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In order to check the actual industrial capability to produce significant amounts of Nb(3)Sn superconductor according to the NET-ITER specifications, kilometres of multifilamentary composites have been ordered from two different companies. Extensive tests have been carried out to characterise these products. The following points have been investigated: (i) weight and length of the delivered units; (ii) heat treatment and critical current; (iii) chrome plating; (iv) RRR and a.c. losses measurements. In particular fields, such as RRR and losses, some difficulties have occurred. The consequences are discussed for the different coils of the NET-ITER project.

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Authors: DUCHATEAU J L, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CIAZYNSKI D, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);VALLIER J C, SNCI, CNRS Grenoble (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1992 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Chicago (US), August 23-28, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37080 ORA
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