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HTS Magnet Program | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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HTS Magnet Program HTS Magnet Program High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) have the potential to revolutionize the field of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators, energy storage and medical applications. This is because of the fact that as compared to the conventional Low Temperature Superconductors (LTS), the critical current density (Jc ) of HTS falls slowly both: as a function of increasing field, and as a function of increasing temperature These unique properties can be utilized to design and build: HTS magnets that produce very high fields (20 - 50 T) HTS magnets that operate at elevated temperatures (20 - 77 K) This is a significant step forward over the convention LTS magnets which generally operate at a temperature of ~4 K and with field usually limited

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2298 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, VOL. 13, NO. 2, JUNE 2003 Cryogenic Cooling Temperature of HTS Transformers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, thermal optimization, transformer. I. INTRODUCTION MAIN advantages of HTS power transformers are the small Temperature of HTS Transformers for Compactness and Efficiency Ho-Myung Chang, Yeon Suk Choi, Steven W. Van- genic cooling temperature of HTS transformer is presented, aiming simultaneously at compactness

Chang, Ho-Myung

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Project Fact Sheet Columbus HTS Power Cable Superconductivity  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Columbus Columbus HTS Power Cable Superconductivity Partnerships with Industry www.oe.energy.gov Phone: 202 \ 586-1411 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585 Plugging America Into the Future of Power This project involves field-testing of a long-length high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cable under real environmental stresses and real electrical loads. The cable system forms an important electrical link in a util- ity substation in Columbus, Ohio. What are its Primary aPPlications? HTS power cables are used for electricity transmission and distribution. The Columbus cable is a distribution cable, conducting electricity within a local grid. What are the Benefits to Utilities?

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Project Fact Sheet Long Island HTS Power Cable Superconducting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Long Long Island HTS Power Cable Superconducting Power Equipment www.oe.energy.gov Phone: 202-586-1411 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585 Plugging America Into the Future of Power What is the status of the Project? The cable was energized April 22, 2008 and serves the equivalent of 300,000 homes. It is the first HTS power cable to operate at transmission voltage in the grid. LIPA plans to retain the superconductor as a permanent part of it's grid. This project involves the demonstration of a high- temperature superconducting (HTS) power cable in the Long Island Power grid, spanning nearly half a mile and serving as a permanent link in the Long Island Power

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Superconductivity Program Overview High-Temperature Superconductivity  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SuperconducTiviTy program haS Three FocuS areaS: SuperconducTiviTy program haS Three FocuS areaS: SuperconducTiviTy applicaTionS Developing HTS-based electric power equipment such as transmission and distribution cables and fault current limiters Second-generaTion Wire developmenT Developing high-performance, low-cost, second- generation HTS wire at long lengths STraTegic reSearch Supporting fundamental research activities to better understand relationships between the microstructure of HTS materials and their ability to carry large electric currents over long lengths Superconductivity Program Overview High-Temperature Superconductivity for Electric Systems Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability www.oe.energy.gov Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585

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HTS applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Superconductivity has found many attractive applications in medicine, science, power systems, engineering, transport and electronics. One of the most prominent applications of superconductivity are superconducting magnets e.g. MRI magnets, NMR magnets, accelerator magnets, and magnets for fusion; most applications still use low temperature superconductors. Since the discovery of high temperature superconductivity (HTS) in 1986 there has been a tremendous progress in R&D of HTS material, wires and applications. Especially for power system applications, HTS offers considerable economic benefits. Many HTS demonstrator or prototype applications have been built and successfully tested, and some HTS applications like cables and superconducting fault current limiters seem very close to commercialisation. This paper gives an overview about the present and future HTS applications in power applications, high field magnets and current leads. In addition results of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe program to develop H...

Noe, M; Fietz, W H; Goldacker, W; Schneider, Th

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Superconducting Underground Cable  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Project was to design, build, install and demonstrate the technical feasibility of an underground high temperature superconducting (HTS) power cable installed between two utility substations. In the first phase two HTS cables, 320 m and 30 m in length, were constructed using 1st generation BSCCO wire. The two 34.5 kV, 800 Arms, 48 MVA sections were connected together using a superconducting joint in an underground vault. In the second phase the 30 m BSCCO cable was replaced by one constructed with 2nd generation YBCO wire. 2nd generation wire is needed for commercialization because of inherent cost and performance benefits. Primary objectives of the Project were to build and operate an HTS cable system which demonstrates significant progress towards commercial progress and addresses real world utility concerns such as installation, maintenance, reliability and compatibility with the existing grid. Four key technical areas addressed were the HTS cable and terminations (where the cable connects to the grid), cryogenic refrigeration system, underground cable-to-cable joint (needed for replacement of cable sections) and cost-effective 2nd generation HTS wire. This was the world’s first installation and operation of an HTS cable underground, between two utility substations as well as the first to demonstrate a cable-to-cable joint, remote monitoring system and 2nd generation HTS.

Farrell, Roger, A.

2010-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Motors Using High Temperature Superconducting Materials Applied to Power Generating Station Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large high-temperature superconducting (HTS) electric motors have the potential to operate with much greater efficiencies than conventional iron core induction motors of the same rating. This study describes the design and successful testing in the superconducting state of two synchronous motors, a 2 horsepower motor with stationary HTS field coils and a 5 horsepower motor with rotating HTS field coils.

1997-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat transfer model for determining quench recovery of high temperature superconducting YBCO in liquid nitrogen  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stability of a superconducting magnet is critical for reliable operation of a device in which the magnet plays a role. With the advent of high temperature superconductors (HTS), liquid nitrogen may be used to cool HTS ...

Jankowski, Joseph Edward, 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective HTS switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A HTS (High Temperature Superconductor) switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time. 6 figs.

Martens, J.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.

1994-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Conductor requirements for high-temperature superconducting utility power transformers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-temperature superconducting (HTS) coated conductors in utility power transformers must satisfy a set of operating requirements that are driven by two major considerations-HTS transformers must be economically competitive with conventional units, and the conductor must be robust enough to be used in a commercial manufacturing environment. The transformer design and manufacturing process will be described in order to highlight the various requirements that it imposes on the HTS conductor. Spreadsheet estimates of HTS transformer costs allow estimates of the conductor cost required for an HTS transformer to be competitive with a similarly performing conventional unit.

Pleva, E. F. [Waukesha Electric Systems, Waukesha, WI; Mehrotra, V. [Waukesha Electric Systems, Waukesha, WI; Schwenterly, S W [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity for Electric Systems Program Review LANL Contributions to GE HTS Generator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-section · Develop a heat generation profile => thermal analysis #12;Superconductivity for Electric Systems Program analysis of the coolant path ­ Investigated affect of rotation on heat load · Completed initial simulationsSuperconductivity for Electric Systems Program Review LANL Contributions to GE HTS Generator

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High-temperature superconducting current leads  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Use of high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) for current leads to deliver power to devices at liquid helium temperature can reduce refrigeration requirements to values significantly below those achievable with conventional leads. HTS leads are now near commercial realization. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed a sinter-forge process to fabricate current leads from bismuth-based superconductors. The current-carrying capacity of these leads is five times better than that of HTS leads made by a conventional fabrication process. ANL along with Superconductivity, Inc., has developed a 1500 ampere current lead for an existing superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) device. With Babcock & Wilcox Company, Argonne is creating 16-kiloampere leads for use in a 0.5 MWh SMES. In a third project Argonne performed characterization testing of a existing, proprietary conduction-cooled lead being developed by Zer Res Corp.

Niemann, R.C.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature and frequency effects in a high-performance superconducting bearing.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A high-temperature superconducting (HTS) bearing was fabricated and tested by itself and as a component in a 1-kWh and a 10-kWh flywheel energy system (FES). The rotational losses of the HTS bearing as a function of rotational rate and HTS temperature were determined. The 1-kWh FES was tested with a motor/generator and with an eddy current clutch to determine the motor/generator losses.

Day, A. C.; Hull, J. R.; Strasik, M.; Johnson, P. E.; McCrary, K. E.; Edwards, J.; Mittleider, J.; Schindler, J. R.; Hawkins, R. A.; Yoder, M.

2002-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Superconductivity Partners | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Temperature Superconductivity Partners High Temperature Superconductivity Partners Map showing DOE's partnersstakeholders in the High Temperature Superconductivity Program...

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Superconductivity Program Overview | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Overview Superconductivity Program Overview High-Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) has the potential for achieving a more fundamental change to electric power...

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High Temperature Superconductivity -- A Joint Feasibility Study for a Power Application with High-Temperature Superconducting Cable by Peco Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Practical realization of high temperature superconductivity (HTS) technology is within the electric power industry's reach. This report documents a feasibility study co-sponsored by PECO Energy Company (PECO) to assess a real-world underground transmission application of this technology.

1998-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Superconductivity -- A Joint Feasibility Study for a Power Application with High-Temperature Superconducting Cable by South Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Practical realization of high temperature superconductivity (HTS) technology is within the reach of the electric power industry. This report documents a feasibility study co-sponsored by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) to assess a real-world underground transmission application of this technology.

1998-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature interfacial superconductivity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High-temperature superconductivity confined to nanometer-scale interfaces has been a long standing goal because of potential applications in electronic devices. The spontaneous formation of a superconducting interface in bilayers consisting of an insulator (La.sub.2CuO.sub.4) and a metal (La.sub.1-xSr.sub.xCuO.sub.4), neither of which is superconducting per se, is described. Depending upon the layering sequence of the bilayers, T.sub.c may be either .about.15 K or .about.30 K. This highly robust phenomenon is confined to within 2-3 nm around the interface. After exposing the bilayer to ozone, T.sub.c exceeds 50 K and this enhanced superconductivity is also shown to originate from a 1 to 2 unit cell thick interfacial layer. The results demonstrate that engineering artificial heterostructures provides a novel, unconventional way to fabricate stable, quasi two-dimensional high T.sub.c phases and to significantly enhance superconducting properties in other superconductors. The superconducting interface may be implemented, for example, in SIS tunnel junctions or a SuFET.

Bozovic, Ivan (Mount Sinai, NY); Logvenov, Gennady (Port Jefferson Station, NY); Gozar, Adrian Mihai (Port Jefferson, NY)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Albany HTS Power Cable | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

development and demonstration of a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cable in the power grid in Albany, New York, including first-of-a-kind applications of a cable splice...

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Thermal and electrical stabilities of solid nitrogen (SN2) cooled YBCO coated conductors for HTS magnet applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently, a cooling system using a solid cryogen such as solid nitrogen (SN2), was introduced for high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet applications. In order to apply the SN2 cooling system successfully to HTS ...

Song, J. B.

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Recent Developments in High Temperature Superconductivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Scope, Recently, significant progress has been made world-wide in both fabrication and fundamental understanding of high-temperature superconductors (HTS) ...

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Performance evaluation of high-temperature superconducting current leads for micro-SMES systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of the US Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Technology Program, Argonne National Laboratory and Superconductivity, Inc., are developing high-temperature superconductor (HTS) current leads for application to micro-superconducting magnetic energy storage systems. Two 1500-A HTS leads have been designed and constructed. The performance of the current lead assemblies is being evaluated in a zero-magnetic-field test program that includes assembly procedures, tooling, and quality assurance; thermal and electrical performance; and flow and mechanical characteristics. Results of evaluations performed to data are presented.

Niemann, R.C.; Cha, Y.S.; Hull, J.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Buckles, W.E.; Weber, B.R. [Superconductivity, Inc., Middleton, WI (United States); Yang, S.T. [Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Superconductivity Cable Demonstration Projects...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High-Temperature Superconductivity Cable Demonstration Projects High-Temperature Superconductivity Cable Demonstration Projects A National Effort to Introduce New Technology into...

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Single and three-phase AC losses in HTS superconducting power transmission line prototype cables  

SciTech Connect

AC losses in two, one-meter-long lengths of HTS prototype multi-strand conductors (PMC`s) are measured with a temperature-difference calorimeter. Both single-phase and three-phase losses are examined with ac currents up to 1,000 A rms. The calorimeter, designed specifically for these measurements, has a precision of 1 mW. PMC {number_sign}1 has two helically-wound, non-insulated layers of HTS tape (19 tapes per layer), each layer wrapped with opposite pitch. PMC {number_sign}2 is identical except for insulation between the layers. The measured ac losses show no significant effect of interlayer insulation and depend on about the third power of the current--a result in agreement with the Bean-Norris model adapted to the double-helix configuration. The three-phase losses are a factor of two higher than those exhibited by a single isolated conductor, indicating a significant interaction between phases.

Daney, D.E.; Boenig, H.J.; Maley, M.P.; Coulter, J.Y. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Fleshler, S. [American Superconductor, Inc., Westborough, MA (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective HTS switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A HTS switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time.

Martens, Jon S. (Albuquerque, NM); Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Hohenwarter, Gert K. G. (Madison, WI)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review Final Report The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) for...

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Papers on HTS  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

visit Superconducting Magnet Division Webpage on HTS Magnet visit Superconducting Magnet Division Webpage on HTS Magnet Program at BNL. List of publications on HTS with Ramesh Gupta as the major author (unless noted): R. Gupta, et al., "High Field HTS Solenoid for a Muon Collider – Demonstrations, Challenges and Strategies, MT23, July 2013", presented at MT23, (talk) R. Gupta, et al., "Design Construction and Test Results of a HTS Solenoid for Energy Recovery Linac", 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference, New York (POSTER). ***BNL Papers Submitted on HTS at PAC2011*** R. Gupta, M. Anerella, A. Ghosh, H. Kirk, R. Palmer, S. Plate, W. Sampson, Y. Shiroyanagi, P. Wanderer, B. Brandt, D. Cline, A. Garren, J. Kolonko, R. Scanlan, R. Weggel, "High field HTS R&D solenoid for muon collider",

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High temperature superconducting current lead test facility with heat pipe intercepts  

SciTech Connect

A high temperature superconducting (HTS) current lead test facility using heat pipe thermal intercepts is under development at the Superconducting Technology Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The facility can be configured for tests at currents up to 1,000 A. Mechanical cryocoolers provide refrigeration to the leads. Electrical isolation is maintained by intercepting thermal energy from the leads through cryogenic heat pipes. HST lead warm end temperature is variable from 65 K to over 90 K by controlling heat pipe evaporator temperature. Cold end temperature is variable up to 30 K. Performance predictions in terms of heat pipe evaporator temperature as a function of lead current are presented for the initial facility configuration, which supports testing up to 200 A. Measurements are to include temperature and voltage gradient in the conventional and HTS lead sections, temperature and heat transfer rate in the heat pipes. as well as optimum and off-optimum performance of the conventional lead sections.

Blumenfeld, P.E.; Prenger, C.; Roth, E.W.; Stewart, J.A.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Developments in High Temperature Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

New material systems and the experimental progress of high temperature superconductivity are briefly reviewed. We examine both oxides and non-oxides which exhibit stable and/or unstable superconductivity at high temperatures.

Hor, P. H.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cable Wins ' ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cable Wins 'R&D 100' Award. From NIST Tech Beat: June 22, 2011. ...

2011-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Very Low Impedance (Hts) Cables | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Very Low Impedance (Hts) Cables Very Low Impedance (Hts) Cables Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Very Low Impedance (Hts) Cables Cables that use conducting materials that are very low impedance, which can enable better power flow control. Cables that use high temperature superconducting (HTS) conductor would be characterized as a VLI cable. HTS cables may enable additional benefits such as lower losses, increased power density, and self-fault limiting.[1] Related Terms power, power flow control References ↑ [www.smartgrid.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs/description_of_assets.pdf SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Assets'] An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Very_Low_Impedance_(Hts)_Cables&oldid=480440

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Design Concepts for a Superconducting Cable  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Superconducting cables carry higher currents and, depending upon the design, can experience substantially lower transmission losses than conventional cables. This report discusses previous approaches to designing superconducting cables, describes the technical issues that must be considered when designing a high-temperature superconductor (HTS) cable, and presents several design concepts for an HTS cable.

1994-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Application of a High Temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter at AEP's Sporn Substation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the application of a Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) to address fault current over-duty problems in American Electric Power's 138kV Sporn Substation. EPRI is current developing SFCL technology targeted to address fault current over-duty problems at the transmission voltage level of 138kV and higher. The technology under development is termed the Matrix Fault Current Limiter (MFCL) due to the modular nature arrangements of its High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) eleme...

2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of high-temperature superconducting current leads for electric utility SMES systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Technology Program, Argonne National Laboratory and Babcock & Wilcox are developing high-temperature super-conductor (HTS) current leads for application to electric utility superconducting magnetic energy storage systems. A 16,000-A HTS lead has been designed and is being constructed. An evaluation program for component performance was conducted to confirm performance predictions and/or to qualify the design features for construction. Performance of the current lead assemblies will be evaluated in a test program that includes assembly procedures, tooling, and quality assurance; thermal and electrical performance; and flow and mechanical characteristics. Results of the evaluations to date are presented.

Niemann, R.C.; Cha, Y.S.; Hull, J.R. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Interfacial Superconductivity - Energy Innovation ...  

Cuprate superconductors exhibit relatively high transition temperatures, but their unit cells are complex and large. Localizing a superconducting layer to a small ...

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Method and Apparatus for measuring Gravitational Acceleration Utilizing a high Temperature Superconducting Bearing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Gravitational acceleration is measured in all spatial dimensions with improved sensitivity by utilizing a high temperature superconducting (HTS) gravimeter. The HTS gravimeter is comprised of a permanent magnet suspended in a spaced relationship from a high temperature superconductor, and a cantilever having a mass at its free end is connected to the permanent magnet at its fixed end. The permanent magnet and superconductor combine to form a bearing platform with extremely low frictional losses, and the rotational displacement of the mass is measured to determine gravitational acceleration. Employing a high temperature superconductor component has the significant advantage of having an operative temperature at or below 77K, whereby cooling maybe accomplished with liquid nitrogen.

Hull, John R.

1998-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature dependence of impurity resonances in cuprate superconductors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In conventional superconductors the superconducting gap in the electronic excitation spectrum prevents scattering of low energy electrons. In high temperature superconductors (HTS) an additional gap, the pseudogap, develops ...

Chatterjee, Kamalesh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL: Superconductivity Technology Center  

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Sitemap | Lab Home | Phone Sitemap | Lab Home | Phone ABOUT LANL ContactsPhonebookPolicy CenterOrganizationMapsJobs Emergency NEWS LIBRARY JOBS Search Materials Physics & Applications: STC STC Home OUR FOCUS HTS Physics HTS Materials Development HTS Materials Processing Power Applications Electronic Materials FUTURE APPLICATIONS Biomedical Developments Magnetic Levitation Train MHD Ship CONTACTS Center Leader Ken Marken Program Administrator Brenda Espinoza Center Office Location: TA-03, Bdg. 0032, Rm. 141 Exploring technology at STC Superconductivity Technology Center (STC) The Superconductivity Technology Center (STC) coordinates a multidisciplinary program for research, development, and technology transfer in the area of high-temperature superconductivity. Our focus is on effective collaborations with American industry, universities, and other national laboratories to develop electric power and electronic device applications of high-temperature superconductors (HTS).

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Use of high-temperature superconductors in superconducting magnetic energy power sources  

SciTech Connect

The concept of mobile superconducting magnetic energy power sources (SMEPS) is introduced and scrutinized. Use of high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) in mobile SMEPS is discussed. Coil scaling and structural-force calculations for small solenoidal and toroidal coil systems are presented, and the efficiency of system refrigeration as a function of mechanical support, insulation, and power lead thermal losses is estimated. Required HTS properties, derived from considerations developed in this paper, are compared to properties of presently available materials or those expected to evolve in the near term. Analysis verifies the possibility of using SMEPS for military and nonmilitary mobile energy storage and power backup. The results show that the evolution of SMEPS will be stimulated by the development of higher-strength, tougher HTS that can operate at current densities greater than 10{sup 4} A/cm{sup 2} in magnetic fields of 4 to 6 T and temperatures of 77 K or higher. Earliest prototype SMEPS may employ coils cooled by liquid helium with HTS power leads or 20--30 K cryorefrigerated HTS materials that are engineered to withstand coil stresses during charge and discharge. 24 refs. 6 figs., 1 tab.

Palmer, D.N. (ABB/Combustion Engineering, Windsor, CT (USA)); Hull, J.R.; Kuzay, T.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Schoenung, S.M. (Schafer (W.J.) Associates, Inc., Pleasanton, CA (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of High-Temperature Superconductors for High-Field SMES Systems: U.S. Department of Energy -- EPRI Wind Turbine Verification Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study evaluated superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems made of different high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials. The research addressed a broad range of practical issues associated with building a high-field HTS SMES system.

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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R&D ERL: HTS Solenoid  

SciTech Connect

An innovative feature of the ERL project is the use of a solenoid made with High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) with the Superconducting RF cavity. The HTS solenoid design offers many advantages because of several unique design features. Typically the solenoid is placed outside the cryostat which means that the beam gets significantly defused before a focusing element starts. In the current design, the solenoid is placed inside the cryostat which provides an early focusing structure and thus a significant reduction in the emittance of the electron beam. In addition, taking full advantage of the high critical temperature of HTS, the solenoid has been designed to reach the required field at {approx}77 K, which can be obtained with liquid nitrogen. This significantly reduces the cost of testing and allows a variety of critical pre-tests which would have been prohibitively expensive at 4 K in liquid helium because of the additional requirements of cryostat and associated facilities.

Gupta, R.; Muratore, J.; Plate, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF HTS CONDUCTORS FOR ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

Second generation (2G) technologies to fabricate high-performance superconducting wires developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were transferred to American Superconductor via this CRADA. In addition, co-development of technologies for over a decade was done to enable fabrication of commercial high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wires with high performance. The massive success of this CRADA has allowed American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) to become a global leader in the fabrication of HTS wire and the technology is fully based on the Rolling Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates (RABiTS) technology invented and developed at ORNL.

Goyal, A.; Rupich, M. (American Superconductor Corp.)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Construction and Test Results of a HTS Solenoid For Energy Recovery Linac  

SciTech Connect

An innovative feature of the proposed Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) is the use of a solenoid made with High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) with the Superconducting RF cavity. The use of HTS allows solenoid to be placed in close proximity to the cavity and thus provides early focusing of the electron beam. In addition, cryogenic testing at {approx}77 K is simpler and cheaper than 4 K testing. This paper will present the design, construction and test results of this HTS solenoid. The HTS solenoid in the proposed ERL will be situated in the transition region between the superconducting cavity at {approx}4 K and the cryostat at the room temperature. Solenoid inside the cryogenic structure provides an early focusing and hence low emittance beam. The temperature in the transition region will be too high for a conventional low temperature superconductor and resistive heat load from copper coils will be too high on cryogenic system. HTS coils also allow much higher current density and significant reduction in size as compared to copper coils. Hence HTS solenoid provide a unique and technically superior solution. The use of a HTS solenoid with superconducting cavity offers a unique option as it can be placed in a cold to warm transition region to provide early focussing without using additional space. Construction and test results so far are very encouraging for its use in the ERL project.

Anerella, M; Ben-Zvi, I; Kayran, D; McIntyre, G; Muratore, J; Plate, S; Sampson, W; Cole, M

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature superconducting fault current limiter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fault current limiter for an electrical circuit is disclosed. The fault current limiter includes a high temperature superconductor in the electrical circuit. The high temperature superconductor is cooled below its critical temperature to maintain the superconducting electrical properties during operation as the fault current limiter. 15 figs.

Hull, J.R.

1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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HTS Cable Projects  

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Superconductivity Superconductivity Partnerships with Industry ANL Air Liquide DOE Golden LANL AEP ORNL Nexans Niagara Mohawk Super Power American Superconductor NYSERDA BOC Praxair W ? tion systems. This is the most the nation. W superconductivity? HTS Cable Projects www.oe.energy.gov Phone: 202 \ 586-1411 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585. Plugging America Into the Future of Power "A National Effort to Introduce New Technology into

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High Temperature Superconductivity in Cuprates: a model  

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A model is proposed such that quasi-particles (electrons or holes) residing in the CuO2 planes of cuprates may interact leading to metallic or superconducting behaviors. The metallic phase is obtained when the quasi-particles are treated as having classical kinetic energies and the superconducting phase occurs when the quasi-particles are taken as extremely relativistic objects. The interaction between both kinds of particles is provided by a force dependent-on-velocity. In the case of the superconducting behavior, the motion of apical oxygen ions provides the glue to establish the Cooper pair. The model furnishes explicit relations for the Fermi velocity, the perpendicular and the in-plane coherence lengths, the zero-temperature energy gap, the critical current density, the critical parallel and perpendicular magnetic fields. All these mentioned quantities are expressed in terms of fundamental physical constants as: charge and mass of the electron, light velocity in vacuum, Planck constant, electric permittivity of the vacuum. Numerical evaluation of these quantities show that their values are close those found for the superconducting YBaCuO, leading to think the model as being a possible scenario to explain superconductivity in cuprates.

P. R. Silva

2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of HTS Wires at High Magnetic Fields  

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Fermilab is working on the development of high field magnet systems for ionization cooling of muon beams. The use of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials is being considered for these magnets using Helium refrigeration. Critical current (I{sub c}) measurements of HTS conductors were performed at FNAL and at NIMS up to 28 T under magnetic fields at zero to 90 degree with respect to the sample face. A description of the test setups and results on a BSCCO-2223 tape and second generation (2G) coated conductors are presented.

Turrioni, D.; Barzi, E.; Lamm, M.J.; Yamada, R.; Zlobin, A.V.; Kikuchi, A.; /Fermilab

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal management of long-length HTS cable systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Projections of electric power production suggest a major shift to renewables, such as wind and solar, which will be in remote locations where massive quantities of power are available. One solution for transmitting this power over long distances to load centers is direct current (dc), high temperature superconducting (HTS) cables. Electric transmission via dc cables promises to be effective because of the low-loss, highcurrent- carrying capability of HTS wire at cryogenic temperatures. However, the thermal management system for the cable must be carefully designed to achieve reliable and energyefficient operation. Here we extend the analysis of a superconducting dc cable concept proposed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which has one stream of liquid nitrogen flowing in a cryogenic enclosure that includes the power cable, and a separate return tube for the nitrogen. Refrigeration stations positioned every 10 to 20 km cool both nitrogen streams. Both go and return lines are contained in a single vacuum/cryogenic envelope. Other coolants, including gaseous helium and gaseous hydrogen, could provide potential advantages, though they bring some technical challenges to the operation of long-length HTS dc cable systems. A discussion of the heat produced in superconducting cables and a system to remove the heat are discussed. Also, an analysis of the use of various cryogenic fluids in long-distance HTS power cables is presented.

Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Hassenzahl, William V [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Superconductivity Cable Demonstration Projects  

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Temperature Temperature Superconductivity Cable Demonstration Projects Superconductivity Power Equipment www.oe.energy.gov Phone: 202-586-1411 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585. Plugging America Into the Future of Power "A National Effort to Introduce New Technology into the Power Delivery Infrastructure" "In order to meet President Obama's ambitious energy goals, we must modernize the nation's electrical grid to improve the transmission, storage and reliability of clean energy across the country and help to move renewable energy from the places it can be produced to the places it can be used. The Department of Energy is working with industry partners to develop the

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RADIATION RESISTANT HTS QUADRUPOLES FOR RIA.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extremely high radiation, levels with accumulated doses comparable to those in nuclear reactors than in accelerators, and very high heat loads ({approx}15 kw) make the quadrupole magnets in the fragment separator one of the most challenging elements of the proposed Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA). Removing large heat loads, protecting the superconducting coils against quenching, the long term survivability of magnet components, and in particular, insulation that can retain its functionality in such a harsh environment, are the major challenges associated with such magnets. A magnet design based on commercially available high temperature superconductor (HTS) and stainless steel tape insulation has been developed. HTS will efficiently remove these large heat loads and stainless steel can tolerate these large radiation doses. Construction of a model magnet has been started with several coils already built and tested. This paper presents the basic magnet design, results of the coil tests, the status and the future plans. In addition, preliminary results of radiation calculations are also presented.

GUPTA,R.; ANERELLA,M.; HARRISON,M.; ET AL.

2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in High-Temperature Superconductors  

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Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in High-Temperature Superconductors Two decades after the discovery of first high temperature superconductors, the microscopic mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity remains elusive. In conventional superconductors, it has been well established that electrons form so-called "Cooper pairs" to give rise to superconductivity. The pair binding manifests itself as an energy gap in many spectroscopic measurements. This energy gap, known as superconducting gap, appears at the superconducting transition temperature Tc where the resistance also vanishes. For high temperature superconductors, the story is more complicated. Over a wide region of compositions and temperatures, there exists an energy gap well above Tc. This energy gap is called pseudogap [1], because there is no direct correlation to the superconducting transition. The origin of this pseudogap and its relation to the superconducting gap are believed to hold the key for understanding the mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity - one of the outstanding problems in condensed matter physics. In this regard, researchers Kiyohisa Tanaka and Wei-Sheng Lee, along with their co-workers in Prof. Zhi-Xun Shen's group at Stanford University, have recently made an important discovery about the coexistence of two distinct energy gaps that have opposite doping dependence. Their observation not only provides a natural explanation for the contradictory results about the superconducting gap deduced from different experimental techniques, but also has profound implications on the mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity.

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BSA 08-04: High Temperature Interfacial Superconductivity  

Cuprate superconductors exhibit relatively high transition temperatures, but their unit cells are complex and large. Localizing a superconducting layer to a small ...

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Developing a High-Temperature Superconducting Bulk Magnet for ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In addition to these well-developed technologies, high-critical temperature superconductors that show superconductivity at liquid nitrogen are also prospective ...

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Design Construction and Test Results of a HTS Solenoid for Energy Recovery Linac  

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DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND TEST RESULTS OF A HTS SOLENOID DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND TEST RESULTS OF A HTS SOLENOID FOR ENERGY RECOVERY LINAC* R. Gupta # , M. Anerella, I. Ben-Zvi, G. Ganetis, D. Kayran, G. McIntyre, J. Muratore, S. Plate and W. Sampson, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 USA and M. Cole and D. Holmes, Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medord, NY, 11763 USA Abstract An innovative feature of the proposed Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) is the use of a solenoid made with High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) with the Superconducting RF cavity. The use of HTS allows solenoid to be placed in close proximity to the cavity and thus provides early focusing of the electron beam. In addition, cryogenic testing at ~77 K is simpler and cheaper than 4 K testing. This paper will present the

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Engineering Nanocolumnar Defect Configurations for Optimized Vortex Pinning in High Temperature Superconducting Nanocomposite Wires  

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High temperature superconducting (HTS), coated conductor wires based on nanocomposite films containing self-assembled, insulating BaZrO3 (BZO) nanocolumnar defects have previously been reported to exhibit enhanced vortex pinning. Here, we report on microstructural design via control of BZO nanocolumns density in YBa2Cu3O7- (YBCO)+BZO nancomposite films to achieve the highest critical current density, Jc(H, ,T). X-ray diffraction and microstructural examination shows increasing number density of epitaxial BZO nanocolumns in the highly cube-textured YBCO matrix with increasing nominal BZO additions. Transport property measurement reveals that an increase in BZO content upto 4 vol% is required to sustain the highest pinning and Jc performance as the magnetic field increases. By growing thicker, single-layer nanocomposite films (~4 m) with controlled density of BZO columnar defects, the critical current (Ic) of ~1000 A/cm at 77 K, self-field and the minimum Ic of 455 A/cm at 65 K and 3 T for all magnetic field orientations were obtained. This is the highest Ic reported to date for films on metallic templates which are the basis for the 2nd generation, coated conductor-based HTS wires.

Wee, Sung Hun [ORNL; Zuev, Yuri L [ORNL; Cantoni, Claudia [ORNL; Goyal, Amit [ORNL; Ahuja, Raj [Waukesha Electric Systems Inc.; Abiade, J. [North Carolina A& T State University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The US market for high-temperature superconducting wire in transmission cable applications  

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Telephone interviews were conducted with 23 utility engineers concerning the future prospects for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) transmission cables. All have direct responsibility for transmission in their utility, most of them in a management capacity. The engineers represented their utilities as members of the Electric Power Research Institute`s Underground Transmission Task Force (which has since been disbanded). In that capacity, they followed the superconducting transmission cable program and are aware of the cryogenic implications. Nineteen of the 23 engineers stated the market for underground transmission would grow during the next decade. Twelve of those specified an annual growth rate; the average of these responses was 5.6%. Adjusting that figure downward to incorporate the remaining responses, this study assumes an average growth rate of 3.4%. Factors driving the growth rate include the difficulty in securing rights-of-way for overhead lines, new construction techniques that reduce the costs of underground transmission, deregulation, and the possibility that public utility commissions will allow utilities to include overhead costs in their rate base. Utilities have few plans to replace existing cable as preventive maintenance, even though much of the existing cable has exceeded its 40-year lifetime. Ten of the respondents said the availability of a superconducting cable with the same life-cycle costs as a conventional cable and twice the ampacity would induce them to consider retrofits. The respondents said a cable with those characteristics would capture 73% of their cable retrofits.

Forbes, D.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assembly and testing of a composite heat pipe thermal intercept for HTS current leads  

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We are building high temperature superconducting (HTS) current leads for a demonstration HTS-high gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) system cooled by a cryocooler. The current leads are entirely conductively cooled. A composite nitrogen heat pipe provides efficient thermal communication, and simultaneously electrical isolation, between the lead and an intermediate temperature heat sink. Data on the thermal and electrical performance of the heat pipe thermal intercept are presented. The electrical isolation of the heat pipe was measured as a function of applied voltage with and without a thermal load across the heat pipe. The results show the electrical isolation with evaporation, condensation and internal circulation taking place in the heat pipe.

Daugherty, M.A.; Daney, D.E.; Prenger, F.C.; Hill, D.D.; Williams, P.M.; Boenig, H.J.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryogenic deformation of high temperature superconductive composite structures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improvement in a process of preparing a composite high temperature oxide superconductive wire is provided and involves conducting at least one cross-sectional reduction step in the processing preparation of the wire at sub-ambient temperatures.

Roberts, Peter R. (Groton, MA); Michels, William (Brookline, MA); Bingert, John F. (Jemez Springs, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insights in High-Temperature Superconductivity from the Study of Films and Heterostructures Synthesized by Molecular Beam Epitaxy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using molecular beam epitaxy, we synthesize atomically smooth thin films, multilayers and superlattices of cuprate high-temperature superconductors (HTS). Such heterostructures enable novel experiments that probe the basicphysics of HTS. For example, we have established that HTS and antiferromagnetic phases separate on Ångstrom scale, while the pseudo-gap state apparently mixes with HTS over an anomalously large length scale ('Giant Proximity Effect'). Here, we briefly review our most recent experiments on such films and superlattices. The new results include an unambiguous demonstration of strong coupling of in-plane charge excitations to out-of-plane lattice vibrations and the discovery of interface HTS.

Bozovic,I.

2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature superconductivity in metallic region near Mott transition  

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The spin-singlet superconductivity without phonons is examined in consideration of correlations on an extended Hubbard model. It is shown that the superconductivity requires not only the total correlation should be strong enough but also the density of state around Fermi energy should be large enough, which shows that the high temperature superconductivity could only be found in the metallic region near the Mott metal insulator transition (MIT). Other properties of superconductors are also discussed on these conclusions.

Tian De Cao

2009-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability and quench protection of high-temperature superconductors  

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In the design and operation of a superconducting magnet, stability and protection are two key issues that determine the magnet's reliability and safe operation. Although the high-temperature superconductor (HTS) is considered ...

Ang, Ing Chea

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power applications of high-temperature superconductivity: Variable speed motors, current switches, and energy storage for end use  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to conduct joint research and development activities related to certain electric power applications of high-temperature superconductivity (HTS). The new superconductors may allow development of an energy-efficient switch to control current to variable speed motors, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems, and other power conversion equipment. Motor types that were considered include induction, permanent magnet, and superconducting ac motors. Because it is impractical to experimentally alter certain key design elements in radial-gap motors, experiments were conducted on an axial field superconducting motor prototype using 4 NbTi magnets. Superconducting magnetic energy storage technology with 0.25--5 kWh stored energy was studied as a viable solution to short duration voltage sag problems on the customer side of the electric meter. The technical performance characteristics of the device wee assembled, along with competing technologies such as active power line conditioners with storage, battery-based uninterruptible power supplies, and supercapacitors, and the market potential for SMES was defined. Four reports were prepared summarizing the results of the project.

