBCO coated conductor (CC) tapes with different stabilizers

J. B. Song, K. J. Kim, K. L. Kim, H. M. Kim, H. G. Cheon, S. H. Kim, Haigun Lee

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Recently, a cooling system using solid nitrogen (SN2) as a cryogen was suggested to enhance the thermal and electrical stabilities of high temperature superconductor (HTS) magnet applications, due to its large heat capacity. For the successful application of the SN2 cooling system to HTS devices, it is necessary to obtain sufficient data about the thermal and electrical characteristics of the SN2-cooled YBCO coated conductor (CC). Therefore, this study examined the thermal and electrical properties of YBCO CC tapes with different stabilizers in the presence and absence of SN2. The results clearly showed that the thermal and electrical stabilities of the YBCO CC tapes were drastically improved in the presence of the SN2, regardless of the stabilizer materials. Furthermore, copper was found to be more suitable as a stabilizer of YBCO CC tape in the SN2 cooling system than stainless steel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1697-1706
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1



  • Conduction cooling system
  • Quench and recovery test
  • Solid nitrogen
  • Stabilizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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