Performance Test of an 8 kA @ 10-T 4.2-K ReBCO-CORC Cable

Tim Mulder, Alexey Dudarev, Matthias Mentink, Danko Van Der Laan, Marc Dhallé, Herman Ten Kate

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CERN is developing high-current ReBCO conductor on round core (CORC) cables for application in future detector and accelerator magnets. A characterization test on a ReBCO-CORC cable sample and its joints is performed in the 10-T FRESCA cable test facility at CERN. The sample is taken from the first 12-m-long CORC production. Key is the characterization of the field- and temperature-dependent critical currents of the CORC cable at 1.9 K and 4.2 K. Secondary objectives include evaluating the response of the CORC cable to quenches and the performance of cylindrical low resistive cable terminals especially designed and manufactured for use on CORC cables. The 7.6-mm CORC cable features 8 kA at 4.2 K and 10 T, and the joint terminals show a 25 ± 5 - nΩ resistance for 20-cm length.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4803705
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Cable joints
  • characterization
  • CORC
  • ReBCO
  • 2023 OA procedure


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