Critical current measurement of 30 kA-class HTS conductor samples

Y. Terazaki, N. Yanagi, S. Ito, K. Kawai, Y. Seino, T. Ohinata, Y. Tanno, K. Natsume, S. Hamaguchi, H. Noguchi, H. Tamura, T. Mito, H. Hashizume, A. Sagara

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Design activities on the helical-type fusion DEMO reactor, FFHR-d1, are progressing at NIFS. A 100 kA currentcapacity is required for the helical coil conductors under the maximum magnetic field of ~13 T. High-temperature superconducting conductor has been proposed as one of the conductor options for the FFHR-d1 magnet. In this study, a 30 kA class HTS conductor sample has been fabricated and tested. The sample had no current feeders and the current was induced by changing the background magnetic field generated by the 9 T split coils in the cryostat. Rogowski coils and Hall probes were used for the measurement of the transport current of the sample. The critical current of the sample was measured at various temperatures and bias magnetic fields. To verify the self-field effect of the sample, a numerical analysis was performed by considering the current and magnetic field distribution among the tapes self-consistently. The analysis result was compared with the experimental observation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6650052
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Critical current
  • FFHR
  • Fusion reactor
  • GdBCO
  • High temperature superconductor


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