Hawsey, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Banerjee, B.B.; Grant, P.M. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ramesh Gupta | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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Ramesh Gupta Ramesh Gupta Ramesh Gupta has always been a leader in the world of superconducting magnets, which are essential to great modern accelerators such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. For the past decade, Lab researchers have been exploring the use of new materials that become superconducting at higher temperatures. Gupta, head of the High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Research and Development Group in the Superconducting Magnet Division, is among those exploring avenues for HTS magnets that are energy efficient and have magnetic fields that are a million times stronger than the Earth's. These new magnets could revolutionize use in future accelerators, play a key role in energy efficiency and storage, and make possible new

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Stability and Quench Protection for HTS Superconducting Magnets: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA number CRD-05-00160  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NREL will perform deposition and testing of various dielectrics on high-temperature superconductors.

Ginley, D. S.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damping in high-temperature superconducting levitation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methods and apparatuses for improved damping in high-temperature superconducting levitation systems are disclosed. A superconducting element (e.g., a stator) generating a magnetic field and a magnet (e.g. a rotor) supported by the magnetic field are provided such that the superconducting element is supported relative to a ground state with damped motion substantially perpendicular to the support of the magnetic field on the magnet. Applying this, a cryostat housing the superconducting bearing may be coupled to the ground state with high damping but low radial stiffness, such that its resonant frequency is less than that of the superconducting bearing. The damping of the cryostat may be substantially transferred to the levitated magnetic rotor, thus, providing damping without affecting the rotational loss, as can be derived applying coupled harmonic oscillator theory in rotor dynamics. Thus, damping can be provided to a levitated object, without substantially affecting the rotational loss.

Hull, John R. (Sammamish, WA)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Road to room-temperature superconductivity: A universal model  

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In a semiclassical view superconductivity is attributed exclusively to the advance of atoms' outer s electrons through the nuclei of neighbor atoms in a solid. The necessary progression of holes in the opposite direction has the electric and magnetic effect as if two electrons were advancing instead of each actual one. Superconductivity ceases when the associated lateral oscillation of the outer s electrons extends between neighbor atoms. If such overswing occurs already at T = 0, then the material is a normal conductor. Otherwise, lateral overswing can be caused by lattice vibrations at a critical temperature Tc or by a critical magnetic field Bc. Lateral electron oscillations are reduced - and Tc is increased - when the atoms of the outer s electrons are squeezed, be it in the bulk crystal, in a thin film, or under external pressure on the sample. The model is applied to alkali metals and alkali-doped fullerenes. Aluminum serves as an example of a simple metal with superconductivity. Application of the model to transition metals, intertransitional alloys and compounds of transition metals with other elements sheds light on the pattern of their critical temperature. More examples of the squeeze effect are provided by the superconductivity of PdH, MgB2, borocarbides, ferropnictides, and organic charge-transfer salts. The model also provides the superconduction mechanism in the oxide superconductors, exemplified by YBa2Cu3O7. Finally the model suggests which steps to take in order to reach superconductivity at room temperature and above.

Manfred Bucher

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Cable Termination  

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Disclosed is a termination that connects high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable immersed in pressurized liquid nitrogen to high voltage and neutral (shield) external bushings at ambient temperature and pressure. The termination consists of a splice between the HTS power (inner) and shield (outer) conductors and concentric copper pipes which are the conductors in the termination. There is also a transition from the dielectric tape insulator used in the HTS cable to the insulators used between and around the copper pipe conductors in the termination. At the warm end of the termination the copper pipes are connected via copper braided straps to the conventional warm external bushings which have low thermal stresses. This termination allows for a natural temperature gradient in the copper pipe conductors inside the termination which enables the controlled flashing of the pressurized liquid coolant (nitrogen) to the gaseous state. Thus the entire termination is near the coolant supply pressure and the high voltage and shield cold bushings, a highly stressed component used in most HTS cables, are eliminated. A sliding seal allows for cable contraction as it is cooled from room temperature to ˜72-82 K. Seals, static vacuum, and multi-layer superinsulation minimize radial heat leak to the environment.

Sinha, Uday K. (Carrollton, GA); Tolbert, Jerry (Newnan, GA)

2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Long Island HTS Power Cable | Department of Energy  

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demonstration of a hightemperature superconducting (HTS) power cable in the Long Island Power grid, spanning nearly half a mile and serving as a permanent link in the Long Island...

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Development of Substrate for RABiTS-based HTS Conductors  

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During its fifteen years of life, this CRADA has evolved in both scope and purpose. Early efforts to develop high performance bismuth-based powder-in-tube first generation high temperature superconductors (HTS) have shifted toward efforts to understand and develop technologies required to fabricate second generation HTS coated conductors. Since the two original longstanding principal investigators from UT-Battelle and Oxford Superconducting Technology (OST) are not presently employed by their respective organizations, this final report shall focus primarily on results of the more recent past involving research and development of the deformation and annealing processes required to fabricate metallic substrates for RABiTS-based second generation coated conductors. The specific objectives of this recent work involve the development of OST Ni/3%W tape for HTS coated conductors and include: (a) to improve uniformity of cube texture through control of deformation and annealing parameters, (b) to minimize delamination and other buffer deposition problems through understanding and control of key parameters related to the metal substrate, (c) to ensure that the textured metal substrate allows well textured buffers with no delamination, and (d) to prepared a final report.

None

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet  

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Rolling Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates (RABiTS Rolling Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates (RABiTS TM ) coated conductors, characterized by their low cost and simple architecture, promise to meet industry price and performance targets. Introduction Since the discovery of high-temperature superconductors (HTS), notably YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 (YBCO), researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories have searched for ways to manufacture affordable flexible wires with high current density. One of the chief obstacles to the manufacture of commercial lengths of YBCO wire has been the phenomenon of weak links, which exist where current crosses a non-superconducting region such as a grain boundary. By aligning grains carefully, low angle boundaries between superconducting grains are assured, which

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Microscopic Probes of High-Temperature Superconductivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The granularity of the cuprate superconductors limits the effectiveness of many experimental probes that average over volumes containing many atoms. This report presents theoretical studies on muon spin relaxation and positron annihilation, two microscopic experimental techniques that can probe the properties of both high- and low-temperature superconductors on the atomic scale.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review Final  

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for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review Final Report Superconductivity for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review Final Report The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) for Electric Systems Program's specific mission is to work in partnership with industry to develop HTS wire and perform other research and development activities leading to the commercialization of HTS-based electric power applications by U.S. companies. This technology contributes to several key performance improvements of the grid. It enhances reliability by increasing capacity, which relieves congestion and helps prevent outages. Efficiency is improved as a result of the reduction of loss during operation which both conserves

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Publications | Ramesh Gupta | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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for muon collider" (pdf), R. Gupta, et al., 2010 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Washington, DC, August 2010. Slides from the talk (pdf) "Second Generation HTS Quadrupole...

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Transport AC loss in high temperature superconducting coils  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, and the world’s population continues to grow, our existing methods for energy supply and usage are clearly unsustainable. In developed industrialised nations, such as the UK and the US, the industrial sector uses about one third of all energy consumed [2... superconducting coil is found to be significantly large, and this will reduce the efficiency of the device in which it is utilised, par- ticularly when the loss is reflected back to room temperature by including the refrigeration cost. Many existing AC loss...

Ainslie, Mark

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of high-current, high-temperature superconductor current lead elements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The refrigeration loads of current leads for superconducting magnets can be significantly reduced by using high-temperature superconductor (HTS) leads. An HTS conductor type that is well suited for this application is a laminated sintered stack of HTS powder-in-tube (PIT) tapes. The superconducting elements are normally characterized by their manufacturer by measuring critical currents at 77 K in self field. Additional characterization, which correlates electrical performance at 77 K and at lower temperatures with applied magnetic fields, provides the current lead designer and conductor element manufacturer with critical information. For HTS conductor elements comprising a laminated and sintered stack of Bi-2223 PIT tapes having an alloyed Ag sheath, this characterization uses variable applied fields and operating temperatures.

Niemann, R.C.; Evans, D.J.; Fisher, B.L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Brockenborough, W.E.; Roberts, P.R.; Rodenbush, A.J. [American Superconductor Corp., Westborough, MA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of HTS Insert Coils for High Field Solenoids  

SciTech Connect

Fermilab is currently working on the development of high field magnet systems for ionization cooling of muon beams. The use of high temperature superconducting materials (HTS) is being considered for these solenoids using Helium refrigeration. Several studies have been performed on insert coils made of BSCCO-2223 tapes and second generation (2G) YBCO coated conductors, which are tested at various temperatures and at external fields of up to 14 T. Critical current (I{sub c}) measurements of YBCO short samples are presented as a function of bending stress, magnetic field and field orientation with respect to the sample surface. An analytical fit of critical current data as a function of field and field orientation is also presented. Results from several single-layer and double-layer pancake coils are also discussed.

Lombardo, Vito; /Fermilab

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature superconductivity: The products and their benefits  

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Numerous qualitative studies have discussed, in detail, the benefits projected from the commercialization of HTS systems; however, few are available with quantitative predictions of market penetration and resultant benefits. This report attempts to quantify those benefits, as a function of time, by examining five key classes of candidate HTS electrical equipment, and projecting market entry and capture based on historical market entry o technologies considered analogous to HTS. Any such projection is a judgment, based on experience and available data, and the analyses in this report fall into that category. The five classes of equipment examined are electric motors, transformers, generators, underground cable, and fault current limiters. In each of these classes, major international programs are now underway to develop and commercialize HTS equipment in a time frame from the present to the year 2020. Based on technology status and perceived market advantages as determined from the references, market entry dates were projected followed by market penetration predictions. The earliest equipment to achieve commercialization is predicted to be fault current limiters, predicted for market entry in the 2003--2004 time period. Transformers and cable are projected for entry in 2005 followed by electric motors in 2006. The final market entry will be by generators, predicted for commercialization in 2011.

Lawrence, L.R. Jr.; Cox, C.; Broman, D. [Bob Lawrence and Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States)

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling Configuration Design Considerations for Long-Length HTS Cables  

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Recent successes in demonstrating high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable systems hundreds of meters in length have inspired even longer length projects. A compact and energy efficient cooling configuration can be achieved using a counterflow-cooling arrangement. This is particularly attractive when all three phases are contained in a single cryostat because of the elimination of the space and thermal requirements of a separate liquid nitrogen return line. Future cable projects will utilize second generation (2G) wire which is expected to become lower in cost but may have different thermal requirements than first generation (1G) BSCCO wire due to the lower critical temperature and to a lesser extent, the lower thermal conductivity of the wire. HTS cable configurations will be studied with a numerical model to assess thermal hydraulic performance with AC and thermal losses; a summary of the results from the analysis will be presented. An analysis of the cable thermal- hydraulic response to over-current faults will be presented.

Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Superconducting Magnets for Efficient Low Energy Beam Transport Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modern ion accelerators and ion implantation systems need very short, highly versatile, Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) systems. The need for reliable and continuous operation requires LEBT designs to be simple and robust. The energy efficiency of available high temperature superconductors (HTS), with efficient and simple cryocooler refrigeration, is an additional attraction. Innovative, compact LEBT systems based on solenoids designed and built with high-temperature superconductor will be developed using computer models and prototyped. The parameters will be chosen to make this type of LEBT useful in a variety of ion accelerators, ion implantation systems, cancer therapy synchrotrons, and research accelerators, including the ORNL SNS. The benefits of solenoids made with HTS will be evaluated with analytical and numerical calculations for a two-solenoid configuration, as will be used in the SNS prototype LEBT that will replace the electrostatic one at SNS, and a single solenoid configuration, as was proposed...

Popovic, M; Johnson, R P; Nipper, J H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An anisotropic integral operator in high temperature superconductivity  

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A simplified model in superconductivity theory studied by P. Krotkov and A. Chubukov \\cite{KC1,KC2} led to an integral operator $K$ -- see (1), (2). They guessed that the equation $E_0(a,T)=1$ where $E_0$ is the largest eigenvalue of the operator $K$ has a solution $T(a)=1-\\tau(a)$ with $\\tau (a) \\sim a^{2/5}$ when $a$ goes to 0. $\\tau(a)$ imitates the shift of critical (instability) temperature. We give a rigorous analysis of an anisotropic integral operator $K$ and prove the asymptotic ($*$) -- see Theorem 8 and Proposition 10. Additive Uncertainty Principle (of Landau-Pollack-Slepian [SP], \\cite{LP1,LP2}) plays important role in this analysis.

Boris Mityagin

2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock-induced synthesis of high temperature superconducting materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

It has now been determined that the unique features of the high pressure shock method, especially the shock-induced chemical synthesis technique, are fully applicable to high temperature superconducting materials. Extraordinarily high yields are achievable in accordance with this invention, e.g., generally in the range from about 20% to about 99%, often in the range from about 50% to about 90%, lower and higher yields, of course, also being possible. The method of this invention involves the application of a controlled high pressure shock compression pulse which can be produced in any conventional manner, e.g., by detonation of a high explosive material, the impact of a high speed projectile or the effect of intense pulsed radiation sources such as lasers or electron beams. Examples and a discussion are presented.

Ginley, D.S.; Graham, R.A.; Morosin, B.; Venturini, E.L.

1987-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The DARPA manufacturing initiative in high temperature superconductivity  

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a very aggressive Technology Base program in high temperature superconductivity. This program is expected to provide the basis for a specialized set of military products - passive microwave and millimeter wave devices - within the next three years. In order to get these high leverage products into military systems, a manufacturing base must be developed for HTSC components. A plan for DARPA in HTSC manufacturing is directly coupled with the ongoing DARPA materials and device oriented R and D program. In essence, this plan recommends a three phased effort: 1. Phase I (two years); Fund companies through R and D contracts for specialized HTSC components; prepare a detailed plan and develop an HTSC consortium. 2. Phase II (six years): Establish an HTSC Sematech initiative for electronic applications, including active devices. 3. Phase III (optional): Continue the HTSC Sematech with emphasis on high power applications.

Adams, K.R. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA (US))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage design structure for high temperature superconducting device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In accordance with the present invention, modular corona shields are employed in a HTS device to reduce the electric field surrounding the HTS device. In a exemplary embodiment a fault current limiter module in the insulation region of a cryogenic cooling system has at least one fault current limiter set which employs a first corona shield disposed along the top portion of the fault current limiter set and is electrically coupled to the fault current limiter set. A second corona shield is disposed along the bottom portion of the fault current limiter set and is electrically coupled to the fault current limiter set. An insulation barrier is disposed within the insulation region along at least one side of the fault current limiter set. The first corona shield and the second corona shield act together to reduce the electric field surrounding the fault limiter set when voltage is applied to the fault limiter set.

Tekletsadik, Kasegn D. (Rexford, NY)

2008-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL Publishes Study on Superconducting Wire Performance | Department of  

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ORNL Publishes Study on Superconducting Wire Performance ORNL Publishes Study on Superconducting Wire Performance ORNL Publishes Study on Superconducting Wire Performance August 23, 2013 - 4:06pm Addthis The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently released a new study on advances in superconducting wire technology. A team led by ORNL's Amit Goyal demonstrated that the ability to control nanoscale imperfections in superconducting wires results in materials with excellent and customized performance. The team's findings are published in Nature Publishing Group's Scientific Reports. The full press release and link to the new report are available on ORNL's website. Dr. Goyal, a high temperature superconductivity (HTS) research at ORNL, won the Department's 2011 E.O. Lawrence Award in the inaugural category of

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HTS Magnets for Advanced Magnetoplasma Space Propulsion Applications  

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Plasma rockets are being considered for both Earth-orbit and interplanetary missions because their extremely high exhaust velocity and ability to modulate thrust allow very efficient use of propellant mass. In such rockets, a hydrogen or helium plasma is RF-heated and confined by axial magnetic fields produced by coils around the plasma chamber. HTS coils cooled by the propellant are desirable to increase the energy efficiency of the system. We describe a set of prototype high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coils that are being considered for the VASIMR ( Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) thruster proposed for testing on the Radiation Technology Demonstration (RTD) satellite. Since this satellite will be launched by the Space Shuttle, for safety reasons liquid helium will be used as propellant and coolant. The coils must be designed to operate in the space environment at field levels of 1 T. This generates a unique set of requirements. Details of the overall winding geometry and current density, as well as the challenging thermal control aspects associated with a compact, minimum weight design will be discussed.

Carte, M.D.; Chang-Diaz, F.R. Squire, J.P.; Schwenterly, S.W.

1999-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity Efforts at the US Department of Energy (DOE)  

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The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Superconductivity Program's specific mission is to work in partnership with industry to develop HTS

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY DUPONT SUPERCONDUCTIVITY FOR AN ADVANCE  

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DUPONT SUPERCONDUCTIVITY FOR AN ADVANCE DUPONT SUPERCONDUCTIVITY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-FC36-99GO10287; W(A)-99-008; CH-1002 The Petitioner, DuPont Superconductivity (hereinafter "DuPont"), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced contract entitled "High Temperature Superconducting Reciprocating Magnetic Separator". This contract relates to the construction of 1/4 commercial scale High Temperature Superconducting (hereinafter "HTS") Reciprocating Magnetic Separations Unit for the purification ofkaoline clay and titanium dioxide. It is anticipated that this project will be performed in three phases, over a period of

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Development of superconducting transmission cable. CRADA final report  

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The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Southwire Company is to develop the technology necessary to proceed to commercialization of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) transmission cables. Power transmission cables are a promising near-term electric utility application for high-temperature superconductivity. Present HTS wires match the needs for a three-phase transmission cable: (1) the wires must conduct high currents in self-field, (2) there are no high forces developed, and (3) the cables may operate at relatively low current density. The commercially-available HTS wires, in 100-m lengths, make construction of a full three-phase, alternating current (ac) transmission cable possible. If completed through the pre-commercialization phase, this project will result in a new capability for electric power companies. The superconducting cable will enable delivery with greater efficiency, higher power density, and lower costs than many alternatives now on the market. Job creation in the US is expected as US manufacturers supply transmission cables to the expanding markets in Asia and to the densely populated European cities where pipe-type cable is prevalent. Finally, superconducting cables may enable delivery of the new, diverse and distributed sources of electricity that will constitute the majority of new installed electrical generation in the world during the coming decades.

Hawsey, R.; Stovall, J.P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Hughey, R.L.; Sinha, U.K. [Southwire Co., Carrollton, GA (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What Causes High-temperature Superconductivity? | U.S. DOE Office of  

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What Causes High-temperature Superconductivity? What Causes High-temperature Superconductivity? Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » March 2013 What Causes High-temperature Superconductivity? A phase change at absolute zero temperature may provide key insights into the decades-old mystery of high-temperature superconductivity. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of Ames Laboratory

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Quantum tunneling, quantum computing, and high temperature superconductivity  

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In this dissertation, I have studied four theoretical problems in quantum tunneling, quantum computing, and high-temperature superconductivity. I have developed a generally-useful numerical tool for analyzing impurity-induced resonant-state images observed with scanning tunneling microscope (STM) in high temperature superconductors. The integrated tunneling intensities on all predominant sites have been estimated. The results can be used to test the predictions of any tight-binding model calculation. I have numerically simulated two-dimensional time-dependent tunneling of a Gaussian wave packet through a barrier, which contains charged ions. We have found that a negative ion in the barrier directly below the tunneling tip can deflect the tunneling electrons and drastically reduce the probability for them to reach the point in the target plane directly below the tunneling tip. I have studied an infinite family of sure-success quantum algorithms, which are introduced by C.-R. Hu [Phys. Rev. A {\\bf 66}, 042301 (2002)], for solving a generalized Grover search problem. Rigorous proofs are found for several conjectures made by Hu and explicit equations are obtained for finding the values of two phase parameters which make the algorithms sure success. Using self-consistent Hartree-Fock theory, I have studied an extended Hubbard model which includes quasi-long-range Coulomb interaction between the holes (characterized by parameter V). I have found that for sufficiently large V/t, doubly-charged-antiphase-island do become energetically favored localized objects in this system for moderate values of U/t, thus supporting a recent conjecture by C.-R. Hu [Int. J. Mod. Phys. B {\\bf 17}, 3284 (2003)].

Wang, Qian

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature synthesis of superconducting nanocrystalline MgB2  

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Magnesium diboride (MgB2) is considered a promising material for practical application in superconducting devices, with a transition temperature near 40 K. In the present paper, nanocrystalline MgB2 with an average particle size ...

Jun Lu; Zhili Xiao; Qiyin Lin; Helmut Claus; Zhigang Zak Fang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To the Non-Local Theory of the High Temperature Superconductivity  

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The possibility of the non local physics application in the theory of superconductivity is investigated. It is shown that by the superconducting conditions the relay ("estafette") motion of the soliton' system ("attice ion - electron") is realizing by the absence of chemical bonds. From the position of the quantum hydrodynamics the problem of creation of the high temperature superconductors leads to finding of materials which lattices could realize the soliton' motion without destruction. These materials should be created using the technology of quantum dots. Key words: Foundations of the theory of transport processes; The theory of solitons; Generalized hydrodynamic equations; Foundations of quantum mechanics; high temperature superconductivity.

Boris V. Alexeev

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Magneto-Optical Images from the Superconductivity & Magnetism Low-temperature Laboratory  

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This is a small, online collection of video supplements to published papers, images, Flash movies, etc. Activities of the Superconductivity and Magnetism Low-Temperature Lab are focused on the experimental studies of superconductivity, magnetism and their coexistence in novel materials at low temperatures. In addition to the magneto-optical gallery, see the video supplements at http://www.cmpgroup.ameslab.gov/supermaglab/video/index.html

Condensed Matter Physics Group (Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory)

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Field Demonstration of a 24-kV Superconducting Cable at Detroit Edison: Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Following up the successful testing of a complete 50 m, 115 kV high temperature superconducting (HTS) power cable system prototype, EPRI, Pirelli Power Cables and Systems, the Department of Energy, Detroit Edison, and American Superconductor Corporation undertook a project to design, install, and operate a 24 kV HTS power cable at Detroit Edison's Frisbie substation to serve customer load. The demonstration cable circuit ran approximately 120 m between the 24 kV bus distribution bus and a 120 kV-24 kV tr...

2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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High-field magnets using high-critical-temperature superconducting thin films  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High-field magnets fabricated from high-critical-temperature superconducting ceramic (HTSC) thin films which can generate fields greater than 4 Tesla. The high-field magnets are made of stackable disk-shaped substrates coated with HTSC thin films, and involves maximizing the critical current density, superconducting film thickness, number of superconducting layers per substrate, substrate diameter, and number of substrates while minimizing substrate thickness. The HTSC thin films are deposited on one or both sides of the substrates in a spiral configuration with variable line widths to increase the field.

Mitlitsky, Fred (Livermore, CA); Hoard, Ronald W. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-field magnets using high-critical-temperature superconducting thin films  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High-field magnets fabricated from high-critical-temperature superconducting ceramic (HTSC) thin films which can generate fields greater than 4 Tesla are disclosed. The high-field magnets are made of stackable disk-shaped substrates coated with HTSC thin films, and involves maximizing the critical current density, superconducting film thickness, number of superconducting layers per substrate, substrate diameter, and number of substrates while minimizing substrate thickness. The HTSC thin films are deposited on one or both sides of the substrates in a spiral configuration with variable line widths to increase the field. 4 figures.

Mitlitsky, F.; Hoard, R.W.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Tc Superconducting Thin- and Thick-Film-Based Coated Conductors for Energy Applications  

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Although the first epitaxial films of YBCO with high Tc were grown nearly 20 years ago, the understanding and control of the nanostructures responsible for the dissipation-free electrical current transport in high temperature superconductors (HTS) is quite recent. In the last six to seven years, major advances have occurred in the fundamental investigation of low angle grain boundaries, flux-pinning phenomena, growth mode, and atomic-level defect structures of HTS epitaxial films. As a consequence, it has been possible to map and even engineer to some extent the performance of HTS coatings in large regions of the operating H, T, J phase space. With such progress, the future of high temperature superconducting wires looks increasingly promising despite the tremendous challenges offered by these brittle and anisotropic materials. Nevertheless, further performance improvements are necessary for the superconducting technology to become cost-competitive against copper wires and ultimately succeed in revolutionizing the transmission of electricity. This can be achieved by further diminishing the gap between theoretical and experimental values of the critical current density Jc, and/or increasing the thickness of the superconductive layer as much as possible without degrading performance. In addition, further progress in controlling extrinsic and/or intrinsic nano-sized defects within the films is necessary to significantly reduce the anisotropic response of HTS and obtain a nearly constant dependence of the critical current on the magnetic field orientation, which is considered crucial for power applications. This chapter is a review of the challenges still present in the area of superconducting film processing for HTS wires and the approaches currently employed to address them.

Cantoni, Claudia [ORNL; Goyal, Amit [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive Superconducting Flux Conservers for Rotating-Magnetic-Field-Driven Field-Reversed Configurations  

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The Princeton Field-Reversed Configuration (PFRC) experiment employs an odd-parity rotating magnetic field (RMFo) current drive and plasma heating system to form and sustain high-? plasmas. For radial confinement, an array of coaxial, internal, passive, flux-conserving (FC) rings applies magnetic pressure to the plasma while still allowing radio-frequency RMFo from external coils to reach the plasma. The 3 ms pulse duration of the present experiment is limited by the skin time (?fc) of its room-temperature copper FC rings. To explore plasma phenomena with longer characteristic times, the pulse duration of the next-generation PFRC-2 device will exceed 100 ms, necessitating FC rings with (?fc > 300 ms. In this paper we review the physics of internal, discrete, passive FCs and describe the evolution of the PFRC's FC array. We then detail new experiments that have produced higher performance FC rings that contain embedded high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes. Several HTS tape winding configurations have been studied and a wide range of extended skin times, from 0.4 s to over 103 s, has been achieved. The new FC rings must carry up to 3 kA of current to balance the expected PFRC-2 plasma pressure, so the dependence of the HTS-FC critical current on the winding configuration and temperature was also studied. From these experiments, the key HTS-FC design considerations have been identified and HTS-FC rings with the desired performance characteristics have been produced.

E. Oz, C.E. Myers, M.R. Edwards, B. Berlinger, A. Brooks, and S.A. Cohen

2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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HTS Cable Projects | Department of Energy  

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Cable Projects HTS Cable Projects Fact sheet describing what is being done to modernize electricity transmission and distribution HTS Cable Projects More Documents & Publications...

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SciTech Connect: "high temperature superconductivity"  

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high temperature superconductivity" Find high temperature superconductivity" Find How should I search Scitech Connect ... Basic or Advanced? Basic Search Advanced × Advanced Search Options Full Text: Bibliographic Data: Creator / Author: Name Name ORCID Title: Subject: Identifier Numbers: Research Org.: Sponsoring Org.: Site: All Alaska Power Administration, Juneau, Alaska (United States) Albany Research Center (ARC), Albany, OR (United States) Albuquerque Complex - NNSA Albuquerque Operations Office, Albuquerque, NM (United States) Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, Amarillo, TX (United States) Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States) Argonne National Laboratory-Advanced Photon Source (United States) Atlanta Regional Office,

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Publications | Ramesh Gupta | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2012) in Tokyo, Japan, December 3-5, 2012. HTS Magnet R&D at BNL (pdf), LTHFSW2012 at Napa, CA, November 5-7, 2012 High Field Solenoid Program...

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AB Electronic Tubes and Quasi-Superconductivity at Room Temperature  

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Author offers and researches a new idea - filling tubes by electronic gases. He shows: If the insulating envelope (cover) of the tube is charged positively, the electrons within the tube are not attracted to covering. Tube (as a whole) remains a neutral (uncharged) body. The electron gas in the tube has very low density and very high conductivity, close to superconductivity. If we take the density (pressure) of electron gas as equal to atmospheric pressure, the thickness of insulator film may be very small and the resulting tube is very light. Author shows the offered tubes can be applied to many technical fields. For example: (1) Transfer of energy over very long distance with very small electric losses. (2) Design of cheap high altitude electric lines without masts. (3) Transfer of energy from one continent to another continent through the ionosphere. (4) Transfer of a plasma beam (which can convey thrust and energy) from Earth surface to a space ship. (5) Observation of the sky by telescope without atmospheric hindrances. (6) Dirigibles (air balloons) of the highest lift force. (7) Increasing of gun range severalfold. (8) Transfer of matter. And so on. Key words: AB tubes, electronic tubes, superconductivity, transmission energy.

Alexander Bolonkin

2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic HTS force measurement instrument  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is disclosed for measuring the levitation force of a high temperature superconductor sample with respect to a reference magnet includes a receptacle for holding several high temperature superconductor samples each cooled to superconducting temperature. A rotatable carousel successively locates a selected one of the high temperature superconductor samples in registry with the reference magnet. Mechanism varies the distance between one of the high temperature superconductor samples and the reference magnet, and a sensor measures levitation force of the sample as a function of the distance between the reference magnet and the sample. A method is also disclosed. 3 figs.

Sanders, S.T.; Niemann, R.C.

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed laser processing of high temperature superconducting thin films  

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Systematic studies of the effects of pulsed laser deposition processing parameters on plume dynamics and resultant film properties have been performed. Plume angular distributions, cos{sup m}({theta}), were observed to be variable between 1 > m > 10 depending on laser energy density and spot size. Under optimized conditions, epitaxial, superconducting thin films could be grown in-situ on a variety of single-crystal substrates. High quality, 200 nm thick films were obtained at deposition rates approaching 15 nm/sec. Additionally, the patterning of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x} thin films has been achieved by a process which combines thermal oxygen diffusion and laser annealing. This process is performed under relatively mild conditions which allows the structural integrity of the films to be preserved. 9 refs., 6 figs.

Muenchausen, R.E.; Dye, R.C.; Estler, R.C.; Foltyn, S.; Garcia, A.R.; Hubbard, K.M.; Nogar, N.S.; Wu, X.D. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)); Carim, A.; Mukherjee, A.; Brueck, S.R.J. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Supplements for Papers from the Superconducting and Magnetism Low-temperature Laboratory at AMES Laboratory  

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The Superconductivity and Magnetism Low-temperature Laboratory is part of the Condensed Matter Physics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory. Some of the publications from this lab have data and figures on video. These videos have been posted online with their "parent" publications.

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The Progress on Low-Cost, High-Quality, High-Temperature Superconducting Tapes Deposited by the Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The innovative Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) process is a non-vacuum technique that is being investigated to enable next generation products in several application areas including high-temperature superconductors (HTS). In combination with the Rolling Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrate (RABiTS) technology, the CCVD process has significant promise to provide low-cost, high-quality lengths of YBCO coated conductor. Over 100 meter lengths of both Ni and Ni-W (3 at. Wt.%) substrates with a surface roughness of 12-18 nm were produced. The CCVD technology has been used to deposit both buffer layer coatings as well as YBCO superconducting layers. Buffer layer architecture of strontium titanate (SrTiO{sub 3}) and ceria (CeO{sub 2}) have been deposited by CCVD on textured nickel substrates and optimized to appropriate thicknesses and microstructures to provide templates for growing PLD YBCO with a J{sub c} of 1.1 MA/cm{sup 2} at 77 K and self-field. The CCVD buffer layers have been scaled to meter plus lengths with good epitaxial uniformity along the length. A short sample cut from one of the lengths enabled high critical current density PLD YBCO. Films of CCVD YBCO superconductors have been grown on single crystal substrates with critical current densities over 1 MA/cm{sup 2}. In addition, superconducting YBCO films with an I{sub c} of 60 A/cm-width (J{sub c} = 1.5 MA/cm{sup 2}) were grown on ORNL RABiTS (CeO{sub 2}/YSZ/Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Ni/Ni-3W) using CCVD process.

Shoup, S.S.; White, M.K.; Krebs, S.L.; Darnell, N.; King, A.C.; Mattox, D.S.; Campbell, I.H.; Marken, K.R.; Hong, S.; Czabaj, B.; Paranthaman, M.; Christen, H.M.; Zhai, H.-Y. Specht, E.

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A Possible Pressure-Induced High-Temperature-Superconducting  

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... Materials Forensics, Three-dimensional Modeling and Fractal Characterization · Vortex Physics in Oxide and Pnictide High Temperature Superconductors.

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Superconductivity for Electric Systems  

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and Energy Reliability ­ Superconductivity for Electric Systems #12;3 Control Milestones and Status Control Milestone Due Date Status Section 1.1: Wire Development. · Short sample RABiTS using slot-die MOD CeO2 cap manufacturing process. Highlights: 1) HTS Program CPS Control Milestone Met - Short sample RABiTS using slot

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CRITICAL FIELD FOR SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND LOW-TEMPERATURE NORMAL-STATE HEAT CAPACITY OF TUNGSTEN  

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y CRITICAL FIELD FOR SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND LOW-TEMPERATURECritical Field for Superconductivity and Low-Temperaturemagnetic field for superconductivity In tungsten from 5.5 to

Triplett, B.B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Superconducting Magnets: Revolutionizing Next Generation Accelerators and Other Applications (466th Brookhaven Lecture)  

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BNL has always been a leader in the world of superconducting magnets, which are essential to the great modern ccelerators such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL, or the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. These magnets are made of material that, cooled to 4 Kelvins (K) (-452° Farenheit) become superconducting, that is, lose essentially all resistance to electricity. For the past decade, however, Lab researchers have been exploring the use of new materials that become superconducting at higher temperatures. These materials can operate at the relatively high temperature of 77 K (-351°F), allowing them to be cooled by cheap, plentiful liquid nitrogen, rather than helium, and can create very high magnetic fields. Now far in the lead of this area of research, BNL scientists are exploring avenues for high temperature superconducting magnets that are energy efficient and have magnetic fields that are a million times stronger than the Earth’s. If successful, these new magnets could potentially revolutionize usage in future accelerators, play a key role in energy efficiency and storage, and make possible new applications such as muon colliders and MRI screening in remote areas.

Gupta, Ramesh (BNL Superconducting Magnet Division)

2011-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet ...  

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Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet...

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Measurements of AC Losses and Current Distribution in Superconducting Cables  

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This paper presents our new experimental facility and techniques to measure ac loss and current distribution between the layers for High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables. The facility is powered with a 45 kVA three-phase power supply which can provide three-phase currents up to 5 kA per phase via high current transformers. The system is suitable for measurements at any frequency between 20 and 500 Hz to better understand the ac loss mechanisms in HTS cables. In this paper, we will report techniques and results for ac loss measurements carried out on several HTS cables with and without an HTS shielding layer. For cables without a shielding layer, care must be taken to control the effect of the magnetic fields from return currents on loss measurements. The waveform of the axial magnetic field was also measured by a small pick-up coil placed inside a two-layer cable. The temporal current distribution between the layers can be calculated from the waveform of the axial field.

Nguyen, Doan A [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Ashworth, Stephen P [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL; Carter, Bill [AMSC; Fleshler, Steven [AMER Superconductor Corp, Devens, MA 01434

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Triaxial HTS Cable for the AEP Bixby Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ultera has installed a single 200-meter long high temperature superconducting (HTS) 3-phase triaxial design cable at the American Electric Power (AEP) Bixby substation in Columbus, Ohio. The cable connects a 132/13.8 kV transformer to the distribution switchgear serving seven outgoing circuits. It was designed to carry 3000 Arms. Testing of 3- to 5-meter length prototype cables, including a 5-meter prototype with full scale terminations tested at ORNL was conducted prior to the manufacture and installation of the AEP triaxial cable. These prototypes were used to demonstrate the crucial operating conditions including steady state operation at the 3000 Arms design current, high voltage operation, high voltage withstand and 110 kV impulse, and overcurrent fault capability. A summary of the results from the thermal analysis and testing conducted by Ultera and ORNL will be presented. Some analysis of the cable thermal-hydraulic response based on the testing that were used to determine some of the cable cryogenic system requirements are also presented.

Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Gouge, Michael J [ORNL; Lindsay, David T [ORNL; Roden, Mark L [ORNL; Tolbert, Jerry Carlton [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering design of a high-temperature superconductor current lead  

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As part of the US Department of Energy's Superconductivity Pilot Center Program, Argonne National Laboratory and Superconductivity, Inc., are developing high-temperature superconductor (HTS) current leads suitable for application to superconducting magnetic energy storage systems. The principal objective of the development program is to design, construct, and evaluate the performance of HTS current leads suitable for near-term applications. Supporting objectives are to (1) develop performance criteria; (2) develop a detailed design; (3) analyze performance; (4) gain manufacturing experience in the areas of materials and components procurement, fabrication and assembly, quality assurance, and cost; (5) measure performance of critical components and the overall assembly; (6) identify design uncertainties and develop a program for their study; and (7) develop application-acceptance criteria.

