IEC 61788-3:2006 

Superconductivity - Part 3: Critical current measurement - DC critical current of Ag- and/or Ag alloy-sheathed Bi-2212 and Bi-2223 oxide superconductors


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This part of IEC 61788 covers a test method for the determination of the dc critical current of short and straight Ag- and/or Ag alloy-sheathed Bi-2212 and Bi-2223 oxide superconductors that have a monolithic structure and a shape of round wire or flat or square tape containing mono- or multicores of oxides. This method is intended for use with superconductors that have critical currents less than 500 A and n-values larger than 5. The test is carried out with and without an applying external magnetic field. For all tests in a magnetic field, the magnetic field is perpendicular to the length of the specimen. In the test of a tape specimen in a magnetic field, the magnetic field is parallel or perpendicular to the wider tape surface (or one surface if square). The test specimen is immersed either in a liquid helium bath or a liquid nitrogen bath during testing. Deviations from this test method that are allowed for routine tests and other specific restrictions are given in this standard.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2006-04-27
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 90 - Superconductivityrss
ICS17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
29.050 - Superconductivity and conducting materials
Stability date  2021
File size356 KB

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