Superconductivity: Applications Today and Tomorrow

Muralidhar Miryala (Editor)
Superconducting Materials Laboratory, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, Japan

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000




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This book consists of sixteen chapters, each covering in depth a particular subject and surveying recent developments in the field. Challenging issues, like high quality control, uniform superconducting bulk materials production by infiltration growth (IG) process, flux pinning, mechanical properties, Maglev, bearing and flywheel, trapped field magnets, magnetic shielding, and pulsed field magnetization will appear in this book. Some other issues will be Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) based on cryogenic current compartments and its utilization in particle accelerators in scientific or medical applications, cryogenic system requirements and design considerations for superconducting devices.

Additionally, vortex pinning by artificial pinning centers in thin films and coated conductors, development of new class of superconductors by low cost, high performance thick film technology by solid state (REBa2O4) and liquid phase (BaCuO2) reaction are discussed. Finally, MgB2 superconductor fabrication by sintering, spark plasma sintering, flux pinning, the electric and magnetic characterization, trapped field performance and wires towards commercial applications are presented for the reader to analyze. The team of authors and the editor hope that the presented ideas and information in this book will be helpful for interested readers, scientists, upcoming young researchers, and master and bachelor students, and will encourage further development in the field.
(Imprint: Nova)

pp. ix-x

Short Biography
pp. xi

Chapter 1
Fabrication of Bulk (RE)BCO Superconductors by Infiltration and Growth Process: Past, Present and Future
(N. Devendra Kumar, Yunhua Shi and David A Cardwell, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
pp. 1-36

Chapter 2
Growth of Bulk Superconductors in Y1.5Ba2Cu3Ox System with CeO2 Addition
(Pavel Diko, Daniela Volochová, Samuel Piovarči, Vitaliy Antal, Monika Radušovská, Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia)
pp. 37-60

Chapter 3
Development and Prospect of High-Tc Superconductive Maglev Bearing and Flywheel
(W. Liu, G. H. Peng, Z. G. Deng, Q. X. Lin, X. F. Yang, W. Wang, J. S. Wang, College of Applied Nuclear Technology and Automation Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, P. R. China, and others)
pp. 61-86

Chapter 4
Bulk Superconductors: Trapped Flux and its Potential Applications
(Yufeng Zhang, Mitsuru Izumi, Motohiro Miki, Tetsuya Ida, Shanghai University of Electric Power, Yangpu, Shanghai, China, and others)
pp. 87-94

Chapter 5
Magnetic Shielding with Bulk High Temperature Superconductors: Improvement of the Shielded Volume in Hollow Cylinders
(L. Wéra, J. F. Fagnard, K. Hogan, B. Vanderheyden and P. Vanderbemden, SUPRATECS, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium)
pp. 95-114

Chapter 6
Pulsed Field Magnetization and Flux Behaviors in Melt-Processed HTS Bulk Magnets: A Review
(Tetsuo Oka, Niigata University, Japan)
pp. 115-134

Chapter 7
Charged Particle Beam Diagnostics with Superconducting Cryogenic Current Comparators
(R. Geithner, M. F. Fernandes, T. Sieber and P. Seidel, Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and others)
pp. 135-156

Chapter 8
Cryogenics for Superconductivity Devices
(GuoHong Peng, School of Optoelectronics of Beijing Institute of Technology & Beijing Milestone & Yuhang Century Superconductivity Technology Co. Ltd., China)
pp. 157-168

Chapter 9
Nanoengineered Pin-Spots Dimensionality for Vortex Power Harvesting on the Infield Performance of YCBO Thin Films
(Paolo Mele and Malik Idries Adam, Research Center for Environmentally Friendly Materials Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan, and others)
pp. 169-214

Chapter 10
Development of Silver Sheathed Superconducting RE-123 Thick Films Produced by Solid Phase (REBa2O4) – Liquid Phase (BaCUO2) Reaction
(M. Muralidhar, M. Jirsa, and M. Murakami, Superconductivity Materials Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shibaura Institure of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, and others)
pp. 215-232

Chapter 11
Glycine–Doped MgB2 Superconductors: Fabrication, Characterization, and Properties
(Qi Cai, Yongchang Liu, and Zongqing Ma, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, PR China)
pp. 233-268

Chapter 12
Electric and Magnetic Characterization of Bulk Ag-added MgB2
(Alex Wiederhold, Michael Koblischka, Kazuo Inoue, Miryala Muralidhar, Kévin Berger, Bruno Douine, Thomas Hauet, Masato Murakami and Uwe Hartmann, Institute of Experimental Physics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, and others)
pp. 269-278

Chapter 13
Trapped Field in MgB2 Samples and Their Applications
(K. Berger, B. Douine, J. Lévêque, and M. R. Koblischka, GREEN, University of Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, and others)
pp. 279-292

Chapter 14
Bulk MgB2 Cryomagnets Shaping and their Applications
(J.G. Noudem, LUSAC, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Cherbourg, France, and others)
pp. 293-302

Chapter 15
Magnesium Diboride (MgB2) Wires Toward Commercial Applications
(Dipak Patel, Md Shahriar Al Hossain, Jung Ho Kim, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW, Australia)
pp. 303-310

Chapter 16
Present Status of Mechanical Properties of REBaCuO and MgB2 Superconducting Bulk Materials
(Akira Murakami, National Institute of Technology, Ichinoseki College, Ichinoseki, Japan)
pp. 311-324

pp. 325-328

Audience: All contributed authors are highly professionals who have deep experience and worked in their field for 20 years.

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