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Magnetic shielding properties of a superconducting hollow cylinder containing slits: Modelling and experiment

Fagnard, J-F and Elschner, S and Hobl, A and Bock, J and Vanderheyden, B and Vanderbemden, P (2012) Magnetic shielding properties of a superconducting hollow cylinder containing slits: Modelling and experiment. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25. ISSN 0953-2048

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Abstract

This paper deals with the magnetic properties of bulk high temperature superconducting cylinders used as magnetic shields. We investigate, both numerically and experimentally, the magnetic properties of a hollow cylinder with two axial slits which cut the cylinder in equal halves. Finite element method modelling has been used with a three-dimensional geometry to help us in understanding how the superconducting currents flow in such a cut cylinder and therefore how the magnetic shielding properties are affected, depending on the magnetic field orientation. Modelling results show that the slits block the shielding current flow and act as an entrance channel for the magnetic flux lines. The contribution of the slits to the total flux density that enters the cylinder is studied through the angle formed between the applied field and the internal field. The modelled data agree nicely with magnetic shielding properties measured on a bulk Bi-2212 hollow cylinder at 77K. The results demonstrate that the magnetic flux penetration in such a geometry can be modelled successfully using only two parameters of the superconductor (constant J c and n value), which were determined from magnetic measurements on the plain cylinder. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:09
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:21
DOI: 10.1088/0953-2048/25/10/104006