Manufacturing of the ITER TF full size prototype conductor

U. Besi Vetrella, A. Delia Corte, G. De Marzi, A. Di Zenobio, L. Muzzi, L. Receia, S. Turtù, A. Baldini, P. Bruzzone, E. Salpietro, A. Vostner

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The experience gained in the past for the ITER Toroidal Field Model Coil conductor and the results obtained so far have led to the definition of an upgraded full size prototype conductor, based on advanced Nb3Sn strand, and entirely manufactured in the European Union (EU). Samples for the characterization in the Sultan facility have been prepared by Luvata (Italy) following the conductor layout defined by ITER. ENEA was responsible for conductor fabrication. Since the conductor layout was new, a full size copper dummy conductor has been preventively produced for the setting of the cabling and jacketing tools. Then, a total of four full size superconducting cables have been prepared by using Nb3Sn advanced strands produced by Oxford Instruments (OST) and European Advanced Superconductors (EAS), by internal tin and bronze technology, respectively. The details of manufacturing procedures will be described in this paper. © 2008 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4519999
Pages (from-to)1105 - 1108
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Vetrella, U. B., Delia Corte, A., De Marzi, G., Di Zenobio, A., Muzzi, L., Receia, L., ... Vostner, A. (2008). Manufacturing of the ITER TF full size prototype conductor. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 18(2), 1105 - 1108. [4519999].