Design and Demonstration of a Double-pancake Coil for SMES using MgB2 Multi-strand cable

T. Yagai, S. Mizuno, T. Okubo, S. Mizuochi, M. Kamibayashi, M. Jinbo, T. Takao, Y. Makida, T. Shintomi, N. Hirano, T. Komagome, K. Tsukada, T. Onji, Y. Arai, M. Tomita, D. Miyagi, M. Tsuda, T. Hamajima

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MgB2 round wires are now commercially available with applicable critical current density in magnetic fields up to 5 T. One of the promising applications using MgB2 is a superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) coil. In our project, multi-strand cables with 600 A nominal current are designed for double-pancake (DP) coils with 400 mm inner diameter. The coil production processes in our project are wind-and-react (W&R) and react-and-wind (R&W) methods, in which a Rutherford-type cable consisting of eight (W&R) or ten wires (R&W) with specific twist pitch is reacted and then used to wind the DP coils, to investigate the suitable manufacturing process for MgB2 coils. The final goal is to fabricate five-stacked DP coils, made up of four DP coils by the R&W method and one DP by the W&R method with a total number of 512 turns, forming a 30 kJ SMES coil and to demonstrate compensation of voltage fluctuation on the BUS line of 48 V DC in a micro grid consisting of renewable energy source and liquid hydrogen supply system in our project. The first DP coils made by the two manufacturing processes are constructed and tested with regard to their properties such as critical current density in liquid helium to keep uniform temperature distribution throughout the coils.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012080
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 26
Event30th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2017 Dec 132017 Dec 15

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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