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Fracture Statistics of Individual NbSn Filaments
The purpose of this study was to extract the tiny Nb3Sn filaments from their component wires for testing, and therefore be able to probe the intrinsic properties of Nb3Sn.
The Role of Sample Preparation Techniques in Assessing Mechanical Damage in YBCO Superconducting Tapes
YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) is a high-temperature, high-field superconductor with promise for usage in high-field magnets. The superconductor lies within a composite tape that provides mechanical strength and allows for the correct ...
Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8x Superconductor Through Scanning Electron Microscopy
We are studying Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Ox (Bi-2212), a high temperature superconductor. Superconductors are used in a wide variety of high field magnetic applications. Bi-2212 is the only high temperature superconductor available as ...
Filament Damage in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8-x (Bi-2212) Superconducting Wires Exposed by External Etching
We are studying Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Ox (Bi-2212): a superconducting material that is able to produce magnetic fields greater than 25 T. The study of sub-atomic particles in physics is progressing and needs higher magnetic fields ...
Microstructural Sources of Reduced Residual-Resistance Ratio in Nb[subscript]3Sn Wires
Residual resistance ratio (RRR) is a measure of metallic purity. In a superconductor inside a magnet system, impurities degrade the ability of electrical stabilizing materials to safely carry electric current in the event ...
Investigating Metallographic Sample Preparation Techniques for BiSrCaCuO[8+x]
We developed effective sample preparation techniques to understand the complex Bi-2212 wire microstructure and to efficiently correlate its electrical and mechanical behavior.
Post-Delamination Structural Investigation of YBCO Superconducting Tape
YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) is a rare-earth based superconductor that is fabricated as a composite tape. Its properties make it a candidate for usage in high-field magnets at cryogenic temperatures. The structure of the tape includes ...
Assessment of Metallographic Preparation Techniques for Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8x (Bi-2212) Superconducting Wires
Here, we have developed an effective sample preparation technique to reveal the complex microstructure of Bi-2212 wire and to efficiently correlate the electrical and mechanical behavior of the material.
Characterization of Mechanical Properties of BiSrCaCuO[8-x] Superconductor Through Scanning Electron Microscopy
Bi-2212 is brittle and susceptible to mechanical damage. Our research seeks to understand why this damage occurs, and how it propagates through the material.
Effects of Overpressure Conditions on the Porosity of Bi-2212 Superconducting Wires
Bi2Sr2CaCu2O(8+X), abbreviated as Bi-2212, has shown promise as a high-temperature superconducting material for use in powerful magnets. The material’s brittle character makes it difficult to work with. Because of this, ...