An alternative CICC design aimed at understanding critical performance issues in Nb3Sn conductors for ITER

Within the EFDA technology program, CRPP designed and prepared a short length of full size Nb3Sn developmental conductor to be tested in the SULTAN test facility. Nb3Sn strand with a higher specification and low Cu:non-Cu ratio was supplied by Outokumpu. Half of the produced wire length has been Cr-plated half was left bare. Subsequently, two Ti-jacketed cable-in-conduit conductors based on a braid as the first stage, have been manufactured by VNIIKP. After reaction heat treatment, the annular space of the conductor piece without coating was filled with solder. The measurements indicate a higher performance of the solder-filled conductor suggesting that an adequate mechanical support of the strands in the cable may avoid transverse load degradation.


Published in:
Ieee Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 14, 2, 1527-1530
Year:
2004
ISSN:
1051-8223
Keywords:
Note:
Sp. Iss. SI
Laboratories:
SPC
CRPP




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