Induced Voltage Measurements on a YBa2Cu3O7−δ Superconducting Thin Film Due to a Pair of Rotating Magnets

  • C. H. Chiang
  • Y. H. Li
  • W. C. Chan
  • L. M. Wang
  • J. G. Lin


In this study, the induced voltages due to the rotation of a pair of magnets on an YBCO superconducting thin film sample (SS) with and without bias current were measured. It was found that the induced root mean square voltage (V rms) was a constant (V 0) at temperatures higher than the critical temperature (T c ) of the SS, as expected from Faraday’s law. At a temperature in the superconducting transition region, the induced V rms is a sensitive function of both the motion of the magnet and the bias current applied to the SS. These results can be understood by considering the superposition of the two kinds of induced voltages. One is induced according to Faraday’s law, and the other one is induced by the vortex movements inside the SS which is caused by the bias current. At temperatures below the transition region, the induced V rms had a value equal to V 0 and remained unchanged as the temperature further decreased. An explanation based on the distribution of the magnetic flux inside the SS was given, and it was concluded that the superconductor-normal conductor loop acted like a normal-normal conductor loop to the moving magnetic fields in this low temperature region.


Moving magnetic field Induced voltage Vortex Superconducting thin film Superconductor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Chiang
    • 1
  • Y. H. Li
    • 1
  • W. C. Chan
    • 1
  • L. M. Wang
    • 2
  • J. G. Lin
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTamkang UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringDa-Yeh UniversityChang-HuaTaiwan
  3. 3.Center for Condensed Matter SciencesNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Center for Nanostorage ResearchNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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