Current limiting mechanisms in magnesium diboride superconductors [ 2007 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Prof SX Dou; Dr C Jiang; Dr J Driscoll; Prof RL Flukiger; Dr H Kumakura; Dr MD Sumption

Brief description Numerous important applications have already been identified for MgB2 wire: power transmission cables, fault current limiters, transformers and magnets for motors and generators, as well as MRI. The significant increase in current carrying capacity of one order of magnitude expected to result from the proposed program will enable MgB2 to replace presently existing low-temperature superconductors (LTS) and expensive high-temperature superconductors (HTS) in numerous important applications. MgB2 technology, coupled with renewable energy sources, has the potential to provide a long-term solution to the energy crisis and global warming threat.

Funding Amount $1,430,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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