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Reduced AC losses in HTS coated conductors

United States Patent

October 5, 2004
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Methods for reducing hysteresis losses in superconductor coated ribbons where a flux distribution is set into the superconductor coated ribbon prior to the application of alternating current.
Ashworth; Stephen P. (Santa Fe, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 161,132
May 29, 2002
The present invention generally relates to high-temperature superconductors and, more specifically to reducing alternating current losses in HTS coated conductors. This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.