Mechanical properties of Nb-Ti composite superconducting wires were tested at
room temperature. The results were analysed using simple composite theory, the rule
of mixtures. The objective is to predict the mechanical properties of Nb-Ti
superconducting composite wires as a function of volume ratio and geometry of the
components, the composite...
Measurement of the copper to superconductor ratio (Cu/SC) in
composite superconducting wires is necessary for process control, quality
assurance, and characterization of the final wire properties.
A comparison has been made of three techniques for measuring the
Cu/SC ratio on a set of commercial wires produced for the Superconducting
A calorimeter capable of measuring the heat capacity of 1 mg size samples from
4.2 to greater than 100 K has been designed, constructed, and tested. The sample is
bonded to the end of a 0.002 inch diameter, 0.5 cm long chromel-constantan
thermocouple (type E) and heated optically with a...
Mechanical behavior of Nb-Ti superconducting composites with copper matrices have
been studied experimentally and theoretically.
Experimental work includes extensive measurements of Cu/Nb-Ti composite system.
Techniques for fine fiber testing and composite wire measurement have been developed.
Experimental parameters examined in this research include geometry, hardness, Young's
modulus, Poisson's ratio, yield...
It is well established that the extended range V(I) transition behavior in
filamentary superconducting composites depends strongly on the processing
conditions of the composite. Based on previous work, a model proposed by
Warnes et al predicts that the second derivative of the V(I) transition is related to
a more fundamental...
Recent superconducting thin films studies have attempted to create pure metal layer films of Niobium and Titanium with the same properties of superconducting NbTi wire used in industry. These studies have all reported depression of the superconducting properties of the pure metal films which has been attributed to the proximity...
The metallurgy and superconductivity of the Nb-Ti-Ta ternary alloy system were studied.
The Nb-Ti, and Ta-Ti binary samples, and Nb-Ti-Ta ternary samples were precipitation
heat treated under different schedules. After the precipitating heat treatment, the samples
were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) techniques. Equilibrium binary and
ternary phase diagrams based...