Superconducting wires

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

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The requirement of high critical current density has prompted extensive research on ceramic processing of high Tc 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, and 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Less-Common Metals
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Apr 15 1989

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, BES Materials Sciences, under Contract W-31-109-Eng-38, and by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Dr. D. Shi for his critical current density measurements. One of the authors, D.I.S., would like to acknowledge the financial support received from FAPESP (Fundacao de Amparo ti Pesquisa do Estado de S2o Paul0 , Brazil).

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  • General Engineering


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