Design study of the cooling scheme for SMES system in ASPCS by using liquid hydrogen

Yasuhiro Makida, Takakazu Shintomi, Takuya Asami, Goro Suzuki, Tomoaki Takao, Takataro Hamajima, Makoto Tsuda, Daisuke Miyagi, Kouhei Munakata, Masataka Kajiwara

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From the point of view of environment and energy problems, the renewable energies have been attracting attention. However, fluctuating power generation by the renewable energies affects the stability of the power network. Thus, we propose a new electric power storage and stabilization system, Advanced Superconducting Power Conditioning System (ASPCS), in which a Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) and a hydrogen-energy-storage converge on a liquid hydrogen station for fuel cell vehicles. The ASPCS proposes that the SMES coils wound with MgB2 conductor are indirectly cooled by thermo-siphon circulation of liquid hydrogen to use its cooling capability. The conceptual design of cooling scheme of the ASPCS is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Liquid hydrogen
  • MgB2
  • SMES
  • Thermo-siphon circulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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