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Title: Method and apparatus to trigger superconductors in current limiting devices

Abstract

A method and apparatus for magnetically triggering a superconductor in a superconducting fault current limiter to transition from a superconducting state to a resistive state. The triggering is achieved by employing current-carrying trigger coil or foil on either or both the inner diameter and outer diameter of a superconductor. The current-carrying coil or foil generates a magnetic field with sufficient strength and the superconductor is disposed within essentially uniform magnetic field region. For superconductor in a tubular-configured form, an additional magnetic field can be generated by placing current-carrying wire or foil inside the tube and along the center axial line.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Superpower, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175102
Patent Number(s):
6,809,910
Application Number:
10/606,467
Assignee:
Superpower, Inc. OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-03G013033
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Yuan, Xing, Hazelton, Drew Willard, and Walker, Michael Stephen. Method and apparatus to trigger superconductors in current limiting devices. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Yuan, Xing, Hazelton, Drew Willard, & Walker, Michael Stephen. Method and apparatus to trigger superconductors in current limiting devices. United States.
Yuan, Xing, Hazelton, Drew Willard, and Walker, Michael Stephen. Tue . "Method and apparatus to trigger superconductors in current limiting devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175102.
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title = {Method and apparatus to trigger superconductors in current limiting devices},
author = {Yuan, Xing and Hazelton, Drew Willard and Walker, Michael Stephen},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for magnetically triggering a superconductor in a superconducting fault current limiter to transition from a superconducting state to a resistive state. The triggering is achieved by employing current-carrying trigger coil or foil on either or both the inner diameter and outer diameter of a superconductor. The current-carrying coil or foil generates a magnetic field with sufficient strength and the superconductor is disposed within essentially uniform magnetic field region. For superconductor in a tubular-configured form, an additional magnetic field can be generated by placing current-carrying wire or foil inside the tube and along the center axial line.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 26 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Tue Oct 26 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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