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The ITER Organization (IO) and the Institute of Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) are jointly developing the design of the 10 kA Current Leads (CL) using High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for the Correction Coil (CC) Magnet System of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, ITER. The proposed design combines a conventional helium cooled heat exchanger operating between 65 K and 300 K with a HTS module covering the low temperature end using Bi-2223 tapes. The details of the design and test results obtained on a first prototype lead will be discussed in this paper.
Date of Publication: June 2011