INVESTIGATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC AND THERMAL EFFECTS IN SUPERCONDUCTING GENERATORS.
Quarterly rept. no. 1,
DYNATECH CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The general purpose of this contract is primarily applied research to demonstrate electrical, thermal and magnetic effects in a superconductor under conditions which will occur in superconductor generators. The work during the first quarter consisted primarily of designing experiments. Considerable thought was devoted to the difficult problem of measuring heat generation in superconductors under swept field conditions. Tests to measure thermal effects due to the leads which carry current from the cryogenic to the ambient region are described and the apparatus to perform these tests was constructed and shakedown testing is underway. The design of other tests to demonstrate electrical output characteristics and also magnetic effects in superconductor stators are described. Author