Accession Number : ADD015391

Title :   Multifilamentary Superconducting Cable and a Method of Manufacturing it.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 7 Jul 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ferrando, William A ; Divecha, Amarnath P ; Kerr, James

Report Date : 07 Jul 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A Nb-Ti or Nb-Zr low temperature superconducting (LTS) wire is coat with molten AgNO3 which is then decomposed to form a uniform silver metal (Ag) coating on the LTS wire. A uniform coating of molten Al or Al alloy is formed on the Ag coated LTS wire and then solidified. A bundle of the coated LTS wires is inserted into an Al or Al alloy tube and cold worked to form a multifilamentary LTS cable comprising the Ag coated LTS wires each surrounded by an Al or Al alloy matrix.

Descriptors :   *CABLES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SUPERCONDUCTORS, *METAL COATINGS, ALLOYS, BUNDLES, COATINGS, LOW TEMPERATURE, METALS, SILVER, TUBES, WIRE, FILAMENTS, NIOBIUM ALLOYS, TITANIUM, ZIRCONIUM, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, COLD WORKING

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE