Jun 24 – 28, 2019
Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace
Europe/Zurich timezone

Status and development of superconductive MgB2 wires and tapes

Jun 25, 2019, 3:30 PM
Klimt (Ground floor)


Ground floor

Poster Superconducting magnets & associated technologies Poster session


Dr Mattia Donato (ASG Superconductors SpA)Dr Matteo Tropeano


The Magnesium Diboride is a superconducting compound discovered in 2001 with a relatively high-critical temperature. The absence of weak-link and the simple crystalline structure allows producing low-cost wires through the powder in tube (PIT) technique, allowing the industrial application.
In the past ten years, the MgB2 wire technology has made a significant progress, thanks to the continuing development and improvement supported mostly at industrial level. MgB2 is now a good candidate to replace NbTi in cryogenic-free MRI magnets, but also in rotating electrical machines, wave-energy converters and in high current cables for powering devices or in transmission and distribution electrical power lines.
The effort made by Columbus MgB2 wire unit (ASG Superconductors Spa) develop a technology which allows to produces MgB2 multi-filamentary wires with unit length exceeding 2-4 Km in a single piece.
Now the development efforts are oriented to improve the critical current in-high-field performances, this challenge is part also of EASITRAIN project.
Here we present the status and the plans for future development.

EASITrain – European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training. This Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Framework Programme under Grant Agreement no. 764879

Primary authors

Dr Mattia Donato (ASG Superconductors SpA) Dr Matteo Tropeano

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