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

Heat Treatment Sensitivity of ITER Nb3Sn Wire for CS Magnets

Jun 30, 2015, 9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall (Arizona Ballroom)

Exhibit Hall (Arizona Ballroom)

Poster Presentation ICMC-01 - NbTi/Nb3Sn/A15 Processing and Properties M2PoA - Superconductors Materials II: Nb3Sn, FeAs-based


Mr David McGuire (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory)


Due to the potential spatial temperature variations during heat treatment of the large central solenoid (CS) coils, it is necessary to study the strand’s heat treatment sensitivity by characterizing the strands heat treated with slightly different temperature profiles. We present critical current (Ic) and residual resistivity ratio (RRR) results of ITER Nb3Sn strands made by two manufacturers for CS coils that were heat treated using varying temperatures and durations for the last stage of the heat treatment. Our results show that Ic is not very sensitive to the heat treatment for the range of temperature and time used, however, RRR did decrease with increasing heat treatment time and temperature. We will discuss the mechanisms responsible for the heat treatment sensitivity of Ic and RRR for the two strands. In particular, an expression of RRR as a function of heat treatment temperature and time is presented. *This work is funded by US-ITER under subcontract number 4000110684.*

Primary author

Mr David McGuire (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory)


Dr Jun Lu (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory) Kevin Chan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Mr Nicolai Martovetsky (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

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