Direct measurement of the vortex migration caused by traveling magnetic wave

Wei Wang, Fred Spaven, Min Zhang, Mehdi Baghdadi, Timothy Coombs

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We studied the magnetisation of a 2 in. diameter YBCO thin film in the presence of traveling magnetic waves with six hall sensors. Simulation based on finite element method was conducted to reproduce the process of magnetisation. We discovered that the magnetisation of YBCO thin film based on traveling waves does not follow the constant current density assumption as used in the standing wave condition. We have shown that the traveling wave is more efficient in transporting the flux into the YBCO thin film, which suggests the potential of a flux injection device for high temperature superconducting coils.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032602
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2014


  • high temperature superconducting (HTS)
  • magnets
  • superconducting film
  • type II superconductors


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