Flux pinning and connectivity in polycrystalline high-temperature superconductors

Daniël Cornelis van der Laan

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    The goal of this study is to investigate the mechanisms that are responsible for the dissipation in various polycrystalline high-temperature superconductors. The importance of grain connectivity for the conductors to sustain a large supercurrent is demonstrated. The question in how far poor grain connectivity reduces the critical current density and influences its behavior in magnetic field is addressed. The location of the dissipation mechanisms is revealed and the mechanisms are studied independently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • ten Kate, H.H.J., Supervisor
    • ten Haken, Bernard, Supervisor
    Award date30 Jan 2004
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-9017820-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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