Tue-Af-Pl3: Quest and Development of Superconductors for Future Magnets
- Pierluigi Bruzzone (EPFL-CRPP)
- Lucio Rossi (CERN)
Tuesday Afternoon Special Plenary Session
Particle accelerators have been an important driver of superconductor development, and Nb-Ti technology has enabled, in the last thirty years, fundamental discoveries in high energy physics. While the Large Hadron Collider continues delivering data and investigating the experimentally achievable domain, the quest for new sub-nuclear phenomena, beyond the Standard Model, has generated studies...
WST has been engaged in LTS and HTS since its foundation. WST has finished 210 ton of Nb3Sn and NbTi superconducting strands for ITER. The experience of the ITER wire production brought great improvement to high-performance LTS as well as HTS for fusion, MRI and accelerators.
Half a century of development activities on superconductors, such as NbTi, bronze-processed Nb3Sn and REBCO, at Furukawa Electric Group will be presented.
Plans for the future will be presented as well.
For over 40 years metallic superconductors have been an industrialized product, serving primarily the medical and science communities’ needs for high performance magnets. The last decade has seen a rapid divergence between the requirements of these two user communities. Superconductor use in medical diagnostics, analytics and treatment is well established. Cost and reliable high-volume supply...