Effect of Helical Flow on Ic in Cylinders of Type II Superconductors in Axial Magnetic Fields

  • R. Gauthier
  • M. A. R. LeBlanc
  • B. C. Belanger


Several workers1 have shown that the current-carrying capacity of wires of type II superconductors immersed in an axial magnetic field H || initially grows as the field increases, reaching a maximum when H || lies in the range (0.3–0.7) H c2 . Two complementary explanations have been proposed for this phenomenon.


Helical Flow Conduction Current Axial Magnetization Axial Field Axial Magnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Gauthier
    • 1
  • M. A. R. LeBlanc
    • 1
  • B. C. Belanger
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.General Electric ResearchLaboratories SchenectadyNew YorkUSA

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