Advancing YBCO-Coated Conductors for Use on Air Platforms
With progress of the YBCO-coated conductor to longer lengths, application of the conductor is nearing. An overview of a couple of current U.S. Air Force application programs is presented. A discussion is then made of where research and development of the YBCO-coated conductor should progress and examples in the U.S. Air Force program. These areas include magnetic flux pinning in YBCO thin films, reduction of the ac losses experienced in the YBCO conductor, and stability and quench issues when implementing the YBCO-coated conductor.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Ohio 45433
Publication date: 2007-07-01