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Title: Final Technical Report. FG02-06ER54881

For over 25 years the Applied Superconductivity Center has been integral to the successful development of superconductors for magnetic confinement fusion reactors, culminating in being a part of the “dream team” assembled by the ITER Organization to address the failure of prototype ITER cable-in-conduit conductors to pass testing in the SULTAN facility, an issue that if not addressed successfully would have limited the useful lifetime of the reactor. While being called on through the years to address the immediate needs of facility construction we also continued fundamental studies of fusion applicable superconductors so that magnet designers could make use of improved performance, reliability and cost. The annual Low Temperature Superconductors workshops, jointly organized with LBNL, became the most important meeting for dissemination of data between university laboratories, national laboratories and industry.
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  1. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (United States)
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Technical Report
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Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
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National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL (United States)
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United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; Superconductors; Superconducting Wires; Bulk Superconductors; Cable-in-Conduit-Conductors; Nb3Sn; 2212; REBCO; Microchemical Analysis; Image Analysis