June 28, 2015 to July 2, 2015
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Nanoparticle Ag-enhanced textured-powder Bi-2212/Ag wire technology

Jul 1, 2015, 3:15 PM
Tucson Ballroom AB

Tucson Ballroom AB

Contributed Oral Presentation ICMC-03 - BSCCO Processing and Properties M3OrC - Superconductor Wires V: BSCCO Processing and Properties


Mr Joshua Kellams (Texas A&M University)


A new approach to the preparation of cores for Bi-2212/Ag wire is being developed. Nanoparticle Ag is homogeneously dispersed in Bi-2212 fine powder, and the mixture is uniaxially compressed to form highly textured, cold-sintered core rods. The rods can be assembled with a Ag matrix and drawn to form multifilament wire. Preliminary studies using tablet geometry demonstrate that a non-melt heat treatment produces densification, grain growth, intergrowth among grains, and macroscopic current transport. The status of the development is reported.

Primary author

Peter McIntyre (Texas A&M University)


Mr Jacob Vandergrifft (Texas A&M University) Mr Joshua Kellams (Texas A&M University) Dr Nathaniel Pogue (PSI)

Presentation materials