Enhancement of the Critical Current of Bi-2223 Superconducting Coil by Using of Soft Ferromagnetic Material


The effects of soft ferromagnetic material placed nearby the high-Tc Bi-2223 coil is analyzed. Electro-magnetic simulation have been carried out to find the distributions of the magnetic field of the Bi-2223 coil. The used soft ferromagnetic material could change the distribution of the Bi-2223 coil’s magnetic field, and the transport capability of the Bi-2223 coil changes consequently. According to the simulation results, the thickness of the soft ferromagnetic material plate shows a notable effect on the coil, and the position and width of the plate could present negative effects. Experimental result of a Bi-2223 coil with B30P105 silicon steel plate is consistent with the simulation conclusions, and the critical current of the developed Bi-2223 coil could achieve an improvement of 15% by using of a piece of silicon steel plate with a thickness of 0.3 mm.

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This work was supported in part by the National Key R&D Program of China under Grant No. 2017YFB0902301 and China Southern Power Grid under Grant No. 036100KK52160104.

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Song, M., Xia, Y. & Ma, T. Enhancement of the Critical Current of Bi-2223 Superconducting Coil by Using of Soft Ferromagnetic Material. J Supercond Nov Magn 32, 3143–3147 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10948-019-5071-y

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  • Critical current
  • Soft ferromagnetic material
  • Bi-2223 tape