European Industrial Research in High Temperature Superconducting Wires, Tapes and Bulk Materials

  • S. P. Ashworth
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The aim of this paper is to describe the scope and structure of industrial HTSC materials and engineering research in Europe. This is taken to cover the development of bulk and tape materials and R&D into the possible applications of these materials, encompassing power engineering (e.g. cables, motors, current limiters), magnets and bearings based on wires/tapes and bulk materials. This paper does not attempt to present an exhaustive, company by company directory of European research, which would be almost impossible for reasons of commercial sensitivity. It is an attempt to show how R&D is structured within Europe. This structure is viewed as having three layers, firstly the true ‘European’ research with the European Union influencing R&D through initiatives such as BRITE-EURAM, secondly the role of ‘national’ initiatives is considered and lastly research highlights of individual companies are discussed.


European Commission Critical Current Density Industrial Project Power Cable Bulk YBCO 
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  • S. P. Ashworth
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  1. 1.IRC in SuperconductivityCambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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