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Development of Joint Methods for 2G HTS Tape High-Current Cables

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
99168
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
22 c
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Development of Joint Methods for 2G HTS Tape High-Current Cables
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER86521
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Future magnets for Fusion Energy Systems require superconducting cables with improved high critical current carrying capacity at high magnetic fields, 20 kelvin operation, low AC losses and lower cost. The second generation high temperature superconductors are manufactured in tape form that has differing transverse resistivity from the top compared to the bottom of the conductor. An new method of fabricating a high current joints with 2G HTS tapes has been developed that will avoid this asymmetrical electrical behavior and allow uniform current distribution. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Future fusion and related superconducting magnets for HEP applications will become more feasible if this project is successful. Additionally, the technology developed if this project is successful can find application in commercial high field magnets for NMR, FT-ICR, and other analytic magnet applications.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Rudziak
Mr.
508-842-0174
mrudziak@supercon-wire.com

Business Contact:

Terence Wong
Mr.
508-842-0174
twong@supercon-wire.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386

EIN/Tax ID: 042484684
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-
Contact: