Nonlinear magnetic diffusion in single-domain YBCO cylinders under pulsed field conditions
A step-function increase in magnetic field has been applied to various single-domain Y-Ba-Cu-O rings and disks at 77 K. The magnetic field in the center of these structures exhibits an exponential approach to an equilibrium value, as predicted by simple diffusion theory. The measured time constants are in the millisecond range and show nonlinear behavior, as predicted in recently advanced theories of magnetic diffusion under flux flow conditions. Measurements of trapped magnetic field, critical current density, and current-voltage (I-V) characteristics are compared to results obtained by measurement of magnetic diffusion. The single-domain structures are intended for use in penetration-type fault current limiters, an application where the magnetic diffusion time constants have a strong influence on device design. © 2005 IEEE.
Askew, TR; O'Daniel, JC; Weber, JM; Cha, YS
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