Filamentary A15 Superconductors

  • Masaki Suenaga
  • Alan F. Clark

Part of the Cryogenic Materials Series book series (CRYMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Conventional Composites and National Reviews

    1. H. Hillmann, H. Pfister, E. Springer, M. Wilhelm, K. Wohlleben
      Pages 17-34
    2. E. Gregory, E. Adam, W. Marancik, P. Sanger, C. Spencer
      Pages 47-68
    3. C. H. Rosner, B. A. Zeitlin, R. E. Schwall, M. S. Walker, G. M. Ozeryansky
      Pages 69-79
    4. S. Okuda, M. Nagata, M. Yokota, M. Watanabe, Y. Kimura
      Pages 81-90
    5. S. F. Cogan, D. S. Holmes, J. D. Klein, R. M. Rose
      Pages 91-101
    6. Y. Furuto, Y. Tanaka, S. Meguro, T. Suzuki, I. Inoue
      Pages 115-129
    7. M. Suenaga, D. O. Welch
      Pages 131-142
  3. Mechanical Properties

    1. G. Rupp
      Pages 155-170
    2. D. M. Kroeger, D. S. Easton, C. C. Koch, A. DasGupta
      Pages 205-220
    3. R. M. Scanlan, R. W. Hoard, D. N. Cornish, J. P. Zbasnik
      Pages 221-232
    4. S. Murase, H. Shiraki, O. Horigami, M. Koizumi, S. Mine, H. Takeda et al.
      Pages 233-240
  4. Multiply Connected Superconductors

  5. Group Comments

    1. D. N. Cornish, M. N. Wilson
      Pages 355-356
    2. W. B. Sampson
      Pages 357-358
    3. M. R. Beasley
      Pages 359-361
    4. J. D. Livingston
      Pages 363-364
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-368

About this book


Compound superconductors with the Al5 structure carry the promise of the second generation in practical superconductivity. They will provide higher operating magnetic fields at higher tem­ peratures than the preceding alloy superconductors. To fulfill this promise, their brittle nature must be accommodated in a fila­ mentary structure. Achieving this has been no simple task and imaginative research and clever production techniques have led to many usable conductor configurations. In addition, several new and exciting possibilities are being proposed; for example, in situ processing promises easier production with improved strain toler­ ance. It is timely, therefore, to take measure of what we have achieved and to assess our understanding so that we may choose, with some confidence, paths for future research and potential ap­ plications. To meet these needs, the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Board has sponsored this special topic conference on Filamentary Al5 Superconductors bringing together superconductiv­ ity researchers, superconducting wire producers, and high field magnet users to discuss current research problems. That the in­ formation exchange was intensive and successful is evidenced by the excellent papers in this volume. In order to capture some of the synergistic wisdom generated in discussions at the conference several people were asked to assemble and interpret the comments and concerns of the fusion, high energy physics, solid state phys­ ics, and metallurgy groups.


Superconductor cryogenics energy fields fusion high energy physics magnetic field magnetic fields metallurgy paper physics solid state physics structure superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Masaki Suenaga
    • 1
  • Alan F. Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  2. 2.National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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