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Title: Review of activities in USA on HTS materials

Rapid progress in attaining practical applications of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) has been made since the discovery of these new materials. Many critical parameters influencing HTS powder synthesis and wire processing have been identified through a combination of fundamental exploration and applied research. The complexity of these novel materials with regard to phase behavior and physical properties has become evident as a result of these careful studies. Achieving optimal mechanical and superconducting properties in wires and tapes will require further understanding and synergy among several different technical disciplines. Highlights of efforts towards producing practical superconductors for electric power applications based on rare earth-, bismuth-, and thallium-based systems are reviewed.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
26592
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-95-48; CONF-940926-6
ON: DE95006404; TRN: 95:002738
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. conference on superconductivity and applications, Buffalo, NY (United States), 7-9 Sep 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; PHASE STUDIES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; SUPERCONDUCTING WIRES; FABRICATION; SUPERCONDUCTING FILMS; BISMUTH; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; POWDERS; THALLIUM OXIDES; BISMUTH OXIDES; STRONTIUM OXIDES; CALCIUM OXIDES; COPPER OXIDES; BARIUM OXIDES; CURRENT DENSITY; CRITICAL CURRENT; THIN FILMS; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; SINTERING