Flux pumping, fluctuations and climbing fields

T. A. Coombs, O. Hadeler, M. Zhang, K. Matsuda

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This paper describes the behaviour of bulk superconductors when subjected to a varying magnetic field. A magnetic model is described together with experimental results which explain and describe the behaviour of superconducting bulks when subjected to varying magnetic fields. We demonstrate how the behaviour is dependent on the magnitude and period of the perturbations in the fields. The model which we use has been implemented using the Comsol™ pde solver. It is a fully integrated model which uses a variable heat source to regulate the magnetic circuit and thereby to achieve flux pumping. Comsol™ is used for post solution visualization and the model is presented alongside experimental results which support and confirm the conclusions from the model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104007
Number of pages7
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012


  • bulk superconductors
  • varying magnetic field
  • perturbations
  • flux pumping

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