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Advanced 2212 BSCCO Superconductors

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intermagnetics General Corp
450 Old Niskayuna Rd P.o. Box 461 Latham, NY 12110
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Advanced 2212 BSCCO Superconductors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,980.00


Phase I work wil focus on developing a stabilizer which surrounds the high temperature superconductor, with improved mechanical strength. To date, silver (Ag) has been the preferred stabilizer because it allows oxygen to easily penetrate during heat treatments and does not adversely react with the HTS material, decreasing the superconducting properties. However, the mechanical properties of annealed silver is much lower than that of the HTS ceramic material. This mechanical disparity can cause difficulty in processing and is especially important for successful fabrication of uniform long lengths of high Jc superconducting wire and tape. In addition to high current density and useful characteristics, especially mechanical handleability and strenghts, the cost of conductor will be key for many, if not most of the applications for high temperature operation. The fraction of expensive materials, such as silver will have to be reduced in order to provide the economic incentive and advantages provided by lower cost operation at higher temperatures.

Principal Investigator:

Leszek Motowidlo, Phd

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Igc Advanced Superconductors,
1875 Thomaston Avenue Waterbury, CT 06704

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No