Influence of production parameters on the superconducting properties of NbTi and Nb3Sn wires

L.J.M. van de Klundert

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The commercial specification of superconducting NbTi and Nb3 Sn composite wires is normally given by parameters such as the critical current (which is dependent on conductivity, temperature, and magnetic field), an empirically deduced parameter for which the effective resistivity is about 10-14 Ωm, wire and filament diameter, and twist length. To some extent their values cannot be chosen independently, nor do they guarantee proper operation of the system in all aspects. It is argued that for Nb3Sn composite, depending on the production process, an extra set of parameters describing the stress sensitivity seems to be needed to specify the quality of the composite.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2037-2040
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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