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A high-field and high-homogeneity demonstration magnet using Bi-2212 round wire
Comparisons of critical and engineering current densities for superconductors available at long lengths.
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Engineering Critical Current Density vs. Applied Field
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High-temperature superconducting tape suitable for magnets at 50 teslas and beyond
27 June 2018
Recent measurements of superconducting tapes in the MagLab's 45-tesla hybrid magnet shows that the power function dependence of current on magnetic field remains valid up to 45T in liquid helium, while for magnetic field in the plane of the tape conductor, almost no magnetic field dependence is observed. Thus design of ultra-high-field magnets capable of reaching 50T and higher is feasible using the latest high-critical current density REBCO tape.