Manufacture of Nb

S. Ceresara, M. Ciotti, F. Felli, G. Giunchi, A. Mauro, T. Petrisor, M. Spadoni

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As a first approach, a wire with a single Nb3Al filament has been manufactured to study the rapid heating and quenching parameters. A reel-to-reel continuous rapid quenching apparatus has been designed and fabricated which will be able to produce some hundred meters of wire. The heating temperature is monitored by an infra-red two colours detector. Structural characterization of Nb3Al wires has been investigated by means of X-ray diffraction. Due to the absence of stabilizing Cu, superconducting transport properties were estimated by Bean formula as a function of a background magnetic field up to 10 T, while hysteresis losses were measured by vibrating sample magnetometer facility. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394 - 397
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Ceresara, S., Ciotti, M., Felli, F., Giunchi, G., Mauro, A., Petrisor, T., & Spadoni, M. (2003). Manufacture of Nb. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 386, 394 - 397.