HTS conductor characterization at 27 K

U. P. Trociewitz, H. J.N. Van Eck, D. C. Van Der Laan, S. H. Thompson, A. Mbaruku, H. Weijers, J. Schwartz

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A Ne-liquefaction system and cryostat has been developed and built to characterize the electrical and mechanical properties of HTS conductors at elevated temperatures. The device makes use of a coil type condenser inside the experiment dewar, which is fed by LHe. Ne-gas entering the dewar at room temperature, liquefies on the coil windings and drips to the bottom of the dewar, where the experiment is located. He-gas and Ne-gas are recovered. Approximately 1.5 l of LNe was condensed into the dewar in about 1 h after precooling of the dewar. The device has been used successfully to measure zero-field and in-field transport properties of Bi-2223 and YBCO high-temperature superconductors at 27 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)974-976
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 2
StatePublished - Aug 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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