Rare-earth barium copper oxide (REBCO) tape is used for resistive type superconducting fault current limiters (RSFCLs) owing to its quick response and simple structure. To shorten the recovery time, film boiling on the REBCO tape should be suppressed as it exhibits poor heat transfer performance. To address the aforementioned issue, this study utilized low thermal conductivity materials as the thermal/electrical interface material for porous-stabilized REBCO tape. The experimental results showed that the cooling and recovery performances were dramatically improved by utilizing an insulating epoxy, which has a thermal conductivity of 0.6 W/mK. Based on the visualization of the boiling behavior, the liquid-solid contact between liquid nitrogen and the REBCO tape was promoted by the insulating epoxy, in which the film boiling was easily broken.
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