Magnetic levitation force and trapped field properties of multiseeded YBCO with triangular arrangement of seeds

Murat Abdioglu, Sait Baris Guner, Kemal Ozturk, Chiaming Yang, Ingann Chen, Sukru Celik

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Although there are studies in literature using different number of seeds with different arrangements, especially line and rectangular, it is seen that there is no detailed study handling the levitation force together with trapped field properties of triangular arrangement of seed in YBCO. Therefore, to further investigate the magnetic properties of seeded YBCO superconductors, we have fabricated cylindrical YBCO (YBa2Cu3O7) superconductors with triangular arrangement of the seeds with different seed distances. Maximum levitation force values were obtained as 39.4 N and 57.1 N, while the maximum guidance force values were obtained as −4.6 N, and −8.7 N, respectively, with single-seeded and triangular-seeded samples with seed distance of 14 mm. It was determined that the trapped field, levitation force, and guidance force firstly decreased from the single-seeded sample to the triangular-seeded sample with small seed distance and then increased with increasing seed distance. Increased field trapping and levitation force performances in the triangular-seeded samples with suitable seed distance indicate that the triangular arrangement of seeds is an eligible method to produce larger dimension YBCO samples with bigger shielding current radius and bigger averaged trapped field values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-466
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Chemistry


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