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High current bi-2223 conductors with innovative wire geometry for power applications (BIG-POWA)

Objective

In the face of stiff competition from USA and Japan, this project will maintain Europe's depth of strength in the RTD of high temperature super conducting materials, so that European Industry can take full advantage of the new market in HTS applications that will emerge ten years from now. Round and square Bi-2223 wires with high currents will be designed, manufactured and then transposed and stranded for a power-link and a coil. New-loss conductors will be developed with twisted filaments and resistive barriers over 200m lengths. New reaction mechanisms will be defined with new precursor powders that will significantly increase the current capacity of Bi-2223 conductors. This work will be supported with new 3D modeling and characterization studies. These will aid the design of better geometries and quantify the conductor benefits.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
Rue De La Houille Blanche Domaine Universitaire
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia
Italy
Address
Via Dodecaneso 33
16146 Genova
MERCK KGAA
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64271 Darmstadt
PIRELLI LABS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milano
SKODA VYZKUM s.r.o.,
Czechia
Address
Tylova 57
316 00 Plzen
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
El-ecublens
1015 Lausanne
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Switzerland
Address
158,Rue De L'ecole De Medecine 20
1231 Conches - Geneve
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton