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Homogeneity of neutron transmission imaging over a large sensitive area with a four-channel superconducting detector

Vu, TheDang; Shishido, Hiroaki*; Kojima, Kenji M*; Koyama, Tomio*; Oikawa, Kenichi; Harada, Masahide; Miyajima, Shigeyuki*; Oku, Takayuki; Soyama, Kazuhiko; Aizawa, Kazuya; et al.

Superconductor Science and Technology, 34(1), p.015010_1 - 015010_10, 2021/01

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:30.16(Physics, Applied)

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Development of cryogenic tensile testing apparatus for lattice strain measurement using synchrotron radiation for REBCO composite conductors

Sugano, Michinaka*; Machiya, Shutaro*; Shobu, Takahisa; Shiro, Ayumi*; Kajiwara, Kentaro*; Nakamoto, Tatsushi*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 33(8), p.085003_1 - 085003_10, 2020/08

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:27.96(Physics, Applied)

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Energy-resolved neutron imaging with high spatial resolution using a superconducting delay-line kinetic inductance detector

Iizawa, Yuki*; Shishido, Hiroaki*; Nishimura, Kazuma*; Vu, TheDang*; Kojima, Kenji M*; Koyama, Tomio*; Oikawa, Kenichi; Harada, Masahide; Miyajima, Shigeyuki*; Hidaka, Mutsuo*; et al.

Superconductor Science and Technology, 32(12), p.125009_1 - 125009_8, 2019/12

 Times Cited Count:11 Percentile:57.6(Physics, Applied)

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Characterization of BaZrO$$_{3}$$ nanocolumns in Zr-added (Gd,Y)Ba$$_{2}$$Cu$$_{3}$$Ox superconductor tape by anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering

Oba, Yojiro; Sasaki, Hirokazu*; Yamazaki, Satoshi*; Nakasaki, Ryusuke*; Onuma, Masato*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 32(5), p.055011_1 - 055011_5, 2019/05

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:4.96(Physics, Applied)

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High flux pinning efficiency by columnar defects dispersed in three directions in YBCO thin films

Sueyoshi, Tetsuro*; Nishimura, Takahiro*; Fujiyoshi, Takanori*; Mitsugi, Fumiaki*; Ikegami, Tomoaki*; Ishikawa, Norito

Superconductor Science and Technology, 29(10), p.105006_1 - 105006_7, 2016/10

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:38.34(Physics, Applied)

A systematic investigation of flux pinning by widely direction-dispersed columnar defects (CDs) in YBa$$_{2}$$Cu$$_{3}$$Oy thin films was carried out by using heavy-ion irradiation: a parallel configuration of CDs aligned along the $$c$$-axis, and two trimodal splay configurations composed of crossing CDs; relative to the $$c$$-axis, where the splay plane defined by the three irradiation angles is perpendicular (trimodal-A) or parallel (trimodal-B) to the transport current direction. The trimodal configurations show high pinning efficiency over a wide range of magnetic field orientations compared to the parallel one at low magnetic field. In particular, trimodal-B shows the higher critical current density of the two trimodal configurations.

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Uniaxial strain dependence of the critical current of DI-BSCCO tapes

Osamura, Kozo*; Machiya, Shutaro*; Hampshire, D. P.*; Tsuchiya, Yoshinori*; Shobu, Takahisa; Kajiwara, Kentaro*; Osabe, Goro*; Yamazaki, Kohei*; Yamada, Yuichi*; Fujikami, Jun*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 27(8), p.085005_1 - 085005_11, 2014/08

 Times Cited Count:27 Percentile:74.07(Physics, Applied)

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Neutron diffraction measurement of internal strain in the first Japanese ITER CS conductor sample

Hemmi, Tsutomu; Harjo, S.; Nunoya, Yoshihiko; Kajitani, Hideki; Koizumi, Norikiyo; Aizawa, Kazuya; Machiya, Shutaro*; Osamura, Kozo*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 26(8), p.084002_1 - 084002_6, 2013/08

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:55.79(Physics, Applied)

JAEA has responsibly to procure all ITER CS conductors. Several conductor samples was fabricated and tested. From the result of the cyclic testing in first conductor sample named JACS01 and second conductor sample named JACS02, the continuous linear degradation of the current sharing temperature ($$T$$$$_{cs}$$) was observed. To investigate the $$T$$$$_{cs}$$ degradation, the visual inspection of JACS01 right leg was performed. As a result, the large deflection at the lower loading side (LLS) in the high field zone (HFZ) was observed. The bending strain of the strands cannot be evaluated from the only deflection obtained by a visual inspection. To evaluate the strain of strands in the conductor sample quantitatively, the neutron diffraction measurement of JACS01 left leg was performed using the engineering materials diffractometer in J-PARC. From the result, the large bending strain at the LLS in the HFZ was observed. Therefore, the degraded position in the conductor sample can be determined.

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Effects of particle irradiations on vortex states in iron-based superconductors

Tamegai, Tsuyoshi*; Taen, Toshihiro*; Yagyuda, Hidenori*; Tsuchiya, Yuji*; Mohan, S.*; Taniguchi, Tomotaka*; Nakajima, Yasuyuki*; Okayasu, Satoru; Sasase, Masato*; Kitamura, Hisashi*; et al.

Superconductor Science and Technology, 25(8), p.084008_1 - 084008_14, 2012/08

 Times Cited Count:83 Percentile:93.33(Physics, Applied)

Various kinds of energetic particles are irradiated into iron-based superconductors, and their effects on the critical current density $$J$$$$_{rm c}$$ and vortex dynamics have been systematically studied. It is found that $$J$$$$_{rm c}$$ is enhanced and vortex dynamics is strongly suppressed by energetic particles having a sufficient energy deposition rate, similar to the case of high temperature cuprate superconductors. The enhancement of $$J$$$$_{rm c}$$, in general, persists up to much higher irradiation doses than in cuprates. However, details of the effect of irradiation depend on the kind of ion species and their energies. Even with the same ions and energies, the effect is not universal for different kinds of iron-based superconductors. The correlated nature of defects created by heavy-ion irradiation is confirmed by the angular dependence of irreversible magnetization.

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Local strain and its influence on mechanical-electromagnetic properties of twisted and untwisted ITER Nb$$_{3}$$Sn strands

Osamura, Kozo*; Machiya, Shutaro*; Tsuchiya, Yoshinori*; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Shobu, Takahisa; Sato, Masugu*; Hemmi, Tsutomu; Nunoya, Yoshihiko; Ochiai, Shojiro*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 25(5), p.054010_1 - 054010_9, 2012/05

 Times Cited Count:17 Percentile:57.86(Physics, Applied)

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Analytical model of the critical current of a bent Nb$$_{3}$$Sn strand

Koizumi, Norikiyo; Murakami, Haruyuki; Hemmi, Tsutomu; Nakajima, Hideo

Superconductor Science and Technology, 24(5), p.055009_1 - 055009_12, 2011/05

 Times Cited Count:18 Percentile:59.79(Physics, Applied)

Critical current performance of a large Nb$$_{3}$$Sn cable-in-conduit conductor (CICC) was degraded by periodic bending of strands due to a large transverse electromagnetic force. The degradation of each strand due to this bending should be evaluated in calculations of the critical current of a CICC, but a suitable model has not been developed yet. Therefore, the authors have developed a new analytical model which takes into account plastic deformation of copper and bronze and filament breakage. Calculated results were compared with test results for uniformly bent Nb$$_{3}$$Sn bronze-route strands. Calculated results assuming a high-transverse resistance model (HTRM) show good agreement with the test results, a finding which confirms the validity of the model. Because of a much shorter calculation time than for numerical simulation, the developed model seems much more practical for use in calculating the critical current performance of a Nb$$_{3}$$Sn CICC. In addition, simulation results show that since the neutral axis of a bent strand shifts to the compressive side due to plastic deformation of the copper and bronze, and/or filament breakage, the strand is elongated by bending. This elongation may enhance the strand's critical current performance. Moreover, calculated results indicate that dependence of the critical current on the bending strain is affected by the bending history if the strand is excessively bent, especially when filaments are broken. In a real magnet, since a strand in a CICC is normally subject to the maximum electromagnetic force prior to an evaluation of its performance at a lower electromagnetic force, the effect of over-bending should be taken into account in calculations of its critical current performance, especially when filament breakage occurs.

