Superconductivity: Recent Developments and New Production Technologies


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

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

This book consists of thirteen chapters each of them defining in depth the chapter subject and surveying recent developments in the field. The main objective of this book is to summarize the recent advances in material science of high-Tc superconductors, specify their properties, processing, and applications. New and challenging issues appear in this book, like superconducting nano wires, low cost RE-123, infiltration growth, processing of single domain porous Y-123, novel cold seeding method for the production of LRE-123 materials, flux pinning, magnetic shielding, and innovation in synthesis of MgB2. Further, it also covers large scale applications of bulk materials, HTS Maglev systems with bulk superconducting parts, development of superconducting permanent magnet system, pulsed field magnetization and its application, and production and characterization of HTS roebel cable. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – YBCO and NdBCO Nanowires Grown by the Alumina Template Method
(M. R. Koblischka, A. Koblischka-Veneva, Institute of Experimental Physics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany; V. Skumrye, Institut Català de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 2 – LRE-Ba2Cu3Oy Superconductors on the way to Applications
(Muralidhar Miryala, Kenji Suzuki, Milos Jirsa and Masaru Tomita
Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Applied Superconductivity, Materials Technology Division, 2-8-38, Hikari-cho, Kokubuni-shi, Tokyo 185-8540, JAPAN and others)

Chapter 3 – Developments in IG Process and its Modifications and Their Influence on Microstructures
(V. Seshubai and T. Rajasekharan, School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046, India and Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, IIIT Campus, Hyderabad, India)

Chapter 4 – From Porous Y2O3/Y2BaCuO5 to Single Domain YBa2Cu3O7 Superconductor
(J. G. Noudem, LUSAC, rue Louis Aragon, BP 78, 50130 Cherbourg, Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie, CRISMAT, CNRS UMR 6508, ENSICAEN, boulevard du Maréchal Juin 14050 Caen Cedex 04, France)

Chapter 5 – Bulk High Tc Superconductor Materials Processing and Trapped Flux Characteristics
(Kun Xu, Difan Zhou, Beizhan Li, Shogo Hara, Keita Tsuzuki, Yufeng Zhang1,Yan Xu1, Mitsuru Izumi, Laboratory of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and others)

Chapter 6 – Melt Processing and Flux Pinning of Bulk RE-Ba-Cu-O High Temperature Superconductors
(Po-Wei Chen, Shih-Yun Chen, In-Gann Chen, and Maw-Kuen Wu,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TAIWAN and others)

Chapter 7 – Magnetic Shielding with Bulk High Temperature Superconductors: Factors Influencing the Magnetic Field Penetration
(J.-F. Fagnard, B. Vanderheyden and P. Vanderbemden,
SUPRATECS, University of Li`ege (B28), B-4000, Li`ege, Belgium)

Chapter 8 – Innovations in synthesis of MgB2 superconductors
B.B. Sinha1, K.C. Chung and S.H. Pawar, Nano-functional Powder Research Group, Functional Materials Division, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Changwon, South Korea)

Chapter 9 – HTS Magnetic Bulk Superconductors Towards Large – Scale Application
(F. N. Werfel, U. Floegel- Delor, T. Riedel, D. Wippich, B. Goebel, R. Rothfeld, P. Schirrmeister, Adelwitz Technologiezentrum GmbH (ATZ), Rittergut Adelwitz 16, 04886 Arzberg – Adelwitz, Germany)

Chapter 10 – Design and Development of Mobile Permanent Magnet System using the GdBaCuO superconductors
(Masaru Tomita, Yusuke Fukumot, Miryala Muralidhar, Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Applied Superconductivity, Materials Technology Division, Hikari-cho, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 11 – Quasi-static Optimization of HTS Maglev Systems with a Focus on Bulk Superconductor Part
(Zigang Deng, Jiasu Wang, Jun Zheng, Qunxu Lin, Suyu Wang, Applied Superconductivity Laboratory (ASCLab), Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, P. R. China)

Chapter 12 – Pulsed Field Magnetization on Superconducting Bulk and the Applications as a Strong Magnet
(H. Fujishiro, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan)

Chapter 13 – Production and Characterisation of HTS Roebel cable
(N. J. Long, R. A. Badcock, C. W. Bumby, Z. Jiang, and R.G. Buckley
Industrial Research Limited, PO Box 31-310, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)


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