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Theoretical Analysis and Design Consideration of Advanced Linear Type Magnetic Flux Pump

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4 Author(s)
Yoon Do Chung ; Ind. Adm. Inst., Univ. of Suwon, Hwaseong, South Korea ; Hyoung Ku Kang ; Yong Soo Yoon ; Tae Kuk Ko

As a current compensator, we already developed a linear type magnetic flux pump (LTMFP) that is comprised of DC coils, three phase armature coils, an LTS Nb foil and laminated linear slots. The LTMFP produced a homopolar traveling magnetic field with DC bias current and 3-phase armature current and then, a pumping current is generated in the closed superconducting loop. In this study, we have proposed an advanced LTMFP which can easily produce homopolar traveling magnetic field with the combination of a permanent magnet and the AC armature current. Since the permanent magnets have replaced DC coils in the system, its structure and operation are simplified. As well as, the heating loss of the advanced LTMFP is reduced due to the permanent magnet compared with the LTMFP. From this reason, we confirmed that the advanced LTMFP has more simplified and efficient operation compared with already developed magnetic flux pumps. This paper describes the structure and operating principle of the advanced LTMFP. As well as, the distributions of electromagnetic-thermal analysis of the LTS Nb foil were calculated based on the finite element method (FEM). Thus, in order to realize the homopolar traveling magnetic field, appropriately designing parameters of the combination of AC current and the permanent magnet were obtained.

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 3 )