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European development of Superconducting Tapes: integrating novel materials and architectures into cost effective processes for power applications and magnets

Objective

High current coated conductors (CC´s) have high potential for developing electrical power applications and very high field magnets. The key issues for market success are low cost robust processes, high performance and a reliable manufacturing methodology of long length conductors. In recent years EU researchers and companies have made substantial progress towards these goals, based on vacuum (PLD) and chemical deposition (CSD) methods, towards nanostructuring of films. This provides a unique opportunity for Europe to integrate these advances in high performance conductors.
The EUROTAPES project will address two broad objectives: 1/ the integration of the latest developments into simple conductor architectures for low and medium cost applications and to deliver +500m tapes. Defining of quality control tools and protocols to enhance the processing throughput and yield to achieve a pre-commercial cost target of 100 €/kAm. 2/ Use of advanced methodologies to enhance performance (larger thickness and Ic, enhanced pinning for high fields, reduction of ac losses, increased mechanical strength). Demonstration of high critical currents (Ic>400A/cm-w, at 77K and self-field and Ic>1000A/cm-w at 5K and 15T) and pinning forces (Fp>100GN/m3 at 60 K). The CSD and PLD technologies will be combined to achieve optimized tape architectures, nanostructures and processes to address a variety of HTS applications at self-field, high and ultrahigh magnetic fields. Up to month 36, 3 types of conductors will be developed (RABiT, ABAD and round wire); at Mid Term 2 will be chosen for demonstration during the final 18 months.
The consortium consists of 20 partners from 8 member states – 6 universities (Cambridge, UK; Antwerp, B, U.A. Barcelona, ES, TU Cluj, RO, U. Ghent, BE and TU Wien, A), 5 institutes (CSIC-ICMAB, E, ENEA, I, IEE, SK, Inst. Neel-CNRS, F, and IFW, D), 1 technological center (LEITAT, ES) and 8 industrial companies (Bruker, D, Evico, D, Theva, D, Nexans GmbH, D, Percotech, D, Nexans SA, F, Lafarga Lacambra, ES and Oxolutia, ES).

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guillermo Sanjuanbenito (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 595 453,85

Participants (21)

BRUKER HTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 266 055,34
Address
Ehrichstrasse 10
63450 Hanau

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Malachowski (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 595 752,54
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Silvestri (Dr.)
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 374 943,20
Address
Dubravska 9
841 04 Bratislava

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jozef Fabian (Mr.)
LA FARGA LACAMBRA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 263 400
Address
Colonia Lacambra S/n
08509 Les Masies De Voltrega - Barcelona

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amadeu Concustell (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUR FESTKORPER UND WERKSTOFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 724 541,47
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden

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Birgit Benz (Ms.)
NEXANS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 237 596,50
Address
4 Allee De L'arche
92400 Courbevoie

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Administrative Contact
Christian-Eric Bruzek (Dr.)
OXOLUTIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 647 547,90
Address
Avinguda Castell De Barbera 26, Nave 1 Tallers 13
08210 Barbera Del Valles

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Calleja (Dr.)
PERCOTECH AG

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 588,36
Address
Bienroder Weg 54e
38108 Braunschweig
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Stadel (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 370 800
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Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca

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Lelia Ciontea (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
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€ 617 850
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Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Franz Sauerzopf (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 481 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Guillaume Rochet (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
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€ 705 380
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

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Gustaaf Van Tendeloo (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 949 698
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 440 042,80
Address
Edif A Campus De La Uab Bellaterra Cerdanyola V
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Veronica V. Colombo (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 539 642,52
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
EVICO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 570 442,52
Address
Grossenhainer Strasse 101
01127 Dresden

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Oliver De Haas (Dr.)
NEXANS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 546
Address
Kabelkamp 20
30179 Hannover

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Administrative Contact
Ralf Egerer (Mr.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 499 820
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

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Dirk Saseta Krieg (Mr.)
THEVA DUNNSCHICHTTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 684 842,80
Address
Rote Kreuz Strasse 8
85737 Ismaning

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Werner Prusseit (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE NANOSCHICHT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 940,20
Address
Heisenbergstrasse 16
53359 Rheinbach

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Michael Bäcker (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 055
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Administrative Contact
Anna Rebekka Rehwald (Ms.)