Jc distribution in the Bi-2223/Ag-AgMg tapes

A. Takagi, K. Kosugi, K. Wada, T. Tanigawa, S. Meguro, K. Matsuo, S. Honjo, T. Mimura, Y. Takahashi

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Bismuth-based, silver-sheathed tapes are considered to have great possibilities for electric power applications. Remarkable progress in Bi-2223/Ag tapes has been made in the world. We also have been developing Bi-2223/Ag tape since 1989, and we can fabricate 1 km length tape now. One of the important properties for Jc of Bi-2223/Ag tape is the distribution in the cross-section of tape, as well as that of longitudinal distribution. We measured Jc distribution in the cross-section of tapes that were cut in the constant period from the edge of tape by using laser beam. It was cleared that Jc increased periodically toward the center of the tape but Jc slightly decreased at the center. We consider that Jc distribution in the tape has good correlation with the density of filament. By this result, we succeeded in manufacturing the long Bi-2223/Ag-AgMg tape of Jc = 31000 A/cm2 and Je = 8000 A/cm2. Furthermore, we achieved Ic = 50 A in Bi-2223/Ag-AgMg twisted long tape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1169-1173
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • AgMg
  • Bi-2223
  • J
  • J
  • Tape
  • Twisted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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