New Superconductors: mechanisms, processes and products

  • Bay, Niels Oluf (Project Manager)
  • Nielsen, Morten Storgård (Project Participant)
  • Hancock, Michael Halloway (Project Participant)
  • Andersen, Niels Hessel, Risø National Laboratory (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    Since discovery of the first high temperature superconductors in 1986 large activity has been noticed as regards R&D on superconducting materials and manufacturing of superconducting tape, which can transmit extremely high current compared to conventional conductors. These tapes are applied for winding of powerful electromagnets for hospital scanning and levitated trains , coils for energy storage, and power cables for electricity supply.

    IPL has worked together with NST (Nordic Superconductor Technologies) since 1997 on development and optimisation of the numerous mechnical processes (drawing and rolling operations) involved in manufacturing of BSCCO/Ag based superconducting tape. The present project concerns mechanical processing of new superconductor materials such as MgB2, which in 1991 was discovered to have superconducting properties. The project is part of a framework programme financed by the Danish Technical Research Council, in which IPL-DTU collaborates with ELTEK-DTU, Risø National Laboratory, NBI-Copenhagen University and Danfysik.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/200201/12/2007