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Very High Field Hybrid Superconducting Magnet Using Bi-2212

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0018683
Agency Tracking Number: 0000261291
Amount: $1,040,390.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 26b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0002381
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-08-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-08-26
Small Business Information
1006 Alvin Weinberg Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8011
United States
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Minter
 (865) 813-0648
Business Contact
 Michael Coffey
Phone: (865) 813-0645
Research Institution
2031 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310-3706
United States

 Nonprofit College or University

High energy physics research, modern medicine and advanced materials are continually demanding stronger magnetic fields. Efforts to generate fields in excess of 25 Tesla have been a principal driver of High Temperature Superconductor research. Although HTS materials were discovered decades ago and have always shown significant potential for high field use, until recently magnets using the technology have remained elusive. Great progress has been made in recent years in HTS wire performance so now attention is turned to the significant technical challenges of making very high field magnets using the wire. In this STTR program Cryomagnetics is collaborating with the Applied Superconductivity Center of the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to develop a compact, very high field superconducting magnet based upon a new superconductor, “Bi-2212”. Phase I involved design and fabrication of sub-scale coils using the novel material and testing them in high field background magnets. In Phase II additional investigation identified superconductor strain issues in coils and addressed how to manage it in high field magnets. Phase IIA will endeavor to solve remaining engineering and fabrication process challenges, culminating in construction and test of the world’s first commercial 25 Tesla all-superconducting magnet based upon Bi-2212. Cryomagnetics is a leading supplier of high field superconducting magnets for high energy physics, medical and materials research applications worldwide. Technology developed in this program will be used in accelerators, cancer treatment devices and numerous other applications.

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