Accession Number : ADD011007

Title :   Method and Apparatus Utilizing Crystalline Compound Superconducting Elements Having Extended Strain Operating Range Capabilities without Critical Current Degradation.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ekin,J W ; Gavaler,J R ; Braginski,A I

Report Date : 13 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A method and apparatus are disclosed utilizing superconducting elements with extended strain operating range capabilities. The superconducting element is formed from a crystalline compound superconductive material that does not exhibit appreciable critical current degradation in the presence of high elastic strains imposed on the element. Such a crystalline compound superconductive material is selected from materials in the B1 and C15 crystal structure classes. The thus formed superconducting element is particularly useful in electromagnets requiring high magnetic fields for operation in the intended manner.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Superconductors, *Crystals, Electric current, Elastic properties, Strain(Mechanics), Crystal structure, Electromagnets, High density, Magnetic fields, Superconductivity, Magnet coils, Alloys

Subject Categories : Crystallography
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE