Quenching stress, quenching current and plastic strain in superconductors

I. L. Maksimov*, R. G. Mints, A. L. Rakhmanov

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On the basis of macroscopic treatment of plastic yield, the values of maximum mechanical stress and maximum superconducting current have been calculated for a super-conductor subjected to uniform plastic deformation. The training effect due to strain hardening of the material is discussed. These results are compared with an analogous case when the normal transition is caused by the thermo-magnetomechanical instability. The quenching current is shown to depend on the history of field-current application in the presence of plastic yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-718
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1981
Externally publishedYes


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