The maximum transport current in multifilament composite superconductors has been studied. The experimentally obtained values of transport current exceed the normal phase minimum propagation current substantially. The current-voltage characteristics of the investigated samples have been studied. It is shown that the relatively high value of the maximum transport current is attributed, under the given experimental conditions, to the behaviour of the current-voltage characteristic in the region of low values of the electric field. The theory and experiment are in good agreement.
- transport current