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Linear Flux Pump Device Applied to High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Magnets

Fu, L and Matsuda, K and Baghdadi, M and Coombs, T (2015) Linear Flux Pump Device Applied to High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Magnets. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25. ISSN 1051-8223

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© 2002-2011 IEEE. This paper presents a novel linear flux pump which could be used to magnetize 2G HTS tapes and coils. The design is based on an iron magnetic circuit together with copper solenoids and is powered by a current source driver circuit. Several applied waveforms were tested including a symmetric sine wave and an asymmetric trapezoidal wave. Both standing and travelling waves were applied. The measurements focused on the effects of frequency and magnitude of the applied field and their effect on the system pumping efficiency. It was found that a trapezoidal wave was more effective than a sine wave, producing a greater final current at the same applied frequency and field strength. The maximum induced current in the superconducting coil was 19 A which was achieved using an applied field of 50 mT, applied as a travelling trapezoidal wave. The driving current to the copper coils was 5 A in amplitude with a frequency of 10 Hz. It was found that when the applied field magnitude was less than 16 mT pumping did not occur. It proved possible to pump the system with a standing wave as well as a travelling wave. This effect needs to be investigated further as it is possible that the standing wave had travelling components.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:39
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 02:07