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Superconducting rotating machines

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3 Author(s)
Smith, J.L., Jr. ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts ; Kirtley, J.L., Jr. ; Thullen, P.

The opportunities and limitations of the applications of superconductors in rotating electric machines are given. The relevant properties of superconductors and the fundamental requirements for rotating electric machines are discussed. The current state-of-the-art of superconducting machines is reviewed. Key problems, future developments and the long range potential of superconducting machines are assessed.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )