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This paper deals with the design and fabrication of a heater-trigger type high-T/sub c/ superconducting (HTSC) power supply, and its characteristics has been analyzed through experiments. A heater-trigger HTSC power supply consists of two heaters, an electromagnet, and a YBCO superconducting bulk. In this experiment, a 0.6-T magnet and a 2.3-A dc heater current were used and 190 s and 380 s were used for the pumping period. In order to measure the pumping current with respect to the magnet flux changes, hall sensors were installed at the surface of the YBCO bulk and inside of an iron core. The experimental observations have been compared with the theoretical predictions. In this experiment, the pumping current has reached about 12 A. In computer simulation, the maximum pumping current of the system has been predicted to be about 13 A.
Date of Publication: Dec. 1999