Coils are a fundamental building block for large-scale applications. Successful application of oxide superconductor coils in these applications requires: high quality, superconducting-oxide wire forms; an insulation technology compatible with processing; a mandrel material compatible with processing and operational requirements; a compatible, high-strength, mechanical-support material; ability to maintain superconducting properties while being strained; and compatibility with other subsystems which are part of the application. The present state of coil development is discussed in terms of several applications. Predictions for the future of oxide superconductor coils is examined in terms of several figures of merit and anticipated operational criteria.
- Pub Date:
- October 1990
- High Temperature Superconductors;
- Current Density;
- Magnetic Fields;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering