Powder-in-tube (PIT) Nb/sub 3/Sn conductors for high-field magnets

  title={Powder-in-tube (PIT) Nb/sub 3/Sn conductors for high-field magnets},
  author={J. H. Lindenhovius and E. M. Hornsveld and Andries den Ouden and Wilhelm A.J. Wessel and Herman H. J. Ten Kate},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity},
New Nb/sub 3/Sn conductors, based on the powder-in-tube (PIT) process, have been developed for application in accelerator magnets and high-field solenoids. For application in accelerator magnets, SMI has developed a binary 504 filament PIT conductor by optimizing the manufacturing process and adjustment of the conductor lay-out. It uniquely combines a non-copper current density of 2680 A/mm/sup 2/@10 T with an effective filament diameter of about 20 /spl mu/m. This binary conductor may be used… 

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