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Concepts of static vs. dynamic current transfer length in 2G HTS coated conductors with a current flow diverter architecture

Fournier-Lupien, Jean-Hughes; Sirois, Frédéric; Lacroix, Christian


This paper uses both experimental and numerical approaches to revisit the concept of current transfer length (CTL) in second-generation high-temperature superconductor coated conductors with a current flow diverter (CFD) architecture. The CFD architecture has been implemented on eight commercial coated conductor samples from THEVA. In order to measure the 2D current distribution in the silver stabilizer layer of the samples, we first used a custom-made array of 120 voltage taps to measure the surface potential distribution. Then, the so-called 'static' CTL ($\lambda_s$) was extracted using a semi-analytical model that fitted well the experimental data. As defined in this paper, the static CTL on a 2D domain is a generalization of the definition commonly used in literature. In addition, we used a 3D finite element model to simulate the normal zone (NZ) propagation in our CFD samples, in order to quantify their 'dynamic' CTL ($\lambda_d$), a new concept introduced in this paper and defined as the CTL observed during the propagation of a quenched region. The results show that, for a CFD architecture, $\lambda_d$ is always larger than $\lambda_s$, whereas $\lambda_d=\lambda_s$ when the interfacial resistance between the stabilizer and the superconductor layers is the same everywhere. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 08.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000135802
Umfang 11 S.
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 18.06.2021
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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