Advanced Conductor Technologies awarded DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Phase I STTR

Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC together with researchers from Plasma Science and Fusion Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the recipients of a $150,000 Phase I STTR award from the Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences. The company’s second grant titled “REBCO coated conductor cables for fusion magnets” aims at the development of …

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Advanced Conductor Technologies awarded U.S. Air Force Phase I STTR

Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC together with researchers from The Center for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials at Ohio State University have received a $100,000 Phase I STTR award from the Air Force. The grant titled “High-temperature superconducting SMES for airborne applications” is for developing lightweight, airborne, energy storage magnets using ACT’s high-temperature superconducting cables. Technical Abstract …

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In the News: Superconductor Week

As published by Superconductor Week: NIST Researcher Develops Thinner, More Flexible HTS Cable A University of Colorado (CU) researcher working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has reportedly developed a method for making HTS cables that are thinner and more flexible than demonstration cables currently used in the electric power grid while …

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First successful cable test at 20 Tesla demonstrates feasibility for high-field magnets

The first test ever of a high-temperature superconducting cable at a magnetic field of 20 T at 4.2 K demonstrates the possibilities of our cable for high-field magnets. The flexible cable was wound into a loop with a 12 cm diameter and inserted in the 20 T Bitter magnet at the National High Magnetic Field …

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In the News: Cold Facts

As published by the Cryogenic Society of America in Cold Facts, Vol 27, No 2: In February 2011, R&D magazine report- ed that Danko van der Laan, a scientist work- ing at NIST, had invented a method of making HTS cables that are thinner and more flexible than ever before. Van der Laan provided Cold …

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2011 R&D 100 award for Compact, High-Energy Density, High-Temperature Superconducting Cable

As published by R&D Magazine: 2011 R&D 100 Awards Announced Wed, 06/22/2011 – 9:23am Paul Livingstone, R&D Magazine Experts, editors pick top high technology innovations of the year ROCKAWAY, N.J. – The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the winners of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products …

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First successful test of 10 mm diameter direct current transmission cable at 7550 A

A high-temperature superconducting cable aimed at 5 MW dc-power transmission at 270 V for Department of Defense applications that operate at 55 K has been constructed and successfully tested at 76 K. The flexible cable, which has a outer diameter of only 10 mm, carries a superconducting current of 7550 A during single-phase operation and …

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In the News: MIT Technology Review

As published by MIT Technology Review: ENERGY NEWS Super-thin Superconducting Cables New compact cables show promise for power transmission and high-field magnets. By Prachi Patel on February 23, 2011 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to make high-­?temperature superconducting power cables that are a tenth the diameter …

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In the News: R&D Magazine

As published by R&D Magazine: A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables that are thinner and more flexible than demonstration HTS cables now installed in the electric power grid while carrying the same or more current. The compact cables could be …

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In the News: National Institute of Standard and Technology

As published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cables Demonstrated at NIST For Immediate Release: February 10, 2011 Contact: Laura Ost 303-497-4880 A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables that are thinner and more flexible than …

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