Application of the ENEA joint concept to NbTi CIC conductors

Aldo Di Zenobio, Ugo Besi Vetrella, Valentina Corato, Antonio Della Corte, Gianremo Giorgi, Ferruccio Maierna, Giuseppe Messina, Luigi Muzzi, Simonetta Turtù

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In superconducting coils for fusion applications, the cable-in-conduit (CIC) conductor is the most adopted solution. ENEA reported last year about a newly developed compact joint, successfully tested for NbaSn conductors in a configuration suitable for the EFDA Dipole which is currently in construction phase. The main advantages of this new concept are: low room occupancy, low price and easiness of manufacturing process. In the present paper, new results coming from the characterization of NbTi joint samples are presented, suggesting new applications for this innovative junction. A joint layout optimization study by means of an electrical simulation code is included as well. © 2009 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5109587
Pages (from-to)1544 - 1547
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Zenobio, A. D., Vetrella, U. B., Corato, V., Corte, A. D., Giorgi, G., Maierna, F., ... Turtù, S. (2009). Application of the ENEA joint concept to NbTi CIC conductors. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19(3), 1544 - 1547. [5109587].