CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

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

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).

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 595 453,85

Administrative Contact

Guillermo Sanjuanbenito (Mr.)

Participants (21)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

BRUKER HTS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 266 055,34

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 595 752,54

Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 374 943,20

LA FARGA LACAMBRA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 263 400

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 724 541,47

NEXANS FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 237 596,50

OXOLUTIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 647 547,90

PERCOTECH AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 588,36

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 370 800

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 617 850

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 481 000

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 705 380

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 949 698

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 440 042,80

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 539 642,52

EVICO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 570 442,52

NEXANS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 546

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 499 820

THEVA DUENNSCHICHTTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 684 842,80

DEUTSCHE NANOSCHICHT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 374 940,20

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 346 055

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280432

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 19 851 709,77

  • EU contribution

    € 13 499 939

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

This project is featured in...