Quench and recovery characteristics of the Zr-doped (Gd,Y) BCO coated conductor pancake coils insulated with copper and Kapton tapes

D. G. Yang, J. B. Song, Y. H. Choi, M. C. Ahn, J. B. Na, T. K. Ko, Haigun Lee

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Quench protection is one of the most important issues for magnet applications using 2 G HTS tapes because of their non-self-protecting properties. Although many researchers have examined the quench/recovery characteristics of HTS magnets to establish the required stability, new information on the quench/recovery characteristics of the recently commercialized HTS magnet with GdBCO CC is needed. In this study, the quench/recovery characteristics of Zr-doped (Gd,Y)BCO CC pancake coils that were insulated with various materials, such as copper and Kapton tapes, were examined in a liquid nitrogen (LN2) bath. The minimum quench energy (MQE) and normal zone propagation (NZP) velocity of the Zr-doped (Gd,Y)BCO CC pancake coils are discussed in terms of the quench/recovery test results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5659975
Pages (from-to)2415-2419
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1



  • GdBCO
  • Insulation
  • MQE
  • NZP
  • Pancake coil
  • Quench
  • Recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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