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An Octagonal Architecture for High Strength PIT Nb3Sn Conductors



L. R. Motowidlo, E Barzi, D. Turrioni, Najib Cheggour, Loren F. Goodrich


Powder-in-Tube (PIT) Nb3Sn conductors have been fabricated utilizing a low-cost intermetallic Cu5Sn4 powder as the tin source. A novel octagonal PIT design that incorporates dispersion strengthened copper as well as a hexagonal PIT design were fabricated. In this paper, we compare the critical current and strain properties of the octagonal PIT conductor designs with standard hexagonal PIT conductor designs.
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity


Hexagonal Architecture, Irreversible Strain, Nb<sub>3</sub>Sn Wire, Octagonal Architecture, Powder-in-Tube


Motowidlo, L. , Barzi, E. , Turrioni, D. , Cheggour, N. and Goodrich, L. (2006), An Octagonal Architecture for High Strength PIT Nb<sub>3</sub>Sn Conductors, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created June 5, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021