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Development of a multifilament PIT V3Ga conductor for fusion applications



Najib Cheggour, Theodore C. Stauffer, Loren F. Goodrich, L. R. Motowidlo, J Distin, P. J. Lee, David C. Larbalestier, A. K. Ghosh


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.
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity


fusion, ITER, PIT, V3Ga


Cheggour, N. , Stauffer, T. , Goodrich, L. , Motowidlo, L. , Distin, J. , Lee, P. , Larbalestier, D. and Ghosh, A. (2011), Development of a multifilament PIT V3Ga conductor for fusion applications, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created June 12, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017