Jul 21 – 25, 2019
Connecticut Convention Center, Level 6
US/Eastern timezone

M1Po2A-03 [27]: The Role of Cold High Pressure Densification (CHPD) on Enhancing Critical Current Density and Connectivity of in-situ MgB2 Strand.

Jul 22, 2019, 2:00 PM
Level 6, Cryo Expo Exhibit Hall

Level 6, Cryo Expo Exhibit Hall

Poster Presentation M1Po2A - Bulk Superconductors


Fang Wan (The Ohio State University)


Cold high pressure densification (CHPD) at pressure up to 1.5 GPa was used to enhance the critical current density (Jc) and connectivity of the in situ powder-in-tube (PIT) and hybrid MgB2 strand. First, the improvement of longitudinal and transverse magnetic Jcs were observed at 4.2 K and 10 K for PIT strands. The higher longitudinal and transverse connectivity in densified strands is shown to be responsible for increased magnetic Jc. Second, by using a combination of Mg rod and Mg powder distributed in B powder, the hybrid strand can have an increased thickness of MgB2 layer than IMD stand. Nevertheless, the MgB2 layer is porous in the hybrid strand. Therefore, the CHPD method is aimed at improving the connectivity of MgB2 layer in the hybrid strand and therefore at further enhanced conductor Jc and Je.

Primary author

Fang Wan (The Ohio State University)


Mike Sumption (The Ohio State University) Dr Edward Collings (The Ohio State University) Matthew Rindfleisch Mr Chee Thong (Hyper Tech) Mr Michael Tomsic (Hyper Tech Research)

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