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Publication Citation: Development of a multifilament PIT V3Ga conductor for fusion applications

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Author(s): Najib Cheggour; Theodore C. Stauffer; Loren F. Goodrich; L. R. Motowidlo; J Distin; P. J. Lee; David C. Larbalestier; A. K. Ghosh;
Title: Development of a multifilament PIT V3Ga conductor for fusion applications
Published: June 12, 2011
Abstract: Previous studies on V3Ga assert its suitability for use in proposed fusion reactors. V3Ga may outperform Nb3Sn in a fusion reactor environment based on its relatively flat critical-current profile in the 15 T- 20 T range, resilience to applied strain, and reduced risk of induced radioactivity. A multifilament powder-in-tube V3Ga conductor was designed, fabricated and tested with a focus on evaluating wire drawing difficulties, heat-treatment optimization, and overall feasibility of the concept.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Pages: pp. 2529 - 2532
Keywords: fusion;ITER;PIT;V3Ga
Research Areas: Magnetics, Electromagnetics