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Dynamic Resistance and Flux Pumping

Version 1 : Received: 16 May 2019 / Approved: 20 May 2019 / Online: 20 May 2019 (15:28:30 CEST)

How to cite: Campbell, A. Dynamic Resistance and Flux Pumping. Preprints 2019, 2019050253 Campbell, A. Dynamic Resistance and Flux Pumping. Preprints 2019, 2019050253


The dynamic resistance is an important parameter in flux pumping. It is simple to calculate in slab geometry but more complex in tapes. In this paper another simple geometry is analysed which is a wire loop. To do this it is essential to make clear what is meant by the term 'voltage', which is ambiguous when there are alternating magnetic fields present. The term can be used if it refers to the EMF along a specified path. However this means that results are dependent on how the voltage leads are attached. If the n value of the V-I characteristic is large simple analytic expressions can be obtained. This will be referred to as the 'Bean' model solution. A more exact approach uses Faraday's law to derive a differential equation which is solved and compared with the Bean model. The dynamic resistance of the loop can be used to drive a flux pump of the type proposed by Geng and Coombs [4] and again simple expressions can be obtained for the performance. If the load is of high inductance L2 and the loop has an inductance L1 then the load current increases exponentially with a characteristic number of cycles L2/L1. The final current can be close to the critical value.


superconductors; flux pumps; electromagnetism


Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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