DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL MULTIFILAMENTARY SUPERCONDUCTORS USING SN1-XPBXMO6S8 CHEVREL PHASES FOR 20T + MAGNET APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,971.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11659
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Supercon
830 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET APPLICATIONS IN THE 20T RANGE NEW SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED. EVEN THE HIGH-TC MATERIALS WILL REQUIRE OPERATING TEMPERATURES NEAR THAT OF LIQUID HELIUM TO MEET THESE CONDITIONS. PRIOR TO THE EXCITEMENT GENERATED OVER THE DISCOVERY OF THE HIGH-TC MATERIALS SEVERAL MAJOR ADVANCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHEVREL-PHASE MATERIALS HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN VARIOUS LABORATORIES AROUND THE WORLD. THESE INCLUDE; A REACTIVE HIP PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MULTIKILOGRAM QUANTITIES OF CHEVREL-PHASE MATERIALS, THAT SN1-XPBXMO6S8 YIELDS GREATLY IMPROVED HIGH-FIELD PERFORMANCE, AND A MONOFILAMENTARY STRAND DESIGN WHICH PROVIDE MECHANICAL REINFORCEMENT AND PRECOMPRESSION AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES. THIS PROPOSAL SEEKS TO COMBINE THOSE ADVANCES INTO A SINGLE FABRICATION STRATEGY WHICH WILL YIELD STABILIZED SUPERCONDUCTING WIRES HAVING A MULTIFILAMENTARY GEOMETRY AND MECHANICAL REINFORCEMENT TO BE SUITABLE FOR MAGNET APPLICATIONS IN EXCESS OF 20T.

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