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Reference EN 61788-3:2006
Title Superconductivity - Part 3: Critical current measurement - DC critical current of Ag- and/or Ag alloy-sheathed Bi-2212 and Bi-2223 oxide superconductors
Project Number 16789
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 61788 covers a test method for the determination of the dc critical current of short and straight Ag- and/or Ag alloy-sheathed Bi-2212 and Bi-2223 oxide superconductors that have a monolithic structure and a shape of round wire or flat or square tape containing mono- or multicores of oxides. This method is intended for use with superconductors that have critical currents less than 500 A and n-values larger than 5. The test is carried out with and without an applying external magnetic field. For all tests in a magnetic field, the magnetic field is perpendicular to the length of the specimen. In the test of a tape specimen in a magnetic field, the magnetic field is parallel or perpendicular to the wider tape surface (or one surface if square). The test specimen is immersed either in a liquid helium bath or a liquid nitrogen bath during testing. Deviations from this test method that are allowed for routine tests and other specific restrictions are given in this standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-08-11
Current Stage code deadline 2007-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 90
Reference Document IEC 61788-3:2006 (EQV)
ICS 17.220 - Electricity. Magnetism. Electrical and magnetic measurements
29.050 - Conducting materials
Keywords Superconductivity; Critical current; DC; Ag alloy-sheathed; Bi-2212/Bi-2223 oxide
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6060 2006-08-11 2007-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-06-01 2006-08-01  
5060 2006-04-14 2006-05-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-02-03 2006-04-07  
4099 2005-12-09 2006-03-31  
4020 2005-03-18 2005-09-02  
3099 2005-03-15 2005-03-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-08-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-06-01


Supersedes EN 61788-3:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-815:2000

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