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Title: Superconducting materials for large scale applications

Abstract

Significant improvements in the properties ofsuperconducting materials have occurred recently. These improvements arebeing incorporated into the latest generation of wires, cables, and tapesthat are being used in a broad range of prototype devices. These devicesinclude new, high field accelerator and NMR magnets, magnets for fusionpower experiments, motors, generators, and power transmission lines.These prototype magnets are joining a wide array of existing applicationsthat utilize the unique capabilities of superconducting magnets:accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider, fusion experiments suchas ITER, 930 MHz NMR, and 4 Tesla MRI. In addition, promising newmaterials such as MgB2 have been discovered and are being studied inorder to assess their potential for new applications. In this paper, wewill review the key developments that are leading to these newapplications for superconducting materials. In some cases, the key factoris improved understanding or development of materials with significantlyimproved properties. An example of the former is the development of Nb3Snfor use in high field magnets for accelerators. In other cases, thedevelopment is being driven by the application. The aggressive effort todevelop HTS tapes is being driven primarily by the need for materialsthat can operate at temperatures of 50 K and higher. The implications ofthese two drivers for further developments willmore » be discussed. Finally, wewill discuss the areas where further improvements are needed in order fornew applications to be realized.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of High EnergyPhysics
OSTI Identifier:
883097
Report Number(s):
LBNL-56241
R&D Project: Z5M722; BnR: KA1502010
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of IEEE
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 10; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: October,2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Superconductors

Citation Formats

Scanlan, Ronald M., Malozemoff, Alexis P., and Larbalestier, David C. Superconducting materials for large scale applications. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2004.833673.
Scanlan, Ronald M., Malozemoff, Alexis P., & Larbalestier, David C. Superconducting materials for large scale applications. United States. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2004.833673.
Scanlan, Ronald M., Malozemoff, Alexis P., and Larbalestier, David C. Thu . "Superconducting materials for large scale applications". United States. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2004.833673. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883097.
@article{osti_883097,
title = {Superconducting materials for large scale applications},
author = {Scanlan, Ronald M. and Malozemoff, Alexis P. and Larbalestier, David C.},
abstractNote = {Significant improvements in the properties ofsuperconducting materials have occurred recently. These improvements arebeing incorporated into the latest generation of wires, cables, and tapesthat are being used in a broad range of prototype devices. These devicesinclude new, high field accelerator and NMR magnets, magnets for fusionpower experiments, motors, generators, and power transmission lines.These prototype magnets are joining a wide array of existing applicationsthat utilize the unique capabilities of superconducting magnets:accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider, fusion experiments suchas ITER, 930 MHz NMR, and 4 Tesla MRI. In addition, promising newmaterials such as MgB2 have been discovered and are being studied inorder to assess their potential for new applications. In this paper, wewill review the key developments that are leading to these newapplications for superconducting materials. In some cases, the key factoris improved understanding or development of materials with significantlyimproved properties. An example of the former is the development of Nb3Snfor use in high field magnets for accelerators. In other cases, thedevelopment is being driven by the application. The aggressive effort todevelop HTS tapes is being driven primarily by the need for materialsthat can operate at temperatures of 50 K and higher. The implications ofthese two drivers for further developments will be discussed. Finally, wewill discuss the areas where further improvements are needed in order fornew applications to be realized.},
doi = {10.1109/JPROC.2004.833673},
journal = {Transactions of IEEE},
number = 10,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {5}
}