Self-field effects on critical current values in Tl-1223 tapes

S. Fox, J.C. Moore, R. Jenkins, C.R.M. Grovenor, V. Boffa, R. Bruzzese, H. Jones

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We have measured the properties of a large number of Tl-1223 tapes as part of a programme to optimise the fabrication procedures. During this work we have noticed that the highest Icvalues are not proportionally dependent on the cross-sectional geometry of the tapes. There seems to be a limiting Icvalue of around 10-13 A in our samples (and those of many other groups). We have performed a series of experiments on self-field effects in Tl-1223 tapes and compared the results with calculated field distributions in tape-shaped conductors in different configurations. We conclude that the Icare self-field limited in these tapes when the currents being carried are around 10 A.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332 - 340
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Fox, S., Moore, J. C., Jenkins, R., Grovenor, C. R. M., Boffa, V., Bruzzese, R., & Jones, H. (1996). Self-field effects on critical current values in Tl-1223 tapes. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 257(3-4), 332 - 340.