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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER86521
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
99168
Solicitation Topic Code:
22 c
Small Business Information
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545-3386
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
065173049
Principal Investigator
 Mark Rudziak
 Mr.
 (508) 842-0174
 mrudziak@supercon-wire.com
Business Contact
 Terence Wong
Title: Mr.
Phone: (508) 842-0174
Email: twong@supercon-wire.com
Research Institution
 MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA, 02139-
 () -
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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