Thermally induced residual strain accumulation in Bi2223/Ag/Ag alloy composite superconductor

S. Ochiai, H. Rokkaku, K. Morishita, J. K. Shin, S. Iwamoto, H. Okuda, M. Hojo, K. Osamura, M. Sato, A. Otto, E. Harley, A. Malozemoff

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A method to estimate the thermally induced residual strain accumulation under varying temperature in a Bi2223/Ag/Ag alloy composite superconductor was presented, in which the mechanical property values measured from the stress-strain curves of the samples with different residual strain states, the residual strain value of Bi2223 filaments in the composite tape at room temperature measured by x-ray diffraction and the reported coefficients of thermal expansion of the constituents (Bi2223, Ag and Ag alloy) in the relevant temperature range were incorporated. This method was applied to estimate the change of the residual strain of all constituents of the high critical current type composite tape fabricated by American Superconductor Corporation as a function of temperature. The residual strain value at 77K estimated by this method and the reported fracture strain of Bi2223 filaments accounted well for the measured strain tolerance of the critical current at 77K.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015
Pages (from-to)202-210
Number of pages9
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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