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Optimising powder-in-tube tapes in mri systems as ice-breaker for hts socio-economic benefits

Objective

The long term goal of this project is to lower the total energy consumption by 6%, create 85.000 new jobs in EU and reduce length of hospital stays by forming the basis for a widespread use of superconductors in e.g. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). After the discovery of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) the primary bottleneck is no longer the cooling costs, but the price/performance of HTS materials. The objective of this project is to improve the price/performance by one order of magnitude within the project period and form the basis for an additional one order of magnitude improvement. The improvements will be obtained by further development of the only technique that has proven to be able to produce long length HTS-tapes, the Powder-in-Tube (PIT) technique. The work will be focused on increasing production yield, lowering raw material consumption and developing the first HTS application, MRI, to act as an application ICEBREAKER for HTS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NORDIC SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES A/S
Address
878,Blokken 84
3460 Birkerod
Denmark

Participants (7)

ALLGEMEINE GOLD- UND SILBERSCHEIDEANSTALT AG
Germany
Address
Kanzlerstrasse 17
75175 Pforzheim
INSTITUTE FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Denmark
Address
Building 358 Dtu
2800 Lyngby
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
9,Dubravska Cesta 9
842 39 Bratislava
MERCK KGAA
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64271 Darmstadt
OXFORD MAGNET TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Siemens House, Oldbury
RG12 8FZ Bracknell
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitätsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7500 AE Enschede