Quench characteristics of a two-strand superconducting cable and the influence of its length

G.B.J. Mulder, H.J.G. Krooshoop, L.J.M. van de Klundert, V.S. Vysotski

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    The quench process of a multi-strand cable was investigated using the simplest system: two twisted wires. Several properties of the quench, such as the commutation of currents, the time scale, the resistance rate, and the maximum voltage, were determined experimentally or by calculation. Particular attention was given to the role of the cable length. Several samples with lengths varying from 1.5 cm to 12 m were made from an AC superconductor with CuNi matrix. In the experiment, the decay of the currents was measured after initiating a local normal spot in one of the wires. An important conclusion is that the quench propagation and stability of a cable depend on its length and can therefore be influenced by soldering it at certain intervals
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)743-746
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE transactions on magnetics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1992
    Event12th International Conference on Magnet Technology, MT-12 1991 - Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russian Federation
    Duration: 24 Jun 199128 Jun 1991
    Conference number: 12

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