Applied Superconductivity Center

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What do superconducting materials look like close up? Check out our library of 2-D and 3-D images and animations.

Bi-2212 filament structure

Our Staff

The ASC staff includes scientists, engineers and technicians at the top of their fields.

ASC scientist Dmytro Abraimov.

The Platypus Project

A high-field and high-homogeneity demonstration magnet using Bi-2212 round wire

The Platypus Project design


Comparisons of critical and engineering current densities for superconductors available at long lengths.


Low-temperature Superconductivty

Learn more about our research in this exciting area.

CERN Nb-Ti Reference Strand for the LHC Project

Our Grad Students & Postdocs

ASC is a great place for young scientists to launch their careers.

Maxime Matras, Chris Segal, Charlie Sanabria

The ASC advances the science and technology of superconductivity and particularly superconductivity applications. We do this by investigating low temperature and high temperature materials through our research grants and through our collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. We continually educate post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students by our research and public service.


Engineering Critical Current Density vs. Applied Field
Engineering Critical Current Density vs. Applied Field

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Latest Science Highlight

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Featured Publications

Evaluation of Nb3Sn superconductor for CERN's accelerator upgrade

C. Segal, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, 29, 8 (2016) See Science Highlight or Read online …

Engineering current density in excess of 200 A/mm2 at 20T in CORC® magnet cables containing RE-Ba2Cu3O7−δ tapes with 38 μm thick substrates

D.C. van der Laan, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology , 28, 124001 (2015) See Science Highlight or Read online …

Isotropic Round-Wire Multifilament Cuprate Superconductor for Generation of Magnetic Fields above 30 T

D.C. Larbalestier, et al., Nature Materials, 13 (4), 375-381 (2014) See Science Highlight or Read online …

Influence of the Heat-Treatment Conditions, Microchemistry, and Microstructure on the Irreversible Strain Limit of a Selection of Ti-Doped Internal-Tin Nb3Sn ITER Wires

N. Cheggour, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, 27 (10), 105004 (2014) Read online …

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For more information contact Center Director David Larbalestier or Associate Director Peter Lee.

Last modified on 25 August 2016