Effect of induced shielding current transmission in longitudinal direction on levitation force of melt grown single-domain YBa2Cu3O7−x cylindrical superconductor

  • Wanmin Yang
  • Lian Zhou
  • Yong Feng
  • Pingxiang Zhang
  • R. Nicolsky
  • R. de Andrade


A novel layer deletion method is used to experimentally investigate the effect of induced shielding current transmission (ISCT) in the longitudinal direction on the levitation force of a single-domain YBa2Cu3O7−x (YBCO) cylindrical superconductor (ϕ30×7 mm). In the experiment the sample was gradually sliced into two equal sheets, at the middle height along a diameter with 5 mm every step. The experimental results show that the levitation force is closely related with the ISCT in the longitudinal direction. Any layer deletion, even a small piece of layer deletion can reduce the levitation force of the sample. After the whole layer was deleted the levitation force can diminish about 50%. It is also found that the levitation force is directly proportional to the effective factor of surface area, which is equal to the top surface area divided by the total surface area parallel to the top surface of the sample.


melt growth single domain YBCO levitation force induced current distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanmin Yang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lian Zhou
    • 2
  • Yong Feng
    • 2
  • Pingxiang Zhang
    • 2
  • R. Nicolsky
    • 3
  • R. de Andrade
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsShaanxi Normal UniversityXi'anChina
  2. 2.Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal ResearchXi'anChina
  3. 3.LASUP-DEEUFRJ Ilha do FundaoRio de JaneiroBrasil

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