Description: This paper presents detailed magnetization measurements as well as analysis on typical cryostable NbTi composite conductors (1-mm diameter and Cu/SC ratio of 6:5) with filaments nonuniformly distributed in both circular and rectangular cross sections (aspect ratio approx. 2:1). As a result of the excellent agreement between the measurements and a previously reported transformer model, both transient magnetization and losses incurred in each sample can be described by functions of a unique time constant tau/sub 0/ which depends strongly on the shape of the cross section. Other prominent features of the measurement results such as the deduction of values of J/sub c/ and matrix resistivity are demonstrated. In an exponentially decaying field from 2T to 0, J/sub c/ is 4.5 x 10/sup 9/ A/m/sup 2/ at 1.5T, and the average matrix resistivity is 2.73 x 10/sup -10/ ..cap omega..-m. Saturation effects were also observed for field decaying time constant tau comparable with tau/sub 0/.
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Shen, S S
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