The effects of external pressure on the thermal and electrical properties of stacked GdBCO coated conductor tapes

K. L. Kim, J. B. Song, D. G. Yang, Y. H. Choi, W. J. Kim, S. H. Kim, Haigun Lee

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This study examined the effects of external pressures on the thermal and electrical stabilities of stacked GdBCO CCs through quench tests. The minimum quench energies and two-dimensional normal zone propagation velocities of stacked GdBCO CCs connected electrically in series under various external pressures were examined. The quench test results showed that the minimum quench energy increased with increasing the external pressure. Longitudinal normal zone propagation velocities were greater than transverse normal zone propagation velocities. Moreover, normal zone propagation velocities increased with increasing applied pressure implying that applied pressure resulted in increased layer-to-layer thermal contact that allowed hot spots to dissipate more easily.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6107556
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 25



  • GdBCO CC
  • minimum quench energy (MQE)
  • normal zone propagation (NZP)
  • thermal/electrical stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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