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Microwave-induced supercurrent in a ferromagnetic Josephson junction

Hikino, Shinichi*; Mori, Michiyasu; Takahashi, Saburo*; Maekawa, Sadamichi

Superconductor Science and Technology, 24(2), p.024008_1 - 024008_5, 2011/02

 Times Cited Count:10 Percentile:42.24(Physics, Applied)

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Ferromagnetic resonance with a magnetic Josephson junction

Barnes, S. E.*; Aprili, M.*; Petkovi$'c$, I.*; Maekawa, Sadamichi

Superconductor Science and Technology, 24(2), p.024020_1 - 024020_6, 2011/02

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:39.59(Physics, Applied)

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Force free strain exerted on a YBCO layer at 77 K in surround Cu stabilized YBCO coated conductors

Osamura, Kozo*; Machiya, Shutaro*; Tsuchiya, Yoshinori*; Suzuki, Hiroshi

Superconductor Science and Technology, 23(4), p.045020_1 - 045020_7, 2010/04

 Times Cited Count:29 Percentile:73.18(Physics, Applied)

The stress/strain behavior of the surround Cu stabilized YBCO coated conductors and its influence on critical current were precisely investigated. The internal strain exerted on the superconducting YBCO layer was determined at 77 K by using a neutron diffraction technique at JAEA. The initial compressive strain decreased during tensile loading and changed to a tensile component at the force free strain (A$$_{rm ff}$$), where the internal uniaxial stress becomes zero in the YBCO layer. The A$$_{rm ff}$$ was evaluated to be 0.19-0.21% at 77 K. The critical current measurements were carried out under a uniaxial tensile load at 77 K. The strain dependence revealed a characteristic behavior, where a maximum was observed at 0.035%. Thus it was made clear that the strain at the critical current maximum does not correlate with A$$_{rm ff}$$ for YBCO coated conductors.

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Collective dynamics of macroscopic quantum tunneling in layered high-$$T$$$$_{rm c}$$ superconductors

Machida, Masahiko; Koyama, Tomio*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 20(2), p.S23 - S27, 2007/02

 Times Cited Count:21 Percentile:64.91(Physics, Applied)

no abstracts in English

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Evaluation of strain applied to strands in a 13T-46kA Nb$$_{3}$$Al cable-in-conduit conductor

Koizumi, Norikiyo; Nunoya, Yoshihiko; Matsui, Kunihiro; Nakajima, Hideo; Ando, Toshinari*; Okuno, Kiyoshi

Superconductor Science and Technology, 16(9), p.1092 - 1096, 2003/09

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:46.09(Physics, Applied)

A 13T-46kA Nb$$_{3}$$Al insert (ALI) has been developed in the ITER-EDA to demonstrate the applicability of react-and-wind technique to TF coil fabrication. Since it is estimated that a conductor is subjected to 0.4% bending strain after heat treatment when the react-and-wind method is applied, 0.4% bending strain was artificially applied to the ALI conductor. Thus, the conductor is subjected to the thermal and bending strains. The strains due to thermal stress and conductor bending are estimated from the critical current test results of the ALI to be 0.4% and 0%, respectively. The thermal strain showed good agreement with the prediction but the axial strain was not applied to the strand by the 0.4% bending. In addition, the evaluated strain of the Nb$$_{3}$$Al conductor is compared with those of Nb$$_{3}$$Sn conductors. There was an unexpected strain in the Nb$$_{3}$$Sn conductors but the one was not observed in the Nb$$_{3}$$Al conductor. One of the explanations is higher rigidity of the Nb$$_{3}$$Al strand. This shows that an Nb$$_{3}$$Al conductor is suitable to the application to large magnets.

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Electrical transport properties of bulk MgB$$_{2}$$ materials synthesized by electrolysis on fused mixtures of MgCl$$_{2}$$, NaCl, KCl and MgB$$_{2}$$O$$_{4}$$

Yoshii, Kenji; Abe, Hideki*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 15(10), p.L25 - L27, 2002/10

 Times Cited Count:11 Percentile:50.83(Physics, Applied)

no abstracts in English

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The Strain and temperature scalling law for the critical current density of a jelly-roll Nb$$_{3}$$Al strand in high magnetic fields

Keys, S.*; Koizumi, Norikiyo; Hampshire, D.*

Superconductor Science and Technology, 15(7), p.991 - 1010, 2002/07

 Times Cited Count:39 Percentile:82.16(Physics, Applied)

The critical current density of a jelly-roll Nb$$_{3}$$Al strand was measured at first as a function of magntic field, temperature and strain. The equation to estimate its critical current density has been derived from these test results. The magenti fields, temperatures and strains were less than 15 T, less than 14 K and -1.8 - 0.7% in the experiment.

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