Mechanical Properties and Strain Effects in Superconductors

  • J. W. Ekin
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 68)


Superconductors within large-scale magnets can be subjected to high mechanical loads. These arise from three principal sources:
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    During fabrication, the conductor is subjected to both winding tension and bending strain. The latter can be particularly severe in dipole and quadrupole magnets, but also plays a role in small-bore high- field solenoids.



Critical Current Strain Limit Strain Effect Uniaxial Strain Copper Matrix 
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  • J. W. Ekin
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  1. 1.National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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