Numerical and Experimental Evaluations of the Quench Detection Performance of an YBCO/Nb-Tid Tape

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Quench detection for the high-temperature superconducting tape, especially rare-earth barium copper oxide (REBCO) tape, is difficult due to the small normal zone propagation velocity in it. To address this issue, we have proposed a novel quench detectable REBCO tape with a low-temperature superconducting wire used as a quench detector, "REBCO/LTSd tape". In this paper, we numerically and experimentally demonstrated the validity of the tape consisting of the yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) tape and the Nb-Ti wire used at 4.2 K under no external field. Results of the numerical simulation showed that sufficiently high voltage of 0.1 V can be detected before the maximum temperature of the YBCO tape reaches 50 K with the Nb-Ti wires having high resistance at normal conducting state. Experimental results also demonstrated that the quench in the YBCO was detected with the 1 V scale voltage by using the pure Nb-Ti wire.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8263595
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr


  • Quench detection
  • REBCO tapes
  • normal zone propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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