Conductor on Round Core (CORCï¿½) technology has achieved a long sought-after benchmark by enabling the production of round, multifilament, (RE)Ba2Ca3O7-x coated conductors with practical current densities for use in magnets and power applications. Recent progress, including the demonstration of engineering current density beyond 300 Amm-2 at 4.2 K and 20 T, indicates that CORCï¿½ cables are a viable conductor for next generation high field magnets. Tapes with 30 μm substrate thickness and tape widths down to 2 mm have improved the capabilities of CORCï¿½ technology by allowing the production of CORCï¿½ wires as thin as 3 mm in diameter with the potential to enhance the engineering current density further. An important benefit of the thin CORCï¿½ wires is their improved flexibility compared to thicker (7-8 mm diameter) CORCï¿½ cables. Critical current measurements were carried out on tapes extracted from CORCï¿½ wires made using 2 and 3 mm wide tape after bending the wires to various diameters from 10 to 3.5 cm. These thin wires are highly flexible and retain close to 90% of their original critical current even after bending to a diameter of 3.5 cm. A small 5-turn solenoid was constructed and measured as a function of applied magnetic field, exhibiting an engineering current density of 233 Amm-2 at 4.2 K and 10 T. CORCï¿½ wires thus form an attractive solution for applications between 4.2 and 77 K, including high-field magnets that require high current densities with small bending diameters, benefiting from a ready-to-use form (similar to NbTi and contrary to Nb3Sn wires) that does not require additional processing following coil construction.
|Journal||Superconductor science and technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
|Event||8th Workshop on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Properties of Composite Superconductors, MEM 2016 - The Doubletree Hotel, Tallahassee, United States|
Duration: 21 Mar 2016 → 23 Mar 2016
Conference number: 8