Applied Superconductivity Center

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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

  • Overpressure furnace for processing Bi-2212 high-field magnets
    10 April 2015
    Overpressure furnace for processing Bi-2212 high-field magnets

    An overpressure furnace capable of developing high current density in significant-sized coils (up to 15 cm diameter and 50 cm long) has been brought into commission. The furnace is enabling reaction of solenoids made out of Bi-2212 destined for tests of NMR quality magnets at proton frequencies greater than 1 GHz.


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Featured Publications

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 …

A trapped field of 17.6 T in melt-processed, bulk Gd-Ba-Cu-O reinforced with shrink-fit steel

J.H. Durrell, et al., Superconductor Science and Technology, 27, 082001(2014) Read online …

Observation of the Microstructure of Grain Boundary Oxides in Superconducting RF-Quality Niobium With High-Resolution TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope)

Z.-H. Sung, et al., IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., 24, 68-73 (2014) Read online …

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

Last modified on 15 April 2015