Niemann, R.C.; Cha, Y.S.; Hull, J.R. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Daugherty, M.A.; Buckles, W.E. (Superconductivity, Inc., Madison, WI (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering design of a high-temperature superconductor current lead  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of the US Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Pilot Center Program, Argonne National Laboratory and Superconductivity, Inc., are developing high-temperature superconductor (HTS) current leads suitable for application to superconducting magnetic energy storage systems. The principal objective of the development program is to design, construct, and evaluate the performance of HTS current leads suitable for near-term applications. Supporting objectives are to (1) develop performance criteria; (2) develop a detailed design; (3) analyze performance; (4) gain manufacturing experience in the areas of materials and components procurement, fabrication and assembly, quality assurance, and cost; (5) measure performance of critical components and the overall assembly; (6) identify design uncertainties and develop a program for their study; and (7) develop application-acceptance criteria.

Niemann, R.C.; Cha, Y.S.; Hull, J.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Daugherty, M.A.; Buckles, W.E. [Superconductivity, Inc., Madison, WI (United States)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward material-specific simulations of high temperature superconductivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High temperature superconductors could potentially revolutionize the use and transmission of electric power. This along with intriguing scientific questions have motivated an enormous research effort over the past twenty years, since the discovery of ...

Thomas C. Schulthess

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - ASC2010-hts-after-review-v1.doc  

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3 1 3 1  Abstract-This paper presents the goal and status of the high field High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) solenoid program funded through a series of SBIRs. The target of this R&D program is to build HTS coils that are capable of producing fields greater than 20 T when tested alone and approaching 40 T when tested in a background field magnet. The solenoid will be made with second generation (2G) high engineering current density HTS tape. To date, 17 HTS pancake coils have been built and tested in the temperature range from 20 K to 80 K. Quench protection, high stresses and minimization of degradation of conductor are some of the major challenges associated with this program. Index Terms-High Temperature Superconductors, HTS,

119

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage in Trapped Field Magnets of High Temperature Superconductors  

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Superconducting permanent magnets for storing high magnetic fields can serve as a means of energy storage and are useful in applications ranging from motors and generators to fault current limiters and circuit breakers. This report presents the results of experimental studies on high temperature superconductors, which were successfully used to trap a record high stable magnetic field of 83,000 G at 54 K and 100,000 G at 42 K.

1995-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

120

"Flexible aerogel as a superior thermal insulation for high temperature superconductor cable applications"  

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High temperature superconducting (HTS) cables are an advanced technology that can both strengthen and improve the national electrical distribution infrastructure. HTS cables require sufficient cooling to overcome inherent low temperature heat loading. Heat loads are minimized by the use of cryogenic envelopes or cryostats. Cryostats require improvement in efficiency, reliability, and cost reduction to meet the demanding needs of HTS conductors (1G and 2G wires). Aspen Aerogels has developed a compression resistant aerogel thermal insulation package to replace compression sensitive multi-layer insulation (MLI), the incumbent thermal insulation, in flexible cryostats for HTS cables. Oak Ridge National Laboratory tested a prototype aerogel package in a lab-scale pipe apparatus to measure the rate of heat invasion. The lab-scale pipe test results of the aerogel solution will be presented and directly compared to MLI. A compatibility assessment of the aerogel material with HTS system components will also be presented. The aerogel thermal insulation solution presented will meet the demanding needs of HTS cables.

White, Shannon O. [Aspen Aerogel, Inc.; Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Tomich, A. [Aspen Aerogel, Inc.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Narrowband high temperature superconducting receiver for low frequency radio waves  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An underground communicating device has a low-noise SQUID using high temperature superconductor components connected to detect a modulated external magnetic flux for outputting a voltage signal spectrum that is related to the varying magnetic flux. A narrow bandwidth filter may be used to select a portion of the voltage signal spectrum that is relatively free of power line noise to output a relatively low noise output signal when operating in a portion of the electromagnetic spectra where such power line noise exists. A demodulator outputs a communication signal, which may be an FM signal, indicative of a modulation on the modulated external magnetic flux.

Reagor, David W. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

High-Tc superconductivity originated from strong spin-charge correlation: indication from linear temperature dependence of resistivity  

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Both the highest- and the linear temperature dependence of the resistivity in wide temperature range appear at the optimally doped regions of Cu-based superconductors1,2,3,4,5, and the highest- of Fe-based superconductors6,7 are also associated with the linear temperature dependence of the resistivity in normal states near superconducting states. This means that the high temperature superconductivity and the linear temperature dependence of the resistivity should be dominated by the same mechanism. This letter on theoretic calculation clearly shows that strong spin-charge correlation dominated resistivity behaves the linear temperature dependence, thus high-temperature superconductivity should be induced by strong spin-charge correlation.

Tian De Cao

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Method and apparatus for forming high-critical-temperature superconducting layers on flat and/or elongated substrates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An elongated, flexible superconductive wire or strip is fabricated by pulling it through and out of a melt of metal oxide material at a rate conducive to forming a crystalline coating of superconductive metal oxide material on an elongated, flexible substrate wire or strip. A coating of crystalline superconductive material, such as Bi.sub.2 Sr.sub.2 CaCu.sub.2 O.sub.8, is annealed to effect conductive contact between adjacent crystalline structures in the coating material, which is then cooled to room temperature. The container for the melt can accommodate continuous passage of the substrate through the melt. Also, a second pass-through container can be used to simultaneously anneal and overcoat the superconductive coating with a hot metallic material, such as silver or silver alloy. A hollow, elongated tube casting method of forming an elongated, flexible superconductive wire includes drawing the melt by differential pressure into a heated tubular substrate.

Ciszek, Theodore F. (Evergreen, CO)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View  

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To synthesize a new superconductor which has a critical temperature, Tc, exceeding the room temperature, one needs to know what chemical components to start with. This chapter presents analysis of experimental data which allow one to draw a conclusion about components and the structure of a potential room-temperature superconductor. The two essential components of a roomtemperature superconductor are large organic molecules (polymers, tissues) and atoms/molecules which are magnetic in the intercalated state. This conclusion is fully based on experimental facts known today, and does not require any assumptions about the mechanism of room-temperature superconductivity. This, however, does not mean that to synthesize a room-temperature superconductor is an easy task. Never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.

A. Mourachkine

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Superconductive wire  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconductive article is made by inserting a rigid mandrel into an internal cavity of a first metallic tube, said tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface, said interior surface defining the interior cavity, forming a layer of a superconductive material or superconductive precursor upon the exterior surface of said first metallic tube, machining the layer of superconductive material or superconductive precursor to a predetermined diameter to form an intermediate article configured for insertion into a second metallic tube having an interior diameter corresponding to the predetermined diameter, inserting the machined intermediate article into a second metallic tube having an internal diameter corresponding to the predetermined diameter of the intermediate article to form a composite intermediate article, reducing or ironing the composite intermediate article to a predetermined cross-sectional diameter, and sintering the reduced or ironed composite intermediate article at temperatures and for time sufficient for the superconductive material or superconductive precursor to exhibit superconductivity.

Korzekwa, David A. (Los Alamos, NM); Bingert, John F. (Jemez Springs, NM); Peterson, Dean E. (Los Alamos, NM); Sheinberg, Haskell (Santa Fe, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Design and Development of a 100 MVA HTS Generator for Commercial Entry  

SciTech Connect

In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: (1) identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator; (2) develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology; (3) perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE's proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept; and (4) design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables. The design for the HTS generator was based on GE's warm iron rotor concept in which a cold HTS coil is wound around a warm magnetic iron pole. This approach for rotating HTS electrical machinery provides the efficiency benefits of the HTS technology while addressing the two most important considerations for power generators in utility applications: cost and reliability. The warm iron rotor concept uses the least amount of expensive HTS wire compared to competing concepts and builds on the very high reliability of conventional iron core stators and armature windings.

None

2007-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

127

Design and Development of a 100 MVA HTS Generator for Commercial Entry  

SciTech Connect

In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: (1) identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator; (2) develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology; (3) perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE's proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept; and (4) design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables. The design for the HTS generator was based on GE's warm iron rotor concept in which a cold HTS coil is wound around a warm magnetic iron pole. This approach for rotating HTS electrical machinery provides the efficiency benefits of the HTS technology while addressing the two most important considerations for power generators in utility applications: cost and reliability. The warm iron rotor concept uses the least amount of expensive HTS wire compared to competing concepts and builds on the very high reliability of conventional iron core stators and armature windings.

2007-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

128

Method for producing low-resistivity electrical contacts for high-temperature superconducting ceramics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Production of low-resistivity electrical contacts for high-temperature superconducting ceramics capable of supporting large current densities by plasma spraying of a noble metal powder onto a chosen surface area of the ceramic and electrically contacting a metal conductor to the metallic pad formed thereby by either soldering or by use of a conducting epoxy is described. Surface resistivities in the 10{sup {minus}8} {Omega}-cm{sup 2} range have been measured at 76 K. Most experimental variables were found to have little effect on the properties of the contacts produced. 2 tabs.

Katz, J.D.; Willis, J.O.; Maley, M.P.; Castro, R.G.

1989-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

129

Large Oscillations of the Magnetoresistance in Nanopatterned High-temperature Superconducting Films  

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Measurements on nanoscale structures constructed from high-temperature superconductors are expected to shed light on the origin of superconductivity in these materials. To date, loops made from these compounds have had sizes of the order of hundreds of nanometeres. Here, we report the results of measurements on loops of La{sub 1.84}Sr{sub 0.16}CuO{sub 4}, a high-temperature superconductor that loses its resistance to electric currents when cooled below {approx}38 K, with dimensions down to tens of nanometres. We observe oscillations in the resistance of the loops as a function of the magnetic flux through the loops. The oscillations have a period of h/2e, and their amplitude is much larger than the amplitude of the resistance oscillations expected from the Little-Parks effect. Moreover, unlike Little-Parks oscillations, which are caused by periodic changes in the superconducting transition temperature, the oscillations we observe are caused by periodic changes in the interaction between thermally excited moving vortices and the oscillating persistent current induced in the loops. However, despite the enhanced amplitude of these oscillations, we have not detected oscillations with a period of h/e, as recently predicted for nanoscale loops of superconductors with d-wave symmetry or with a period of h/4e, as predicted for superconductors that exhibit stripes.

Sochnikov, I.; Bozovic, I.; Shaulov, A.; Yeshurun, Y.; Logvenov, G.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Ceramic superconductor/metal composite materials employing the superconducting proximity effect  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Superconducting composite materials having particles of superconducting material disposed in a metal matrix material with a high electron-boson coupling coefficient (.lambda.). The superconducting particles can comprise any type of superconductor including Laves phase materials, Chevrel phase materials, A15 compounds, and perovskite cuprate ceramics. The particles preferably have dimensions of about 10-500 nanometers. The particles preferably have dimensions larger than the superconducting coherence length of the superconducting material. The metal matrix material has a .lambda. greater than 0.2, preferably the .lambda. is much higher than 0.2. The metal matrix material is a good proximity superconductor due to its high .lambda.. When cooled, the superconductor particles cause the metal matrix material to become superconducting due to the proximity effect. In cases where the particles and the metal matrix material are chemically incompatible (i.e., reactive in a way that destroys superconductivity), the particles are provided with a thin protective metal coating. The coating is chemically compatible with the particles and metal matrix material. High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cuprate ceramic particles are reactive and therefore require a coating of a noble metal resistant to oxidation (e.g., silver, gold). The proximity effect extends through the metal coating. With certain superconductors, non-noble metals can be used for the coating.

Holcomb, Matthew J. (Manhattan Beach, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Superconductive wire  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a superconductive article including a first metallic tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface, said interior surface defining an interior hollow cavity, a layer of superconductive material surrounding said exterior surface of said first metallic tube, and, a second metallic tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface, said interior surface adjacent to said layer of superconductive material is provided together with processes of making such a superconductive article including, e.g., inserting a rigid mandrel into an internal cavity of a first metallic tube, said tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface, said interior surface defining the interior cavity, forming a layer of a superconductive material or superconductive precursor upon the exterior surface of said first metallic tube, machining the layer of superconductive material or superconductive precursor to a predetermined diameter to form an intermediate article configured for insertion into a second metallic tube having an interior diameter corresponding to the predetermined diameter, inserting the machined intermediate article into a second metallic tube having an internal diameter corresponding to the predetermined diameter of the intermediate article to form a composite intermediate article, reducing and/or ironing the composite intermediate article to a predetermined cross-sectional diameter, and sintering the reduced or ironed composite intermediate article at temperatures and for time sufficient for the superconductive material or superconductive precursor to exhibit superconductivity.

Korzekwa, D.A.; Bingert, J.F.; Peterson, D.E.; Sheinberg, H.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

132

Method for determining hydrogen mobility as a function of temperature in superconducting niobium cavities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for determining the mobility of hydrogen as a function of temperature in superconducting niobium cavities comprising: 1) heating a cavity under test to remove free hydrogen; 2) introducing hydrogen-3 gas into the cavity; 3) cooling the cavity to allow absorption of hydrogen-3; and 4) measuring the amount of hydrogen-3 by: a) cooling the cavity to about 4.degree. K while flowing a known and regulated amount of inert carrier gas such as argon or helium into the cavity; b) allowing the cavity to warm at a stable rate from 4.degree. K to room temperature as it leaves the chamber; and c) directing the exit gas to an ion chamber radiation detector.

May, Robert (Virginia Beach, VA)

2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

133

Flywheel energy storage using superconducting magnetic bearings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Storage of electrical energy on a utility scale is currently not practicable for most utilities, preventing the full utilization of existing base-load capacity. A potential solution to this problem is Flywheel Energy Storage (FES), made possible by technological developments in high-temperature superconducting materials. Commonwealth Research Corporation (CRC), the research arm of Commonwealth Edison Company, and Argonne National Laboratory are implementing a demonstration project to advance the state of the art in high temperature superconductor (HTS) bearing performance and the overall demonstration of efficient Flywheel Energy Storage. Currently, electricity must be used simultaneously with its generation as electrical energy storage is not available for most utilities. Existing storage methods either are dependent on special geography, are too expensive, or are too inefficient. Without energy storage, electric utilities, such as Commonwealth Edison Company, are forced to cycle base load power plants to meet load swings in hourly customer demand. Demand can change by as much as 30% over a 12-hour period and result in significant costs to utilities as power plant output is adjusted to meet these changes. HTS FES systems can reduce demand-based power plant cycling by storing unused nighttime capacity until it is needed to meet daytime demand.

Abboud, R.G. [Commonwealth Research Corp., Chicago, IL (United States); Uherka, K.; Hull, J.; Mulcahy, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

DOE Superconductivity Program Stakeholders | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Stakeholders Map showing the stakeholders involved in High Temperature Superconductivity work with the DOE. DOE Superconductivity Program Stakeholders More Documents &...

135

Field Demonstration of a 24-kV Superconducting Cable at Detroit Edison  

SciTech Connect

Customer acceptance of high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable technology requires a substantial field demonstration illustrating both the system's technical capabilities and its suitability for installation and operation within the utility environment. In this project, the world's first underground installation of an HTS cable using existing ductwork, a 120 meter demonstration cable circuit was designed and installed between the 24 kV bus distribution bus and a 120 kV-24 kV transformer at Detroit Edison's Frisbie substation. The system incorporated cables, accessories, a refrigeration system, and control instrumentation. Although the system was never put in operation because of problems with leaks in the cryostat, the project significantly advanced the state-of-the-art in the design and implementation of Warm Dielectric cable systems in substation applications. Lessons learned in this project are already being incorporated in several ongoing demonstration projects.

Kelley, Nathan; Corsaro, Pietro

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

High Field Magnet R&D |Superconducting Magnet Division  

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High Field Magnet R&D High Field Magnet R&D The Superconducting Magnet Division is developing advanced magnet designs and magnet-related technologies for high field accelerator magnets. We are currently working on magnets for three inter-related programs: High Field Magnets for Muon Collider Papers, Presentations Common Coil Magnets Papers, Presentations Interaction Region Magnets Papers, Presentations High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Magnets Papers, Presentations This is part of a multi-lab superconducting magnet development program for new accelerator facilities that would be part of the U.S. High Energy Physics program. These programs (@BNL, @FNAL, @LBNL) are quite complimentary to each other, so that magnet designs and technologies developed at one laboratory can be easily transferred to another. The BNL

137

Columbus HTS Power Cable | Department of Energy  

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real electrical loads. The cable system forms an important electrical link in a utility substation in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus HTS Power Cable More Documents & Publications...

138

Structure for hts composite conductors and the manufacture of same  

SciTech Connect

A superconducting oxide composite structure including a superconducting oxide member, a metal layer surrounding the superconducting oxide member, and an insulating layer of a complex oxide formed in situ adjacent to the superconducting oxide member and the metal layer is provided together with a method of forming such a superconducting oxide composite structure including encapsulating a superconducting oxide member or precursor within a metal matrix layer from the group of: (i) a reactive metal sheath adjacent to the superconducting oxide member or precursor, the reactive metal sheath surrounded by a second metal layer or (ii) an alloy containing a reactive metal; to form an intermediate product, and, heating the intermediate product at temperatures and for time sufficient to form an insulating layer of a complex oxide in situ, the insulating layer to the superconducting oxide member or precursor and the metal matrix layer.

Cotton, James D. (Seattle, WA); Riley, Jr., Gilbert Neal (Marlborough, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Structure for HTS composite conductors and the manufacture of same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting oxide composite structure including a superconducting oxide member, a metal layer surrounding the superconducting oxide member, and an insulating layer of a complex oxide formed in situ adjacent to the superconducting oxide member and the metal layer is provided together with a method of forming such a superconducting oxide composite structure including encapsulating a superconducting oxide member or precursor within a metal matrix layer from the group of: (1) a reactive metal sheath adjacent to the superconducting oxide member or precursor, the reactive metal sheath surrounded by a second metal layer or (2) an alloy containing a reactive metal; to form an intermediate product, and, heating the intermediate product at temperatures and for time sufficient to form an insulating layer of a complex oxide in situ, the insulating layer to the superconducting oxide member or precursor and the metal matrix layer. 10 figs.

Cotton, J.D.; Riley, G.N. Jr.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Conjectured explanation for room-temperature superconductivity in narrow channels in oxidized polypropylene  

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Two groups of scientists have observed conductivity at least five orders of magnitude higher than that of copper at room temperature in narrow channels perpendicular to surfaces of films in oxidized polypropylene. For pulsed currents, this conductivity starts at a minimum value of applied current, and is destroyed at a current of about 30-60 times this value. Because of the existence of an upper critical current and of the observation that electronic thermal conductivity is negligible in the channels, it is thought that the channels are superconducting. A study is made of the hypothesis that these results are due to enhanced pairing, as first suggested by Parameter, when the drift velocity of current carriers becomes close to the velocity of sound or, in work by Hone and by the present author, to an appropriate phase velocity of optical phonons. Such enhancements can be expected to be larger in quasi-one-dimensional systems. 10 refs.

Eagles, D.M. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (United States))

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Effect of temperature on phonon contribution to Green function of high-temperature superconducting cuprates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The phonon contribution to the nodal electron Green function in cuprates is considered. It is shown that the temperature dependence of the real part of the self-energy component of the Green function for cuprates with a hole doping level close to optimal is described by the electron-phonon interaction in the framework of the extended Eliashberg model.

Korneeva, L. A., E-mail: korneeva_mila@mail.ru; Mazur, E. A. [National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russian Federation)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Influence of Proton Irradiation on Angular Dependence of Second Generation (2G)HTS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) the quadrupoles in the fragment separator are exposed to very high radiation and heat loads. High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) are a good candidate for these magnets because they can be used at {approx}30-50 K and tolerate higher heat generation than Nb-Ti magnets. Radiation damage studies of HTS wires are crucial to ensure that they will survive in a high radiation environment. HTS wires from two vendors were studied. Samples of 2G HTS wires from SuperPower and American Superconductor (ASC) were irradiated with a 42 {mu}A, 142 MeV proton beam from the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP). The angular dependence of the critical current was measured in magnetic fields at 77K.

Shiroyanagi, Y.; Greene, G.; Gupta, R.; Sampson, W.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Second generation high-temperature superconducting solenoid coils and energy storage.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??One of the most promising applications of superconductors is in Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems, which are becoming the enabling engines for improving the… (more)

Baiej, Hanan Tahir

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Low temperature scanning tunneling microscope study of low-dimensional superconductivity on metallic nanostructures.  

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??Superconductivity is a remarkable quantum phenomenon in which a macroscopic number of electrons form a condensate of Cooper pairs that can be described by a… (more)

Kim, Jungdae

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Argonne TDC: Superconductive Components, Inc.  

Unlocking the Potential of High-Temperature Superconductors . Superconductive Components, Inc. Columbus, Ohio. For bulk applications of high-temperature ...

146

Superconducting Magnet Division  

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3 - 6/13/06 3 - 6/13/06 Superconducting Magnet Division S&T Committee Program Review June 22-23, 2006 Conference Room A, Bldg. 725, BNL DRAFT AGENDA Thursday, June 22 0830 Executive Session to address the charge S. Aronson (25 min) 0855 Welcome S. Aronson (5 min) 0900 Superconducting Magnet Division Status & M. Harrison (45 + 15 min) Issues - mission statement, core competencies, themes, program, problems, etc. 1000 Themes - Nb3Sn, HTS, Direct wind, Accelerator integration, P. Wanderer (20 + 10 min) rapid cycling Core Competencies 1030 Superconducting Materials A. Ghosh (20 + 5 min) 1055 Break 1110 Magnetic Design R. Gupta (20 + 5 min) 1135 Magnet Construction M. Anerella (20 + 5 min) 1200 Magnet Testing G. Ganetis (20 + 5 min)

147

Restoration and testing of an HTS fault current controller  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-phase, 1200 A, 12.5 kV fault current controller using three HTS 4 mH coils, was built by industry and tested in 1999 at the Center Substation of Southern California Edison in Norwalk, CA. During the testing, it appeared that each of the three single-phase units had experienced a voltage breakdown, one externally and two internally. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was asked by DOE to restore the operation of the fault current controller provided the HTS coils had not been damaged during the initial substation tests. When the internally-failed coil vacuum vessels were opened it became evident that in these two vessels, a flashover had occurred at the high voltage bus section leading to the terminals of the superconducting coil. An investigation into the failure mechanism resulted in six possible causes for the flashover. Based on these causes, the high voltage bus was completely redesigned. Single-phase tests were successfully performed on the modified unit at a 13.7 kV LANL substation. This paper presents the postulated voltage flashover failure mechanisms, the new high voltage bus design which mitigates the failure mechanisms, the sequence of tests used to validate the new design, and finally, the results of variable load and short-circuit tests with the single-phase unit operating on the LANL 13.7 kV substation.

Waynert, J. A. (Joseph A.); Boenig, H. (Heinrich E.); Mielke, C. H. (Charles H.); Willis, J. O. (Jeffrey O.); Burley, B. L. (Burt L.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Development of practical high temperature superconducting wire for electric power applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The technology of high temperature superconductivity has gone from beyond mere scientific curiosity into the manufacturing environment. Single lengths of multifilamentary wire are now produced that are over 200 meters long and that carry over 13 amperes at 77 K. Short-sample critical current densities approach 5 {times} 10{sup 4} A/cm{sup 2} at 77 K. Conductor requirements such as high critical current density in a magnetic field, strain-tolerant sheathing materials, and other engineering properties are addressed. A new process for fabricating round BSCCO-2212 wire has produced wires with critical current densities as high as 165,000 A/cm{sup 2} at 4.2 K and 53,000 A/cm{sup 2} at 40 K. This process eliminates the costly, multiple pressing and rolling steps that are commonly used to develop texture in the wires. New multifilamentary wires with strengthened sheathing materials have shown improved yield strengths up to a factor of five better than those made with pure silver. Many electric power devices require the wire to be formed into coils for production of strong magnetic fields. Requirements for coils and magnets for electric power applications are described.

Hawsey, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Sokolowski, R.S.; Haldar, P. [Intermagnetics General Corp., Latham, NY (United States); Motowidlo, L.R. [IGC/Advanced Superconductors, Inc., Waterbury, CT (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Comparative Assessment of Direct Drive High Temperature Superconducting Generators in Multi-Megawatt Class Wind Turbines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes. Based on the cost and performance data supplied by AMSC, HTSDD technology has good potential to compete successfully as an alternative technology to PMDD and geared technology turbines in the multi megawatt classes. In addition, data suggests the economics of HTSDD turbines improve with increasing size, although several uncertainties remain for all machines in the 6 to 10 MW class.

Maples, B.; Hand, M.; Musial, W.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Comparative Assessment of Direct Drive High Temperature Superconducting Generators in Multi-Megawatt Class Wind Turbines  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes. Based on the cost and performance data supplied by AMSC, HTSDD technology has good potential to compete successfully as an alternative technology to PMDD and geared technology turbines in the multi megawatt classes. In addition, data suggests the economics of HTSDD turbines improve with increasing size, although several uncertainties remain for all machines in the 6 to 10 MW class.

Maples, B.; Hand, M.; Musial, W.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Electrical and Mechanical Characterizations of Nanocomposite Insulation for HTS Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As HTS wire technology continues to advance, a critical need has emerged for dielectric materials that can be used in superconducting components such as terminations, fault current limiters, transformers, and motors. To address this need, CTD is developing nanocomposite insulations based on epoxy and benzoxazine chemistries. Depending on part geometry, some processing methods are more efficient than others. For this reason, CTD is investigating both fiber-reinforced and filled resin systems for use in these applications. A thorough set of electrical testing including AC breakdown, breakdown as a function of thickness, and flashover shows promising performance characteristics. In addition, mechanical testing (short beam shear and compression) indicate that these new materials to have as good or better performance than G10.

Walsh, J K [Composite Technology Development, Inc., Lafayette, CO; Fabian, Paul E [Composite Technology Development, Inc., Lafayette, CO; Hooker, M W [Composite Technology Development, Inc., Lafayette, CO; Lizotte, M J [Composite Technology Development, Inc., Lafayette, CO; Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Superconducting microfabricated ion traps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We fabricate superconducting ion traps with niobium and niobium nitride and trap single [superscript 88]Sr ions at cryogenic temperatures. The superconducting transition is verified and characterized by measuring the ...

Wang, Shannon Xuanyue

153

Investigating the relationship between the superconducting and pseudogap states of the high-temperature superconductor Bi-2201 using scanning tunneling microscopy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is considerable controversy regarding the nature of the relationship between the superconducting and pseudogap states of high-temperature superconductors. Although there exist a large number of theories regarding ...

Boyer, Michael Christopher

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Texture improvements in the high-temperature superconducting Bi?Sr?Ca?Cu?Ox̳/Ag system via surface energy driven grain alignment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The relation between processing, microstructure, and material property was investigated in the high-temperature superconducting Bi?Sr?Ca?Cu?Ox̳/Ag system. Experiments were based on a theoretical surface energy model ...

Vodhanel, Mark E

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Prospects for the medium- and long-term development of China`s electric power industry and analysis of the potential market for superconductivity technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

First of all, overall economic growth objectives in China are concisely and succinctly specified in this report. Secondly, this report presents a forecast of energy supply and demand for China`s economic growth for 2000--2050. In comparison with the capability of energy construction in China in the future, a gap between supply and demand is one of the important factors hindering the sustainable development of Chain`s economy. The electric power industry is one of China`s most important industries. To adopt energy efficiency through high technology and utilizing energy adequately is an important technological policy for the development of China`s electric power industry in the future. After briefly describing the achievements of China`s electric power industry, this report defines the target areas and policies for the development of hydroelectricity and nuclear electricity in the 2000s in China, presents the strategic position of China`s electric power industry as well as objectives and relevant plans of development for 2000--2050. This report finds that with the discovery of superconducting electricity, the discovery of new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) materials, and progress in materials techniques, the 21st century will be an era of superconductivity. Applications of superconductivity in the energy field, such as superconducting storage, superconducting transmission, superconducting transformers, superconducting motors, its application in Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics (MHD), as well as in nuclear fusion, has unique advantages. Its market prospects are quite promising. 12 figs.

Li, Z. [Bob Lawrence and Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States)

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Increased superconducting transition temperature of a niobium thin-film proximity-coupled to gold nanoparticles using linking organic molecules  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The superconducting critical temperature, TC, of thin Nb films is significantly modified when gold nanoparticles (NPs) are chemically linked to the Nb film, with a consistent enhancement when using 3 nm long disilane linker molecules. The TC increases by up to 10% for certain linker length and NPs size. No change is observed when the nanoparticles are physisorbed with non-linking molecules. Electron tunneling spectra acquired on the linked NPs below TC typically exhibit zero-bias peaks. We attribute these results to a pairing mechanism coupling electrons in the Nb and the NPs, mediated by the organic linkers.

Katzir, Eran; Zeides, Felix; Katz, Nadav; Kalcheim, Yoav; Millo, Oded; Leitus, Gregory; Myasodeyov, Yuri; Shapiro, Boris Ya; Naaman, Ron; Paltiel, Yossi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Increased superconducting transition temperature of a niobium thin-film proximity-coupled to gold nanoparticles using linking organic molecules  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The superconducting critical temperature, TC, of thin Nb films is significantly modified when gold nanoparticles (NPs) are chemically linked to the Nb film, with a consistent enhancement when using 3 nm long disilane linker molecules. The TC increases by up to 10% for certain linker length and NPs size. No change is observed when the nanoparticles are physisorbed with non-linking molecules. Electron tunneling spectra acquired on the linked NPs below TC typically exhibit zero-bias peaks. We attribute these results to a pairing mechanism coupling electrons in the Nb and the NPs, mediated by the organic linkers.

Eran Katzir; Shira Yochelis; Felix Zeides; Nadav Katz; Yoav Kalcheim; Oded Millo; Gregory Leitus; Yuri Myasodeyov; Boris Ya. Shapiro; Ron Naaman; Yossi Paltiel

2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

158

Fluorinated Precursors of Superconducting Ceramics ...  

Fluorinated precursors for superconducting ceramics typically increase the critical current in the ... Applications and Industries. High-temperature ...

159

Flywheel energy storage advances using HTS bearings.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

High-Temperature-Superconducting (HT) bearings have the potential to reduce idling losses and make flywheel energy storage economical. Demonstration of large, high-speed flywheels is key to market penetration. Toward this goal, a flywheel system has been developed and tested with 5-kg to 15-kg disk-shaped rotors. Rlm speeds exceeded 400 mls and stored energies were >80 W-hr. Test implementation required technological advances in nearly all aspects of the flywheel system. Features and limitations of the design and tests are discussed, especially those related to achieving additional energy storage.

Mulcahy, T. M.

1998-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

160

Commercialization of Medium Voltage HTS Triax TM Cable Systems  

SciTech Connect

The original project scope that was established in 2007 aimed to install a 1,700 meter (1.1 mile) medium voltage HTS Triax{TM} cable system into the utility grid in New Orleans, LA. In 2010, however, the utility partner withdrew from the project, so the 1,700 meter cable installation was cancelled and the scope of work was reduced. The work then concentrated on the specific barriers to commercialization of HTS cable technology. The modified scope included long-length HTS cable design and testing, high voltage factory test development, optimized cooling system development, and HTS cable life-cycle analysis. In 2012, Southwire again analyzed the market for HTS cables and deemed the near term market acceptance to be low. The scope of work was further reduced to the completion of tasks already started and to testing of the existing HTS cable system in Columbus, OH. The work completed under the project included: • Long-length cable modeling and analysis • HTS wire evaluation and testing • Cable testing for AC losses • Optimized cooling system design • Life cycle testing of the HTS cable in Columbus, OH • Project management. The 200 meter long HTS Triax{TM} cable in Columbus, OH was incorporated into the project under the initial scope changes as a test bed for life cycle testing as well as the site for an optimized HTS cable cooling system. The Columbus cable utilizes the HTS TriaxTM design, so it provided an economical tool for these of the project tasks.

Knoll, David

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Superconducting microfabricated ion traps  

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We fabricate superconducting ion traps with niobium and niobium nitride and trap single 88Sr ions at cryogenic temperatures. The superconducting transition is verified and characterized by measuring the resistance and critical current using a 4-wire measurement on the trap structure, and observing change in the rf reflection. The lowest observed heating rate is 2.1(3) quanta/sec at 800 kHz at 6 K and shows no significant change across the superconducting transition, suggesting that anomalous heating is primarily caused by noise sources on the surface. This demonstration of superconducting ion traps opens up possibilities for integrating trapped ions and molecular ions with superconducting devices.

Shannon X. Wang; Yufei Ge; Jaroslaw Labaziewicz; Eric Dauler; Karl Berggren; Isaac L. Chuang

2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

162

Design of a high-temperature superconductor current lead for electric utility SMES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Current leads that rely on high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) to deliver power to devices operating at liquid helium temperature have the potential to reduce refrigeration requirements to levels significantly below those achievable with conventional leads. The design of HTS current leads suitable for use in near-term superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) is in progress. The SMES system has an 0.5 MWh energy capacity and a discharge power of 30 MW. Lead-design considerations include safety and reliability, electrical and thermal performance, structural integrity, manufacturability, and cost. Available details of the design, including materials, configuration, and performance predictions, are presented.

Niemann, R.C.; Cha, Y.S.; Hull, J.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Rey, C.M.; Dixon, K.D. [Babcock & Wilcox Co., Lynchburg, VA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

High Temperature Superconducting Matrix Fault Current Limiter: Proof-of-Concept Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the design and proof-of-concept test results of a pre-prototype superconducting fault current limiter (FCL). The device employs SuperPower's Matrix Fault Current Limiter (MFCL) technology and BSCCO-2212 bulk material manufactured by Nexans SuperConductors' melt cast processing (MCP) technique. The MFCL technology is targeted to address fault current over-duty problems at the transmission voltage level of 138kV and higher. In addition to EPRI sponsorship, this $12M development progra...

2004-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

164

Potential impact of high temperature superconductors on maglev transportation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the potential impact that high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) may have on transportation by magnetically levitated vehicles. It is not intended as a planning document, but rather as an overview of potential HTS applications to magnetic-levitation (maglev) transportation. The present maglev program in the United States is summarized, and the present status of development of HTSs is described. Areas identified for possible impact on maglev technology are (1) liquid-nitrogen-cooled levitation magnets, (2) magnetic-field shielding of the passenger compartment, (3) superconducting magnetic energy storage for wayside power, (4) superconducting bearings for flywheel energy storage for wayside power, (5) downleads to continuously powered liquid-helium-cooled levitation magnets, and (6) liquid-hydrogen-cooled levitation magnets and linear motor propulsion windings. Major technical issues that remain to be resolved for the use of HTSs in maglev applications include thermal magnetic stability, mechanical properties, and critical current density at liquid-nitrogen temperatures.

Hull, J.R.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY IGC-SUPERPOWER, LLC, FOR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

entitled "510 MVA High Temperature Superconducting (Hereinafter "HTS) Power Transformer," pertains to the development of an advanced HTS 510 MVA alpha prototype...

166

Internet links to the talks given by Ramesh Gupta  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

partial list of talks on High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) by Ramesh Gupta (unless noted): Click here to visit Superconducting Magnet Division Webpage on HTS Magnet Program at...

167

PowerPoint Presentation  

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No. 2 Superconducting Magnets for Particle Accelerators Ramesh Gupta , BNL RISP, ISB, Korea, August 22, 2012 Outline * High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) * HTS magnet program...

168

CRITICAL FIELD FOR SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND LOW-TEMPERATURE NORMAL-STATE HEAT CAPACITY OF TUNGSTEN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LOW-TEMPERATURE NORMAL-STATE HEAT CAPACITY OF TUNGSTEN B. B.Temperature Nonnal-State Heat Capacity of Tungsten* B. n.single crystal This work, heat capacity 57,000a 4 d' 1&11.

