Measuring the ac-loss of superconducting cable conductors have many aspects in common with measuring the ac-loss of single superconducting tapes. In a cable conductor all tapes are connected to each other and to the test circuit through normal metal joints in each end. This makes such measurements considerably more complex, especially for samples of laboratory scale (1-5 meters). Here we discuss different measurement configurations using four probe methods and lock-in detection. We conclude that the voltage should be picked up at end of the connecting joints, and we show how the resistive contribution from these joints can be identified and subtracted from the measured data. We also show measurements which indicate that the size of the loop constituted by the voltage leads has no influence on the measurements.
|Journal||I E E E Transactions on Applied Superconductivity|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Palm Desert, CA, United States|
Duration: 13 Sep 1998 → 18 Sep 1998
|Conference||1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference|
|City||Palm Desert, CA|
|Period||13/09/1998 → 18/09/1998|