Aging Tests of the High Current Aluminum–Copper Contact Connections in the ITER DC Busbar System

@article{Koktsinskaya2014AgingTO,
  title={Aging Tests of the High Current Aluminum–Copper Contact Connections in the ITER DC Busbar System},
  author={Elena Mihaylovna Koktsinskaya and Alexandr Grigorievich Roshal and Valery Myhaylovich Karpishin and Vladimir Georgievich Prosvirnin},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={443-448}
}
In ITER, the superconducting coils will be connected with ac/dc converters by water-cooled aluminum busbars, whose segments will be interconnected by copper flexible inserts to compensate for cyclic thermal expansion. This paper presents the experimental data obtained during development and testing of high-current aluminum-copper contact connections with… CONTINUE READING