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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
842 39 Bratislava
RG12 8FZ Bracknell
7500 AE Enschede