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Title: Aluminum-stabilized Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor

Abstract

Disclosed are an aluminum-stabilized Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7021666
Patent Number(s):
4743713
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-578897
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10 Feb 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ALUMINIUM ALLOYS; DRAWING; NIOBIUM ALLOYS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; FABRICATION; TIN ALLOYS; HEAT TREATMENTS; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; ALLOYS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ELECTROMAGNETS; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; MATERIALS WORKING; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication; 665412 - Superconducting Devices- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Scanlan, R M. Aluminum-stabilized Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Scanlan, R M. Aluminum-stabilized Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor. United States.
Scanlan, R M. Tue . "Aluminum-stabilized Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor". United States.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed are an aluminum-stabilized Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb[sub 3]Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials. 4 figs.},
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