First AC loss test and analysis of a Bi2212 cable-in-conduit conductor for fusion application

Jinggang Qin, Yi Shi (Corresponding Author), Yu Wu, Jiangang Li, Qiuliang Wang, Yuxiang He, Chao Dai, Fang Liu, Huajun Liu (Corresponding Author), Zhehua Mao, Arend Nijhuis, Chao Zhou, Arnaud Devred

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The main goal of the Chinese fusion engineering test reactor (CFETR) is to build a fusion engineering tokamak reactor with a fusion power of 50–200 MW, and plan to test the breeding tritium during the fusion reaction. This may require a maximum magnetic field of the central solenoid and toroidal field coils up to 15 T. New magnet technologies should be developed for the next generation of fusion reactors with higher requirements. Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox (Bi2212) is considered as a potential and promising superconductor for the magnets in the CFETR. R&D activities are ongoing at the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences for demonstration of the feasibility of a CICC based on Bi2212 round wire. One sub-size conductor cabled with 42 wires was designed, manufactured and tested with limited strand indentation during cabling and good transport performance. In this paper, the first test results and analysis on the AC loss of Bi2212 round wires and cabled conductor samples are presented. Furthermore, the impact of mechanical load on the AC loss of the sub-size conductor is investigated to represent the operation conditions with electromagnetic loads. The first tests provide an essential basis for the validation of Bi2212 CICC and its application in fusion magnets.
Original languageEnglish
Article number015010
Number of pages9
JournalSuperconductor science and technology
Issue number1
Early online date27 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • Bi2212 CIC conductor
  • AC loss


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