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Characterization of High Current RRP Wires as a Function of Magnetic Field, Temperature, and Strain

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4 Author(s)
Arno Godeke ; Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab., Berkeley, CA, USA ; Matthijs G. T. Mentink ; Daniel R. Dietderich ; Andries den Ouden

A new instrument for the characterization of superconducting materials as a function of Magnetic Field, Temperature and Strain, was designed, constructed and tested at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). A U-shaped bending spring was selected, since that design has proven to enable accurate characterizations of a multitude of superconducting materials for more than a decade. The new device is validated though measurements on very high current Rod Restack Processed (RRP) Internal-Tin (IT) wires, for which we will present initial results, including parameterizations of the superconducting phase boundaries and comparisons with other wire types. Accurate parametrization of modern high magnetic field conductors is important for the analysis of the performance of magnet systems.

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IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 3 )