Alternative Strand Material for the Toroidal Field Coils of the ITER Magnetic System: Assessment of Nb3Al

O. Cicchelli, Euratom Bursary, L. Bottura, M. Spadoni, P. Gislon

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Designers of conductors for ITER TF coils selected Nb3Sn as strand material. As the influence of stress and strain on superconducting property in Nb3Al conductor is smaller than Nb3S n conductors, Nb3Al has become a potentially attractive candidate. However, the industrial production has not yet been developed at the level of Nb3Sn. It is of interest the evaluation of the use of the cable-in-conduit-conductor for the ITER TF coils. The assessment is done considering alternative jaket material (stainless steel), manufacturing approaches (winding of reacted conductors) and performance of the final conductor in the operating conditions of ITER TF coils. © 1995 IEEE
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901 - 904
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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