Transport characteristics of meander and bispiral types resistive fault current limiters

S. B. Kim, M. Nishimoto, J. H. Joo, S. Murase

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The resistive type fault current limiter based on YBCO thin film with high critical current density was proposed and developed because of its fast recovery characteristics. We have been developing a magnetic field measurement system with hall sensor to study the critical current density distribution or magnetic properties of high-Tc superconductors such as thin film, tape conductor and coated conductors. In this study, the transport current distribution in straight line and U-corner region of meander type resistive fault current limiter using YBCO thin film was investigated experimentally. The both axial and radial self-magnetic field components according to the direct (DC) and alternating (AC) transport currents were measured by two-axis hall probe to estimate the current distribution. And also, the self-magnetic field at the corner of bispiral type fault current limiter was measured by two-axis hall probe with a high spatial resolution to compare with the meander type fault current limiter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2059-2062
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number15-20
Publication statusPublished - Sept 15 2008


  • Fault current limiter
  • Hall-sensor
  • YBCO film

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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