TITLE

Thickness dependence of the critical current density in superconducting films: A geometrical approach

AUTHOR(S)
Hengstberger, F.; Eisterer, M.; Weber, H. W.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/11/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p022508
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We analyze the influence of the magnetic field generated by the supercurrents (self-field) on the current density distribution by numerical simulations. The thickness of the superconducting film determines the self-field and consequently the critical current density at zero applied field. We find an equation, which derives the thickness dependence of the critical current density from its dependence on the magnetic induction. Solutions of the equation reproduce numerical simulations to great accuracy, thus enabling a quantification of the dependence of the self-field critical current density with increasing film thickness. This result is technologically relevant for the development of coated conductors with thicker superconducting layers.
ACCESSION #
47587959

 

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