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Research interests

Superconduting Fault Current Limiters

DC Cirucit Breakers

Cryogenic Power Converters

Renewable Energy Integration

Willing to supervise PhD

Superconductor Application in Electric System
Cryogenic Power Electronics


  • Superconductivity
  • Fault current limiter
  • DC circuit breaker
  • Electromagnetics
  • Converters
  • Drives
  • Cryogenic

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2012 2018

3 Citations (Scopus)

Design and Experimental Tests of a Superconducting Hybrid DC Circuit Breaker

Pei, X., Cwikowski, O., Smith, A. C. & Barnes, M., 1 Apr 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 28, 3, 5000205.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

circuit breakers
Electric fault currents
Electric circuit breakers
direct current

Design of Superconducting AC Propulsion Motors for Hybrid Electric Aerospace

Pei, X. & Smith, A. C., 23 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

AC Losses measurement and analysis for a 2G YBCO coil in metallic containment vessels

Pei, X., Smith, A. C. & Barnes, M., 30 Jun 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 27, 4, p. 1-5 5 p., 7857023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Containment vessels
alternating current
4 Citations (Scopus)

Fast operating moving coil actuator for a vacuum interrupter

Pei, X., Smith, A. C., Shuttleworth, R., Vilchis-Rodriguez, D. S. & Barnes, M., 1 Sep 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 32, 3, p. 931-940 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electric circuit breakers
Atmospheric pressure
26 Citations (Scopus)

A review of technologies for MVDC circuit breakers

Pei, X., Cwikowski, O., Vilchis-Rodriguez, D. S., Barnes, M., Smith, A. C. & Shuttleworth, R., 21 Dec 2016, Proceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society. IEEE, p. 3799-3805 7 p. 7793492

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric circuit breakers
Electric potential
Electric commutation
Naval vessels