Triplett, B.B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

High Voltage Testing of a 5-meter Prototype Triaxial HTS Cable  

SciTech Connect

High voltage tests were performed on a 5-m long prototype triaxial HTS cable (supplied by Ultera) at ORNL in preparation for installation of a 200-m HTS cable of the same design at the AEP utility substation in Columbus, Ohio. The triaxial design comprises three concentric phases and shield around a common former with the phase to phase dielectric at cryogenic temperature. Advantages of this design include increased current density, a reduced amount of HTS tape needed, and reduced heat load. The phase to phase voltage will be 13.2 kVrms (7.6 kVrms to ground). Preliminary testing was done on half-scale and full-scale terminations which successfully passed AC withstand, partial discharge, and impulse tests. High voltage tests conducted on the 5-m cable with the cable straight and after bending 90 degrees were ac withstand to 39 kVrms, partial discharge inception, and a minimum of 10 positive and 10 negative lightning waveform impulses at 110 kV. Phase to phase insulation was tested by applying high voltage to each phase one at a time with all the other phases grounded. Partial discharge data will be presented. The 5-m prototype triaxial HTS cable passed all the HV tests performed, with a PD inception voltage significantly above the required voltage.

Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; James, David Randy [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Pace, Marshall O [ORNL; Gouge, Michael J [ORNL; Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Lindsay, David T [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Non-Fermi Liquid Regimes and Superconductivity in the Low Temperature Phase Diagrams of Strongly Correlated d- and f-Electron Materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Zapf, J. Wosnitza, Superconductivity in Conventional andLiquid Regimes and Superconductivity in the Low Temperatureas un- conventional superconductivity and novel magnetic

Brian Maple, M.; Baumbach, Ryan E.; Butch, Nicholas P.; Hamlin, James J.; Janoschek, Marc

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Superconducting Power Cables  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power cables constructed from superconducting materials are being realized in utility demonstrations within the United States. Cooled by liquid nitrogen, high temperature superconducting power cables can transfer large amounts of power through relatively small cross sections. The key to their high power capacity is the high current density inherent with superconductors; a superconducting wire can conduct several times as much current as copper or aluminum conductors of the same cross section. For the pas...

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

172

Superconducting Magnet Division | Brookhaven National Laboratory  

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Superconducting Magnet Division Superconducting Magnet Division Home Production & Testing LHC Dipole Acceptance APUL Schedule (pdf) Projects Main Projects HTS Magnet Program High Field Magnet R&D Linear Collider Final Focus e Lens Solenoid Correctors for J-PARC Correctors for SuperKEKB IR Magnets LARP APUL Past Projects BEPC-II IR Quadrupoles Bio-Med Variable Field MRI GSI Rapid Cycling Magnets Helical Magnets HERA upgrade LHC IR Dipoles RHIC Publications Search Publications Selected Cryogenic Data Notebook Proceedings of the 1968 Summer Study on Superconducting Devices and Accelerators Meetings & Workshops Safety Environmental, Safety & Health ES&H Documents Lockout-Tagout Personnel Staff Pages Ramesh Gupta Brett Parker Peter Wanderer Pe ter Wanderer, head of Brookhaven's Superconducting Magnet Division,

173

Superconductive radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The SRF window assembly has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The SRF window assembly comprises a superconducting frame, a ceramic plate having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet for sealing plate into frame. The plate is brazed to eyelet which is then electron beam welded to frame. A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the SRF window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator. 11 figs.

Phillips, H.L.; Elliott, T.S.

1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

174

Superconducting radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The srf window assembly has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The srf window assembly comprises a superconducting frame, a ceramic plate having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet for sealing plate into frame. The plate is brazed to eyelet which is then electron beam welded to frame. A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the srf window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator. 11 figs.

Phillips, H.L.; Elliott, T.S.

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

175

Superconducting active impedance converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transimpedance amplifier for use with high temperature superconducting, other superconducting, and conventional semiconductors allows for appropriate signal amplification and impedance matching to processing electronics. The amplifier incorporates the superconducting flux flow transistor into a differential amplifier configuration which allows for operation over a wide temperature range, and is characterized by high gain, relatively low noise, and response times less than 200 picoseconds over at least a 10-80 K. temperature range. The invention is particularly useful when a signal derived from either far-IR focal plane detectors or from Josephson junctions is to be processed by higher signal/higher impedance electronics, such as conventional semiconductor technology. 12 figures.

Ginley, D.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

176

Application of high temperature superconductors to high-gradient magnetic separation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High Gradient Magnetic Separation (HGMS) is a powerful technique which can be used to separate widely dispersed contaminants from a host material, This technology can separate magnetic solids from other solids, liquids or gases. As the name implies HGMS uses large magnetic field gradients to separate ferromagnetic and paramagnetic particles. HGMS separators usually consist of a high-field solenoid magnet, the bore of which contains a fine-structured, ferromagnetic matrix material. The matrix material locally distorts the magnetic field and creates large field gradients in the vicinity of the matrix elements. These elements then become trapping sites for magnetic particles and are the basis for the magnetic separation. In this paper we discuss the design and construction of a prototype HGMS unit using a magnet made with high temperature superconductors (HTS). The prototype consists of an outer vacuum vessel which contains the HTS solenoid magnet The magnet is surrounded by a thermal radiation shield and multilayer insulation (MLI) blankets. The magnet, thermal shield and current leads all operate in a vacuum and are cooled by a cryocooler. High temperature superconducting current leads are used to reduce the heat leak from the ambient environment to the HTS magnet.

Daugherty, M.A.; Prenger, F.C.; Hill, D.D.; Daney, D.E.; Worl, L.W.; Schake, A.R.; Padilla, D.D.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a higher thermal conductivity than that of the superconducting material. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials, establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

178

FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS WITH SUPERCONDUCTING BEARINGS FOR UTILITY APPLICATIONS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project’s mission was to achieve significant advances in the practical application of bulk high-temperature superconductor (HTS) materials to energy-storage systems. The ultimate product was planned as an operational prototype of a flywheel system on an HTS suspension. While the final prototype flywheel did not complete the final offsite demonstration phase of the program, invaluable lessons learned were captured on the laboratory demonstration units that will lead to the successful deployment of a future HTS-stabilized, composite-flywheel energy-storage system (FESS).

Dr. Michael Strasik; Mr. Arthur Day; Mr. Philip Johnson; Dr. John Hull

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

179

A finite temperature investigation of dual superconductivity in the modified SO(3) lattice gauge theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the SO(3) lattice gauge theory in 3+1 dimensions with the adjoint Wilson action modified by a $\\mathbb{Z}_2$ monopole suppression term and by means of the Pisa disorder operator. We find evidence for a finite temperature deconfinement transition driven by the condensation of U(1) magnetic charges. A finite-size scaling test shows consistency with the critical exponents of the 3D Ising model.

A. Barresi; G. Burgio; M. D'Elia; M. Mueller-Preussker

2004-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

180

Experimental work on superconductivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The high thermal conductivity in the superconductive state at low reduced critical temperatures has been used for the detection of metal imperfections, including those caused by radiation damage. A statistically disordered single crystal of Ta with 30% ...

K. Mendelssohn

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Fields and forces in flywheel energy storage with high-temperature superconducting bearings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The development of low-loss bearings employing high-temperature superconductors has brought closer the advent of practical flywheel energy storage systems. These systems require magnetic fields and forces for levitation, stabilization, and energy transfer. This paper describes the status of experiments on flywheel energy storage at Argonne National Laboratory and computations in support of that project, in particular computations for the permanent-magnet rotor of the motor-generator that transfers energy to and from the flywheel, for other energy-transfer systems under consideration, and for the levitation and stabilization subsystem.

Turner, L.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

New Superconducting Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Superconductors with higher superconducting transition temperatures, higher critical currents, and better mechanical properties would be valuable. This report presents criteria to guide the search for higher transition temperature materials. To determine if candidate materials are suitably metallic, the study carried out detailed electronic structure calculations. These calculations identified boron-containing hydrides as particularly promising as a new class of possible superconducting materials that ma...

1994-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

183

Superconducting wire  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of a method of producing superconducting wire by drawing a glass fiber with a melted powder of a superconducting wire inside the glass tube. After drawing, the glass fiber is heated to crystallize the superconducting compound. The diameter of the superconducting wires is controlled by the rate at which the glass fiber s are drawn from the glass tube.

Day, D.E.; Petrovic, J.J.; Gac, F.D.; Ray, C.S.

1991-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

184

Superconducting materials for large scale applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

commercial sale of HTS power equipment based on first generation HTS wire has recently occurred for dynamic synchronous condensers

Scanlan, Ronald M.; Malozemoff, Alexis P.; Larbalestier, David C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

TABLE OF CONTENTS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY FOR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) for...

186

Method for making mirrored surfaces comprising superconducting material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Superconducting mirror surfaces are provided by forming a mirror surface from a material which is superconductive at a temperature above about 40 K and adjusting the temperature of the surface to that temperature at which the material is superconducting. The mirror surfaces are essentially perfect reflectors for electromagnetic radiation with photon energy less than the superconducting band gap.

Early, J.T.; Hargrove, R.S.

1989-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

187

Composite Biaxially Textured Substrates Using Ultrasonic ...  

entire array of High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) applications. The process is based on ultrasonic bonding. The result

188

Introduction to Color Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

At high nuclear density and small temperature, due to the asymptotic freedom property of Quantum ChromoDynamics and to the existence of an attractive channel in the color interaction, diquark condensates might be formed. Since these condensates break the color gauge symmetry, this phenomenon has the name of color superconductivity. In the last few years this has become a very active field of research. While a direct experimental test is still missing, color superconductivity might have implications in astrophysics because for some compact stars, e.g. pulsars, the baryon densities necessary for color superconductivity can probably be reached.

G. Nardulli

2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

189

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat is disclosed. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device. 4 figs.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

190

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, John D. (Eaton' s Neck, NY); El-Genk, Mohamed S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Magnetism and Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The discovery of high temperature superconductivity in iron pnictides and chalcogenides has resulted in surprising new insights into high temperature superconductivity and its relationship with magnetism. Here we provide an overview of some of what is known about these materials and in particular about the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity in them. Similarities and contrasts with cuprate superconductors are emphasized and the superconducting pairing is discussed within the framework of spin fluctuation induced pairing.

Singh, David J [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Solitons in SO(5) Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A model unifying superconductivity and antiferromagnetism using an underlying approximate SO(5) symmetry has injected energy into the field of high-temperature superconductivity. This model might lead to a variety of interesting solitons. In this paper, the idea that superconducting vortices may have antiferromagnetic cores is presented, along with the results of some preliminary numerical work. An outlook for future work, including speculations about other possible exotic solitons, is presented. 1

R. Mackenzie; Québec Hc J; J. M. Cline

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Test results for a Bi-2223 HTS racetrack coil for generator applications  

SciTech Connect

Testing, results and analysis of a Bi-2223 model superconducting generator coil produced under the DOE Superconductivity Partnership Initiative are presented. The test arrangement enables coil energization with dc and transient currents over a range of operating temperatures to explore coil performance under conditions analogous to those that would be experienced by a superconducting generator field coil. Analytical calculations of coil ac and ohmic losses and temperature rise compare well with experimental measurements. Good performance is predicted for a typical 3-phase fault condition. Coil steady state and transient performance can be predicted with confidence for full scale superconductor application.

Salasoo, L.; Herd, K.G.; Laskaris, E.T.; Hart, H.R. Jr.; Chari, M.V.K. [GE Corporate Research and Development Center, Schenectady, NY (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

195

Superconducting active impedance converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a transimpedance amplifier for use with high temperature superconducting, other superconducting, and conventional semiconductor allows for appropriate signal amplification and impedance matching to processing electronics. The amplifier incorporates the superconducting flux flow transistor into a differential amplifier configuration which allows for operation over a wide temperature range, and is characterized by high gain, relatively low noise, and response times less than 200 picoseconds over at least a 10--80 K temperature range. The invention is particularly useful when a signal derived from either far-IR focal plane detectors or from Josephson junctions is to be processed by higher signal/higher impedance electronics, such as conventional semiconductor technology.

Ginley, D.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

196

Partial Deconfinement in Color Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the fate of the unbroken SU(2) color gauge interactions for 2 light flavors color superconductivity at non zero temperature. Using a simple model we compute the deconfining/confining critical temperature and show that is smaller than the critical temperature for the onset of the superconductive state itself. The breaking of Lorentz invariance, induced already at zero temperature by the quark chemical potential, is shown to heavily affect the value of the critical temperature and all of the relevant features related to the deconfining transition. Modifying the Polyakov loop model to describe the SU(2) immersed in the diquark medium we argue that the deconfinement transition is second order. Having constructed part of the equation of state for the 2 color superconducting phase at low temperatures our results are relevant for the physics of compact objects featuring a two flavor color superconductive state.

F. Sannino; N. Marchal; W. Schäfer

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

197

Superconducting phase qubits  

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eld enhancement of superconductivity in ultranarrow wires.computation · Qubits · Superconductivity · Decoherence PACS

Martinis, John M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Study of YBCO tape anisotropy as a function of field, field orientation and operating temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Superconducting magnets with magnetic fields above 20 T will be needed for a Muon Collider and possible LHC energy upgrade. This field level exceeds the possibilities of traditional Low Temperature Superconductors (LTS) such as Nb{sub 3}Sn and Nb{sub 3}Al. Presently the use of high field high temperature superconductors (HTS) is the only option available for achieving such field levels. Commercially available YBCO comes in tapes and shows noticeable anisotropy with respect to field orientation, which needs to be accounted for during magnet design. In the present work, critical current test results are presented for YBCO tape manufactured by Bruker. Short sample measurements results are presented up to 14 T, assessing the level of anisotropy as a function of field, field orientation and operating temperature.

Lombardo, v.; Barzi, E.; Turrioni, D.; Zlobin, A.V.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Superconductive articles including cerium oxide layer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A ceramic superconductor comprising a metal oxide substrate, a ceramic high temperature superconductive material, and a intermediate layer of a material having a cubic crystal structure, said layer situated between the substrate and the superconductive material is provided, and a structure for supporting a ceramic superconducting material is provided, said structure comprising a metal oxide substrate, and a layer situated over the surface of the substrate to substantially inhibit interdiffusion between the substrate and a ceramic superconducting material deposited upon said structure.

Wu, X.D.; Muenchausen, R.E.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

200

Superconducting radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The srf window assembly (20) has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The srf window assembly (20) comprises a superconducting frame (30), a ceramic plate (40) having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet (50) for sealing plate (40) into frame (30). The plate (40) is brazed to eyelet (50) which is then electron beam welded to frame (30). A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the srf window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator.

Phillips, Harry L. (Seaford, VA); Elliott, Thomas S. (Yorktown, VA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductive radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The srf window assembly (20) has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The srf window assembly (20) comprises a superconducting frame (30), a ceramic plate (40) having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet (50) for sealing plate (40) into frame (30). The plate (40) is brazed to eyelet (50) which is then electron beam welded to frame (30). A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the srf window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator.

Phillips, Harry Lawrence (Seaford, VA); Elliott, Thomas S. (Yorktown, VA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

An improved oxygen diffusion model to explain the effect of low-temperature baking on high field losses in niobium superconducting cavities  

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Radio-frequency (RF) superconducting cavities made of high purity niobium are widely used to accelerate charged particle beams in particle accelerators. The major limitation to achieve RF field values approaching the theoretical limit for niobium is represented by ''anomalous'' losses which degrade the quality factor of the cavities starting at peak surface magnetic fields of about 100 mT, in absence of field emission. These high field losses are often referred to as ''Q-drop''. It has been observed that the Q-drop is drastically reduced by baking the cavities at 120 C for about 48 h under ultrahigh vacuum. An improved oxygen diffusion model for the niobium-oxide system is proposed to explain the benefit of the low-temperature baking on the Q-drop in niobium superconducting rf cavities. The model shows that baking at 120 C for 48 h allows oxygen to diffuse away from the surface, and therefore increasing the lower critical field towards the value for pure niobium.

Gianluigi Ciovati

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

203

Design of High Field Solenoids made of High Temperature Superconductors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This thesis starts from the analytical mechanical analysis of a superconducting solenoid, loaded by self generated Lorentz forces. Also, a finite element model is proposed and verified with the analytical results. To study the anisotropic behavior of a coil made by layers of superconductor and insulation, a finite element meso-mechanic model is proposed and designed. The resulting material properties are then used in the main solenoid analysis. In parallel, design work is performed as well: an existing Insert Test Facility (ITF) is adapted and structurally verified to support a coil made of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}, a High Temperature Superconductor (HTS). Finally, a technological winding process was proposed and the required tooling is designed.

Bartalesi, Antonio; /Pisa U.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Superconductivity Technology Center - Los Alamos National Lab ...  

Researchers at the facility conduct research and development on processes for fabrication of high temperature superconducting tapes, measurement of the physical and ...

205

High Temperature Superconductors: From Delivery to Applications (Presentation from 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award-winner, Dr. Amit Goyal, and including introduction by Energy Secretary, Dr. Steven Chu)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dr. Amit Goyal, a high temperature superconductivity (HTS) researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was named a 2011 winner of the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award honoring U.S. scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting DOE and its mission. Winner of the award in the inaugural category of Energy Science and Innovation, Dr. Goyal was cited for his work in 'pioneering research and transformative contributions to the field of applied high temperature superconductivity, including fundamental materials science advances and technical innovations enabling large-scale applications of these novel materials.' Following his basic research in grain-to-grain supercurrent transport, Dr. Goyal focused his energy in transitioning this fundamental understanding into cutting-edge technologies. Under OE sponsorship, Dr. Goyal co-invented the Rolling Assisted Bi-Axially Textured Substrate technology (RABiTS) that is used as a substrate for second generation HTS wires. OE support also led to the invention of Structural Single Crystal Faceted Fiber Substrate (SSIFFS) and the 3-D Self Assembly of Nanodot Columns. These inventions and associated R&D resulted in 7 R&D 100 Awards including the 2010 R&D Magazine's Innovator of the Year Award, 3 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer National Awards, a DOE Energy100 Award and many others. As a world authority on HTS materials, Dr. Goyal has presented OE-sponsored results in more than 150 invited talks, co-authored more than 350 papers and is a fellow of 7 professional societies.

Goyal, Amit (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

2012-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

206

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Thermoelectricity is produced by applying a temperature differential to dissimilar electrically conducting or semiconducting materials, thereby producing a voltage that is proportional to the temperature difference. Thermoelectric generators use this effect to directly convert heat into electricity; however, presently-known generators have low efficiencies due to the production of high currents which in turn cause large resistive heating losses. Some thermoelectric generators operate at efficiencies between 4% and 7% in the 800{degrees} to 1200{degrees}C range. According to its major aspects and bradly stated, the present invention is an apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. In particular, the invention is a thermoelectric generator that juxtaposes a superconducting material and a semiconducting material - so that the superconducting and the semiconducting materials touch - to convert heat energy into electrical energy without resistive losses in the temperature range below the critical temperature of the superconducting material. Preferably, an array of superconducting material is encased in one of several possible configurations within a second material having a high thermal conductivity, preferably a semiconductor, to form a thermoelectric generator.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Superconductivity | ORNL Neutron Sciences  

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Research Highlights Research Highlights Superconductivity Neutron diffraction reveals semiconducting phase and contributes to new understanding of iron-based superconductors Contact: Huibo Cao New VULCAN tests of Japanese cable for US ITER's central magnet system (2012) Contact: Ke An ARCS maps collaborative magnetic spin behavior in iron telluride (2011) Published Work: "Unconventional Temperature Enhanced Magnetism in Fe1:1Te" Contact: Igor Zaliznyak Doug Scalapino discusses "common thread" linking unconventional superconducting materials (2011) Contact: Douglas Scalapino Materials Engineering Research at SNS Helps International Collaboration on Fusion Energy Scientists and engineers at ORNL are working with the ITER Organization and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency to resolve issues with a critical

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Pressure-temperature phase diagram, inverse isotope effect, and superconductivity in excess of 13 K in. kappa. -(BEDT-TTF) sub 2 Cu(N(CN) sub 2 )Cl, where BEDT-TTF is bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene  

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The pressure-temperature phase diagram of the highest-{ital T}{sub {ital c}} organic superconductor, {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu(N(CN){sub 2})Cl is determined, where BEDT-TTF is bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene. Semiconducting, insulating, metallic, and superconducting regimes are seen at pressures below 1 kbar. Superconductivity at 12.5 K and 0.3 kbar {ital increases} by 0.5--1.5 K upon deuteration of BEDT-TTF, in striking contrast to the normal isotope effect determined previously for {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu(N(CN){sub 2})Br.

Schirber, J.E.; Overmyer, D.L. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA)); Carlson, K.D.; Williams, J.M.; Kini, A.M.; Wang, H.H.; Charlier, H.A.; Love, B.J.; Watkins, D.M.; Yaconi, G.A. (Chemistry and Materials Science Divisions, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (USA))

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Supersymmetric color superconductivity  

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Supersymmetric Color Superconductivity 1 arXiv:hep-patterns such as color superconductivity and color-?avortional method in color superconductivity, namely µ ? ?. In

Harnik, Roni; Larson, Daniel T.; Murayama, Hitoshi

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Development and Test of a Prototype 100MVA Superconducting Generator  

SciTech Connect

In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: • Identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator. • Develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology. • Perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE’s proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept. • Design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables.

Fogarty, James M.; Bray, James W.

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

211

HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS: III: YBCO Conductor ...  

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HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS: Session III: YBCO Conductor Development. Sponsored by: Jt: EMPMD/SMD Superconducting Materials ...

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High-temperature superconductor current leads for electric utility SMES applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Current leads that utilize high-temperature superconductors (HTSS) to deliver power to devices operating at liquid helium temperature have the potential to reduce refrigeration requirements to levels significantly below those achievable with conventional leads. As part of the US Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Technology Program, Argonne National Laboratory and two industrial partners are developing HTS current leads for application to superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems. Superconductivity, Inc. (SI) is a supplier of micro-SMES systems for power-quality applications. A typical SI SMES system has an 0.3-kWh energy capacity and operates at currents up to 1.2 k.A. The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) is engaged in a project to design, build, and demonstrate a midsized SMES system. The B&W system has an 0.5-MWh energy capacity and operates at currents up to 16 kA. Details of the lead designs. including materials, configuration and performance predictions. are presented.

Niemann, R.C.; Cha, Y.S.; Hull, J.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Buckles, W.E.; Weber, B.R. [Superconductivity, Inc., Madison, WI (United States); Dixon, K.D.; Rey, C.M. [Babcock and Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, VA (United States). Naval Nuclear Fuel Div.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Superconductive articles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An article of manufacture including a substrate, a patterned interlayer of magnesium oxide, barium-titanium oxide or barium-zirconium oxide, the patterned interlayer material overcoated with a secondary interlayer material of yttria-stabilized zirconia or magnesium-aluminum oxide, upon the surface of the substrate whereby an intermediate article with an exposed surface of both the overcoated patterned interlayer and the substrate is formed, a coating of a buffer layer selected from the group consisting of oxides of Ce, Y, Cm, Dy, Er, Eu, Fe, Gd, Ho, In, La, Mn, Lu, Nd, Pr, Pu, Sm, Tb, Tl, Tm, Y, and Yb over the entire exposed surface of the intermediate article, and, a ceramic superconductive material layer as an overcoat upon the buffer layer whereby the ceramic superconductive material situated directly above the substrate has a crystal structure substantially different than the ceramic superconductive material situated above the overcoated patterned interlayer.

Wu, X.D.; Muenchausen, R.E.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

214

Superconducting cyclotrons  

SciTech Connect

Superconducting cyclotrons are particularly appropriate for acceleration of heavy ions. A review is given of design features of a superconducting cyclotron with energy 440 (Q$sup 2$/A) MeV. A strong magnetic field (4.6 tesla average) leads to small physical size (extraction radius 65 cm) and low construction costs. Operating costs are also low. The design is based on established technology (from present cyclotrons and from large bubble chambers). Two laboratories (in Chalk River, Canada and in East Lansing, Michigan) are proceeding with construction of full-scale prototype components for such cyclotrons.

Blosser, H.G.; Johnson, D.A.; Burleigh, R.J.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

A Physical Picture of Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A universal mechanism of superconductivity applicable to “low temperature” and “high temperature ” superconductors is proposed in this paper. With this model of mechanism experimental facts of superconductors can be qualitatively explained. A function is introduced to describe the average separation distance between vibrating lattice atoms, which is crucial for the transition from normal to superconductive state. However, the most attractive and exciting conclusion that can be derived from this physical picture, is that given atoms of other element be successfully sandwiched between ferromagnetic atoms one by one, a superconductor constructed this way is most likely to have a very high transition temperature.

W. Z. Shangguan; T. C. Au-yeung

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Fundamental Studies of Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O Single Crystals and New High-Temperature Superconducting Compounds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental studies in creating new compounds may lead to a better understanding of high-temperature superconductors. Flux creep activation energies (minimum energies that cause magnetic flux motion) were designed in one new compound, single crystals of laboratory-grown Tl2Ba2CaCu2Ox, using an ac-susceptibility technique. Investigations also measured crystal resistivity and used a new processing technique to form high-quality Tl-based thin films.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Linear electron-hole-electron pair model of high-temperature superconductivity in La sub 2-x M sub x CuO sub 4 and YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7-y : 2, Dependence of the superconducting transition temperatures on pressure and on hole concentration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On the basis of the linear electron-hole-electron (e-h-e) pair model, we discuss how the number of holes (i.e., formal Cu{sup 3+} sites), and an applied pressure, affect the superconducting transition temperatures {Tc} of La{sub 2-x}M{sub x}CuO{sub 4} and LBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-y}(L = Y, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Yb). We also examine the origin of the plateaus in the {Tc} vs oxygen content pilot of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-y} within the framework of the linear e-h-e pair model. 17 refs.

Whangbo, Myung-Hwan; Evain, M.; Canadell, E.; Williams, J.M. (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (USA). Dept. of Chemistry; Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Lab. de Chimie Theorique; Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Ten questions and answers about superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work answers the basic questions of superconductivity in a question-and-answer format. We extend a basic hypothesis to various superconductors. This hypothesis is that superconductivity requires that the pairing gap locates around the Fermi level. On the basis of this hypothesis our calculations give the so-called three factor theory with which some key problems of the high temperature superconductivity are explained.

Tian De Cao

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

219

Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL)  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this project was to conduct R&D on specified components and provide technical design support to a SuperPower team developing a high temperature superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL). ORNL teamed with SuperPower, Inc. on a Superconductivity Partnerships with Industry (SPI) proposal for the SFCL that was submitted to DOE and approved in FY 2003. A contract between DOE and SuperPower, Inc. was signed on July 14, 2003 to design, fabricate and test the SFCL. This device employs high temperature superconducting (HTS) elements and SuperPower's proprietary technology. The program goal was to demonstrate a device that will address a broad range of the utility applications and meet utility industry requirements. This DOE-sponsored Superconductivity Partnership with Industry project would positively impact electric power transmission reliability and security by introducing a new element in the grid that can significantly mitigate fault currents and provide lower cost solutions for grid protection. The project will conduct R&D on specified components and provide technical design support to a SuperPower-led team developing a SFCL as detailed in tasks 1-5 below. Note the SuperPower scope over the broad SPI project is much larger than that shown below which indicates only the SuperPower tasks that are complementary to the ORNL tasks. SuperPower is the Project Manager for the SFCL program, and is responsible for completion of the project on schedule and budget. The scope of work for ORNL is to provide R&D support for the SFCL in the following four broad areas: (1) Assist with high voltage subsystem R&D, design, fabrication and testing including characterization of the general dielectric performance of LN2 and component materials; (2) Consult on cryogenic subsystem R&D, design, fabrication and testing; (3) Participate in project conceptual and detailed design reviews; and (4) Guide commercialization by participation on the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). SuperPower's in-kind work for the SFCL will be provided in the following areas: (1) Work with ORNL to develop suitable test platforms for the evaluation of subsystems and components; (2) Provide cryogenic and high voltage subsystem designs for evaluation; (3) Lead the development of the test plans associated with the subsystem and components and participate in test programs at ORNL; and (4) Based on the test results, finalize the subsystem and component designs and incorporate into the respective SFCL prototypes.

Gouge, M..; Schwenterly, S.W.; Hazelton, D. (SuperPower, Inc.)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

220

High pressure-high temperature effect on the HTSC ceramics structure and properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: high pressures-high temperatures, high temperature superconductors, mechanical properties, structure, superconductive

T. A. Prikhna

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Power Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 2010 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Watch (Techwatch) report on superconducting power applications (EPRI report 1019995, Superconducting Power Equipment: Technology Watch 2010) introduced coverage about superconducting magnetic energy storage systems and superconducting transformers. The 2011 report contains additional information about superconducting power equipment, including progress to demonstrations in some projects. The 2011 report also includes a section on superconductin...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

222

Stripes and superconductivity in cuprate superconductors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One type of order that has been observed to compete with superconductivity in cuprates involves alternating charge and antiferromagnetic stripes. Recent neutron scattering studies indicate that the magnetic excitation spectrum of a stripe-ordered sample is very similar to that observed in superconducting samples. In fact, it now appears that there may be a universal magnetic spectrum for the cuprates. One likely implication of this universal spectrum is that stripes of a dynamic form are present in the superconducting samples. On cooling through the superconducting transition temperature, a gap opens in the magnetic spectrum, and the weight lost at low energy piles up above the gap; the transition temperature is correlated with the size of the spin gap. Depending on the magnitude of the spin gap with respect to the magnetic spectrum, the enhanced magnetic scattering at low temperature can be either commensurate or incommensurate. Connections between stripe correlations and superconductivity are discussed.

J. M. Tranquada

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

STRIPES AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN CUPRATE SUPERCONDUCTORS  

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One type of order that has been observed to compete with superconductivity in cuprates involves alternating charge and antiferromagnetic stripes. Recent neutron scattering studies indicate that the magnetic excitation spectrum of a stripe-ordered sample is very similar to that observed in superconducting samples. In fact, it now appears that there may be a universal magnetic spectrum for the cuprates. One likely implication of this universal spectrum is that stripes of a dynamic form are present in the superconducting samples. On cooling through the superconducting transition temperature, a gap opens in the magnetic spectrum, and the weight lost at low energy piles up above the gap; the transition temperature is correlated with the size of the spin gap. Depending on the magnitude of the spin gap with respect to the magnetic spectrum, the enhanced magnetic scattering at low temperature can be either commensurate or incommensurate. Connections between stripe correlations and superconductivity are discussed.

TRANQUADA, J.M.

2005-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

224

Precursor of Color Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate possible precursory phenomena of color superconductivity at finite temperature $T$ with an effective theory of QCD. It is found that the fluctuation of the diquark pair field exists with a prominent strength even well above the critical temperature $T_c$. We show that such a fluctuaiton forms a collective mode, the corresponding pole of which approaches the origin as $T$ is lowered to $T_c$ in the complex energy plane. We discuss the possible relevance of the precursor to the observables to be detected in heavy-ion collisions.

M. Kitazawa; T. Koide; T. Kunihiro; Y. Nemoto

2002-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

225

Magnetically leviated superconducting bearing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetically levitated superconducting bearing includes a magnet (2) mounted on a shaft (12) that is rotatable around an axis of rotation and a Type II superconductor (6) supported on a stator (14) in proximity to the magnet (2). The superconductor (6) is positioned so that when it is cooled to its superconducting state in the presence of a magnetic field, it interacts with the magnet (2) to produce an attractive force that levitates the magnet (2) and supports a load on the shaft (12). The interaction between the superconductor (6) and magnet(2) also produces surface screening currents (8) that generate a repulsive force perpendicular to the load. The bearing also has means for maintaining the superconductor at a temperature below its critical temperature (16, 18). The bearing could also be constructed so the magnet (2) is supported on the stator (14) and the superconductor (6) is mounted on the shaft (12). The bearing can be operated by cooling the superconductor (6) to its superconducting state in the presence of a magnetic field.

Weinberger, Bernard R. (Avon, CT); Lynds, Jr., Lahmer (Glastonbury, CT)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Design, Fabrication, and Test of a 5-kWh/100-kW Flywheel Energy Storage Utilizing a High-Temperature Superconducting Bearing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The summaries of this project are: (1) Program goal is to design, develop, and demonstrate a 100 kW UPS flywheel electricity system; (2) flywheel system spin tested up to 15,000 RPM in a sensorless, closed loop mode; (3) testing identified a manufacturing deficiency in the motor stator--overheats at high speed, limiting maximum power capability; (4) successfully spin tested direct cooled HTS bearing up to 14,500 RPM (limited by Eddy current clutch set-up); (5) Testing confirmed commercial feasibility of this bearing design--Eddy Current losses are within acceptable limits; and (6) Boeing's investment in flywheel test facilities increased the spin-test capabilities to one of the highest in the nation.

Dr. Michael Strasik, Philip E Johnson; A. C. Day; J. Mittleider; M. D. Higgins; J. Edwards; J. R. Schindler; K. E. McCrary; C.R. McIver; D.; J. F. Gonder; J. R. Hull

2007-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

227

Superconductivity Conference Held  

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Superconductivity Conference Held Z.-X. Shen SSRL sponsored a major international conference on superconductivity early this year. The conference, entitled "Spectroscopies in Novel...

228

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC ENERGY STORAGE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Superconducting 30-MJ Energy Storage Coil", Proc. 19 80 ASC,Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Plant", IEEE Trans.SlIperconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit", in Advances

Hassenzahl, W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC ENERGY STORAGE  

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Scale Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Plant", IEEEfor SlIperconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit", inSuperconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Plant, Advances in

Hassenzahl, W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Superconducting Topological Insulators  

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Superconducting Topological Insulators Print Superconducting Topological Insulators Print Three-dimensional topological insulators (TIs), discovered experimentally in 2007-2009 by a Princeton-ALS collaboration, are a promising platform for developing the next generation of electronics. Electrons within one nanometer of a TI's surface move at high speeds in a "light-like" fashion. The quantum interactions that generate these electronic states cause individual electrons to be spin polarized even at room temperature and to strongly resist scattering from defects, naturally achieving some of the most desirable traits for computing components and next-generation "spintronics" technologies. More recent angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) studies performed at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 12.0.1 by the same collaboration have paved a way for these novel material properties to be taken even further. Their studies showed that by doping the TI, bismuth selenide, with copper, it's possible to make the topologically ordered electrons superconducting, dropping electrical resistance in the surface states all the way to zero.

231

Superconducting Topological Insulators  

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Superconducting Topological Insulators Print Superconducting Topological Insulators Print Three-dimensional topological insulators (TIs), discovered experimentally in 2007-2009 by a Princeton-ALS collaboration, are a promising platform for developing the next generation of electronics. Electrons within one nanometer of a TI's surface move at high speeds in a "light-like" fashion. The quantum interactions that generate these electronic states cause individual electrons to be spin polarized even at room temperature and to strongly resist scattering from defects, naturally achieving some of the most desirable traits for computing components and next-generation "spintronics" technologies. More recent angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) studies performed at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 12.0.1 by the same collaboration have paved a way for these novel material properties to be taken even further. Their studies showed that by doping the TI, bismuth selenide, with copper, it's possible to make the topologically ordered electrons superconducting, dropping electrical resistance in the surface states all the way to zero.

232

Superconducting Topological Insulators  

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Superconducting Topological Insulators Print Superconducting Topological Insulators Print Three-dimensional topological insulators (TIs), discovered experimentally in 2007-2009 by a Princeton-ALS collaboration, are a promising platform for developing the next generation of electronics. Electrons within one nanometer of a TI's surface move at high speeds in a "light-like" fashion. The quantum interactions that generate these electronic states cause individual electrons to be spin polarized even at room temperature and to strongly resist scattering from defects, naturally achieving some of the most desirable traits for computing components and next-generation "spintronics" technologies. More recent angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) studies performed at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 12.0.1 by the same collaboration have paved a way for these novel material properties to be taken even further. Their studies showed that by doping the TI, bismuth selenide, with copper, it's possible to make the topologically ordered electrons superconducting, dropping electrical resistance in the surface states all the way to zero.

233

Flavor Superconductivity & Superfluidity  

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In these lecture notes we derive a generic holographic string theory realization of a p-wave superconductor and superfluid. For this purpose we also review basic D-brane physics, gauge/gravity methods at finite temperature, key concepts of superconductivity and recent progress in distinct realizations of holographic superconductors and superfluids. Then we focus on a D3/D7-brane construction yielding a superconducting or superfluid vector-condensate. The corresponding gauge theory is 3+1-dimensional N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with SU(N) color and SU(2) flavor symmetry. It shows a second order phase transition to a phase in which a U(1) subgroup of the SU(2) symmetry is spontaneously broken and typical superconductivity signatures emerge, such as a conductivity (pseudo-)gap and the Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect. Condensates of this nature are comparable to those recently found experimentally in p-wave superconductors such as a ruthenate compound. A string picture of the pairing mechanism and condensation is given using the exact knowledge of the corresponding field theory degrees of freedom.

Matthias Kaminski

2010-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

234

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with an electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater than the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. Magnetic switches and particularly fast kicker magnets are used in the accelerator industry to quickly deflect particle beams into and out of various transport lines, storage rings, dumps, and specifically to differentially route individual bunches of particles from a train of bunches which are injected or ejected from a given ring.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

235

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Critical temperatures of superconducting solders  

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Different magnetic strengths in MRIs produce different reactions and provide more insight into what being imaged. Being able to more quickly switch between two or more different magnet strengths would allow scientists in ...

Pavão, Erica Medeiros

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Superconducting wires  

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The requirement of high critical current density has prompted extensive research on ceramic processing of high-T/sub c/ superconductors. An overview of wire fabrication techniques and the limitations they impose on component design will be presented. The effects of processing on microstructure and critical current density will also be discussed. Particle alignment has been observed in extruded samples which is attributed to high shear stresses during plastic forming. Composites of superconductor and silver in several configurations have been made with little deleterious effect on the superconducting properties. 35 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

Lanagan, M.T.; Poeppel, R.B.; Singh, J.P.; Dos Santos, D.I.; Lumpp, J.K.; Dusek, J.T.; Goretta, K.C.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity in Quark Matter - Color magnetic superconductivity -  

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A coexistent phase of spin polarization and color superconductivity in high-density QCD is studied at zero temperature. The axial-vector self-energy stemming from the Fock exchange term of the one-gluon-exchange interaction has a central role to cause spin polarization. As a significant feature, the Fermi surface is deformed by the axial-vector self-energy and then rotation symmetry is spontaneously broken down. The gap function results in being anisotropic in the momentum space in accordance with the deformation. It is found that spin polarization barely conflicts with color superconductivity, and almost coexists with it.

Toshitaka Tatsumi; Tomoyuki Maruyama; Eiji Nakano

2003-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

239

Overcoming Resistance, and Lighting Up the World  

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Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high-temperature superconductivity (HTS) remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics.

240

Electronic structure of superconductivity refined  

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Electronic structure of superconductivity refined Electronic structure of superconductivity refined Electronic structure of superconductivity refined A team of physicists propose a new model that expands on a little understood aspect of the electronic structure in high-temperature superconductors. July 10, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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241

Strain tolerant microfilamentary superconducting wire  

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A strain tolerant microfilamentary wire capable of carrying superconducting currents is provided comprising a plurality of discontinuous filaments formed from a high temperature superconducting material. The discontinuous filaments have a length at least several orders of magnitude greater than the filament diameter and are sufficiently strong while in an amorphous state to withstand compaction. A normal metal is interposed between and binds the discontinuous filaments to form a normal metal matrix capable of withstanding heat treatment for converting the filaments to a superconducting state. The geometry of the filaments within the normal metal matrix provides substantial filament-to-filament overlap, and the normal metal is sufficiently thin to allow supercurrent transfer between the overlapped discontinuous filaments but is also sufficiently thick to provide strain relief to the filaments.

Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA); Miller, Theodore A. (Tuscon, AZ); Ostenson, Jerome E. (Ames, IA); Schwartzkopf, Louis A. (Mankato, MN); Sanders, Steven C. (Ames, IA)

1993-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

242

Superconductivity for electric power systems: Program overview  

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Largely due to government and private industry partnerships, electric power applications based upon high-temperature superconductivity are now being designed and tested only seven years after the discovery of the high-temperature superconductors. These applications offer many benefits to the national electric system including: increased energy efficiency, reduced equipment size, reduced emissions, increased stability/reliability, deferred expansion, and flexible electricity dispatch/load management. All of these benefits have a common outcome: lower electricity costs and improved environmental quality. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsors research and development through its Superconductivity Program for Electric Power Systems. This program will help develop the technology needed for U.S. industries to commercialize high-temperature superconductive electric power applications. DOE envisions that by 2010 the U.S. electric power systems equipment industry will regain a major share of the global market by offering superconducting products that outperform the competition.

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

A unified theory of superconductivity  

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In this paper, we study the reliability of BCS theory as a scientific explanation of the mystery of superconductivity. It is shown clearly that the phonon-mediated BCS theory is fundamentally incorrect. Two kinds of glues, pairing (pseudogap) glue and superconducting glue, are suggested based on a real space Coulomb confinement effect. The scenarios provide a unified explanation of the pairing symmetry, pseudogap and superconducting states, charge stripe order, spin density wave (SDW), checkerboard-type charge-ordered phase, magic doping fractions and vortex structures in conventional and unconventional (the high-Tc cuprates and MgB2) superconductors. The theory agrees with the existence of a pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors, while no pseudogap feature could be observed in MgB2 and most of the conventional superconductors. Our results indicate that the superconducting phase can coexist with a inclined hexagonal vortex lattice in pure MgB2 single crystal with a charge carrier density ps=1.49*10^{22}/cm^{3}. Finally, the physical reasons why the good conductors (for example, Ag, Au, and Cu) and the overdoped high-Tc superconductors are non-superconducting are also explored.

Xiuqing Huang

2008-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Submicrometer superconducting YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 6+x particles made by a low-temperature synthetic route  

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Evidence suggests that superconducting, orthorhombic YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} (x{ge}0.5) is always produced by oxidation of the oxygen-deficient, tetragonal form (x{le}0.5) of this phase (commonly referred to as 123). A synthetic route whereby solution-derived, carbon-free precursors are decomposed at 650{degrees} to 700{degrees}C in inert atmosphere to yield tetragonal 123 is now available. Appropriate precursors include hydrated oxides derived from the hydrolysis of organometallic solutions and aqueous solution-derived hyponitrites. Subsequent oxidation of the tetragonal phase at 400{degrees}C results in submicrometer particles of orthorhombic 123. Superconductivity ({Tc} onset {approx}87 K) has been confirmed in these materials by both Meissner effect and specific-heat measurements.

Horowitz, H.S.; McLain, S.J.; Sleight, A.W.; Druliner, J.D.; Gai, P.L.; VanKavelaar, M.J. (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE (USA)); Wagner, J.L.; Biggs, B.D.; Poon, S.J. (Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA))

1989-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Distinguishing S-plus-minus and S-plus-plus electron pairing symmetries by neutron spin resonances in superconducting Sodium-Iron-Cobalt-Arsenic (transitional temperature = 18 Kelvin)  

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A determination of the superconducting (SC) electron pairing symmetry forms the basis for establishing a microscopic mechansim for superconductivity. For iron pnictide superconductors, the s{sup {+-}}-pairing symmetry theory predicts the presence of a sharp neutron spin resonance at an energy below the sum of hole and electron SC gap energies (E {le} 2{Delta}). Although the resonances have been observed for various iron pnictide superconductors, they are broad in energy and can also be interpreted as arising from the s{sup ++}-pairing symmetry with E {ge} 2{Delta}. Here we use inelastic neutron scattering to reveal a sharp resonance at E = 7 meV in the SC NaFe{sub 0.935}Co{sub 0.045}As (T{sub c} = 18 K). By comparing our experiments with calculated spin-excitations spectra within the s{sup {+-}} and s{sup ++}-pairing symmetries, we conclude that the resonance in NaFe{sub 0.935}Co{sub 0.045}As is consistent with the s{sup {+-}}-pairing symmetry, thus eliminating s{sup ++}-pairing symmetry as a candidate for superconductivity.

Das, Tanmoy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Balatsky, Alexander V. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zhang, Chenglin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; Li, Haifeng [Institut fur Festkorperforschung, Julich, Germany; Su, Yiki [The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; Nethertom, Tucker [The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; Redding, Caleb [The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; Carr, Scott [The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; Schneidewind, Astrid [Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz, Garching, Germany; Faulhaber, Enrico [Gemeinsame Forschergruppe HZB, Berlin, Germany; Li, Shiliang [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Yao, Daoxin [Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China; Bruckel, Thomas [Institut fur Festkorperforschung, Julich, Germany; Dai, Pengchen [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Sobolev, Oleg [Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz, Garching, Germany

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

246

Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity  

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Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity Print Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity Print Working at the ALS, a multi-institutional collaboration led by researchers at ALS and Stanford University has identified a pseudogap phase with a nodal-antinodal dichotomy in ferromagnetic manganese oxide materials (manganites). Even though ferromagnetism and superconductivity do not exist together, the pseudogap state found in these manganites is remarkably similar to that found in high-temperature superconducting copper oxide materials (cuprates). This discovery casts new doubts on any direct link between the pseudogap phase and high-temperature superconductivity and adds fire to the debate over one of the great scientific mysteries of our time: What causes high-temperature superconductivity?

247

Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity  

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Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity Print Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity Print Working at the ALS, a multi-institutional collaboration led by researchers at ALS and Stanford University has identified a pseudogap phase with a nodal-antinodal dichotomy in ferromagnetic manganese oxide materials (manganites). Even though ferromagnetism and superconductivity do not exist together, the pseudogap state found in these manganites is remarkably similar to that found in high-temperature superconducting copper oxide materials (cuprates). This discovery casts new doubts on any direct link between the pseudogap phase and high-temperature superconductivity and adds fire to the debate over one of the great scientific mysteries of our time: What causes high-temperature superconductivity?

248

Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity  

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Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity Pseudogaps, Polarons, and the Mystery of High-Tc Superconductivity Print Wednesday, 26 April 2006 00:00 Working at the ALS, a multi-institutional collaboration led by researchers at ALS and Stanford University has identified a pseudogap phase with a nodal-antinodal dichotomy in ferromagnetic manganese oxide materials (manganites). Even though ferromagnetism and superconductivity do not exist together, the pseudogap state found in these manganites is remarkably similar to that found in high-temperature superconducting copper oxide materials (cuprates). This discovery casts new doubts on any direct link between the pseudogap phase and high-temperature superconductivity and adds fire to the debate over one of the great scientific mysteries of our time: What causes high-temperature superconductivity?

249

HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS: IV: BSCCO and ...  

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HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS: Session IV: BSCCO and TBCCO Conductor Development. Sponsored by: Jt. EMPMD/SMD Superconducting ...

250

Hall conductivity dominated by fluctuations near the superconducting transition in disordered thin films  

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We have studied the Hall effect in superconducting tantalum nitride films. We find a large contribution to the Hall conductivity near the superconducting transition, which we can track to temperatures well above T[subscript ...

Breznay, Nicholas P.

251

Superconducting magnet  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting magnet designed to produce magnetic flux densities of the order of 4 to 5 Webers per square meter is constructed by first forming a cable of a plurality of matrixed superconductor wires with each wire of the plurality insulated from each other one. The cable is shaped into a rectangular cross-section and is wound with tape in an open spiral to create cooling channels. Coils are wound in a calculated pattern in saddle shapes to produce desired fields, such as dipoles, quadrupoles, and the like. Wedges are inserted between adjacent cables as needed to maintain substantially radial placement of the long dimensions of cross sections of the cables. After winding, individual strands in each of the cables are brought out to terminals and are interconnected to place all of the strands in series and to maximize the propagation of a quench by alternating conduction from an inner layer to an outer layer and from top half to bottom half as often as possible. Individual layers are separated from others by spiraled aluminum spacers to facilitate cooling. The wound coil is wrapped with an epoxy tape that is cured by heat and then machined to an interference fit with an outer aluminum pipe which is then affixed securely to the assembled coil by heating it to make a shrink fit. In an alternate embodiment, one wire of the cable is made of copper or the like to be heated externally to propagate a quench.

Satti, John A. (Naperville, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Superconductivity - TMS  

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"Commercializing High-Temperature Superconductors" (Commentary), P.J. McGinn, October 1998, p. 15. "Critical Current and Microstructure in Oxide ...

253

Secrets of superconductivity revealed  

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Secrets of superconductivity revealed Secrets of superconductivity revealed Secrets of superconductivity revealed The superconducting material Cerium-Colbalt-Indium5 reveals new secrets about how superconductivity and magnetism can be related. January 3, 2014 Simon Gerber, first author of the publication on the superconducting properties of CeCoIn5 at the Morpheus instrument of the Spallation Neutron Source SINQ in Switzerland. (Photo: Paul Scherrer Institute/Markus Fischer) Simon Gerber, first author of the publication on the superconducting properties of CeCoIn5 at the Morpheus instrument of the Spallation Neutron Source SINQ in Switzerland. (Photo: Paul Scherrer Institute/Markus Fischer) "Superconductivity continues to give new surprises. As its secrets are revealed, we learn more about the quantum world of electrons and can begin

254

Secrets of superconductivity revealed  

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Secrets of superconductivity revealed Secrets of superconductivity revealed Secrets of superconductivity revealed The superconducting material Cerium-Colbalt-Indium5 reveals new secrets about how superconductivity and magnetism can be related. January 3, 2014 Simon Gerber, first author of the publication on the superconducting properties of CeCoIn5 at the Morpheus instrument of the Spallation Neutron Source SINQ in Switzerland. (Photo: Paul Scherrer Institute/Markus Fischer) Simon Gerber, first author of the publication on the superconducting properties of CeCoIn5 at the Morpheus instrument of the Spallation Neutron Source SINQ in Switzerland. (Photo: Paul Scherrer Institute/Markus Fischer) "Superconductivity continues to give new surprises. As its secrets are revealed, we learn more about the quantum world of electrons and can begin

255

Boron: Modeling, Superconductivity  

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Oct 8, 2012 ... Boron, Boron Compounds, and Boron Nanomaterials: Structure, Properties, Processing and Applications: Boron: Modeling, Superconductivity

256

Basic principle of superconductivity  

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The basic principle of superconductivity is suggested in this paper. There have been two vital wrong suggestions on the basic principle, one is the relation between superconductivity and the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), and another is the relation between superconductivity and pseudogap.

Tian De Cao

2007-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

257

Meissner superconductivity in itinerant ferromagnets  

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Recent results about the coexistence of ferromagnetism and unconventional superconductivity with spin-triplet Cooper pairing are reviewed on the basis of the quasi-phenomenological Ginzburg-Landau theory. The superconductivity in the mixed phase of coexistence of ferromagnetism and unconventional superconductivity is triggered by the spontaneous magnetization. The mixed phase is stable whereas the other superconducting phases that usually exist in unconventional superconductors are either unstable or metastable at relatively low temperatures in a quite narrow domain of the phase diagram and the stability properties are determined by the particular values of Landau parameters. The phase transitions from the normal phase to the phase of coexistence is of first order while the phase transition from the ferromagnetic phase to the coexistence phase can be either of first or second order depending on the concrete substance. The Cooper pair and crystal anisotropy are relevant to a more precise outline of the phase diagram shape and reduce the degeneration of the ground states of the system. The results are discussed in view of application to itinerant ferromagnetic compounds as UGe2, ZrZn2, URhGe. 1

D. V. Shopova; D. I. Uzunov

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Holography  

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This is a concise review of holographic superconductors and superfluids. We highlight some predictions of the holographic models and the emphasis is given to physical aspects rather than to the technical details, although some references to understand the latter are systematically provided. We include gapped systems in the discussion, motivated by the physics of high-temperature superconductivity. In order to do so we consider a compactified extra dimension (with radius R), or, alternatively, a dilatonic field. The first setup can also be used to model cylindrical superconductors; when these are probed by an axial magnetic field a universal property of holography emerges: while for large R (compared to the other scales in the problem) non-local operators are suppressed, leading to the so called Little-Parks periodicity, the opposite limit shows non-local effects, e.g. the uplifting of the Little-Parks periodicity. This difference corresponds in the gravity side to a Hawking-Page phase transition.

Alberto Salvio

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

259

Superconducting magnetic coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting magnetic coil includes a plurality of sections positioned axially along the longitudinal axis of the coil, each section being formed of an anisotropic high temperature superconductor material wound about a longitudinal axis of the coil and having an associated critical current value that is dependent on the orientation of the magnetic field of the coil. The cross section of the superconductor, or the type of superconductor material, at sections along the axial and radial axes of the coil are changed to provide an increased critical current at those regions where the magnetic field is oriented more perpendicularly to the conductor plane, to thereby increase the critical current at these regions and to maintain an overall higher critical current of the coil. 15 figs.

Aized, D.; Schwall, R.E.

1999-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

260

Field Demonstration of a 24-kV Warm Dielectric Cable at Detroit Edison: FY2002 Annual Progress Report for the Detroit Edison HTS Cab le Field Demonstration Project  

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A project sponsored by EPRI, Pirelli Power Cables and Systems, the Department of Energy, Detroit Edison, and American Superconductor Corporation was initiated in 1998 to install and operate a 24 kV high temperature superconductor (HTS) power cable in a Detroit Edison substation to serve customer load. The previous years of activity have focused on design, testing, manufacturing, and installation of the cable system as described in the FY2000 and FY2001 status reports. The successful implementation of thi...

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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261

High Tc Superconductivity  

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by C. Kim (SSRL), D. H. Lu (Stanford), K. M. Shen (Stanford) and Z.-X. Shen (Stanford/SSRL) by C. Kim (SSRL), D. H. Lu (Stanford), K. M. Shen (Stanford) and Z.-X. Shen (Stanford/SSRL) Extensive research efforts to study the novel electronic properties of high-Tc superconductors and their related materials by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy at a recently commissioned Beam Line 5-4 (led by Z.-X. Shen) continue to be successful, producing many important results. These results, which are highlighted by five articles recently published in Physical Review Letters and one in Science, brought our understanding steps closer to solving the mystery of the high-Tc superconductivity. With the development of the latest generation of ultra-high resolution electron spectrometers in the past few years, the technique of angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) has recently experienced a renaissance. Nowhere is this revolution more evident than in the study of the high-temperature superconductors, which more than a decade after their discovery, continue to defy theoretical explanation. Recent ARPES experiments performed at Beam Line 5-4 have led to critical new discoveries about the fundamental nature of these mysterious superconductors and are now changing the way that the physics community views these materials. An excellent benchmark for the huge leap in detector resolution and technology is the recent work on Sr2RuO4. Although it belongs to a slightly different family than the high- temperature superconductors, its exotic superconducting mechanism (Tc = 1K) and complex electronic structure make it itself a fascinating material. In the past, due to poor resolutions, ARPES studies on this material were in disagreement with theory and other experimental techniques.

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DOE Science Showcase - Understanding High-Temperature Superconductors |  

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Understanding High-Temperature Superconductors Understanding High-Temperature Superconductors Credit: DOE Scientists have long worked to understand one of the great mysteries of modern physics - the origin and behavior of high-temperature superconductors (HTS) that are uniquely capable of transmitting electricity with zero loss when chilled to subzero temperatures. For decades there have been competing theories and misunderstandings of how HTS materials actually work and they have remained fundamentally puzzling to physicists. Solving this mystery has the potential to revolutionize the planet's energy infrastructure from generation to transmission and grid-scale storage. Recent technical breakthroughs in this quest are being discovered by DOE scientists and their collaborators. Read about HTS technology, basic

263

Critical magnetic field of surface superconductivity in lead  

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The critical superconductivity field H{sub c3} is measured on lead single crystals. It is shown that the temperature dependence of H{sub c3}/H{sub c} in the vicinity of superconducting transition temperature T{sub c} is essentially nonlinear. Relative changes in the value of H{sub c3}/H{sub c} reach approximately 30%, which cannot be described by the Ginzburg-Landau theory. The experimental temperature dependences lead to the conclusion that the surface superconducting transition temperature noticeably exceeds the superconducting transition temperature in the bulk of the semiconductor. The differences in the critical temperatures and in the Ginzburg-Landau parameters for lead are estimated.

Khlyustikov, I. N., E-mail: khly@kapitza.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kapitza Institute of Physical Problems (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

264

Superconductivity at 35 K in Graphite-Sulfur Composites  

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We report magnetization measurements performed on graphite–sulfur composites which demonstrate a clear superconducting behavior below the critical temperature Tc0 = 35 K. The Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect, screening supercurrents, and magnetization hysteresis loops characteristic of type-II superconductors were measured. The results indicate that the superconductivity occurs in a small sample fraction, possibly related to the sample surface.

R. Ricardo Da Silva; J. H. S. Torres; Y. Kopelevich

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Development of a cryogenic induction motor for use with a superconducting magnetic bearing  

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Development of a cryogenic induction motor for use with a superconducting magnetic bearing Tomotake of a superconducting magnetic bearing (SMB). Both the motor and the SMB are operated at liquid He temperatures. We give Keywords: Astrophysical polarimeter; Induction motor; Superconducting magnetic bearings 1. Introduction

Oxley, Paul

266

Microstrip filters for measurement and control of superconducting qubits  

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Careful filtering is necessary for observations of quantum phenomena in superconducting circuits at low temperatures. Measurements of coherence between quantum states requires extensive filtering to protect against noise coupled from room temperature electronics. We demonstrate distributed transmission line filters which cut off exponentially at GHz frequencies and can be anchored at the base temperature of a dilution refrigerator. The compact design makes them suitable to filter many different bias lines in the same setup, necessary for the control and measurement of superconducting qubits.

Longobardi, Luigi; Patel, Vijay; Chen, Wei; Lukens, James E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Superconducting Power Cables  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a continuation of a Technology Watch series on superconducting power cables that summarize full-scale superconducting cable projects throughout the world ranging from full-scale test installations to utility demonstration projects. The report covers various aspects of each project from design to implementation. When available, updated status regarding operation and maintenance (O&M) also is presented. The report will serve as a knowledge resource on the status of superconducting cable tech...

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

268

Non-Fermi Liquid Regimes and Superconductivity in the Low Temperature Phase Diagrams of Strongly Correlated d- and f-Electron Materials  

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near Fig. 23 (a) Electrical resistivity ? vs. temperature TDerivative of the electrical resistivity with respect to T ,the T -linear electrical resistivity ?, log(T ) divergence

Brian Maple, M.; Baumbach, Ryan E.; Butch, Nicholas P.; Hamlin, James J.; Janoschek, Marc

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Superconductive interconnections for cryoelectronics  

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Factors affecting the use of superconducting interconnections for cryoelectronics will be examined. The fundamental questions to be answered are why interconnections are important for high performance computing

Kenneth Rose

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Superconducting VAR control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Static VAR control means employing an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting direct current coil having low losses and low cost characteristics.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM); Hassenzahl, William V. (Piedmont, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Superconductive imaging surface magnetometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved pick-up coil system for use with Superconducting Quantum Interference Device gradiometers and magnetometers involving the use of superconducting plates near conventional pick-up coil arrangements to provide imaging of nearby dipole sources and to deflect environmental magnetic noise away from the pick-up coils. This allows the practice of gradiometry and magnetometry in magnetically unshielded environments. One embodiment uses a hemispherically shaped superconducting plate with interior pick-up coils, allowing brain wave measurements to be made on human patients. another embodiment using flat superconducting plates could be used in non-destructive evaluation of materials.

Overton, Jr., William C. (Los Alamos, NM); van Hulsteyn, David B. (Santa Fe, NM); Flynn, Edward R. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY DUPONT SUPERCONDUCTIVITY...  

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of research experience the Petitioner is a recognized leader in the development of HTS thin film production. Further, prior to the execution of this contract, Petitioner has...

273

Superconducting FCL using a combined inducted magnetic field trigger and shunt coil  

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A single trigger/shunt coil is utilized for combined induced magnetic field triggering and shunt impedance. The single coil connected in parallel with the high temperature superconducting element, is designed to generate a circulating current in the parallel circuit during normal operation to aid triggering the high temperature superconducting element to quench in the event of a fault. The circulating current is generated by an induced voltage in the coil, when the system current flows through the high temperature superconducting element.

Tekletsadik, Kasegn D. (Rexford, NY)

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

274

Critical Current Anisotropy in High Temperature Superconductors  

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1992) and to that of two-dimensional superconducting layers with Josephson coupling between them (Lawrence and Doniach 1970). The compound YBa2Cu3O7-? is one of the most promising for commercial applications. It is the least anisotropic and has a... of the pairing interaction in HTS has not been determined. This interaction gives rise to an attractive potential between pairs of electrons. The electron pairs occupy a condensed momentum state in which the Cooper pairs all have the same pair momentum p = s...

Durrell, John H

275

Dual control active superconductive devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting active device has dual control inputs and is constructed such that the output of the device is effectively a linear mix of the two input signals. The device is formed of a film of superconducting material on a substrate and has two main conduction channels, each of which includes a weak link region. A first control line extends adjacent to the weak link region in the first channel and a second control line extends adjacent to the weak link region in the second channel. The current flowing from the first channel flows through an internal control line which is also adjacent to the weak link region of the second channel. The weak link regions comprise small links of superconductor, separated by voids, through which the current flows in each channel. Current passed through the control lines causes magnetic flux vortices which propagate across the weak link regions and control the resistance of these regions. The output of the device taken across the input to the main channels and the output of the second main channel and the internal control line will constitute essentially a linear mix of the two input signals imposed on the two control lines. The device is especially suited to microwave applications since it has very low input capacitance, and is well suited to being formed of high temperature superconducting materials since all of the structures may be formed coplanar with one another on a substrate.

Martens, Jon S. (Albuquerque, NM); Beyer, James B. (Madison, WI); Nordman, James E. (Madison, WI); Hohenwarter, Gert K. G. (Madison, WI)

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

276

Superconducting phase qubits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental progress is reviewed for superconducting phase qubit research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The phase qubit has a potential advantage of scalability, based on the low impedance of the device and the ability to microfabricate ... Keywords: 03.65.Yz, 03.67.Lx, 85.25.Cp, Decoherence, Quantum computation, Qubits, Superconductivity

John M. Martinis

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Spontaneous brillouin scattering quench diagnostics for large superconducting magnets  

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Large superconducting magnets used in fusion reactors, as well as other applications, need a diagnostic that can non-invasively measure the temperature and strain throughout the magnet in real-time. A new fiber optic sensor ...

Mahar, Scott B

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Understanding Degradation and Failure in HTS Conductors Using ...  

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... Materials Forensics, Three-dimensional Modeling and Fractal Characterization · Vortex Physics in Oxide and Pnictide High Temperature Superconductors.

279

The TESLA superconducting linear collider  

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This paper summarizes the present status of the studies for a superconducting Linear Collider (TESLA).

R. Brinkmann; the TESLA Collaboration

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Apparatus for characterizing conductivity of superconducting materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method for noncontact, radio-frequency shielding current characterization of materials. Self- or mutual inductance changes in one or more inductive elements, respectively, occur when materials capable of supporting shielding currents are placed in proximity thereto, or undergo change in resistivity while in place. Such changes can be observed by incorporating the inductor(s) in a resonant circuit and determining the frequency of oscillation or by measuring the voltage induced on a coupled inductive element. The present invention is useful for determining the critical temperature and superconducting transition width for superconducting samples. 10 figures.

Doss, J.D.

1993-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Improved superconducting magnet wire  

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This invention is directed to a superconducting tape or wire composed of alternating layers of copper and a niobium-containing superconductor such as niobium of NbTi, Nb/sub 3/Sn or Nb/sub 3/Ge. In general, each layer of the niobium-containing superconductor has a thickness in the range of about 0.05 to 1.5 times its coherence length (which for Nb/sub 3/Si is 41 A) with each copper layer having a thickness in the range of about 170 to 600 A. With the use of very thin layers of the niobium composition having a thickness within the desired range, the critical field (H/sub c/) may be increased by factors of 2 to 4. Also, the thin layers of the superconductor permit the resulting tape or wire to exhibit suitable ductility for winding on a magnet core. These compositions are also characterized by relatively high values of critical temperature and therefore will exhibit a combination of useful properties as superconductors.

Schuller, I.K.; Ketterson, J.B.

1983-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

282

Superconducting materials for large scale applications  

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IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity, vol. 12, pp.4. “Power Applications of Superconductivity,” in Handbookof Applied Superconductivity, B. Seeber, ed. , Bristol, UK:

Scanlan, Ronald M.; Malozemoff, Alexis P.; Larbalestier, David C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

6.763 Applied Superconductivity, Fall 2001  

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Phenomenological approach to superconductivity, with emphasis on superconducting electronics. Electrodynamics of superconductors, London's model, and flux quantization. Josephson Junctions and superconducting quantum ...

Orlando, Terry P.

284

Magnetic Blockade Mechanism for Quantum Nucleation of Superconducting Vortex-Antivortex Pairs in Zero External Magnetic Field  

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We propose a magnetic dual of the Coulomb blockade effect for quantum nucleation of flux vortex pairs in high-Tc superconducting (HTS) films and grain boundaries in zero applied field. The magnetic blockade instability occurs at {\\theta} = {\\pi}, where {\\theta} is the "vacuum" or theta angle. The {\\theta} term has recently been discussed in the context of several other systems, including charge and spin density waves, topological insulators, the quantum Hall effect, and spontaneous CP violation. Our model predicts a sharp pair creation threshold current at {\\theta} = {\\pi}, analogous to the Coulomb blockade voltage of a tunnel junction, and explains the observed thickness dependence of critical currents in HTS coated conductors. We use the Schr\\"odinger equation to compute the evolving macrostate amplitudes, coupled by a generalized tunneling matrix element. The simulations yield excellent quantitative agreement with measured voltage-current characteristics of bi-crystal and other HTS grain boundary junctions. The model also predicts non-sinusoidal behavior in the voltage oscillations resulting from time-correlated vortex tunneling.

J. H. Miller Jr.; A. I. Wijesinghe

2011-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

285

Strong enhancement of superconductivity in a nanosized Pb bridge  

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In recent experiments with a superconducting nanosized Pb bridge formed between a scanning tunneling microscope tip and a substrate, superconductivity has been detected at magnetic fields, which are few times larger than the third (surface) critical field. We describe the observed phenomenon on the basis of a numerical solution of the Ginzburg-Landau equations in a model structure consisting of six conoids. The spatial distribution of the superconducting phase is shown to be strongly inhomogeneous, with concentration of the superconducting phase near the narrowest part (the “neck”) of the bridge. We show that suppression of superconductivity in the bridge by applied magnetic field or by temperature first occurs near the bases and then in the neck region, what leads to a continuous superconducting-to-normal resistive transition. A position of the transition midpoint depends on temperature and, typically, is by one order of magnitude higher than the second critical field Hc2. We find that the vortex states can be realized in the bridge at low temperatures T/Tc ? 0.6. The vortex states lead to a fine structure of the superconducting-to-normal resistive transition. We also analyze vortex states in the bridge, which are characterized by a varying vorticity as a function of the bridge’s height.

V. R. Misko; V. M. Fomin; J. T. Devreese

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

1698 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, VOL. 18, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2008 Self Field Effect Compensation in an HTS Tube  

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. Index Terms--Critical current density, self field effect, supercon- ductor. I. INTRODUCTION I T IS well known that the critical current density in a su- perconducting material depends on the magnetic flux den Bean's crit- ical state model that defines the relation between electric field and current de

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

287

Alexei Abrikosov and Superconductivity  

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Alexei Abrikosov and Superconductivity Alexei Abrikosov and Superconductivity Resources with Additional Information · Publications at ANL Alexei A. Abrikosov of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is a recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research in the area of superconductivity. Alexei Abrikosov Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory "Abrikosov's research [at ANL] centers on condensed-matter physics (the structure and behavior of solids and liquids), and concentrates on superconductivity, the ability of some materials to carry electrical current without resistance. He was the first to propose the concept of "type-II superconductors" in 1952 and constructed the theory of their magnetic properties, known as the Abrikosov vortex lattice.

288

Superconducting Proximity Effect in Single-Crystal Nanowires  

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This dissertation describes experimental studies of the superconducting proximity effect in single-crystal Pb, Sn, and Zn nanowires of lengths up to 60 um, with both ends of the nanowires in contact with macroscopic electrodes that are either superconducting (Sn or Pb) or non-superconducting (Au). The Pb, Sn, and Zn nanowires are fabricated using a template-based electrochemical deposition method. Electric contacts to the nanowires are formed in situ during electrochemical growth. This method produces high transparency contacts between a pair of macroscopic electrodes and a single nanowire, circumventing the formation of oxide or other poorly conducting interface layers. Extensive analyses of the structure and the composition of the nanowire samples are presented to demonstrate that (1) the nanowires are single crystalline and (2) the nanowires are clean without any observable mixing of the materials from the electrodes. The nanowires being investigated are significantly longer than the nanowires with which electrode-induced superconductivity was previously investigated by other groups. We have observed that in relatively short (~6 um) Sn and Zn nanowires, robust superconductivity is induced at the superconducting transition temperatures of the electrodes. When Sn and Pb nanowires are in contact with a pair of Au electrodes, superconductivity is suppressed completely. For nanowires of 60 um in length, although the suppression of superconductivity by Au electrodes is only partial, the induced superconductivity at the higher transition temperatures of the electrodes remains full and robust. Therefore, an anomalous superconducting proximity effect has been observed on a length scale which far exceeds the expected length based on the existing theories of the proximity effect. The measured current-voltage characteristic of the nanowires reveals more details such as hysteresis, multiple Andreev reflection, and phase-slip centers. An interesting relation between the proximity effect and the residual-resistance-ratio of the nanowires has also been observed. Possible mechanisms for this proximity effect are discussed based on these experimental observations.

Liu, Haidong

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Superconducting Power Cables  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is the fourth installment of a Technology Watch series on Superconducting Power Cables that summarize full-scale superconducting cable projects throughout the world. The series provides an overview of technical fundamentals and status updates on ongoing development efforts ranging from full-scale test installations to grid-deployed demonstration projects. This installment of the series covers ongoing full-scale utility installations and proposed demonstration projects worldwide. Information a...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

290

Superconducting transmission line particle detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non- superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propagating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N/sup 2/ ambiguity of charged particle events. 6 figs.

Gray, K.E.

1988-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

291

Superconducting transmission line particle detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non-superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propogating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N.sup.2 ambiguity of charged particle events.

Gray, Kenneth E. (Naperville, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Superconductivity with stripes | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Science Science Computing, Environment & Life Sciences Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Photon Sciences Physical Sciences & Engineering Energy Frontier Research Centers Science Highlights Postdoctoral Researchers The brightness and energy of X-ray beams are critical properties for research. The APS Upgrade will make our X-ray beams brighter, meaning more X-rays can be focused onto a smaller, laser-like spot, allowing researchers to gather more data in greater detail in less time. Superconductivity with stripes November 12, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint The physics of low-temperature superconductivity is fairly well understood, but the ultimate goal of achieving the phenomenon at much higher temperatures remains tantalizingly elusive. The most promising high-temperature superconductor candidates are generally considered to be

293

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Superconducting Magnet ESS with Direct Power Electronics Interface - V.R. Ramanan, ABB  

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© ABB Group © ABB Group October 5, 2012 | Slide 1 Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage System with Direct Power Electronics Interface Project Goal  Competitive, fast response, grid-scale MWh superconducting magnet energy storage (SMES) system  Demonstrated through a small scale prototype, (20 kW, 2.5 MJ) and direct connection power electronics converter (with Si-based devices) V.R. Ramanan, ABB US Corporrate Research Center GRIDS SMES SYSTEM SMES Coil MV Feeder Power Converter ABB Brookhaven NL 2G HTS Wire SuperPower MV/LV MV/LV MV/LV HV/MV Wind Park Solar Park Transmission Line Converter & System Design/Prototyping LV Loads University of Houston ABB Project Update  Issues related to SMES system integration being addressed  Project slightly behind schedule; on budget

294

Power Switches Utilizing Superconducting Material for Accelerator Magnets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Power switches that utilize superconducting material find application in superconducting systems. They can be used for the protection of magnets as a replacement for warm DC breakers, as well as for the replacement of cold diodes. This paper presents a comparison of switches made of various superconducting materials having transport currents of up to 600 A and switching times of the order of milliseconds. The switches operate in the temperature range 4.2-77 K and utilize stainless steel clad YBCO tape and MgB2 tape with a nickel, copper, and iron matrix. Results from simulations and tests are reported.

March, S A; Yang, Y; 10.1109/TASC.2009.2017890

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Thermal evolution of rotating strange stars in color superconductivity phase  

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Under the combination effect of the recommencement heating due to spin-down of strange stars and the heat perseveration due to weak conduct heat of the crust, the Cooper pair breaking and formation(PBF) in color superconduction quark matter arises. We investigated the cooling of the strange stars with a crust in color superconductivity phase including both decomfinement heating and PBF process. We find that deconfinement heating can delay the thermal evolution of strange stars and the PBF process suppresses the early temperature rise of the stars. The cooling strange stars behave within the brightness constraint of young compact objects when the color superconductivity gap is small enough.

