HTS conductor characterization at 27 K

U.P. Trociewitz, H.J.N. van Eck, H.J.N. van Eck, D.C. van der Laan, S.H. Thompson, A. Mbaruku, H.W. Weijers, J. Schwartz

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    A Ne-liquefaction system and cryostat has been developed and built to characterize the electrical and mechanical properties of HTS conductors at elevated temperatures. The device makes use of a coil type condenser inside the experiment dewar, which is fed by LHe. Ne-gas entering the dewar at room temperature, liquefies on the coil windings and drips to the bottom of the dewar, where the experiment is located. He-gas and Ne-gas are recovered. Approximately 1.5 l of LNe was condensed into the dewar in about 1 h after precooling of the dewar. The device has been used successfully to measure zero-field and in-field transport properties of Bi-2223 and YBCO high-temperature superconductors at 27 K.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)974-976
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysica C
    VolumePart II
    Issue numberPart 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Mechanical properties
    • Liquefaction
    • METIS-206807
    • IR-74756
    • Liquid neon

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