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New devices for measuring the critical current in a tape as a function of the axial and transverse strain, the magnetic field and temperature

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3 Author(s)
B. ten Haken ; Appl. Superconductivity Centre, Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands ; A. Godeke ; H. H. J. ten Kate

A set of instruments is developed to induce strain in various directions inside a superconductor. The common goal of these tools is to investigate the influence of the different components in the strain tensor on the current carrying capacity of a Nb/sub 3/Sn tape. This two-dimensional structure is selected as a simple mechanical model system. The first experimental results on the critical current and the critical temperature as a function of the strain in several directions are presented.<>

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IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 1 )