X. P. Zheng; X. Zhou; Y. W. Yu

2006-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

296

Radiofrequency amplifier based on a dc superconducting quantum interference device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low noise radiofrequency amplifer, using a dc SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) as the input amplifying element. The dc SQUID and an input coil are maintained at superconductivity temperatures in a superconducting shield, with the input coil inductively coupled to the superconducting ring of the dc SQUID. A radiofrequency signal from outside the shield is applied to the input coil, and an amplified radiofrequency signal is developed across the dc SQUID ring and transmitted to exteriorly of the shield. A power gain of 19.5 +- 0.5 dB has been achieved with a noise temperature of 1.0 +- 0.4 K at a frequency of 100 MHz.

Hilbert, C.; Martinis, J.M.; Clarke, J.

1984-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

297

Radiofrequency amplifier based on a dc superconducting quantum interference device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low noise radiofrequency amplifier (10), using a dc SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) as the input amplifying element. The dc SQUID (11) and an input coil (12) are maintained at superconductivity temperatures in a superconducting shield (13), with the input coil (12) inductively coupled to the superconducting ring (17) of the dc SQUID (11). A radiofrequency signal from outside the shield (13) is applied to the input coil (12), and an amplified radiofrequency signal is developed across the dc SQUID ring (17) and transmitted to exteriorly of the shield (13). A power gain of 19.5.+-.0.5 dB has been achieved with a noise temperature of 1.0.+-.0.4 K. at a frequency of 100 MHz.

Hilbert, Claude (Berkeley, CA); Martinis, John M. (Berkeley, CA); Clarke, John (Berkeley, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Relativistic mechanism of superconductivity  

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According to the theory of relativity, the relativistic Coulomb's force between an electron pair is composed of two parts, the main part is repulsive, while the rest part can be attractive in certain situations. Thus the relativistic attraction of an electron pair provides an insight into the mechanism of superconductivity. In superconductor, there are, probably at least, two kinds of collective motions which can eliminate the repulsion between two electrons and let the attraction being dominant, the first is the combination of lattice and electron gas, accounting for traditional superconductivity; the second is the electron gas themselves, accounting for high $T_c$ superconductivity. In usual materials, there is a good balance between the repulsion and attraction of an electron pair, the electrons are regarded as free electrons so that Fermi gas theory plays very well. But in some materials, when the repulsion dominates electron pairs, the electron gas will has a behavior opposite to superconductivity. In the present paper the superconducting states are discussed in terms of relativistic quantum theory in details, some significant results are obtained including quantized magnetic flux, London equation, Meissner effect and Josephson effect.

H. Y. Cui

2002-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

299

Argonne TDC: Superconductive Components, Inc.  

High-Performance Tailored Materials for Levitation Permanent Magnet Technologies Making materials to help advance flywheel energy storage. Superconductive Components ...

300

Possibility of color magnetic superconductivity  

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Two aspects of quark matter at high density are addressed: one is color superconductivity and the other is ferromagnetism. We are mainly concerned with the latter and its relation to color superconductivity, which we call "color magnetic superconductivity". The relation of ferromagnetism and chiral symmetry restoration is also discussed.

Toshitaka Tatsumi; Tomoyuki Maruyama; Eiji Nakano

2003-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Orbit Spaces in Superconductivity  

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In the framework of Landau theory of phase transitions one is interested to describe all the possible low symmetry ``superconducting'' phases allowed for a given superconductor crystal and to determine the conditions under which this crystal undergoes a phase transition. These problems are best described and analyzed in the orbit space of the high symmetry group of the ``normal, non-superconducting'' phase of the crystal. In this article it is worked out a simple example concerning superconductivity, that shows the P-matrix method to determine the equations and inequalities defining the orbit space and its stratification. This approach is of general validity and can be used in all physical problems that make use of invariant functions, as long as the symmetry group is compact.

Vittorino Talamini

2006-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

302

Interplay of superconductivity, magnetism, and density waves in rare-earth tritellurides and iron-based superconducting materials  

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B. Superconductivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IV Superconductivity and Magnetism in Iron-PnictideSearch for Pressure Induced Superconductivity in Undoped Ce-

Zocco, Diego Andrés

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Models of Holographic superconductivity  

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We construct general models for holographic superconductivity parametrized by three couplings which are functions of a real scalar field and show that under general assumptions they describe superconducting phase transitions. While some features are universal and model independent, important aspects of the quantum critical behavior strongly depend on the choice of couplings, such as the order of the phase transition and critical exponents of second-order phase transitions. In particular, we study a one-parameter model where the phase transition changes from second to first order above some critical value of the parameter and a model with tunable critical exponents.

Francesco Aprile; Jorge G. Russo

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

304

Structural phase transitions and superconductivity in lanthanum copper oxides  

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Despite the enormous effort expended over the past ten years to determine the mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity in cuprates there is still no consensus on the physical origin of this fascinating phenomenon. This is a consequence of a number of factors, among which are the intrinsic difficulties in understanding the strong electron correlations in the copper oxides, determining the roles played by antiferromagnetic interactions and low dimensionality, analyzing the complex phonon dispersion relationships, and characterizing the phase diagrams which are functions of the physical parameters of temperature and pressure, as well as the chemical parameters of stoichiometry and hole concentration. In addition to all of these intrinsic difficulties, extrinsic materials issues such as sample quality and homogeneity present additional complications. Within the field of high temperature superconductivity there exists a subfield centered around the material originally reported to exhibit high temperature superconductivity by Bednorz and Mueller, Ba doped La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4}. This is structurally the simplest cuprate superconductor. The authors report on studies of phase differences observed between such base superconductors doped with Ba or Sr. What these studies have revealed is a fascinating interplay of structural, magnetic and superconducting properties which is unique in the field of high temperature superconductivity and is summarized in this paper.

Crawford, M.K.; Harlow, R.L.; McCarron, E.M. [DuPont, Wilmington, DE (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

305

Active superconducting devices formed of thin films  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Active superconducting devices are formed of thin films of superconductor which include a main conduction channel which has an active weak link region. The weak link region is composed of an array of links of thin film superconductor spaced from one another by voids and selected in size and thickness such that magnetic flux can propagate across the weak link region when it is superconducting. Magnetic flux applied to the weak link region will propagate across the array of links causing localized loss of superconductivity in the links and changing the effective resistance across the links. The magnetic flux can be applied from a control line formed of a superconducting film deposited coplanar with the main conduction channel and weak link region on a substrate. The devices can be formed of any type to superconductor but are particularly well suited to the high temperature superconductors since the devices can be entirely formed from coplanar films with no overlying regions. The devices can be utilized for a variety of electrical components, including switching circuits, amplifiers, oscillators and modulators, and are well suited to microwave frequency applications.

Martens, Jon S. (Madison, WI); Beyer, James B. (Madison, WI); Nordman, James E. (Madison, WI); Hohenwarter, Gert K. G. (Madison, WI)

1991-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

306

Holographic Superconductivity with Gauss-Bonnet gravity  

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I review recent work on holographic superconductivity with Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, and show how the critical temperature of the superconductor depends on both gravitational backreaction and the Gauss-Bonnet parameter, using both analytic and numerical arguments. I also review computations of the conductivity, finding the energy gap, and demonstrating that there is no universal gap ratio, $\\omega_g/T_c$, for these superconductors.

Ruth Gregory

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

307

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cables ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Beside power transmission, the flexible cabling concept could be used ... and for medical applications such as next-generation magnetic resonance ...

2011-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

308

Free-standing superconductive articles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A substrate-free, free-standing epitaxially oriented superconductive film including a layer of a template material and a layer of a ceramic superconducting material is provided together with a method of making such a substrate-free ceramic superconductive film by coating an etchable material with a template layer, coating the template layer with a layer of a ceramic superconductive material, coating the layer of ceramic superconductive material with a protective material, removing the etchable material by an appropriate means so that the etchable material is separated from a composite structure including the template layer, the ceramic superconductive material layer and the protective material layer, removing the protective material layer from the composite structure whereby a substrate-free, free-standing ceramic superconductive film remains.

Wu, X.D.; Muenchausen, R.E.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

309

Superconducting articles of manufacture and method of producing same  

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Bulk coatings of Nb.sub.3 Ge with high superconducting transition temperatures bonded to metallic substrates and a chemical vapor deposition method for producing such coatings on metallic substrates are disclosed. In accordance with the method, a Nb.sub.3 Ge coating having a transition temperature in excess of 21.5 K may be tightly bonded to a copper substrate.

Newkirk, Lawrence R. (Los Alamos, NM); Valencia, Flavio A. (Santa Fe, NM)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Langmuir vacuum and superconductivity  

SciTech Connect

It is shown that, in the 'jelly' model of cold electron-ion plasma, the interaction between electrons and the quantum electromagnetic vacuum of Langmuir waves involves plasma superconductivity with an energy gap proportional to the energy of the Langmuir quantum.

Veklenko, B. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

311

Superconductivity and electron tunneling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments on the tunneling of electrons through a thin dielectric layer separating two superconducting metals are reported. Data are presented for the pairs AI-Pb, Sn-Pb, and In-Sn. Particular attention is paid to the form of the tunneling current ...

S. Shapiro; P. H. Smith; J. Nicol; J. L. Miles; P. F. Strong

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

SUPERCONDUCTING VANADIUM BASE ALLOY  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new vanadium-base alloy which possesses remarkable superconducting properties is presented. The alloy consists of approximately one atomic percent of palladium, the balance being vanadium. The alloy is stated to be useful in a cryotron in digital computer circuits.

Cleary, H.J.

1958-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

313

Photon emission near superconducting bodies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the photon emission due to a magnetic spin-flip transition of a two-level atom in the vicinity of a dielectric body such as a normal conducting metal or a superconductor. For temperatures below the transition temperature T{sub c} of a superconductor, the corresponding spin-flip lifetime is boosted by several orders of magnitude as compared to the case of a normal conducting body. Numerical results of an exact formulation are also compared to a previously derived approximative analytical expression for the spin-flip lifetime, and we find excellent agreement. We present results on how the spin-flip lifetime depends on the temperature T of a superconducting body as well as its thickness H. Finally, we study how nonmagnetic impurities as well as possible Eliashberg strong-coupling effects influence the spin-flip rate. It is found that nonmagnetic impurities as well as strong-coupling effects have no dramatic impact on the spin-flip lifetime.

Skagerstam, Bo-Sture K.; Rekdal, Per Kristian [Department of Physics, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

314

Qualification High Voltage Testing of Short Triax HTS Cables in the Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to qualify the electrical insulation design of future HTS cables installed in the electric grid, a number of high voltage qualification tests are generally performed in the laboratory on either single-phase model cables and/or actual three-phase cable samples. Prior to installation of the 200-m Triax HTS cable at the American Electric Power Bixby substation near Columbus, Ohio, in September, 2006, such tests were conducted on both single-phase model cables made at ORNL and tri-axial cable sections cut off from cable made on a production run. The three-phase tri-axial design provides some specific testing challenges since the ground shield and three phases are concentric about a central former with each phase separated by dielectric tape insulation immersed in liquid nitrogen. The samples were successfully tested and qualified for partial discharge inception, AC withstand, and lightning impulse where voltage is applied to one phase with the other phases grounded. In addition one of the phase pairs was tested for dc withstand as a ldquoworst caserdquo scenario to simulate the effect of VLF (Very Low Frequency) tests on the actual cable installed at the Bixby site. The model and prototype cables will be described and the high voltage test results summarized.

James, David Randy [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Gouge, Michael J [ORNL; Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL; Rey, Christopher M [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Proceedings of the fourth international conference and exhibition: World Congress on superconductivity. Volume 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goals of the World Congress on Superconductivity (WCS) have been to establish and foster the development and commercial application of superconductivity technology on a global scale by providing a non-adversarial, non-advocacy forum where scientists, engineers, businessmen and government personnel can freely exchange information and ideas on recent developments and directions for the future of superconductive research. Sessions were held on: accelerator technology, power and energy, persistent magnetic fields, performance characterization, physical properties, fabrication methodology, superconductive magnetic energy storage (SMES), thin films, high temperature materials, device applications, wire fabrication, and granular superconductors. Individual papers are indexed separately.

Krishen, K.; Burnham, C. [eds.] [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX (United States). Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

316

Ultrasonic signatures at the superconducting and the pseudogap phase boundaries in YBCO cuprates.  

SciTech Connect

A major issue in the understanding of cuprate superconductors is the nature of the metallic state from which high temperature superconductivity emerges. Central to this issue is the pseudogap region of the doping-temperature phase diagram that extends from room temperature to the superconducting transition. Although polarized neutron scattering studies hint at magnetic order associated with the pseudogap, there is no clear thermodynamic evidence for a phase boundary. Such evidence has a straightforward physical interpretation, however, it is difficult to obtain over a temperature range wide enough to encompass both the pseudogap and superconducting phases. We address this by measuring the elastic response of detwinned single crystals, an underdoped YBCO{sub 6.60} with superconducting transition at T{sub c} = 61.6K and a slightly overdoped YBCO{sub 6.98} with T{sub c} = 88.0K. We observe a discontinuity in the elastic moduli across the superconducting transition. Its magnitude requires that pair formation is coincident with superconducting coherence (the onset of the Meissner effect). For both crystals the elastic response reveals a phase transition at the pseudogap boundary. In slightly overdoped YBCO that transition is 20K below T{sub c}, extending the pseudogap phase boundary inside the superconducting dome. This supports a description of the metallic state in cuprates where a pseudogap phase boundary evolves into a quantum critical point masked by the superconducting dome.

Shehter, Arkady [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Migliori, Albert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Betts, Jonathan B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Balakirev, Fedor F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; McDonald, Ross David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Riggs, Scott C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ramshaw, Brad [University of British Columbia, Canada; Liang, Ruixing [University of British Columbia, Canada; Hardy, Walter N. [University of British Columbia, Canada; Bonn, Doug A. [University of British Columbia, Canada

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

317

Overview of Superconductivity and Challenges in Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Considerable progress has been achieved during the last few decades in the various fields of applied superconductivity, while the related low temperature technology has reached a high level. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) are so far the most successful applications, with tens of thousands of units worldwide, but high potential can also be recognized in the energy sector, with high energy cables, transformers, motors, generators for wind turbines, fault current limiters and devices for magnetic energy storage. A large number of magnet and cable prototypes have been constructed, showing in all cases high reliability. Large projects involving the construction of magnets, solenoids as well as dipoles and quadrupoles are described in the present book. A very large project, the LHC, is currently in operation, demonstrating that superconductivity is a reliable technology, even in a device of unprecedented high complexity. A project of similar complexity is ITER, a fusion device...

Flükiger, Rene

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

AFRD - Superconducting Magnets  

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Superconducting Magnets Superconducting Magnets Home Organization Diversity Safety Links Gallery/History Updated July 2008 Ever-stronger magnets (which must be cost-effective as well) are a key to building tomorrow's high-energy accelerators and upgrading today's. Our role— not only a leading R&D group but also the administrators of the multi-institutional National Conductor Development Program— to create both evolutionary improvements and paradigm shifts in the application of accelerator magnets, providing innovative technology that enables new science. Improvements in conductor, innovative structures to solve the challenges of high fields and brittle superconductors, and integration of computerized design and analysis tools are key. The performance requirements of modern accelerators continue to press the

319

ARPES Studies of Cuprate Fermiology: Superconductivity, Pseudogap and Quasiparticle Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) studies of the cuprate high-temperature superconductors which elucidate the relation between superconductivity and the pseudogap and highlight low-energy quasiparticle dynamics in the superconducting state. Our experiments suggest that the pseudogap and superconducting gap represent distinct states, which coexist below T{sub c}. Studies on Bi-2212 demonstrate that the near-nodal and near-antinodal regions behave differently as a function of temperature and doping, implying that different orders dominate in different momentum-space regions. However, the ubiquity of sharp quasiparticles all around the Fermi surface in Bi-2212 indicates that superconductivity extends into the momentum-space region dominated by the pseudogap, revealing subtlety in this dichotomy. In Bi-2201, the temperature dependence of antinodal spectra reveals particle-hole asymmetry and anomalous spectral broadening, which may constrain the explanation for the pseudogap. Recognizing that electron-boson coupling is an important aspect of cuprate physics, we close with a discussion of the multiple 'kinks' in the nodal dispersion. Understanding these may be important to establishing which excitations are important to superconductivity.

Vishik, Inna

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

320

Equilibrium Distributions and Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this article two models for charges distributions are discussed. On the basis of our consideration we put different points of view for stationary state. We prove that only finite energy model for charges' distribution and well-known variation principle explain some well-known experimental results. A new model for superconductivity was suggested, too. In frame of that model some characteristic experimental results for superconductors is possible to explain.

Ashot Vagharshakyan

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Superconducting magnet wire  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting tape or wire with an improved critical field is formed of alternating layers of a niobium-containing superconductor such as Nb, NbTi, Nb.sub.3 Sn or Nb.sub.3 Ge with a thickness in the range of about 0.5-1.5 times its coherence length, supported and separated by layers of copper with each copper layer having a thickness in the range of about 170-600 .ANG..

Schuller, Ivan K. (Woodridge, IL); Ketterson, John B. (Evanston, IL); Banerjee, Indrajit (San Jose, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Superconducting magnet of Aurora  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The AURORAsuperconducting magnet system is composed of a cylindrical single?body magnet and a refrigeration system for superconducting coils. The magnet generates B z =1 T on the central orbit at the 150 MeV electron beam injection energy and B z =4.3 T at the 650 MeV storage energy. The diameter of the central orbit is 1 m. Iron poles and yokes are used for shielding the magnetic field

T. Takayama; SHI Accelerator Research Group

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Crystalline Color Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We give an introduction crystalline color superconductivity, arguing that it is likely to occur wherever quark matter in which color-flavor locking does not occur is found. We survey the properties of this form of quark matter, and argue that its presence in a compact star may result in pulsar glitches, and thus in observable consequences. However, elucidation of this proposal requires an understanding of the crystal structure, which is not yet in hand.

Krishna Rajagopal

2001-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

324

Superconducting Cable Construction and Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Superconducting cables, carrying three to five times more power than conventional cables, can meet increasing power demands in urban areas via retrofit applications. These high capacity cables will allow utilities to greatly enhance capacity, thereby giving the grid more flexibility and reliability. This report describes the development, construction, and testing of a superconducting cable system. Background In the late eighties, a new class of ceramic oxides was discovered with superconducting propertie...

2000-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

325

Superconducting magnetic energy storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Long-time varying-daily, weekly, and seasonal-power demands require the electric utility industry to have installed generating capacity in excess of the average load. Energy storage can reduce the requirement for less efficient excess generating capacity used to meet peak load demands. Short-time fluctuations in electric power can occur as negatively damped oscillations in complex power systems with generators connected by long transmission lines. Superconducting inductors with their associated converter systems are under development for both load leveling and transmission line stabilization in electric utility systems. Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) is based upon the phenomenon of the nearly lossless behavior of superconductors. Application is, in principal, efficient since the electromagnetic energy can be transferred to and from the storage coils without any intermediate conversion to other energy forms. Results from a reference design for a 10-GWh SMES unit for load leveling are presented. The conceptual engineering design of a 30-MJ, 10-MW energy storage coil is discussed with regard to system stabilization, and tests of a small scale, 100-KJ SMES system are presented. Some results of experiments are provided from a related technology based program which uses superconducting inductive energy storage to drive fusion plasmas.

Rogers, J.D.; Boenig, H.J.; Hassenzahl, W.V.; Schermer, R.I.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Superconductivity and Superfluidity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Currently there is a common belief that the explanation of superconductivity phenomenon lies in understanding the mechanism of the formation of electron pairs. Paired electrons, however, cannot form a superconducting condensate spontaneously. These paired electrons perform disorderly zero-point oscillations and there are no force of attraction in their ensemble. In order to create a unified ensemble of particles, the pairs must order their zero-point fluctuations so that an attraction between the particles appears. As a result of this ordering of zero-point oscillations in the electron gas, superconductivity arises. This model of condensation of zero-point oscillations creates the possibility of being able to obtain estimates for the critical parameters of elementary superconductors, which are in satisfactory agreement with the measured data. On the another hand, the phenomenon of superfluidity in He-4 and He-3 can be similarly explained, due to the ordering of zero-point fluctuations. It is therefore established that both related phenomena are based on the same physical mechanism.

B. V. Vasiliev

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

327

Competition between singlet and triplet superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The competition between singlet and triplet superconductivity is examined in consideration of correlations on an extended Hubbard model. It is shown that the triplet superconductivity may not be included in the common Hubbard model since the strong correlation favors the singlet superconductivity, and thus the triplet superconductivity should be induced by the electron-phonon interaction and the ferromagnetic exchange interaction. We also present a superconducting qualification with which magnetism is unbeneficial to superconductivity.

Tian De Cao; Tie Bang Wang

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

328

Hall effect in superconducting films  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Near the superconducting phase transition, fluctuations significantly modify the electronic transport properties. Here we study the fluctuation corrections to the Hall conductivity in disordered films, extending previous ...

Michaeli, Karen

329

Superconducting VAR control. [Patent application  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Static VAR control means are described employing an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting direct current coil having low losses and low cost characteristics.

Boenig, H.J.; Hassenzahl, W.V.

1980-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

330

High Pressure Studies of Superconductivity.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Superconductivity has been studied extensively since it was first discovered over 100 years ago. High pressure studies, in particular, have been vital in furthering our… (more)

Hillier, Narelle Jayne

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

SCMS-1, Superconducting Magnet System for an MHD generator  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The research and development effort connected with the building of the superconducting magnet systems for MHD generators at the Institute for High Temperatures of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences included the designing, fabrication and testing of the superconducting magnet system for an MHD generator (SCMS-1), producing a magnetic field up to 4 Tesla in a warm bore tube 300 mm in diameter and 1000 mm long (the nonuniformity of the magnetic field in the warm bore did not exceed +-5%. The superconducting magnet system is described. The design selected consisted of a dipole, saddle-form coil, wound around a tube. The cooling of the coils is of the external type with helium access to each layer of the winding. For winding of the superconducting magnet system a 49-strand cable was used consisting of 42 composition conductors, having a diameter of 0.3 mm each, containing six superconducting strands with a niobium-titanium alloy base (the superconducting strands were 70 microns in diameter), and seven copper conductors of the same diameter as the composite conductors. The cable is made monolithic with high purity indium and insulated with lavsan fiber. The cable diameter with insulation is 3.5 mm. (WHK)

Zenkevich, V.B.; Kirenin, I.A.; Tovma, V.A.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Thermal activation of superconducting Josephson junctions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Superconducting quantum circuits (SQCs) are being explored as model systems for scalable quantum computing architectures. Josephson junctions are extensively used in superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) ...

Devalapalli, Aditya P. (Aditya Prakash)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Abrupt Onset of a Second Energy Gap at the Superconducting Transition of Underdoped Bi2212  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The superconducting gap--an energy scale tied to the superconducting phenomena--opens on the Fermi surface at the superconducting transition temperature ({Tc}) in conventional BCS superconductors. In underdoped high-{Tc} superconducting copper oxides, a pseudogap (whose relation to the superconducting gap remains a mystery) develops well above {Tc}. Whether the pseudogap is a distinct phenomenon or the incoherent continuation of the superconducting gap above {Tc} is one of the central questions in high-{Tc} research. Although some experimental evidence suggests that the two gaps are distinct, this issue is still under intense debate. A crucial piece of evidence to firmly establish this two-gap picture is still missing: a direct and unambiguous observation of a single-particle gap tied to the superconducting transition as function of temperature. Here we report the discovery of such an energy gap in underdoped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} in the momentum space region overlooked in previous measurements. Near the diagonal of Cu-O bond direction (nodal direction), we found a gap that opens at {Tc} and has a canonical (BCS-like) temperature dependence accompanied by the appearance of the so-called Bogoliubov quasi-particles, a classical signature of superconductivity. This is in sharp contrast to the pseudogap near the Cu-O bond direction (antinodal region) measured in earlier experiments

Lee, W.S.; Vishik, I.M.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL; Tanaka, K.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL /LBNL, ALS; Lu, D.H.; Sasagawa, T.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL; Nagaosa, N.; /Tokyo U.; Devereaux, T.P.; /Waterloo U.; Hussain, Z.; /LBNL, ALS; Shen, Z.X.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL

2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

334

A worldwide overview of superconductivity development efforts for utility applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The progress and prospects for the application of high temperature superconductivity to the electric power sector has been the topic of an IEA Implementing Agreement begun in 1990. The present task members are: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As a result of the Implementing Agreement, work has been performed by the Operating Agent with the full participation of all of the member countries. This work has facilitated the exchange of information among experts in all member countries and is the basis for much of the information contained in this paper. This paper summarizes progress toward application of high temperature superconductivity to devices for use in the electric power sector such as: fault-current limiters, cables, superconducting magnetic energy Storage, rotating machinery, transformers, and flywheels incorporating magnetic bearings. Such devices are being designed, built and tested throughout the world.

Giese, R.F.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Graphite and its Hidden Superconductivity | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Graphite and its Hidden Superconductivity Graphite and its Hidden Superconductivity Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 2:00pm SLAC, Conference Room 137-322 Pablo Esquinazi, University of Leipzig We review different experimental results that indicate the existence of granular superconductivity at high temperatures at graphite interfaces. In particular we will discuss the following experimental results: The temperature and magnetic field dependence of the electrical resistance of bulk and thin graphite samples and its relation with the existence of two-dimensional (2D) interfaces. The anomalous hysteresis in the magnetoresistance observed in graphite thin samples as well as its enhancement restricting the current path within the sample. The Josephson behavior of the current-voltage characteristics with

336

Flux Pinning and AC Loss in Second Generation High Temperature Superconductor Wires  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Major advances have been made in the last 18 years in high-temperature superconductor (HTS) reserach and development, resulting in increased use of HTS materials in commerical and pre-commercial electric-power applications. This new and important book addresses the issues related to flux pinning, AC losses and thick YBCO film growth. Written by top most scientists in the world, it presents the current status and issues related to YBCO coated conductors and the need for further fundamental materials science work in YBCO coated conductor. It will be a useful handbook for years to come.

Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Selvamanickam, V. [SuperPower Incorporated, Schenectady, New York

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Study of two-gap superconductivity on YNi2B2C, NbSe2, and CeRu2 superconductors.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Low temperature specific heat (LTSH) is a powerful tool to investigate the physical properties of bulk samples. For superconductivity, LTSH can probe the pairing state… (more)

Huang, Chien-lung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Magnetic profiles in ferromagnetic/superconducting superlattices.  

SciTech Connect

The interplay between ferromagnetism and superconductivity has been of longstanding fundamental research interest to scientists, as the competition between these generally mutually exclusive types of long-range order gives rise to a rich variety of physical phenomena. A method of studying these exciting effects is by investigating artificially layered systems, i.e. alternating deposition of superconducting and ferromagnetic thin films on a substrate, which enables a straight-forward combination of the two types of long-range order and allows the study of how they compete at the interface over nanometer length scales. While originally studies focused on low temperature superconductors interchanged with metallic ferromagnets, in recent years the scope has broadened to include superlattices of high T{sub c} superconductors and colossal magnetoresistance oxides. Creating films where both the superconducting as well as the ferromagnetic layers are complex oxide materials with similar crystal structures (Figure 1), allows the creation of epitaxial superlattices, with potentially atomically flat and ordered interfaces.

te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Hoffmann, A.; Santamaria, J.; Materials Science Division; Univ. Complutense de Madrid

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

339

Rotatable superconducting cyclotron adapted for medical use  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting cyclotron (10) rotatable on a support structure (11) in an arc of about 180.degree. around a pivot axis (A--A) and particularly adapted for medical use is described. The rotatable support structure (13, 15) is balanced by being counterweighted (14) so as to allow rotation of the cyclotron and a beam (12), such as a subparticle (neutron) or atomic particle beam, from the cyclotron in the arc around a patient. Flexible hose (25) is moveably attached to the support structure for providing a liquified gas which is supercooled to near 0.degree. K. to an inlet means (122) to a chamber (105) around superconducting coils (101, 102). The liquid (34) level in the cyclotron is maintained approximately half full so that rotation of the support structure and cyclotron through the 180.degree. can be accomplished without spilling the liquid from the cyclotron. With the coils vertically oriented, each turn of the winding is approximately half immersed in liquid (34) and half exposed to cold gas and adequate cooling to maintain superconducting temperatures in the section of coil above the liquid level is provided by the combination of cold gas/vapor and by the conductive flow of heat along each turn of the winding from the half above the liquid to the half below.

Blosser, Henry G. (East Lansing, MI); Johnson, David A. (Williamston, MI); Riedel, Jack (East Lansing, MI); Burleigh, Richard J. (Berkeley, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Development of Ultra-Efficient Electric Motors Final Technical Report Covering work from April 2002 through September 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High temperature superconducting (HTS) motors offer the potential for dramatic volume and loss reduction compared to conventional, high horspower, industrial motors. This report is the final report on the results of eight research tasks that address some of the issues related to HTS motor development that affect motor efficiency, cost, and reliability.

Rich Schiferl

2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "temperature superconducting hts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


341

Power superconducting power transmission cable  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is for a compact superconducting power transmission cable operating at distribution level voltages. The superconducting cable is a conductor with a number of tapes assembled into a subconductor. These conductors are then mounted co-planarly in an elongated dielectric to produce a 3-phase cable. The arrangement increases the magnetic field parallel to the tapes thereby reducing ac losses.

Ashworth, Stephen P. (Cambridge, GB)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Superconducting gamma-detectors for non-destructive analysis in nuclear safeguards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ultra-high energy resolution superconducting gamma ray detectors operated at temperatures of 0. 1 K can improve the accuracy of non-destructive analysis of nuclear materials. These detectors offer an order of magnitude ...

Robles Olson, Andrea Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Testing and Final Construction of the Superconducting Magnet for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a particle physics experiment based on the International Space Station (ISS). At the heart of the detector is a large superconducting magnet, cooled to a temperature of 1.8 K by ...

Harrison, Stephen

344

Superconductivity Highlights | Neutron Science | ORNL  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Superconductivity Superconductivity SHARE Superconductivity Highlights 1-6 of 6 Results Doug Scalapino discusses "common thread" linking unconventional superconducting materials December 01, 2012 - Douglas Scalapino was the inaugural speaker for a new joint lecture series sponsored by the Spallation Neutron Source and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. New VULCAN tests of Japanese cable for US ITER's central magnet system February 01, 2012 - Neutron testing of the Japanese-made superconducting cable for the central solenoid (CS) magnetic system for US ITER begins next Tuesday, says Ke An, lead instrument scientist for the VULCAN Engineering Materials Diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source. ARCS maps collaborative magnetic spin behavior in iron telluride

345

DOE Superconductivity Program Stakeholders  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Air Force Research Laboratory Air Force Research Laboratory Air Liquide Air Products and Chemicals Inc. American Electric Power American Superconductor Argonne National Laboratory BOC Group Brookhaven National Laboratory Composite Technology Development Consolidated Edison Cryo-Industries of America Inc. Delta Star Inc. Directed Vapor Technologies Department of Defense Department of Homeland Security Electric Power Research Institute Entergy Florida State University Long Island Power Authority Los Alamos National Laboratory Metal Oxide Technologies Inc. Mipox International Corp. National Grid National Institute for Standards & Tech. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Nissan Electric Co. Ltd. Nexans nkt Cables Group Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oxford Superconducting Technology Pacific Gas and Electric

346

Superconducting dipole electromagnet  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dipole electromagnet of especial use for bending beams in particle accelerators is wound to have high uniformity of magnetic field across a cross section and to decrease evenly to zero as the ends of the electromagnet are approached by disposing the superconducting filaments of the coil in the crescent-shaped nonoverlapping portions of two intersecting circles. Uniform decrease at the ends is achieved by causing the circles to overlap increasingly in the direction of the ends of the coil until the overlap is complete and the coil is terminated.

Purcell, John R. (San Diego, CA)

1977-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

347

Superconducting magnet cooling system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for cooling a conductor to the superconducting state. The conductor is positioned within an inner conduit through which is flowing a supercooled liquid coolant in physical contact with the conductor. The inner conduit is positioned within an outer conduit so that an annular open space is formed therebetween. Through the annular space is flowing coolant in the boiling liquid state. Heat generated by the conductor is transferred by convection within the supercooled liquid coolant to the inner wall of the inner conduit and then is removed by the boiling liquid coolant, making the heat removal from the conductor relatively independent of conductor length.

Vander Arend, Peter C. (Center Valley, PA); Fowler, William B. (St. Charles, IL)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Pushing the Limits of RF Superconductivity Workshop  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Presentations Workshop Proceedings Suggested Reading Material on RF Superconductivity Workshop Dinner Accommodations Ground Transportation Access to...

349

10MW Class Direct Drive HTS Wind Turbine: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00312  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes.

Musial, W.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

10MW Class Direct Drive HTS Wind Turbine: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00312  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes.

Musial, W.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Superconductivity in Metal-mixed Ion-Implanted Polymer Films  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ion-implantation of normally insulating polymers offers an alternative to depositing conjugated organics onto plastic films to make electronic circuits. We used a 50 keV nitrogen ion beam to mix a thin 10 nm Sn/Sb alloy film into the sub-surface of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and report the low temperature properties of this material. We observed metallic behavior, and the onset of superconductivity below 3 K. There are strong indications that the superconductivity does not result from a residual thin-film of alloy, but instead from a network of alloy grains coupled via a weakly conducting, ion-beam carbonized polymer matrix.

A. P. Micolich; E. Tavenner; B. J. Powell; A. R. Hamilton; M. T. Curry; R. E. Giedd; P. Meredith

2005-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

352

Enhancement of superconductivity of lanthanum and yttrium sesquicarbide  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of enhancing the superconductivity of body-centered cubic lanthanum and yttrium sesquicarbide through formation of the sesquicarbides from ternary alloys of novel composition (N/sub x/M/sub 1-x/)C/sub z/, where N is yttrium or lanthanum, M is thorium, any of the Group IV and VI transition metals, or gold, germanium or silicon, and z is approximately 1.2 to 1.6. These ternary sesquicarbides have superconducting transition temperatures as high as 17.0/sup 0/K.

Krupka, M.C.; Giorgi, A.L.; Krikorian, N.H.; Szklarz, E.G.

1971-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

353

Competition between superconductivity and spin density wave  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Hubbard model has been investigated widely by many authors, while this work may be new in two aspects. One, we focus on the possible effects of the positions of the gaps associated with the pairing and the spin density wave. Two, we suggest that the models with different parameters are appropriate for different materials (or a material in different doped regions). This will lead to some new insights into the high temperature superconductors. It is shown that the SDW can appear at some temperature region when the on-site Coulomb interaction is larger, while the SC requires a decreased U at a lower temperature. This can qualitatively explain the relationship between superconducting and pseudogap states of Cu-based superconductors in underdoped and optimally doped regions. The superinsulator is also discussed.

Tian De Cao

2011-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

354

Fast thermometry for superconducting rf cavity testing  

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Fast readout of strategically placed low heat capacity thermometry can provide valuable information of Superconducting RF (SRF) cavity performance. Such a system has proven very effective for the development and testing of new cavity designs. Recently, several resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) were installed in key regions of interest on a new 9 cell 3.9 GHz SRF cavity with integrated HOM design at FNAL. A data acquisition system was developed to read out these sensors with enough time and temperature resolution to measure temperature changes on the cavity due to heat generated from multipacting or quenching within power pulses. The design and performance of the fast thermometry system will be discussed along with results from tests of the 9 cell 3.9GHz SRF cavity.

