High Jc, Low AC Loss Nb3Sn Superconductor for 14-20T Fusion Application

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$1MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Hyper Tech Research, Inc.
539 Industrial Mile Rd Array
Columbus, OH 43228
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

This proposal is in answer to Topic 55, Advanced Technologies and Materials for Fusion Energy Systems, subtopic (c) Superconducting Magnets and Materials. Work has started worldwide for the design of an advanced fusion project beyond the present funded ITER demonstration. The future fusion reactor design will require lower cost, much higher performing superconductor wires in the 14-20 T range. For this higher performance strand, it will require a totally different design Nb3Sn superconductor, very high Jc