Influence of Applied Tensile and Bending Strains on Local and Overall Critical Current of Multifilamentary Bi2223-Composite Superconductor


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Influence of applied tensile and bending strains on the local and overall transport critical current Ic and n-value at 77 K of multifilamentary Bi2223-composite superconductor was studied, where the n-value refers to the sharpness of the transition from super- to normal conducting state. Under both tensile and bending strains, the damage such as transverse and longitudinal cracking of the Bi2223 filaments and interfacial debonding between the filament and silver progressed. The extent of damage and accordingly the critical current was different among the local portions. The relation of the local current and n-value to overall ones was analyzed with a voltage summation model, with which the experimental result was described well. Further analysis revealed that the distribution of local critical current could be described by the Weibull distribution function and n-value could be expressed as a function of critical current. Based on these results, a Monte Carlo simulation was carried out to predict the overall critical current from the distribution of local critical current, with which the experimental results could be described.



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S. Ochiai et al., "Influence of Applied Tensile and Bending Strains on Local and Overall Critical Current of Multifilamentary Bi2223-Composite Superconductor", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 739-744, 2007

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