Orris, Darryl; Bellantoni, Leo; Carcagno, Ruben H.; Edwards, Helen; Harms, Elvin Robert; Khabiboulline, Timergali N.; Kotelnikov, Sergey; Makulski, Andrzej; Nehring, Roger; Pischalnikov, Yuriy; /Fermilab

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Perspectives: Superconductivity The Race to Beat the Cuprates  

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Superconductors are materials that lose all electrical resistance below a specific temperature, known as the critical temperature (Tc). Large-scale applications, for example, in superconducting cables, require materials with high (ideally room temperature) Tc’s, but most superconductors have very low Tc’s, typically a few kelvin or less. The discovery of a layered copper oxide (cuprate) with a Tc of 38 K (see panel A in the first figure) in 1986 [1] raised hopes that high temperature superconductivity might be within reach. By 1993, cuprate Tc’s of 133 K at ambient pressure had been achieved [2,3], but efforts to further increase cuprate Tc’s have not been fruitful. Two reports by Schön et al. [4,5] in the current issue of science –applying a similar technique to two very different materials – drastically alter the perception that planar cuprates are the only route to high temperature superconductivity. Schön et al. use a field-effect device introduced in previous investigations to transform insulating compounds into metals [6]. On page 2430, they show that copper oxide materials with a ladder structure (panel B in the first figure) can be superconducting [4], even without the high pressure applied in previous studies of related compounds. Even more spectacularly, they report on page 2432 that the Tc of a noncuprate molecular materials, C60 (panel C in the first figure), known before to superconduct at 52 K upon hole doping [7], can be raised by hole doping with intercalated CHBr3 to 117 K [5], not far from the cuprate record. Simple extrapolations suggest that the Tc could be increased even further, effectively ending the dominance of cuprates in the high-Tc arena.

Elbio Dagotto

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Method of manufacturing a niobium-aluminum-germanium superconductive material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for manufacturing flexible Nb.sub.3 (Al,Ge) multifilamentary superconductive material in which a sintered porous niobium compact is infiltrated with an aluminum-germanium alloy and thereafter deformed and heat treated in a series of steps at different successively higher temperatures preferably below 1000.degree. C. to produce filaments composed of Nb.sub.3 (Al,G3) within the compact. By avoiding temperatures in excess of 1000.degree. C. during the heat treatment, cladding material such as copper can be applied to facilitate a deformation step preceding the heat treatment and can remain in place through the heat treatment to also serve as a temperature stabilizer for supeconductive material produced. Further, these lower heat treatment temperatures favor formation of filaments with reduced grain size and, hence with more grain boundaries which in turn increase the current-carrying capacity of the superconductive material.

Wang, John L. (San Francisco, CA); Pickus, Milton R. (Oakland, CA); Douglas, Kent E. (Redondo Beach, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Color Superconductivity in Asymmetric Matter  

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The influence of different chemical potential for different flavors on color superconductivity is analyzed. It is found that there is a first order transition as the asymmetry grows. This transition proceeds through the formation of bubbles of low density, flavor asymmetric normal phase inside a high density, superconducting phase with a gap {\\it larger} than the one found in the symmetric case. For small fixed asymmetries the system is normal at low densities and superconducting only above some critical density. For larger asymmetries the two massless quarks system stays in the mixed state for arbitrarily high densities.

Paulo F. Bedaque

1999-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

358

Method for producing strain tolerant multifilamentary oxide superconducting wire  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A strain tolerant multifilamentary wire capable of carrying superconducting currents is provided comprising a plurality of discontinuous filaments formed from a high temperature superconducting material. The discontinuous filaments have a length at least several orders of magnitude greater than the filament diameter and are sufficiently strong while in an amorphous state to withstand compaction. A normal metal is interposed between and binds the discontinuous filaments to form a normal metal matrix capable of withstanding heat treatment for converting the filaments to a superconducting state. The geometry of the filaments within the normal metal matrix provides substantial filament-to-filament overlap, and the normal metal is sufficiently thin to allow supercurrent transfer between the overlapped discontinuous filaments but is also sufficiently thick to provide strain relief to the filaments.

Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA); Miller, Theodore A. (Tucson, AZ); Ostenson, Jerome E. (Ames, IA); Schwartzkopf, Louis A. (Mankato, MN); Sanders, Steven C. (Ames, IA)

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

359

Renormalization group and the superconducting susceptibility of a Fermi liquid  

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A free Fermi gas has, famously, a superconducting susceptibility that diverges logarithmically at zero temperature. In this paper we ask whether this is still true for a Fermi liquid and find that the answer is that it does not. From the perspective of the renormalization group for interacting fermions, the question arises because a repulsive interaction in the Cooper channel is a marginally irrelevant operator at the Fermi liquid fixed point and thus is also expected to infect various physical quantities with logarithms. Somewhat surprisingly, at least from the renormalization group viewpoint, the result for the superconducting susceptibility is that two logarithms are not better than one. In the course of this investigation we derive a Callan-Symanzik equation for the repulsive Fermi liquid using the momentum-shell renormalization group, and use it to compute the long-wavelength behavior of the superconducting correlation function in the emergent low-energy theory. We expect this technique to be of broader interest.

Parameswaran, S. A.; Sondhi, S. L. [Department of Physics, Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Shankar, R. [Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

360

Superconducting gamma and fast-neutron spectrometers with high energy resolution  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Superconducting Gamma-ray and fast-neutron spectrometers with very high energy resolution operated at very low temperatures are provided. The sensor consists of a bulk absorber and a superconducting thermometer weakly coupled to a cold reservoir, and determines the energy of the incident particle from the rise in temperature upon absorption. A superconducting film operated at the transition between its superconducting and its normal state is used as the thermometer, and sensor operation at reservoir temperatures around 0.1 K reduces thermal fluctuations and thus enables very high energy resolution. Depending on the choice of absorber material, the spectrometer can be configured either as a Gamma-spectrometer or as a fast-neutron spectrometer.

Friedrich, Stephan (San Jose, CA); , Niedermayr, Thomas R. (Oakland, CA); Labov, Simon E. (Berkeley, CA)

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Phase Structure and Instability Problem in Color Superconductivity  

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We address the phase structure of color superconducting quark matter at high quark density. Under the electric and color neutrality conditions there appear various phases as a result of the Fermi surface mismatch among different quark flavors induced by finite strange quark mass; the color-flavor locked (CFL) phase where quarks are all energy gapped, the u-quark superconducting (uSC) phase where u-quarks are paired with either d- or s-quarks, the d-quark superconducting (dSC) phase that is the d-quark analogue of the uSC phase, the two-flavor superconducting (2SC) phase where u- and d-quarks are paired, and the unpaired quark matter (UQM) that is normal quark matter without pairing. Besides these possibilities, when the Fermi surface mismatch is large enough to surpass the gap energy, the gapless superconducting phases are expected. We focus our discussion on the chromomagnetic instability problem related to the gapless CFL (gCFL) onset and explore the instability regions on the phase diagram as a function of the temperature and the quark chemical potential. We sketch how to reach stable physical states inside the instability regions.

Kenji Fukushima

2005-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

362

A Strained Organic Field-Effect-Transistor with a Gate-Tunable Superconducting Channel  

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In state-of-the-art silicon devices, mobility of the carrier is enhanced by the lattice strain from the back substrate. Such an extra control of device performance is significant in realizing high performance computing and should be valid for electric-field-induced superconducting devices, too. However, so far, the carrier density is the sole parameter for field-induced superconducting interfaces. Here we show an active organic superconducting field-effect-transistor whose lattice is modulated by the strain from the substrate. The soft organic lattice allows tuning of the strain by a choice of the back substrate to make an induced superconducting state accessible at low temperature with a paraelectric solid gate. An active three terminal Josephson junction device thus realized is useful both in advanced computing and in elucidating a direct connection between filling-controlled and bandwidth-controlled superconducting phases in correlated materials.

Hiroshi M. Yamamoto; Masaki Nakano; Masayuki Suda; Yoshihiro Iwasa; Masashi Kawasaki; Reizo Kato

2013-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

363

Superconducting coil protection  

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The protection system is based on a two-phase construction program. Phase I is the development of a reliable hardwired relay control system with a digital loop utilizing firmware and a microprocessor controller. Phase II is an expansion of the digital loop to include many heretofore unmonitored coil variables. These new monitored variables will be utilized to establish early quench detection and to formulate confirmation techniques of the quench detection mechanism. Established quench detection methods are discussed and a new approach to quench detection is presented. The new circuit is insensitive to external pulsed magnetic fields and the associated induced voltages. Reliability aspects of the coil protection system are discussed with respect to shutdowns of superconducting coil systems. Redundance and digital system methods are presented as related topics. (auth)

Woods, E.L.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Superconducting combined function magnets  

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Superconducting accelerators and storage rings, presently under construction or in the design phase, are based on separate dipole and quadrupole magnets. It is here suggested that a hybrid lattice configuration consisting of dipoles and combined function gradient magnets would: (1) reduce the number of magnet units and their total cost; and (2) increase the filling factor and thus the energy at a given field. Coil cross sections are presented for the example of the Brookhaven Colliding Beam Accelerator. An asymmetric two-layer cable gradient magnet would have transfer functions of 10.42 G/A and 0.628 G cm/sup -1//A versus 15.77 G/A and 2.03 G cm/sup -1//A of the present separate dipoles and quadrupoles.

Hahn, H.; Fernow, R.C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Superconducting energy storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the status of energy storage involving superconductors and assesses what impact the recently discovered ceramic superconductors may have on the design of these devices. Our description is intended for R&D managers in government, electric utilities, firms, and national laboratories who wish an overview of what has been done and what remains to be done. It is assumed that the reader is acquainted with superconductivity, but not an expert on the topics discussed here. Indeed, it is the author`s aim to enable the reader to better understand the experts who may ask for the reader`s attention, support, or funding. This report may also inform scientists and engineers who, though expert in related areas, wish to have an introduction to our topic.

Giese, R.F.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Superconducting magnetic energy storage  

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Recent programmatic developments in Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) have prompted renewed and widespread interest in this field. In mid 1987 the Defense Nuclear Agency, acting for the Strategic Defense Initiative Office, issued a request for proposals for the design and construction of SMES Engineering Test Model (ETM). Two teams, one led by Bechtel and the other by Ebasco, are now engaged in the first phase of the development of a 10 to 20 MWhr ETM. This report presents the rationale for energy storage on utility systems, describes the general technology of SMES, and explains the chronological development of the technology. The present ETM program is outlined; details of the two projects for ETM development are described in other papers in these proceedings. The impact of high T/sub c/ materials on SMES is discussed. 69 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Hassenzahl, W.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Brett Parker | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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Brett Parker Brett Parker Recent Presentations "BNL Direct Wind Magnets," (pdf) presentation dedicated to the memory of Pat Thompson given at the 22nd Magnet Technology Conference (MT22), September 11 - 16, 2011, Marseille, France A Review of BNL Direct-Wind Superconducting IR Magnet Experience, (pdf) presented at the 30th Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on High Luminosity e+e- Collisions, October 13 - 16, 2003, Stanford, California The Serpentine Coil Design for BEPC-II Superconducting IR Magnets, (pdf) presented at the "Mini-Workshop on BEPC-II IR Design", January 12 - 16, 2004, Beijing, P.R. China Ma nufacture of a Superconducting Octupole Magnet for the ALPHA Experiment at CERN using the Direct Wind Machine Presentations Prior to 2004 Superconducting Final Focus Magnet Issues (pdf), presented at

368

QUENCHES IN LARGE SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS  

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stored energy (J); jo is the superconducting matrix currentstored energy Eo(J) XBL 777-1557 Superconductor matrixmatrix current density as a function of sto~ed magnetic energy

Eberhard, P.H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Theoretical analysis of two-gap superconductivity of magnesium diborades and iron pnictides in the generalized {alpha} model  

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A generalized {alpha} model for computing the superconducting parameters of real two-band superconductors is proposed based on an analysis of the properties of two-band equations in the theory of superconductivity. Using this model, we calculate the heat capacity and optical properties of Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2} superconducting compound and obtain the temperature dependences of the gaps and energies of the Leggett modes in the Mg{sub 1-x}Al{sub x}B{sub 2} superconducting system. Good quantitative coincidence of the calculated data and experimental results is demonstrated.

Maksimov, E. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation); Karakozov, A. E., E-mail: karakozov@mtu-net.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Vereshchagin Institute for High-Pressure Physics (Russian Federation); Gorshunov, B. P., E-mail: gorshunov@ran.gpi.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov Institute of General Physics (Russian Federation); Ponomarev, Ya. G. [Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Zhukova, E. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov Institute of General Physics (Russian Federation); Dressel, M. [Universitaet Stuttgart, 1. Physikalisches Institut (Germany)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

370

The challenge of unconventional superconductivity.  

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During the past few decades, several new classes of superconductors have been discovered that do not appear to be related to traditional superconductors. The source of the superconductivity of these materials is likely different from the electron-ion interactions that are at the heart of conventional superconductivity. Developing a rigorous theory for any of these classes of materials has proven to be a difficult challenge and will remain one of the major problems in physics in the decades to come.

Norman, M. R. (Materials Science Division)

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

371

Hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor includes a rotor separated from a stator by either a radial gap, an axial gap, or a combined axial and radial gap. Dual conically shaped stators are used in one embodiment to levitate a disc-shaped rotor made of superconducting material within a conduit for moving cryogenic fluid. As the rotor is caused to rotate when the field stator is energized, the fluid is pumped through the conduit. 6 figs.

DeVault, R.C.; McConnell, B.W.; Phillips, B.A.

1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

372

Hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor includes a rotor separated from a stator by either a radial gap, an axial gap, or a combined axial and radial gap. Dual conically shaped stators are used in one embodiment to levitate a disc-shaped rotor made of superconducting material within a conduit for moving cryogenic fluid. As the rotor is caused to rotate when the field stator is energized, the fluid is pumped through the conduit.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN); McConnell, Benjamin W. (Knoxville, TN); Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Process for producing clad superconductive materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for fabricating superconducting composite wire by the steps of placing a superconductive precursor admixture capable of undergoing a self propagating combustion in stoichiometric amounts sufficient to form a superconductive product within a metal tube, sealing one end of said tube, igniting said superconductive precursor admixture whereby said superconductive precursor admixture endburns along the length of the admixture, and cross-section reducing said tube at a rate substantially equal to the rate of burning of said superconductive precursor admixture and at a point substantially planar with the burnfront of the superconductive precursor mixture, whereby a clad superconductive product is formed in situ, the product characterized as superconductive without a subsequent sintering stage, is disclosed.

Cass, R.B.; Ott, K.C.; Peterson, D.E.

1991-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

374

Process for producing clad superconductive materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for fabricating superconducting composite wire by the steps of placing a superconductive precursor admixture capable of undergoing a self propagating combustion in stoichiometric amounts sufficient to form a superconductive product within a metal tube, sealing one end of said tube, igniting said superconductive precursor admixture whereby said superconductive precursor admixture endburns along the length of the admixture, and cross-section reducing said tube at a rate substantially equal to the rate of burning of said superconductive precursor admixture and at a point substantially planar with the burnfront of the superconductive precursor mixture, whereby a clad superconductive product is formed in situ, the product characterized as superconductive without a subsequent sintering stage, is disclosed.

Cass, Richard B. (Ringoes, NJ); Ott, Kevin C. (Los Alamos, NM); Peterson, Dean E. (Los Alamos, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Interplay between Superconductivity and Magnetism in Fe1-xPdxTe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The love/hate relationship between superconductivity and magnetic ordering has fascinated the condensed matter physics community for a century. In the early days, magnetic impurities doped into a superconductor were found to quickly suppress superconductivity. Later, a variety of systems, such as cuprates, heavy fermions and Fe pnictides, show superconductivity in a narrow region near the border to antiferromagnetism (AFM) as a function of pressure or doping. On the other hand, the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetic (FM) or AFM ordering is found in a few compounds (RRh4B4 (R = Nd, Sm, Tm, Er), R'Mo6X8 (R' = Tb, Dy, Er, Ho, and X = S, Se), UMGe (M = Ge, Rh, Co), CeCoIn5, EuFe2(As1-xPx)2 etc.), providing evidence for their compatibility. Here, we present a third situation, where superconductivity coexists with FM and near the border of AFM in Fe1-xPdxTe. The doping of Pd for Fe gradually suppresses the first-order AFM ordering at temperature TN/S, and turns into short-range (SR) AFM correlation with a characteristic peak in magnetic susceptibility at T'N. Superconductivity sets in when T'N reaches zero. However, there is a gigantic ferromagnetic dome imposed in the superconducting-AFM (SR) crossover regime. Such a system is ideal for studying the interplay between superconductivity and two types of magnetic interactions (FM and AFM).

Karki, A B [Louisiana State University; Garlea, Vasile O [ORNL; Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Stadler, S. [Louisiana State University; Plummer, E. W. [Louisiana State University; Jin, Rongying [Louisiana State University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Strongly correlated electron behavior : superconductivity and non-Fermi liquid behavior in Ce?-xRxColn?  

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C. Superconductivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. Heavy Fermion Superconductivity . . . . . . .Introductioon to Superconductivity, ch.1, (Dover, New York [

Gonzales, Eileen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Molecular-beam epitaxy and robust superconductivity of stoichiometric FeSe crystalline films on bilayer graphene  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on molecular beam epitaxy growth of stoichiometric and superconducting FeSe crystalline thin films on double-layer graphene. Layer-by-layer growth of high-quality films has been achieved in a well-controlled manner by using Se-rich condition, which allow us to investigate the thickness-dependent superconductivity of FeSe. In situ low-temperature scanning tunneling spectra reveal that the local superconducting gap in the quasiparticle density of states is visible down to two triple layers for the minimum measurement temperature of 2.2 K, and that the transition temperature T{sub c} scales inversely with film thickness.

Song Canli; Jiang Yeping; Xue Qikun [State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); State Key Laboratory for Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Wang Yilin; Li Zhi; Wang Lili; He Ke; Ma Xucun [State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Chen Xi [State Key Laboratory for Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

bylaws of the superconducting materials committee of the minerals ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

of superconductivity through organized symposia and technical aspects of meetings ... macroscopic descriptions of superconductivity; physical, chemical, and.

379

Apparatus to measure liquid helium boil-off from low-loss superconducting current leads  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A low-loss liquid helium dewar was constructed to measure the liquid helium boil-off rate from high-temperature superconducting current leads. The dewar has a measured background heat leakage rate of 12 mW. Equations calculating the heat leakage rate from the measured vapor mass flow rate in liquid helium boil-off experiments are derived. Parameters that affect the experiments, such as density ratio, absolute pressure, and rate of pressure variation, are discussed. This study is important as superconducting current leads may be used in superconducting magnetic energy storage systems.

Cha, Y.S.; Niemann, R.C.; Hull, J.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

High-Tc superconductivity in entirely end-bonded multi-walled carbon nanotubes  

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We report that entirely end-bonded multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) can show superconductivity with the transition temperature Tc as high as 12K that is approximately 40-times larger than those reported in ropes of single-walled nanotubes. We find that emergence of this superconductivity is very sensitive to junction structures of Au electrode/MWNTs. This reveals that only MWNTs with optimal numbers of electrically activated shells, which are realized by the end-bonding, can allow the superconductivity due to inter shell effects.

I. Takesue; J. Haruyama; N. Kobayashi; S. Chiashi; S. Maruyama; T. Sugai; H. Shinohara

2005-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity in gallium-substituted Ba8Si46 clathrates  

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We report a joint experimental and theoretical investigation of superconductivity in Ga-substituted type-I silicon clathrates. We prepared samples of the general formula Ba8Si46-xGax, with different values of x. We show that Ba8Si40Ga6 is a bulk superconductor, with an onset at T-C approximate to 3.3 K. For x=10 and higher, no superconductivity was observed down to T=1.8 K. This represents a strong suppression of superconductivity with increasing Ga content, compared to Ba8Si46 with T-C approximate to 8 K. Suppression of superconductivity can be attributed primarily to a decrease in the density of states at the Fermi level, caused by a reduced integrity of the sp(3)-hybridized networks as well as the lowering of carrier concentration. These results are corroborated by first-principles calculations, which show that Ga substitution results in a large decrease of the electronic density of states at the Fermi level, which explains the decreased superconducting critical temperature within the BCS framework. To further characterize the superconducting state, we carried out magnetic measurements showing Ba8Si40Ga6 to be a type-II superconductor. The critical magnetic fields were measured to be H-C1 approximate to 35 Oe and H-C2 approximate to 8.5 kOe. We deduce the London penetration depth lambda approximate to 3700 A and the coherence length xi(c)approximate to 200 A. Our estimate of the electron-phonon coupling reveals that Ba8Si40Ga6 is a moderate phonon-mediated BCS superconductor.

Li, Yang; Zhang, Ruihong; Liu, Yang; Chen, Ning; Luo, Z. P.; Ma, Xingqiao; Cao, Guohui; Feng, Z. S.; Hu, Chia-Ren; Ross, Joseph H., Jr.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Superconducting magnetic energy storage  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. electric utility industry transmits power to customers at a rate equivalent to only 60% of generating capacity because, on an annual basis, the demand for power is not constant. Load leveling and peak shaving units of various types are being used to increase the utilization of the base load nuclear and fossil power plants. The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) is developing superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems which will store and deliver electrical energy for the purpose of load leveling, peak shaving, and the stabilization of electric utility networks. This technology may prove to be an effective means of storing energy for the electric utilities because (1) it has a high efficiency (approximately 90%), (2) it may improve system stability through the fast response of the converter, and (3) there should be fewer siting restrictions than for other load leveling systems. A general SMES system and a reference design for a 10-GWh unit for load leveling are described; and the results of some recent converter tests are presented.

Hassenzahl, W.V.; Boenig, H.J.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Perfectly elastic collisions as origin of quantum states of superconductivity and magnetic order  

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One of the most interesting properties of solid materials is the ability to form different collective quantum states, such as superconductivity and magnetic order. This paper presents a model of perfectly elastic collisions (p.e.c.) as the universal origin of these collective quantum states. The superb agreement between calculated values and experimental data for critical temperatures, moreover, the explanation of the isotope effect in superconductivity and magnetic order confirms that this model successfully describes these two quantum states.

Mushkolaj Shpend

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

384

Nonperturbative QCD vacuum and Colour Superconductivity  

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We discuss the possibility of existence of colour superconducting state in real QCD vacuum with nonzero gluon condensate. We argue, that nonperturbative gluonic fields might play a crucial role in colour superconductivity scenario.

N. O. Agasian; B. O. Kerbikov; V. I. Shevchenko

1999-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

385

Two key questions about color superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We pose two key questions about color superconductivity: What are the effects of the large strange quark mass, and what are the observable consequences of color superconductivity? Motivated by the first question, we study ...

Kundu, Joydip, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Electrothermal simulation of superconducting nanowire avalanche photodetectors  

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We developed an electrothermal model of NbN superconducting nanowire avalanche photodetectors (SNAPs) on sapphire substrates. SNAPs are single-photon detectors consisting of the parallel connection of N superconducting ...

Marsili, Francesco

387

Superconductivity in the system of p electrons  

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The problem of superconductivity in an electron system with partly filled sp shell is studied. The scattering amplitudes are determined and the equations of superconductivity are derived from the assumption that the Hubbard energy is the largest energy parameter.

Zaitsev, R. O., E-mail: Zaitsev_rogdai@mail.ru [Moscow State Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Superconducting Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A low voltage dc superconducting distribution network is a challenging future opportunity for power distribution. This report presents a scheme for a superconducting, parallel- connected, multiterminal dc transmission system.

1994-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

389

Cr-free Fe-based metal oxide catalysts for high temperature water gas shift reaction of fuel processor using LPG  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this study was to identify the most suitable chromium-free iron-based catalysts for the HTS (high temperature shift) reaction of a fuel processor using LPG. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) in the commercial HTS catalyst has been regarded as hazardous material. We selected Ni and Co as the substitution for chromium in the Fe-based HTS catalyst and investigated the HTS activities of these Crfree catalysts at LPG reformate condition. Cr-free Fe-based catalysts which contain Ni, Zn, or Co instead of Cr were prepared by coprecipitation method and the performance of the catalysts in HTS was evaluated under gas mixture conditions (42% H2, 10% CO, 37% H2O, 8% CO2, and 3% CH4; R (reduction factor): about 1.2) similar to the gases from steam reforming of LPG (100% conversion at steam/carbon ratio = 3), which is higher than R (under 1) of typically studied LNG reformate condition. Among the prepared Cr-free Febased catalysts, the 5 wt%-Co/Fe/20 wt%-Ni and 5 wt%-Zn/Fe/20 wt%-Ni catalysts showed good catalytic activity under this reaction condition simulating LPG reformate gas.

lee, Joon Y.; Lee, Dae-Won; Lee, Kwan Young; Wang, Yong

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

390

BCS-Bose Crossover in Color Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is shown that the onset of the color superconducting phase occurs in the BCS-BE crossover region.

B. O. Kerbikov

2002-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

391

Color Superconductivity: Symmetries and Effective Lagrangians  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I briefly review the symmetries and the associated low energy effective Lagrangian for two light flavor Color Superconductivity (2SC).

Francesco Sannino

2001-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

392

Symmetric superconducting states in thin films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: Ginzburg-Landau theory for superconductivity, Meissner effect, boundary value problems, calculus of variations, implicit difference scheme, maximum principle

Sheng Wang; Yisong Yang

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Superconducting Cuprates on Catalytic Substrates - Energy ...  

Electricity Transmission Superconducting Cuprates on Catalytic Substrates Brookhaven National Laboratory. Contact BNL About This Technology Technology Marketing ...

394

Superconducting Multilayer Interconnect - lbl.gov  

Technique to fabricate multilayer interconnects and multiturn flux transformers for use with direct current superconducting quantum interference ...

395

SLPX: superconducting long-pulse experiment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The principal objectives of the SLPX--Superconducting Long-Pulse Experiment--are to demonstrate quasi-steady operation of 3 to 5 MA hydrogen and deuterium plasmas at high temperature and high thermal wall loading, and to develop reliable operation of a prototypical reactor magnetics systems featuring a toroidal assembly of high-field niobium-tin coils. This report summarizes the results of an engineering scoping study for the SLPX. A range of sizes has been investigated, from a TF (toroidal-field) coil aperture of 2.6 m x 3.65 m, to an aperture of 3.1 m x 4.8 m, and with a maximum field at the Nb/sub 3/Sn conductor of 10 to 12 Tesla. The poloidal-field magnetics system utilizes superconducting ohmic-heating and d.c. EF coils located outside the TF coils, together with normal-conducting EF and divertor coils located inside the TF coils. For the largest embodiment, the D-shaped plasma in hydrogen operation has major radius = 3.6 m, half-width = 0.90 m, elongation < 1.5, and B = 7,2 T. Maximum plasma current of 5.0 MA can be maintained for a 30-s flat-top when Z/sub eff/approximately 1. A single-null poloidal magnetic divertor disposes of particles and heat diffusing out of the current channel, thereby helping to insure the feasibility of quasi-steady operation.

Jassby, D.L.; File, J.; Reardon, P.J.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Brittle superconducting magnets: an equivilent strain model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To exceed fields of 10 T in accelerator magnets, brittle superconductors like A15 Nb{sub 3}Sn and Nb{sub 3}Al or ceramic High Temperature Superconductors have to be used. For such brittle superconductors it is not their maximum tensile yield stress that limits their structural resistance as much as strain values that provoke deformations in their delicate lattice, which in turn affect their superconducting properties. Work on the sensitivity of Nb{sub 3}Sn cables to strain has been conducted in a number of stress states, including uniaxial and multi-axial, producing usually different results. This has made the need of a constituent design criterion imperative for magnet builders. In conventional structural problems an equivalent stress model is typically used to verify mechanical soundness. In the superconducting community a simple scalar equivalent strain to be used in place of an equivalent stress would be an extremely useful tool. As is well known in fundamental mechanics, there is not one single way to reduce a multiaxial strain state as represented by a 2nd order tensor to a scalar. The conceptual experiment proposed here will help determine the best scalar representation to use in the identification of an equivalent strain model.

Barzi, E.; /Fermilab; Danuso, M.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Density matrix, superconductivity and molecular structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Starting from Yang`s offdiagonal long-range order concept and the macroscopic occupation condition for the second order density matrix as the basis for condensation phenomena the authors develop the notion that the extremal wave function (EWF), which is related to these conditions, leads to superconductivity in monatomic systems. It is proven that the BCS model and the version where it is projected onto a fixed number of particles possesses EWF properties, differs negligibly from the EWF, and conserves offdiagonal long-range order. The condition for the EWF to be energetically favored is the presence of macroscopic degenerate one-electron energy levels in the system, partial occupation of this degenerate region, and also an effective attraction among the electrons. Considerations are advanced indicating that these conditions are satisfied in the high temperature superconducting metal oxide ceramics, due to the presence of macroscopically degenerate diffusion orbitals distributed among the O{sup -} ions in the CuO{sub 2} layers, and with the effective screening of these layers by the metal-like La, Ba, Y, or O layers. 51 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Mestechkin, M.M.; Klimko, G.T.; Vaiman, G.E. [Academy of Science of the Ukrainian SSR, Donetsk (Russian Federation)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Superconducting wire with improved strain characteristics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting wire comprising a superconducting filament and a beryllium strengthened bronze matrix in which the addition of beryllium to the matrix permits a low volume matrix to exhibit reduced elastic deformation after heat treating which increases the compression of the superconducting filament on cooling and thereby improves the strain characteristics of the wire.

Luhman, Thomas (Westhampton Beach, NY); Klamut, Carl J. (E. Patchogue, NY); Suenaga, Masaki (Bellport, NY); Welch, David (Stony Brook, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Superconducting wire with improved strain characteristics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting wire comprising a superconducting filament and a beryllium strengthened bronze matrix in which the addition of beryllium to the matrix permits a low volume matrix to exhibit reduced elastic deformation after heat treating which increases the compression of the superconducting filament on cooling and thereby improve the strain characteristics of the wire.

Luhman, Thomas (Westhampton Beach, NY); Klamut, Carl J. (East Patchogue, NY); Suenaga, Masaki (Bellport, NY); Welch, David (Stony Brook, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Superconducting wire with improved strain characteristics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting wire comprising a superconducting filament and a beryllium strengthened bronze matrix in which the addition of beryllium to the matrix permits a low volume matrix to exhibit reduced elastic deformation after heat treating which increases the compression of the superconducting filament on cooling and thereby improve the strain characteristics of the wire.

Luhman, T.; Klamut, C.J.; Suenaga, M.; Welch, D.

1979-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Dual control active superconductive devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dual control active superconducting device is described comprising; (a) a first device having a first main conduction channel formed of a film of superconductor on a substrate, an active weak link region interposed in the first main conduction channel, the active weak link region composed of a plurality of links formed of a thin film of superconductor separated by non-superconductive voids, the thickness and lateral dimensions of the links selected such that magnetic flux can propagate across the weak link region when it is superconducting, and a first control line having a portion adjacent to the active weak link region of the first main conduction channel such that current in the first control line will impose a magnetic flux on the weak link region; (b) a second superconducting device having a second main conduction channel formed of a film of superconductor on a substrate, an active weak link region interposed in the second main conduction channel, the active weak link region composed of at least one link formed of a thin film of superconductor separated by non-superconductive voids, the thickness and lateral dimensions of the links selected such that magnetic flux can propagate across the weak link region when it is superconducting, and a second control line having a portion adjacent to the active weak link region such that current in the second control line will impose a magnetic flux on the weak link region in the second main conduction channel; (c) an internal control line electrically connected to receive the current passed through the first main conduction channel and having a portion adjacent to the active weak link region of the second main conduction channel such that a current in the internal control line will impose a magnetic flux on the weak link region; and (d) electrical connectors connected to provide input current to the first and second main conduction channels and to conduct the output current.

Martens, J.S.; Beyer, J.B.; Nordman, J.E.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

402

Realization and modeling of rf superconducting quantum interference device metamaterials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have prepared meta-atoms based on radio frequency superconducting quantum interference devices (RF SQUIDs) and examined their tunability with dc magnetic field, rf current, and temperature. RF SQUIDs are superconducting split ring resonators in which the usual capacitance is supplemented with a Josephson junction, which introduces strong nonlinearity in the rf properties. We find excellent agreement between the data and a model which regards the Josephson junction as the resistively and capacitively-shunted junction. A magnetic field tunability of 80 THz/Gauss at 12 GHz is observed, a total tunability of 56$%$ is achieved, and a unique electromagnetically-induced transparency feature at intermediate excitation powers is demonstrated for the first time. An RF SQUID metamaterial is shown to have qualitatively the same behavior as a single RF SQUID with regards to DC flux and temperature tuning.

M. Trepanier; Daimeng Zhang; Oleg Mukhanov; Steven M. Anlage

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

403

Evidence for two-dimensional nucleation of superconductivity in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

According to the crystal structure of MgB2 and band structure calculations quasi-two-dimensional (2D) boron planes are responsible for the superconductivity. We report on critical fields and resistance measurements of 30 nm thick MgB2 films grown on MgO single crystalline substrate. A linear temperature dependence of the parallel and perpendicular upper critical fields indicate a 3D-like penetration of magnetic field into the sample. Resistivity measurements, in contrast, yield a temperature dependence of fluctuation conductivity above Tc which agrees with the Aslamazov-Larkin theory of fluctuations in 2D superconductors. We consider this finding as an experimental evidence of two-dimensional nucleation of superconductivity in MgB2.

A. S. Sidorenko; L. R. Tagirov; A. N. Rossolenko; V. V. Ryazanov; R. Tidecks

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Longitudinal Proximity Effects in Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensors  

SciTech Connect

We have found experimentally that the critical current of a square thin-film superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) depends exponentially upon the side length L and the square root of the temperature T, a behavior that has a natural theoretical explanation in terms of longitudinal proximity effects if the TES is regarded as a weak link between superconducting leads. As a consequence, the effective transition temperature T{sub c} of the TES is current dependent and at fixed current scales as 1/L{sup 2}. We have also found that the critical current can show clear Fraunhofer-like oscillations in an applied magnetic field, similar to those found in Josephson junctions. We have observed the longitudinal proximity effect in these devices over extraordinarily long lengths up to 290 {micro}m, 1450 times the mean-free path.

Sadleir, John E.; Smith, Stephen J.; Bandler, Simon R.; Chervenak, James A.; Clem, John R.

2010-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

405

Freely oriented portable superconducting magnet  

SciTech Connect

A freely oriented portable superconducting magnet is disclosed. Coolant is supplied to the superconducting magnet from a repository separate from the magnet, enabling portability of the magnet. A plurality of support assemblies structurally anchor and thermally isolate the magnet within a thermal shield. A plurality of support assemblies structurally anchor and thermally isolate the thermal shield within a vacuum vessel. The support assemblies restrain movement of the magnet resulting from energizing and cooldown, as well as from changes in orientation, enabling the magnet to be freely orientable.

Schmierer, Eric N. (Los Alamos, NM); Prenger, F. Coyne (Los Alamos, NM); Hill, Dallas D. (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

406

Feasible utility scale Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents the latest design features and estimated costs of a 5000 MWh/1000 MW Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) plant. SMES is proposed as a commercially viable technology for electric utility load leveling. The primary advantage of SMES over other electrical energy storage technologies is its high net roundtrip efficiency. Other features include rapid availability and low maintenance and operating costs. Economic comparisons are made with other energy storage options and with gas turbines. In a diurnal load leveling application, a superconducting coil can be charged from the utility grid during off-peak hours. The ac grid is connected to the dc magnetic coil through a power conversion system that includes an inverter/rectifier. Once charged, the superconducting coil conducts current, which supports an electromagnetic field, with virtually no losses. During hours of peak load, the stored energy is discharged to the grid by reversing the charging process. The principle of operation of a SMES unit is shown in Fig. 1. For operation in the superconducting mode, the coil is maintained at extremely low temperature by immersion in a bath of liquid helium.

Loyd, R.J.; Schoenung, S.M.; Nakamura, T.; Lieurance, D.W.; Hilal, M.A.; Rogers, J.D.; Purcell, J.R.; Hassenzahl, W.V.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Pressure Effects on Two Superconducting Iron-based Families  

SciTech Connect

Insight into the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity can be gained by pressure-dependent studies of structural, thermodynamics and transport data. The role of pressure may be complicated by the level of hydrostaticity. High-pressure studies on two iron-based families of RFeAsO (R = rare-earth metals) and AFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} (A = alkaline-earth metals) are reviewed here.

Safa-Sefat, Athena [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Ferrimagnetic Spin Wave Resonance and Superconductivity in Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The phenomenon of ferrimagnetic spin wave resonance [uncompensated antiferromagnetic spin wave resonance] has been detected for the first time. It has been observed in carbon nanotubes, produced by high energy ion beam modification of diamond single crystals in $\\ $ direction. Peculiarities of spin wave resonance observed allow to insist on the formation in given nanotubes of $s^+$ superconductivity at room temperature, coexisting with uncompensated antiferromagnetic ordering.

