Tensile Properties of Superconducting Composite Conductors and Nb-Ti Alloys at 4.2°K

  • D. S. Easton
  • C. C. Koch


Large superconducting magnets will be used for plasma confinement in controlled thermonuclear fusion experiments. The presence of thermal, mechanical, and magnetic forces in these coils makes the understanding of mechanical properties of the superconducting windings important. This paper presents the results of tensile tests at 300, 77, and 4.2°K on commercial Nb-Ti composites with both Cu and Cu-Ni matrices. Tests were also conducted on Nb-Ti filaments produced by chemically removing the matrix of some composites as well as with sub-sized tensile samples of Nb-Ti alloys.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Easton
    • 1
  • C. C. Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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