Characteristics of compressive strain and superconducting property in YBCO coated conductor

Tomoaki Takao*, Sho Koizuka, Kazuki Oi, Atsushi Ishiyama, Junko Kato, Takato Machi, Koichi Nakao, Yu Shiohara

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We have applied compressive stress perpendicular to YBCO coated tapes, and measured the degradation of critical currents. When the tape was pushed from the silver surface of the tape, the performance of the tape hardly decreases. On the other hand, compressing from the hastelloy face, degradation of the tape occurred. We observed the damage of the tapes by a magneto-optical imaging technique. The observed results were consistent with the degradation data. From those results, we think that it is better not to compress strongly from the hastelloy side.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3517-3519
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun


  • Compressive strain
  • Mechanical property
  • Transversal strain
  • YBCO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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