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Highest magnetic field insert coil made from high temperature superconductors for a 25 Tesla break-through (HIGINS)

Objective

The HIGINS project is targeting for the design, construction and test of extra high field insert coils made from high temperature superconductors to create break-through magnetic fields of up to 25 T. Today's state of the art magnets are limited to magnetic field strengths of about 21 T due to the performance of the low temperature superconducting wires, i.e. Nb3Sn and special alloys ofNb3Sn. By combining low temperature superconductor (L TS) outer sections for the fields up to 20T with high temperature superconductor (HTS) inner sections the field will be boosted up to about 25 T. This means a break-through in the magnet technology. High field magnets are necessary for various material developments in physics, chemistry, for the genomic and biotechnology (NMR) and higher fields than feasible today are urgently needed by industry and research. The project consortium consists of SMEs with special know-how in design and manufacture of low temperature superconducting high-field magnets, manufacture ofHTS wires and high strength alloy tubes. The RTD partner involved have the skills to design, model and test the new component HTS high field insert coil. The projects objectives will be addressed by a new design of the magnet, development of high field HTS wires and thorough testing. The project will strengthen the market position of the SMEs involved and result in a world-leading position in the high field magnet market. This will save existing and create new jobs for the participants of the project. The break-through high field magnet will strongly reinforce European competitiveness and put Europe in a leading position in this market segment, thus also putting European researchers in a strong position for creating new knowledge. Compared to copper magnet systems, superconducting magnets save energy. The energy demand of resistive magnets is in the range of three orders of magnitude higher than for superconducting solutions, thus superconductors strongly decrease gr

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts
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Coordinator

TRITHOR GMBH
Address
Heisenbergstrasse 16
Rheinbach
Germany

Participants (5)

TRITHOR GMBH
Germany
Address
Heisenbergstr. 16
Rheinbach
CRYOGENIC LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 29/30 Acton Park, Industrial Estate, The Vale
London
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AGENCY TECHTRA SP. Z O. O
Poland
Address
Dlugopolska 20
Wroclaw
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR FESTKÖPER-UND WERKSTOFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
Dresden
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge