The effects of a stabilizer thickness of the YBCO coated conductor (CC) on the quench/recovery characteristics

N. Y. Kwon, H. S. Kim, K. L. Kim, S. Hahn, H. R. Kim, O. B. Hyun, H. M. Kim, W. S. Kim, C. Park, H. G. Lee

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The stabilizer of a YBCO coated conductor (CC) plays a very important role in bypassing the over-current and transferring the heat generated at the moment of a fault. Therefore, one of big issues is to determine the best material for the stabilizer and its dimensions for high performance in a HTS power application system. In the case of a superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL), which requires it to react immediately to any fault, the characteristics of the stabilizer are decisive in limiting the fault current and recovering the superconducting properties during and after quenching. This study examined the electrical and thermal behavior of YBCO CCs with various stabilizer thicknesses in fault mode to determine the effects of the stabilizer thickness on the quench/recovery characteristics of YBCO CCs. In particular, the electric field intensity (E) of YBCO CCs in fault mode were calculated and compared with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5438845
Pages (from-to)1246-1249
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Electric field intensities (E)
  • Quench/recovery characteristics
  • Stabilizer
  • Superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL)
  • YBCO coated conductor (CC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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