Two level undercut-profile substrate-based filamentary coated conductors produced using metal organic chemical vapor deposition

Andrea R. Insinga*, Aarthi Sundaram, Drew W. Hazelton, Victor Manuel Rodriguez Zermeno, Asger Bech Bech Abrahamsen, Yuri Aparecido Opata, Jean-Claude Grivel, Jesper Holm Lundeman, Alexander Engels Ryming, Frederik Schweer-Gori, Anders Christian Wulff

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The two level undercut-profile substrate (2LUPS) has been introduced as a concept for subdividing rare-earth-Ba$_{2}$Cu$_{3}$O$_{7}$ (REBCO) coated conductors (CC) into narrow filaments which reduces the AC losses and improves field stability for DC magnets. The 2LUPS consists of two levels of plateaus connected by a wall with an undercut-profile, which enables a physical separation of the superconducting layer between the plateaus without reducing the effective width of the superconducting layer. In this study we report for the first time the results of fabrication and characterization of a filamentary CC produced in an industrial setup by SuperPower Inc. using ion beam assisted deposition and metal organic chemical vapor deposition (IBAD-MOCVD) on a 2LUPS substrate realized at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), whereas previous studies discussed the fabrication using alternating beam assisted deposition and pulsed laser deposition (ABAD-PLD). We also present Hall probe scanning measurements performed using a standard TAPESTAR® XL machine that is routinely employed for industrial critical current characterization of long length CCs. It clear that additional analysis of the measured field profiles are required when characterizing filamentary 2LUPS CC using a standard TAPESTAR® setting. Using FEM we calculated the expected magnetization response and we find a good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6601705
JournalI E E E Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number4
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Multifilamentary superconductors
  • hightemperature superconductors
  • magnetic variables measurement
  • finite element analysis


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