Sheath and Substrate Losses in High-Tc Superconductors

  • W. J. CarrJr.
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 44)


Metallic substrates and sheaths in practical high-Tc superconductors will produce extra losses in ac operation. These losses are investigated in general, and applied to the case of a Ag or Ag-Mg sheath, and a Ni-alloy substrate, for the range of frequencies used in power systems (order of 100 Hz). For generality a ferromagnetic substrate is considered, but in a thin tape the ferromagnetism is found to have little effect on the principal loss, which is an eddy current loss for a magnetic field applied perpendicular to the face of the tape.


Skin Depth Thin Strip Hysteresis Loss Eddy Current Loss Outer Sheath 
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  • W. J. CarrJr.
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  1. 1.PittsburghUSA

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