Dynamic field mapping for obtaining the current distribution in high-temperature superconducting tapes
The magnetic field profile on the surface of Bi-2223/Ag tapes has been dynamically measured across the width of the samples. The experimental technique uses a Hall-probe array with 7 sensors connected to a multiple channel lock-in amplifier especially programmed for fast and synchronous data acquisition measurements. The speed of the system is high enough to measure real-time profiles with 7 probes and 50 Hz sine current through the sample. A numerical method to estimate the current distribution inside the tapes using the measured field profile data is proposed. The inverse problem has been solved using certain assumptions on the current distribution in the superconductor. Validation of the results has been done by comparison with finite element method simulations.