22-27 September 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

Tue-Mo-Or8-02: Recent progress on CORC® cable and wire development for magnet applications

24 Sep 2019, 11:00
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Contributed Oral Presentation Tue-Mo-Or8 - High Tc Wires and Cables I


Danko van der Laan (Advanced Conductor Technologies)


Advanced Conductor Technologies is developing high-temperature superconducting Conductor on Round Core (CORC®) cables and wires wound from REBCO coated conductors for use in high-field magnets. Magnet applications on which the conductor development is focused on include compact fusion magnets that operate at currents between 50 and 100 kA at fields of 12 – 20 T and accelerator magnets that operate at currents exceeding 10 kA and engineering current densities (Je) of over 600 A/mm2 at 4.2 K in a background field of 20 T. Here, we outline the latest results of CORC® cable and wire development tailored for each magnet application. We’ll discuss the improvements of CORC® wires with respect to in-field performance and flexibility required for high-field accelerator magnets through improved pinning performance and reduction of the substrate thickness from 30 down to 25 μm in tapes from SuperPower. The design of several CORC® Cable-in-Conduit-Conductors (CICC) for fusion magnets will be discussed. The CORC®-CICC are designed with improved mechanical support of the bundle of 6 CORC® cables, or 10 – 14 CORC® wires, to ensure sufficient mechanical resilience against transverse compressive stresses when operated at 50 – 80 kA at 10.8 T later this year in the SULTAN test facility at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland.

Primary authors

Danko van der Laan (Advanced Conductor Technologies) Jeremy Weiss (Advanced Conductor Technologies) Drew Hazelton (SuperPower Inc.) Tim Mulder (CERN / Twente Technical University (NL)) Alexey Dudarev (CERN) Herman Ten Kate (CERN) Xiaorong Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Soren Prestemon (LBNL)

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