June 28, 2015 to July 2, 2015
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
Etc/GMT-7 timezone

Continuous Improvement at SuperPower of 2G HTS Wire for Demanding Applications

Jun 30, 2015, 5:00 PM
Tucson Ballroom AB

Tucson Ballroom AB

Contributed Oral Presentation ICMC-02 - RE123 Conductors Processing and Properties M2OrC - Superconductor Wires II: Coated Conductors and Applications


Drew Hazelton (SuperPower Inc.)


Advancements in 2G HTS conductor performance continue to drive the operating limits for a broad range of demanding applications. The design, testing and fabrication technology of 2G HTS (RE)BCO conductors is presented, highlighting the ability of 2G HTS wire to function under a wide range of operating conditions. SuperPower continues to address 2G HTS conductor development and production methods to improve characteristics and performance of the wire and provide technical support in its use. In particular, extensive studies on wire properties have been carried out and processing upgrades implemented to improve both the base performance of the conductor, as well as its functionality by enhancing key characteristics such as piece length, mechanical properties and uniformity of critical current and lift factor. Updated measurements on recent production material are presented and plans for future performance targets discussed.

Primary author

Drew Hazelton (SuperPower Inc.)


Mr Allan Knoll (SuperPower Inc.) Mr Hisaki Sakamoto (SuperPower Inc.) Mr Ross McClure (SuperPower Inc.) Dr Yifei Zhang (SuperPower Inc.)

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