Dmitri Yerchuck; Yauhen Yerchak; Vyacheslav Stelmakh; Alla Dovlatova; Andrey Alexandrov

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

409

Method of making superconducting cylinders for flux detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of making superconducting cylinders of the ''weak link'' type is provided. The method allows the weak link to be made much smaller than was heretofore possible, thereby greatly increasing sensitivity and operating temperature range when the cylinder is used in a flux detector. The resistance of the weak link is monitored continuously as metal is removed from the link by electrochemical action.

Goodkind, J.M.; Stolfa, D.L.

1971-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

410

Free-standing oxide superconducting articles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A substrate-free, free-standing epitaxially oriented superconductive film including a layer of a template material and a layer of a ceramic superconducting material is provided together with a method of making such a substrate-free ceramic superconductive film by coating an etchable material with a template layer, coating the template layer with a layer of a ceramic superconductive material, coating the layer of ceramic superconductive material with a protective material, removing the etchable material by an appropriate means so that the etchable material is separated from a composite structure including the template layer.

Wu, X.D.; Muenchausen, R.E.

1993-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

411

Thermal Stability Analysis for Superconducting Coupling Coil in MICE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

discharge rate. coiled heat exchanger attached to the copperHTS leads cold. The heat exchanger will be made of copper100 Pa. The designed coil heat exchanger is shown in Fig. 6.

Wu, Hong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Tunable electromagnetic environment for superconducting quantum bits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce a setup which realises a tunable engineered environment for experiments in circuit quantum electrodynamics. We illustrate this concept with the specific example of a quantum bit, qubit, in a high-quality-factor cavity which is capacitively coupled to another cavity including a resistor. The temperature of the resistor, which acts as the dissipative environment, can be controlled in a well defined manner in order to provide a hot or cold environment for the qubit, as desired. Furthermore, introducing superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) into the cavity containing the resistor, provides control of the coupling strength between this artificial environment and the qubit. We demonstrate that our scheme allows us to couple strongly to the environment enabling rapid initialization of the system, and by subsequent tuning of the magnetic flux of the SQUIDs we may greatly reduce the resistor-qubit coupling, allowing the qubit to evolve unhindered.

P. J. Jones; J. A. M. Huhtamäki; J. Salmilehto; K. Y. Tan; M. Möttönen

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

413

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs) are disclosed. Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics. 8 figs.

Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.; Zipperian, T.E.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

414

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs). Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Martens, Jon S. (Sunnyvale, CA); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Photo of the Week: How to Grow Superconducting Crystals | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

How to Grow Superconducting Crystals How to Grow Superconducting Crystals Photo of the Week: How to Grow Superconducting Crystals September 13, 2013 - 11:29am Addthis Many of the materials that scientists work with at Brookhaven National Laboratory are too small and too precise for traditional tools. In cases like these, the labs grow materials instead of building them. Brookhaven physicist Genda Gu pioneered techniques that grow some of the largest single-crystal high-temperature superconductors in the world. The glowing chamber in this photo grows superconducting crystals. To do so, the furnace focuses infrared light onto a rod, melting it around 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Under just the right conditions, the liquefied material recrystallizes as a single uniform structure, which is highly sensitive and takes about one month to form. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.

416

Design, Test and Demonstration of Saturable Reactor High-Temperature Superconductor Fault Current Limiters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Zenergy Power has successfully designed, built, tested, and installed in the US electrical grid a saturable reactor Fault Current Limiter. Beginning in 2007, first as SC Power Systems and from 2008 as Zenergy Power, Inc., ZP used DOE matching grant and ARRA funds to help refine the design of the saturated reactor fault current limiter. ZP ultimately perfected the design of the saturated reactor FCL to the point that ZP could reliably design a suitable FCL for most utility applications. Beginning with a very basic FCL design using 1G HTS for a coil housed in a LN2 cryostat for the DC bias magnet, the technology progressed to a commercial system that was offered for sale internationally. Substantial progress was made in two areas. First, the cryogenics cooling system progressed from a sub-cooled liquid nitrogen container housing the HTS coils to cryostats utilizing dry conduction cooling and reaching temperatures down to less than 20 degrees K. Large, round cryostats with â??warm boreâ? diameters of 1.7 meters enabled the design of large tanks to hold the AC components. Second, the design of the AC part of the FCL was refined from a six legged â??spiderâ? design to a more compact and lighter design with better fault current limiting capability. Further refinement of the flux path and core shape led to an efficient saturated reactor design requiring less Ampere-turns to saturate the core. In conclusion, the development of the saturable reactor FCL led to a more efficient design not requiring HTS magnets and their associated peripheral equipment, which yielded a more economical product in line with the electric utility industry expectations. The original goal for the DOE funding of the ZP project â??Design, Test and Demonstration of Saturable Reactor High-Temperature Superconductor Fault Current Limitersâ? was to stimulate the HTS wire industry with, first 1G, then 2G, HTS wire applications. Over the approximately 5 years of ZPâ??s product development program, the amount of HTS wire employed per FCL and its cost as a percentage of the total FCL product content had not dropped substantially from an unsustainable level of more than 50% of the total cost of the FCL, nor had the availability increased (today the availability of 2G wire for commercial applications outside of specific partnerships with the leading 2G wire manufacturers is extremely limited). ZP had projected a very significant commercial potential for FCLs with higher performance and lower costs compared to the initial models built with 1G wire, which would come about from the widespread availability of low-cost, high-performance 2G HTS wire. The potential for 2G wires at greatly reduced performance-based prices compared to 1G HTS conductor held out the potential for the commercial production of FCLs at price and performance levels attractive to the utility industry. However, the price of HTS wire did not drop as expected and today the available quantities of 2G wire are limited, and the price is higher than the currently available supplies of 1G wire. The commercial option for ZP to provide a reliable and reasonably priced FCL to the utility industry is to employ conventional resistive conductor DC electromagnets to bias the FCL. Since the premise of the original funding was to stimulate the HTS wire industry and ZP concluded that copper-based magnets were more economical for the foreseeable future, DOE and ZP decided to mutually terminate the project.

Frank Darmann; Robert Lombaerde; Franco Moriconi; Albert Nelson

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

417

Preparation and composition of superconducting copper oxides based on Ga-O layers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high temperature superconducting material with the general formula GaSr.sub.2 Ln.sub.1-x MxCu.sub.2 O.sub.7.+-.w wherein Ln is selected from the group consisting of La, Ce, Pt, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Y and M is selected from the group consisting of Ca and Sr, 0.2.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.0.4 and w is a small fraction of one. A method of preparing this high temperature superconducting material is provided which includes heating and cooling a mixture to produce a crystalline material which is subsequently fired, ground and annealed at high pressure and temperature in oxygen to establish superconductivity.

Dabrowski, Bogdan (Bolingbrook, IL); Vaughey, J. T. (Houston, TX); Poeppelmeier, Kenneth R. (Evanston, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Anisotropy and superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The mean field method is applied for analysis of valence electrons in metals. It is shown that at low temperatures electrons have two wave-vector distribution patterns. Isotropic distribution refers to the first pattern. Anisotropic distribution refers to another pattern, particularly to specific wave-vector values occurred nearby the Fermi sphere. It is shown that it is the anisotropy that makes the metal obtain its specific superconductor features.

Boris Bondarev

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

419

HoustonChronicle.com Page 1 of 2 http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.hts/prn/texas/880944 4/23/2001  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HoustonChronicle.com Page 1 of 2 http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.hts/prn/texas/880944 4 in Richardson, Texas (c) 2001 Business Wire. News/Assignment Editors & High-Tech Writers REMINDER...for Tuesday WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 1:45 p.m. CST WHERE: Radisson Hotel Dallas North at Richardson, Texas 1981

Chiao, Jung-Chih

420

Stability of Asymptotically Schroedinger RN Black Hole and Superconductivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We perform a perturbative (near-critical) analysis of the stability of an asymptotically Schroedinger Reissner-Nordstrom black hole with respect to generation of charged scalar hair. We find that apart from the expected instability at low temperatures typical of holographic models of superconductivity, in the presence of certain operators a similar instability appears as well at high temperatures. We propose that the reason for such a phase diagram could be due to peculiar features of the dual gauge theory or the failure of the model to provide a consistent holographic dual of a non-relativistic superconductor.

Stefano Cremonesi; Dmitry Melnikov; Yaron Oz

2009-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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421

AC Losses in the New High-Temperature Superconductors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses the properties of high-temperature ceramic oxide superconductors in low magnetic fields. It discusses ac losses in the superconducting and normal states, the influence of anisotropy, and a database for monitoring advances in superconductivity. The ac losses of the oxide superconductors were found to be excessive.

1989-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

422

Bifurcation analysis for phase transitions in superconducting rings with nonuniform thickness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: Ginzburg-Landau functional, Little-Parks experiment, superconducting rings, superconductivity

Jorge Berger; Jacob Rubinstein

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Scaling of Superconducting Switches for Extraction of Magnetic Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In certain cases it is necessary to extract the energy from a superconducting magnet when it quenches, in order to limit the heat generated by the event and thus prevent irreversible damage. This is usually achieved by opening a contact breaker across a resistor in the circuit feeding the magnet. For the heavy currents used to excite large magnets such switches incorporate sophisticated devices to limit arcing during the operation; besides being quite large and expensive, such switches have a limited lifetime. It is therefore interesting to consider the use of superconducting switches to perform this function, the advantage being that such switches would (i) not require maintenance and (ii) would be housed within the cryogenic environment of the magnet, and thus avoid permanent diversion of the current in and out of that environment to the mechanical switch (which operates at room temperature). However, practical switches for such an application are made up of superconductor in a metal matrix, and it is conve...

Ballarino, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Theory of High-T{sub c} Superconducting Cuprates Based on Experimental Evidence  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

A model of superconductivity in layered high-temperature superconducting cuprates is proposed, based on the extended saddle point singularities in the electron spectrum, weak screening of the Coulomb interaction and phonon-mediated interaction between electrons plus a small short-range repulsion of Hund's, or spin-fluctuation, origin. This permits to explain the large values of T{sub c}, features of the isotope effect on oxygen and copper, the existence of two types of the order parameter, the peak in the inelastic neutron scattering, the positive curvature of the upper critical field, as function of temperature etc.

Abrikosov, A. A.

1999-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

425

e Lens Solenoid | Superconducting Magnet Division  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Electron Lens Solenoid Electron Lens Solenoid To increase the proton beam luminosity in RHIC, an electron lens (e-lens) magnet system with two superconducting solenoids is being built at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Initial Design of 200 mm, 6T Superconducting Solenoid for e-lens (pdf), R. Gupta, 3/30/10 Iterated Design of 200 mm, 6T Superconducting Solenoid for e-lens (pdf), R. Gupta, 4/6/10 Corrector Designs for Superconducting Solenoid for e-lens (pdf), R. Gupta, 4/14/10 eLens Layout (pdf), P. Kovach, 5/25/10 eLens Main Solenoid (pdf), A. Marone, 5/25/10 Optimization in Corrector Design for Superconducting Solenoid for e-Lens (pdf), R. Gupta, 6/15/10 Main Solenoid Axial Force Retention (pdf), A. Marone 8/24/10 Superconducting Solenoid for e-lens with Fringe Field Coil (pdf), R.

426

Tunable high-q superconducting notch filter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting notch filter is made of three substrates disposed in a cryogenic environment. A superconducting material is disposed on one substrate in a pattern of a circle and an annular ring connected together. The second substrate has a corresponding pattern to form a parallel plate capacitor and the second substrate has the circle and annular ring connected by a superconducting spiral that forms an inductor. The third substrate has a superconducting spiral that is placed parallel to the first superconducting spiral to form a transformer. Relative motion of the first substrate with respect to the second is effected from outside the cryogenic environment to vary the capacitance and hence the frequency of the resonant circuit formed by the superconducting devices.

Pang, C.S.; Falco, C.M.; Kampwirth, R.T.; Schuller, I.K.

1979-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

427

Composite for superconducting metal oxide  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A principal objective of the invention is to provide a new superconducting composite which has a greatly improved ductility and fracture resistance to assist in the fabrication and processing of superconductors and to provide long service life. A principal objective of the present invention is to provide a composite superconductor comprising a continuous superconductor phase and a minor amount of silver present as a discontinuous phase.

Singh, Jitendra P.; Shi, Donglu; Capone, D.W. II; Dusek, J.T.

1988-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

428

Processing method for superconducting ceramics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for preparing a superconducting ceramic and particularly YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}}, where {delta} is in the order of about 0.1--0.4, is carried out using a polymeric binder which decomposes below its ignition point to reduce carbon residue between the grains of the sintered ceramic and a nonhydroxylic organic solvent to limit the problems with water or certain alcohols on the ceramic composition.

Bloom, I.D.; Poeppel, R.B.; Flandermeyer, B.K.

1990-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

429

Superconducting thin films on potassium tantalate substrates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconductive system for the lossless transmission of electrical current comprising a thin film of superconducting material Y.sub.1 Ba.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.7-x epitaxially deposited upon a KTaO.sub.3 substrate. The KTaO.sub.3 is an improved substrate over those of the prior art since the it exhibits small lattice constant mismatch and does not chemically react with the superconducting film.

Feenstra, Roeland (Oak Ridge, TN); Boatner, Lynn A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Superconductivity with Stripes | Advanced Photon Source  

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| 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Superconductivity with Stripes October 18, 2013 Bookmark and Share The interplay between stripe order,...

431

Center for Emergent Superconductivity 2013 Fall Workshop  

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Center for Emergent Superconductivity (CES) 2013 Fall Workshop Homepage Registration pulldown Talks pulldown CES Workshop Talks CES Jr. Research Talks Programs pulldown Contact Us...

432

Center for Emergent Superconductivity 2013 Fall Workshop  

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main gate, please inform the guard you are attending the Center for Emergent Superconductivity 2013 Fall Workshop workshop. You may be requested to check in at the security...

433

ORNL superconducting wire yields unprecedented performance |...  

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ORNL | News | News Releases | 2013 SHARE Media Contact: Morgan McCorkle Communications 865.574.7308 ORNL superconducting wire yields unprecedented performance This figure shows the...

434

Two key questions about color superconductivity.  

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??We pose two key questions about color superconductivity: What are the effects of the large strange quark mass, and what are the observable consequences of… (more)

Kundu, Joydip, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Digital Cable Goes Quantum: NIST Debuts Superconducting ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The setup resembles a miniature version of a cable-television transmission line, but with some powerful added features, including superconducting ...

2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

436

High Transport Current 2G HTS Cables with Low AC Losses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Materials Forensics, Three-dimensional Modeling and Fractal Characterization · Vortex Physics in Oxide and Pnictide High Temperature Superconductors.

437

A Superconducting transformer system for high current cable testing  

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A Superconducting Transformer System for High Current CableDC) superconducting transformer system for the high currentsuperconducting cables. The transformer consists of a core-

Godeke, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Magnetism and superconductivity observed to exist in harmony  

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Magnetism and superconductivity exist in harmony Magnetism and superconductivity observed to exist in harmony Physicists have observed, for the first time in a single exotic phase,...

439

Current Challenges and Physics of Superconducting Radio-Frequency...  

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Recent performance advances in superconducting RF (SRF) cavities have made RF superconductivity a vital technology for accelerators which serve a variety of experimental...

440

Commissioning of the superconducting ECR ion source VENUS  

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COMMISSIONING OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING ECR ION SOURCE VENUS *paper describes the ongoing commissioning. Initial resultscoils [2]. During commissioning of the superconducting

Leitner, Daniela; Abbott, Steve R.; Dwinell, Roger D.; Leitner, Matthaeus; Taylor, Clyde; Lyneis, Claude M.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Quantum transport and field-induced superconductivity in carbon nanotubes.  

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?? For my thesis, I conducted experiments to investigate superconductivity and superconducting proximity effect in carbon nanotubes. The measurements are carried out on carbon nanotube… (more)

Yang, Yanfei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Nonequilibrium transport in superconducting tunneling structures.  

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We derive the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of far from equilibrium superconducting tunneling arrays and find that the energy relaxation ensuring the charge transfer occurs in two stages: (i) the energy exchange between charge carriers and the intermediate bosonic agent, environment, and (ii) relaxing the energy further to the (phonon) thermostat, the bath, provided the rate of the environmental modes-phonon interactions is slower than their energy exchange rate with the tunneling junction. For a single junction we find I {proportional_to} (V/R)ln({Lambda}/V), where R is the bare tunnel resistance of the junction and {Lambda} is the high energy cut-off of the electron-environment interaction. In large tunneling arrays comprised of macroscopic number of junctions, low-temperature transport is governed by the cotunneling processes losing energy to the electron-hole environment. Below some critical temperature, T*, the Coulomb interactions open a finite gap in the environment excitations spectrum blocking simultaneously Cooper pair and normal excitations currents through the array; this is the microscopic mechanism of the insulator-to-superinsulator transition.

Chtchelkatchev, N. M.; Vinokur, V. M.; Baturina, T. I. (Materials Science Division); (Moscow Inst. Physics and Technology); (Inst. Semiconductor Physics)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

The superconductivity of some intermetallic compounds  

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The W-Os, Re-W, Re-Mo, Re-Hf, and Mo-Hf binary systems were investigated for superconductivity down to 1°K. Several new superconducting regions were found with the most significant occurring in the primary and terminal solid-solution alloys. The ...

R. D. Blaugher; A. Taylor; J. K. Hulm

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Correlational analysis of superconducting mixed copper oxides  

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A unifying structural scheme of all layered superconducting cuprates is proposed. The paper is a review based on a three level correlational analysis of the behaviour of one compound, of a homologous series and a third interseries analysis, revealing ... Keywords: correlational analysis, homologous series, layered cuprates, superconductivity

Cristina Zarioiu; V. G. Lascu; Lidia Petrova; Anca Novac

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Joining of HTS YBCO Blocks with YBCO Added Ag2O or Ag Powder  

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Explosive Bonding of 316L to C18150 CuCrZr Alloy for ITER Applications · Failure Mechanisms of Dissimilar Metal Welds During High Temperature Service.

446

OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information |  

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Brookhaven Topic Brookhaven Topic Solving the mystery of superconductivity by Kathy Chambers 17 Oct, 2013 in Products and Content Brookhaven physicist Yong Chu at the National Synchrotron Light Source II looks At the legendary 1987 American Physical Society conference, sometimes called the "Woodstock of physics", thousands of physicists descended upon a New York Hilton ballroom to hear about the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity (HTS) in ceramic materials. Related Topics: Brookhaven, HTS, National Synchrotron Light Source II, OSTI Homepage, superconductivity, X-Ray Nanoprobe Read more... Travel through DOE databases; find emerging nanotechnology devices by Kathy Chambers 16 Jul, 2012 in Technology Quantum dots - small semiconducting nanocrystals (Image: ANL)

447

Applications of superconductivity in electric power systems  

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Major applications of superconductivity to power systems are considered. The state of the art of materials and refrigeration developments that are necessary for these applications is reviewed. Specific applications including superconducting cables for power transmission and superconducting magnetics for MHD generators, for energy storage, and for magnetically-confined fusion power generation are discussed in terms of their advantages and the progress being made toward introducing the various devices into real situations. It is concluded that the feasibility of superconducting devices is assured, and that, although their performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness for use in power generation, transmission, and storage remain to be proven, it is reasonable to expect that superconductivity can make it in the real world. (LCL)

Keller, W.E.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Free-standing oxide superconducting articles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A substrate-free, free-standing epitaxially oriented superconductive film including a layer of a template material and a layer of a ceramic superconducting material is provided together with a method of making such a substrate-free ceramic superconductive film by coating an etchable material with a template layer, coating the template layer with a layer of a ceramic superconductive material, coating the layer of ceramic superconductive material with a protective material, removing the etchable material by an appropriate means so that the etchable material is separated from a composite structure including the template lay This invention is the result of a contract with the Department of Energy (Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36).

Wu, Xin D. (Greenbelt, MD); Muenchausen, Ross E. (Espanola, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Microelectronic superconducting crossover and coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microelectronic component comprising a crossover is provided comprising a substrate, a first high T.sub.c superconductor thin film, a second insulating thin film comprising SrTiO.sub.3 ; and a third high T.sub.c superconducting film which has strips which crossover one or more areas of the first superconductor film. An in situ method for depositing all three films on a substrate is provided which does not require annealing steps and which can be opened to the atmosphere between depositions.

Wellstood, Frederick C. (Berkeley, CA); Kingston, John J. (Oakland, CA); Clarke, John (Berkeley, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Microelectronic superconducting crossover and coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microelectronic component comprising a crossover is provided comprising a substrate, a first high T[sub c] superconductor thin film, a second insulating thin film comprising SrTiO[sub 3]; and a third high T[sub c] superconducting film which has strips which crossover one or more areas of the first superconductor film. An in situ method for depositing all three films on a substrate is provided which does not require annealing steps and which can be opened to the atmosphere between depositions. 13 figures.

Wellstood, F.C.; Kingston, J.J.; Clarke, J.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Electronic properties of doped Mott insulators and high temperature superconductors  

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High-temperature superconducting cuprates, which are the quintessential example of a strongly correlated system and the most extensively studied materials after semiconductors, spurred the development in the fields of ...

Ribeiro, Tiago Castro

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Comparative Assessment of Direct Drive High Temperature Superconductin...  

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Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Comparative Assessment of Direct Drive High Temperature Superconducting Generators in Multi-Megawatt Class Wind Turbines B....

453

Superconducting coil and method of stress management in a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting coil (12) having a plurality of superconducting layers (18) is provided. Each superconducting layer (18) may have at least one superconducting element (20) which produces an operational load. An outer support structure (24) may be disposed outwardly from the plurality of layers (18). A load transfer system (22) may be coupled between at least one of the superconducting elements (20) and the outer support structure (24). The load transfer system (22) may include a support matrix structure (30) operable to transfer the operational load from the superconducting element (20) directly to the outer support structure (24). A shear release layer (40) may be disposed, in part, between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30) for relieving a shear stress between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30). A compliant layer (42) may also be disposed, in part, between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30) for relieving a compressive stress on the superconducting element (20).

McIntyre, Peter M. (College Station, TX); Shen, Weijun (Oak Ridge, TN); Diaczenko, Nick (College Station, TX); Gross, Dan A. (College Station, TX)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Reassessment of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Transmission System Benefits  

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This report reassesses the benefits of superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) for enhancing transmission system performance.

2002-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

455

Imaging the two gaps of the high temperature superconductor Pb-Bi?Sr?CuO??x  

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The nature and behavior of electronic states in high temperature superconductors are the center of much debate. The pseudogap state, observed above the superconducting transition temperature Tc, is seen by some as a precursor ...

Yi, Ming, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

An NMR investigation of superconductivity and antiferromagnetism in CaFe2As2 under pressure  

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We report {sup 75}As NMR measurements in CaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2}, made under applied pressures up to 0.83 CPa produced by a standard clamp pressure cell. Our data reveal phase segregation of paramagnetic (PM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases over a range of pressures, with the AFM phase more than 90% dominant at low temperatures. In situ RF susceptibility measurements indicate the presence of superconductivity. {sup 75}As spin-lattice relaxation experiments indicate that the {sup 75}As nuclei sample the superconductivity while in the magnetically-ordered environment.

Baek, Seung H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lee, Han O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bauer, E D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ronning, F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thompson, J D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brown, S E [UCLA; Curro, N J [UC DAVIS

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Superconductivity for Large Scale Wind Turbines  

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A conceptual design has been completed for a 10MW superconducting direct drive wind turbine generator employing low temperature superconductors for the field winding. Key technology building blocks from the GE Wind and GE Healthcare businesses have been transferred across to the design of this concept machine. Wherever possible, conventional technology and production techniques have been used in order to support the case for commercialization of such a machine. Appendices A and B provide further details of the layout of the machine and the complete specification table for the concept design. Phase 1 of the program has allowed us to understand the trade-offs between the various sub-systems of such a generator and its integration with a wind turbine. A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) analysis have been completed resulting in the identification of high risk components within the design. The design has been analyzed from a commercial and economic point of view and Cost of Energy (COE) calculations have been carried out with the potential to reduce COE by up to 18% when compared with a permanent magnet direct drive 5MW baseline machine, resulting in a potential COE of 0.075 $/kWh. Finally, a top-level commercialization plan has been proposed to enable this technology to be transitioned to full volume production. The main body of this report will present the design processes employed and the main findings and conclusions.

R. Fair; W. Stautner; M. Douglass; R. Rajput-Ghoshal; M. Moscinski; P. Riley; D. Wagner; J. Kim; S. Hou; F. Lopez; K. Haran; J. Bray; T. Laskaris; J. Rochford; R. Duckworth

2012-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

458

Field Demonstration of a 24-KV Warm Dielectric Cable at Detroit Edison: FY2001 Annual Progress Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A project sponsored by EPRI, Pirelli Power Cables and Systems, the U.S. Department of Energy, Detroit Edison, and American Superconductor Corporation was initiated in 1998 to install and operate a 24 kV high-temperature superconducting (HTS) power cable in a Detroit Edison substation to serve customer load. The scope of this demonstration will result in the world's first underground installation of an HTS cable system using an existing duct network. Furthermore, the project involves installing the necess...

2002-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

459

Evidence for a Lifshitz transition in electron-doped iron arsenic superconductors at the onset of superconductivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The iron arsenic high-temperature superconductors exhibit particularly rich phase diagrams. In the AE(Fe{sub 1-x}T{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2} family (known as '122', with AE being Ca, Sr or Ba and T being a transition metal), the simultaneous structural/magnetic phase transition that occurs at elevated temperature in the undoped material splits and is suppressed by carrier doping. A superconducting region appears as likely in the orthorhombic/antiferromagnetic (AFM) state as in the tetragonal/paramagnetic state. An important question then is what determines the critical doping at which superconductivity emerges, as the AFM order is fully suppressed only close to optimal doping. Here we report evidence from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy that marked changes in the Fermi surface coincide with the onset of superconductivity in electron-doped Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2}. The presence of the AFM order leads to a reconstruction of the electronic structure, most significantly the appearance of the petal-like hole pockets at the Fermi level. These hole pockets vanish - that is, undergo a Lifshitz transition - as the cobalt concentration is increased sufficiently to support superconductivity. Superconductivity and magnetism are competing states in this system: when petal-like hole pockets are present, superconductivity is fully suppressed, whereas in their absence the two states can coexist.

Liu, Chang; Kondo, T.; Fernandes, R.M.; Palczewski, Ari D.; Mun, Eun Deok; Ni, Ni; Thaler, Alexander N.; Bostwick, Aaron; Rotenberg, Eli; Schmalian, Jorg; Bud-ko, Sergey L.; Canfield, Paul C.; and Kaminski, A.

2010-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

460

Some aspects of color superconductivity: an introduction  

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A pedagogical introduction to color superconductivity in the weak coupling limit is given. The focus is on the basic tools of thermal field theory necessary to compute observables of color superconductivity. The rich symmetry structure and symmetry breaking patterns are analyzed on the basis of the Anderson-Higgs mechanism. Some techniques can also be applied for computing neutrino processes in compact stars. As an example, we show how to obtain the neutrino emissivity for Urca processes in neutron stars by computing the polarization tensor of the W-boson. We also illustrate how a spin-1 color superconducting phase generates an anisotropic neutrino emissions in compact stars.

Qun Wang

2009-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Characterization of NbN films for superconducting nanowire single photon detectors  

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Nanoscopic superconducting meander patterns offer great promise as a new class of cryogenic radiation sensors capable of single photon detection. To realize this potential, control of the superconducting properties on the nanoscale is imperative. To this end, Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (SNSPDs) are under development by means Energetic Neutral Atom Beam Lithography and Epitaxy, or ENABLE. ENABLE can growth highly-crystalline, epitaxial thin-film materials, like NbN, at low temperatures; such wide-ranging control of fabrication parameters is enabling the optimization of film properties for single photon detection. T{sub c}, H{sub c2}, {zeta}{sub GL} and J{sub c} of multiple thin films and devices have been studied as a function of growth conditions. The optimization of which has already produced devices with properties rivaling all reports in the existing literature.

Mcdonald, Ross D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ayala - Valenzuela, Oscar E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Weisse - Bernstein, Nina R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williamson, Todd L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hoffbauer, M. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Graf, M. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rabin, M. W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

462

Suppression of superconductivity by inhomogeneous chiral condensation in the NJL$_2$ model  

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We investigate the possibility of spatially inhomogeneous chiral and Cooper, or superconducting, pairing in the (1+1)-dimensional model by Chodos et al [ Phys. Rev. D61, 045011 (2000)] generalized to continuous chiral invariance. The consideration is performed at nonzero temperature $T$ and quark number chemical potential $\\mu$. It is shown in the framework of the Fulde--Ferrel inhomogeneity ansatz for chiral and Cooper condensates that if $G_1>G_2$, where $G_1$ and $G_2$ are the coupling constants in the quark-antiquark and diquark channels, then in the $(\\mu,T)$-phase diagram the superconducting phase is suppressed by spatially inhomogeneous chiral spiral phase with broken chiral symmetry. In contrast, in the above mentioned original Chodos et al model, where only the opportunity for homogeneous condensates were taken into account, the superconducting phase is realized at sufficiently high values of $\\mu$ at arbitrary values of $G_2>0$, including the interval $0

D. Ebert; T. G. Khunjua; K. G. Klimenko; V. Ch. Zhukovsky

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

463

Type-I superconductivity in YbSb2 single crystals  

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We present evidence of type-I superconductivity in YbSb2 single crystals from dc and ac magnetization, heat capacity, and resistivity measurements. The critical temperature and critical field are determined to be Tc? 1.3 K and Hc? 55 Oe. A small Ginzburg-Landau parameter ?= 0.05, together with typical magnetization isotherms of type-I superconductors, small critical field values, a strong differential paramagnetic effect signal, and a field-induced change from second- to first-order phase transition, confirms the type-I nature of the superconductivity in YbSb2. A possible second superconducting state is observed in the radio-frequency susceptibility measurements, with Tc(2)? 0.41 K and Hc(2)? 430 Oe.

Zhao, Liang L.; Lausberg, Stefan; Kim, Hyunsoo; Tanatar, Makariy A.; Brando, Manuel; Prozorov, Ruslan; Morosan, E.

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

464

Superconductivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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465

Charge and Spin Transport in Superconducting Weak Links  

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Abstract. The coherent mixing of the current states in the superconducting weak link subject to a Josephson phase difference ? and subject to an external transport current in the banks is one of the aims of this work. At ? = ? the nonlocal mixing of current states produces two vortices close to the point-contact between superconducting bulks. The effect of point-contact reflection in an impenetrable interface and effect of temperature on the vortices have been studied. It is obtained that increasing the reflection of the point-contact destroys the vortices while increasing the temperature restore these vortices. The vortex state is a new version of the interference between the macroscopic states and quantum tunnelling. Also, the weak link between unitary triplet superconductors which have f?wave and p + h?wave pairing symmetry has been studied from the spin and charge current-phase relation point of view. The main result in the second part of this thesis, is the polarization of the spin transport when a junction between triplet superconductors is used. It is observed that the spin current is the result of the misorientation between the gap vectors of two supercondcutors. In addition, the weak link between two bipolar nonunitary triplet superconductors is studied mathematically. The current-phase relations obtained in third part of this thesis are totally different from the junctions between the unitary spin-triplet superconductors and between the spin-singlet superconductors. The current phase diagrams which have been obtained in this work can be used to distinguish the symmetry of the order parameter in the crystals. PACS numbers: 74.50.+r, 74.20.Rp, 72.25.-b, 74.70.Pq, 74.70.TxCharge and Spin Transport in Superconducting Weak Links 2 1.

Gholamreza Rashedi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Quark deconfinement in protoneutron star cores: effect of color superconductivity within the MIT bag model  

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We analyze the effect of color superconductivity in the transition from hot hadron matter to quark matter in the presence of a gas of trapped electron neutrinos. To describe strongly interacting matter we adopt a two-phase picture in which the hadronic phase is described by means of a non-linear Walecka model and just deconfined matter through the MIT bag model including color superconductivity. We impose flavor conservation during the transition in such a way that just deconfined quark matter is transitorily out of equilibrium with respect to weak interactions. Our results show that color superconductivity facilitates the transition for temperatures below $T_c$. This effect may be strong if the superconducting gap is large enough. As in previous work we find that trapped neutrinos increase the critical density for deconfinement; however, if the just deconfined phase is color superconducting this effect is weaker than if deconfined matter is unpaired. We also explore the effect of different parametrizations of the hadronic equation of state (GM1 and NL3) and the effect of hyperons in the hadronic phase. We compare our results with those previously obtained employing the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in the description of just deconfined matter and show that they are in excellent agreement if the bag constant $B$ is properly chosen.

Taiza A. S. do Carmo; Germán Lugones

2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

467

Non-extensive statistics and high temperature superconductivity.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Please read the abstract in the section front of this document © 2001, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests… (more)

Uys, Hermann

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

RHIC Project | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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RHIC Project RHIC Project The Superconducting Magnet Division supplied 1740 magnetic elements, in 888 cryostats, for the RHIC facility at BNL. Of these, 780 magnetic elements were manufactured by Northrop-Grumman (Bethpage, NY) and 360 were made by Everson Electric (Bethlehem, PA). The magnets made in industry used designs developed at BNL. The first cooldown of the magnets for the RHIC engineering run was in 1999. Since then, the magnets have operated very reliably. arc dipole coil and yoke Arc dipole coil and yoke, with magnetic flux lines The magnets provide modest field (3.45 Teslas in the arc dipoles) in a cost-effective design. Key features in the principal bending and focusing magnets include the use of NbTi Rutherford cable, a single-layer coil, and cold iron as both yoke and collar. The magnets operate in forced-flow

469

Introduction to progress and promise of superconductivity for energy storage in the electric power sector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Around the world, many groups conduct research, development and demonstration (RD and D) to make storage an economic option for the electric power sector. The progress and prospects for the application of superconductivity, with emphasis on high-temperature superconductivity, to the electric power sector has been the topic of an IEA Implementing Agreement, begun in 1990. The present Task members are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the US. As a result of the Implementing Agreement, work has been done by the Operating Agent with the full participation of all the member countries. This work has facilitated the exchange of informtion among experts in all countries and has documented relevant assessments. Further, this work has reviewed the status of SMES and is now updating same, as well as investigating the progress on and prospects for flywheels with superconducting bearings. The Operating Agent and Task members find a substantially different set of opportunities for and alternatives to storage than was the case before the 1987 discovery of high-temperature superconductivity. Beside the need to level generation, there is also the need to level the load on transmission lines, increase transmission stability, and increase power quality. These needs could be addressed by high power storage that could be brought in and out of the grid in fractions of a second. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage and flywheels with superconducting bearings are devices that deserve continued RD and D because they promise to be the needed storage devices.

Wolsky, A.M.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

New Science with the APS Superconducting Undulator  

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| 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed New Science with the APS Superconducting Undulator JULY 24, 2013 Bookmark and Share The Nature...

471

MAGNETIC DESIGN OF A SUPERCONDUCTING AGS SNAKE*  

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a partial helical snake for polarized proton acceleration in the AGS. It will be a 3 Tesla superconducting magnet having a magnetic length of 1.9 meter. AGS needs only one...

472

Helical Magnets Project | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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RHIC, the basic construction unit is a superconducting dipole magnet producing a four tesla dipole field that rotates through 360 degrees in a length of 2.4 meters. The magnets...

473

Bipolaron Model of Superconductivity in Chalcogenide Glasses  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we propose a small bipolaron model for the superconductivity in the Chalcogenide glasses (c-As2Te3 and c-GeTe). The results are agree with the experiments.

Liang-You Zheng; Bo-Cheng Wang; Shan T. Lai

2010-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

474

Magnetism and superconductivity of heavy fermion matter  

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The interplay of magnetism and unconventional superconductivity (d singlet wave or p triplet wave) in strongly correlated electronic system (SCES) is discussed with recent examples found in heavy fermion compounds. A short presentation is given on the formation of the heavy quasiparticle with the two sources of a local and intersite enhancement for the effective mass. Two cases of the coexistence or repulsion of antiferromagnetism and superconductivity are given with CeIn3 and CeCoIn5. A spectacular example is the emergence of superconductivity in relatively strong itinerant ferromagnets UGe2 and URhGe. The impact of heavy fermion matter among other SCES as organic conductor or high TC oxide is briefly pointed out. Key words: heavy fermion, superconductivity, antiferromagnetism, ferromagnetism