Quenching recovery of tape/film type superconductors

A. Unal, M. C. Chyu

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The quenching and recovery behavior of a tape/film type superconductor subjected to an instantaneous thermal disturbance is investigated. A criterion is developed regarding the possibility of superconductivity recovery after quenching. The criterion involves comparison of two critical current density ratios determined by a two-dimensional heat diffusion analysis: one concerning intrinsic stability, the other concerning recovery. The results agree with previous stability numerical data of low-Tc NbTi and high-Tc YBa2Cu3O7 superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer in Superconducting Equipment
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791810771
StatePublished - 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673


ConferenceWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA


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